Bob Owens

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Is Trayvon Martin’s family attorney/racial agitator Ben Crump going to find himself in jail?

Written By: Bob - Mar• 24•13

If you’ve followed the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin saga at all, it has seemed from the outset a case of two people making bad decisions, with Zimmerman’s decision to try to track a “suspect” Trayvon for responding Sanford Police officers compounded by Trayvon Martin’s decision to confront him (which even the prosecution’s star witness, Martin’s girlfriend, admits) instead of going home.

There never should have been charges filed in this case, and never would have been, if it wasn’t for the racial agitation stirred up by the Martin family attorney, Benjamin Crump.

Analysis by former police officer and all-around sharp cookie Mike McDaniel suggests that Crump might be soon looking at charges himself as the prosecutor’s case falls apart:

As I’ve previously argued in these pages, any competent, professional, ethical prosecutor is normally delighted to provide discovery to the defense, and to do so fully and early in any case.  If the prosecutor has a solid case–and no prosecutor should bring a case, particularly a murder case–unless it is solid–why would he delay providing the defense the evidence that might very well convince the defense to take the best plea deal that can be arranged?  Obviously, an ethical, professional prosecutor would not hesitate to provide such evidence for an instant, but an unethical prosecutor, a prosecutor that not only has no case, but who is seeing that case come apart all around them, day by day, very well might slow roll or withhold evidence, particularly damning evidence of the dissolution of their nonexistent case.

Now it seems clear that Mr. Crump has been caught in an obvious lie, a lie under oath–perjury. It is possible that this is only the first.  It is further possible that truthful and complete testimony by Mr. Crump would unearth additional lies and the machinations of a racial grievance machine intent not only on convicting George and Shelly Zimmerman regardless of the lack of evidence against them, but on enriching the Scheme Team and its associates.  I’ve little doubt that various worthies at the Department of Justice are also deeply involved in this case (the FBI doesn’t conduct investigations just for giggles).  We have only begun to scratch the surface of that particular rock.  It will be interesting indeed to see what sort of creatures run for cover when and if it is overturned.

Should Judge Nelson order that Crump be deposed, one can expect two things: he will obfuscate and do his best to avoid answering direct questions.  He left himself an out by claiming he remembers nothing, but that’s not likely to be convincing when he is confronted by his own voice coaching Dee Dee.  One can, however, expect him to take the Fifth.  Oh yes: the more trouble Mr. Crump finds himself in, the more fervently the race card will be played.

I postulated a few weeks back that Zimmerman attorney Mark O’Mara dropped the SYG hearing because he’d unearthed evidence that destroyed the prosecution’s case and wanted Zimmerman exonerated in a court of law. It looks like he might not only get his vindication, but a moral indictment of the Martin race-mob, more stains on the reputations of Revs-for-profit Al and Jesse, and perhaps the scalps of Martin Family attorney Crump and prosecutors in the bargain.

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  1. Woodsman says:

    I smell a Presidential pardon…

  2. post*tenebras*lux says:

    Right on, right on, right on, not only did Martin look like Obamas son, the prosecutor looks like Obama brother.

  3. OpenTheDoor says:

    Ummm,,, lux, the prosecutor is an ugly white woman. Angela Corey is a ruthless person who thinks she can ride this whirlwind to higher office.

    Or, end her career, “white Hispanic” hilarious.
    The racists jumped on the name Zimmerman just like they jump on Dayshaun.

  4. Russell says:

    Not since the Duke LaCrosse lynching have we seen … [sigh] I think you know the rest.

  5. Not to nitpic, but technically there’s no such thing as a “stand your ground pre-trial hearing” in Florida, although it’s common for folks (even some of Florida’s own prosecutors–“Top. Men.”) to misuse the term.

    The pre-trial hearing at issue was the “immunity pre-trial hearing”. I cover the distinctions between Florida’s stand-your-ground law and their immunity law, the legal implications of each, in the legal analysis I did a couple of weeks ago on the Zimmerman case, available on my blog, Law of Self Defense.

    Incidentally, this is not, and never has been, a “stand-your-ground” case. SYG applies only when there is a safe avenue of retreat for the person who used force in self defense. In many jurisdictions, one has a legal duty to take advantage of any such safe avenue of retreat before resorting to deadly force (sometimes even non-deadly force) in self defense. SYG relieves you of that legal duty to take advantage of a safe avenue of retreat.

    But where there is NO safe avenue of retreat, there is no duty to retreat, and if there is no duty to retreat, there is no need to be relieved of that duty–and therefore SYG is irrelevant.

    The reason the mainstream media keeps referring to this as a SYG case is that SYG provides a substantial shift in power away from prosecutors and towards the armed citizen. A favorite weapon of prosecutors to use in self defense cases is that the defendant “could have” retreated, and therefore did not act in legitimate self defense. If they can convince the jury, your self defense claim goes away, and without that you’ll almost certainly be convicted. Usually the mere threat is enough to induce a plea bargain even from a defendant who lawfully acted in self defense.

    SYG strips that weapon away from the prosecution. And because it is a core tenet of Progressive philosophy that only the State should have the power to use force, anything that increases the ability of the Citizen to lawfully use force is anathema to them.

    Anyway, for more such details, feel free to check out the blog post already mentioned.

  6. I neglected to provide a link directly to the Zimmerman legal analysis I mentioned above. It can be reached directly by clicking here:

  7. Sailorcurt says:

    it has seemed from the outset a case of two people making bad decisions, with Zimmerman’s decision to try to track a “suspect” Trayvon

    Sorry, but I gotta throw the bs flag on that one.

    Contrary to popular belief, we, as a society, have a moral duty to assist in providing safety and security for that society. The fact that the vast majority of our populace shirks that duty makes it no less of one.

    The Police are nothing more than our representatives…fellow members of society…hired by us and possessing of powers granted to them by us, to more effectively carry out that duty. They are not our overlords, our personal protectors, or our superiors; they are our employees. Period.

    Assuming that the night in question transpired in the way that George Zimmerman describes (and I believe that the evidence suggests it did), Mr. Zimmerman did not “make a bad decision”.

    He saw someone suspicious. He called the police and reported it. When the suspicious person fled, Mr. Zimmerman attempted to follow him to help the Police locate him.

    As borne out by the 911 call recording, as soon as the dispatcher told Mr. Zimmerman that “we don’t need you to do that”, Mr. Zimmerman immediately replied “Okay” and STOPPED following the suspicious person.

    The assailant (Martin) then doubled back and attacked Zimmerman, was on top of him beating his head against the concrete, at which time Zimmerman, in reasonable fear of imminent death or great bodily harm, defended himself with the most effective means available.

    Zimmerman did NOTHING wrong. He is, in fact, deserving of praise for his willingness to go out of his way to help ensure the security of his neighborhood and community. Something that most of the other cowards in this society wouldn’t do if it was their own mother that was in harm’s way.

    Zimmerman was not being a “wannabe cop”. He was being a good neighbor and a laudable citizen.

    More like that please…and less sheeple who “mind their own business” and let society go to hell around them as a result.