Tomorrow is the second anniversary of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. George Zimmerman shot the unarmed teenager while on a neighborhood watch patrol. Claiming self defense under Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law, Zimmerman was ultimately acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges. Attorney Benjamin Crump has represented the interests of Martin’s family. He has a speaking engagement tonight in Lansing.
Current State’s Scott Pohl recently spoke with Benjamin Crump about the case, the Martin family, and his upcoming talk with law students. Crump says he is going to talk to the next generation of lawyers about the future and encourage them to understand their obligation to equal justice.
Crump will give a talk at 6 p.m. tonight called “Justice in America: Trayvon Martin, Race, and the Law” at Cooley Law School. He says Martin’s family is doing as well as can be expected.