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Politics Crump, attorney for George Floyd's family, endorses Harris for Biden VP pick

09:32  02 august  2020
09:32  02 august  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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The attorney for Arbery’ s family , Benjamin Crump — who also represents the families of Floyd and Taylor — said the collective weight of the three successive killings have raised awareness about white supremacy, police brutality and the need for Biden to pick a black running mate.

CNBC looked at how Floyd ' s death and its impact on some of the biggest names on Biden 's VP shortlist The protests have sparked a new wave of public lobbying for Biden to pick a black woman to be vice Harris was California's attorney general before she was elected to the Senate in 2016. Beau Biden and Harris were close friends. She also went to a protest in front of the White House this

Ben Crump, a civil rights lawyer who represents the family of George Floyd and other high-profile victims of police brutality, endorsed Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) to be former Vice President Joe Biden's (D) running mate.

a man wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Crump, attorney for George Floyd's family, endorses Harris for Biden VP pick © Greg Nash Crump, attorney for George Floyd's family, endorses Harris for Biden VP pick

"This is a time for steely-eyed public servants who play no games and demand results," Crump wrote in a CNN op-ed. "It's time for Sen. Kamala Harris to join Joe Biden's ticket and, God willing, help him actualize the next phase of this movement from the White House."

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Two cousins of George Floyd , who died in Minneapolis police custody, along with family attorney Ben Crump , give interviews following Floyd ' s death.

Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather will pay for George Floyd ' s funeral, ESPN reports. "The memorial is about the life that Mr. George Floyd lived, and this is a time to embrace the family with expressions of love and kindness," Peterkin said. Floyd ' s sister lives in Hoke County, according to CNN affiliate WRAL.

Crump is currently suing the city of Minneapolis, where Floyd was killed by police in custody on May 25.

The death of Floyd, an unarmed Black man, sparked global outrage after bystander video surfaced of a white police officer holding Floyd down on the ground with a knee on his neck. Despite pleas from Floyd that he could not breathe, the officer did not remove his knee. Floyd became unresponsive moments later, and was pronounced dead at the hospital following the incident.

Crump has won more than 200 police brutality suits, including those related to Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.

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Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump delivered a powerful "National Statement," at the memorial service for George Floyd ' s family members at Minneapolis'

Quiz: Who do you think should Biden should pick for his vice president ? Below is my latest ranking of the 11 candidates who make the most sense for the 7. Keisha Lance Bottoms: Another black woman from Georgia joins this list after expanding her national profile following the deaths of George Floyd in

Harris is one of several Black women being considered as Biden's running mate and has gained attention in recent days after it was reported that some Democratic operatives considered her "too ambitious" and wanted her to apologize for attacking Biden during a Democratic primary debate.

"The truth is, Harris has been unraveling broken systems and confronting injustice since long before most people knew her name," Crump said.

The civil rights attorney also addressed issues Harris faced during her time as a prosecutor and Attorney General of California. Progressives have argued that she perpetuated racial inequalities as California's top cop.

"Still, for anyone stuck on whether a prosecutor or attorney general can lead on justice reform, I say: check the record. I did," Crump wrote, highlighting programs she spearheaded while in office.

Crump said Harris is well-equipped to address the racial reckoning that was sparked by Floyd's death, which incited ongoing protests across the country.

Newspaper editorial board run by former Harris aide endorses Bass for VP

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This article lists potential candidates for the Democratic nomination for Vice President of the United States in the 2020 election. Former Vice President Joe Biden

Lawrence endorses Kamala Harris for president ". " Biden picks up endorsements of past Castro, Harris supporters in Texas, California". " Attorney Benjamin Crump announces endorsement of Sen.

"I won't parse words: A second Trump term scares the hell out of me," Crump wrote. "I can't stop imagining the onslaught of racism, corruption and injustice we'd all endure, with Black folks as always bearing an outsized burden."


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Trump campaign on Biden VP pick: 'He's going to tear the party apart' .
A member of President Trump's reelection campaign said Joe Biden's pick for vice president is going to sharply divide Democrats."It really doesn't matter to us who he picks. I'll tell you, I think he's going to tear the party apart when he does make his pick because I think the liberals are going to think his pick is too progressive and the progressives are going to think his pick is not progressive enough," Trump campaign spokesperson Marc Lotter said Wednesday on Hill.TV's "Rising." Lotter's comments come as the presumptive Democratic nominee gears up to announce his No. 2 in the coming days.Lotter specifically mentioned Rep.

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