Trayvon Martin´s family´s attorneys, Benjamin Crump and Daryl Parks appear to have connections to an Astroturf activist group that led protests, marches and other civil disobedience that forced the removal of Sanford, Florida´s police chief, the arrest of George Zimmerman and even led chants calling for nationwide protests after the "not guilty" verdict was announced in criminal case. The group is called Dream Defenders, and is coordinated by a woman named Vanessa Baden, whose LinkedIn resume says she is an employee of Florida law firm Parks & Crump and has been with the firm since 2006.
It is possible that this case could end up being Waterloo for ambulance chasing racist lawyers like Crump and Davis. It is all about $$$$ for them - the civil wrongful death suit. They were photographed proudly showing off a blown up display check of the millions they got in another wronggful death suit.
Natalie Jackson, lawyer and member of the local NAACP board (whose mother is a notorious radical black activist) who spearheaded this case and its turning into a media frenzy driven by PR hack Ryan Julison (who had handled Pigford publicity before). Julison got ABC´s Matt Gutmann into the act and the show began.
The DoJ´s RCS sent money and bodies to fire up the Dream Defenders.
From the archives for those who don´t remember the Dream Defenders, who succeeded in eventually getting Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee fired (first he took a leave, then he was fired) when he said there were no grounds to arrest Zimmerman:
City officials met with leaders of the Dream Defenders on Thursday evening to discuss the city’s plans to move forward and possible changes in the Sanford Police Department.
The meeting, which was facilitated by the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service, began with statements from city officials and Dream Defenders leaders Gabriel Pendas and Vanessa Baden.
The Dream Defenders, a group of college students, initially came to Sanford Easter weekend during a 40-mile march from Daytona Beach. The group gathered in front of the Sanford Police Department on 13th Street where they blockaded the front door, causing the temporary shut-down of the department April 9.
Looks like Crump gambled and lost. Now that Zimmerman has been acquitted, his legal team is going for immunity under the "stand your ground" law. If it is granted, then Crump et al get to pay Zimmerman´s legal fees defending against wrongful death civil suits.
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