Benjamin Crump Biography
Benjamin Crump is an American civil rights attorney and founder of the Tallahassee, Florida-based law firm Ben Crump Law. He is famous for his association with the 2012/2013 George Zimmerman case and his representation for the family of Michael Brown, and a 17-year-old African-American boy shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri. She also focused on the plaintiffs behind the 2019 Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuit alleging the company’s talcum powder product led to the diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Crump is also the founder of Ben Crump Law, a law firm based in Tallahassee, Florida. In 2020, Crump became the counsel representing the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd.
Benjamin Crump Birthday and Age
Benjamin was born on October 10, 1969, in Lumberton, North Carolina, United States.
Benjamin Crump Family
His biological father served in the United States Army while his mother Helen worked as a hotel maid and in a local Converse shoe factory. He grew up in an extended family and was raised by his grandmother Mittie. He was the oldest of nine siblings and step-siblings. Crump’s stepfather is a math teacher, whom Crump identifies as his father.
Benjamin Crump Height and Weight
He stands at an average height and moderate weight.
Benjamin Crump Marriage
Benjamin is a married to his longtime girlfriend, fiancée, and companion Genae Angelique Crump.
Benjamin Crump Children
Benjamin has two children with his former wife, Genae Angelique Crump.
Benjamin Crump Education
David acquired his education in the United States. He is a law graduate.
Benjamin Crump Documentary
Crump appeared as an attorney on the U.S. reality prime-time court series You the Jury in April 2017, canceled after two episodes. Crump later investigated Tupac Shakur’s murder in the television documentary series Who Killed Tupac in December 2017? The series tells of an investigation headed by Crump, who works with Mopreme Shakur, Tupac’s brother. In 2018, Crump hosted a television documentary series on T.V. One entitled Proof of Innocence. The program focused on individuals who worked behind bars for a decade since being wrongfully accused of a crime. Crump wanted to “focus on these broader matters on the wider community so that they will be conscious as they go to the courtroom as jurors.”
Benjamin Crump Cases and Law Firm
He represented Alesia Thomas’s family, a 35-year-old single African-American mother who died in August 2012 while in police custody. It was reported by Journalist Chuck Philips that during the arrest by female Officer Mary O’Callaghan, Thomas was “slammed to the ground, handcuffed behind her back, kicked in the groin, hog-tied and stuffed into the back seat of a patrol car, where she died. Crump demanded that the dashboard video of the incident be released; he threatened legal action and encouraged Attorney General Eric Holder to launch a federal probe.
One of the arresting officers was charged in October 2013 with the felony assault of Thomas, pleading not guilty. Judge Shelly Torrealba signed off on a request by the district attorney’s office to only release the video to prosecutors and defense attorneys, which was to prevent the tainting of potential jury candidates O’Callaghan’s attorney Robert Rico said. The family of Michael Brown announced on August 11, 2014, that they would be hiring Crump to represent their case, especially as the death had been widely compared to the Trayvon Martin case. He represented the family of Kendrick Johnson, an African-American high school student who was found dead at his school in Valdosta, Georgia, under mysterious circumstances. He stepped down from their legal team in late 2015. He represents the family of Corey Jones, who was killed by a plainclothes officer while waiting for a tow truck in South Florida.
He also represents Terrence Crutcher’s family and an unarmed black man shot and killed by a police officer from Tulsa. Zeke Upshaw, a player from the NBA G League who collapsed midgame in 2018, was delayed by paramedics from the NBA. He appeared as an attorney on the American reality primetime court show You the Jury in April 2017, which was cancelled after two episodes. He investigated the murder of Tupac Shakur in December 2017 in the television documentary series Who Killed Tupac? The show narrates an investigation led by Crump, who works with Tupac’s brother, Mopreme Shakur. He hosted a documentary television series on T.V. One called Evidence of Innocence in 2018. The show focused on those who served at least a decade behind bars for being wrongfully convicted of a crime. He announced the opening of a new law firm in 2017, Ben Crump Law, PLLC. He became a Board Member for the National Black Justice Coalition in 2018.
Benjamin Crump Books
In his book Open Season: The Legalized Genocide of Coloured People, he delivers a forceful debut exposé of America’s “legalized system of discrimination.” Defining “coloured people” as “Black and Brown people, and people colored by their sexual orientation, religious views, or gender.” Crump claims that “what happens between the U.S. judiciary and the coloured people of this country” is nothing less than genocide — and deliberate effort “to kill a nation, in whole or in part.” Crump records show the detrimental consequences of racial discrimination, mass incarceration, stand-your-ground rules, voter disenfranchisement, and unequal educational opportunities provided to students with white and minority heritage. He catalogues high-profile police shootings of African-American people, including Michael Brown. He positions the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Mich., in the light of the “multigenerational killing” triggered by “environmental racism.” He states, among other figures, that “more than half of all Americans living within 1.86 miles of a hazardous waste site are Black or Brown.” Despite his outrage, Crump believes in the U.S. forces. Constitution to end racial discrimination, and offers 12 readers should take “personal action steps” to fight racism. Progressives will welcome a disturbing but plausible account from Crump.
Benjamin Crump Salary
Benjamin is one of the highest-earning American lawyers. He is approximately to earn $150,000 annually.
Benjamin Crump Net Worth
Crump is rated among the Top 100 best and highly paid Lawyers and was named by Ebony magazine’s Power 100 Most Influential African Americans, receiving NAACP’s Thurgood Marshall Award.