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Attorney for George Floyd's family recommends redefining crime to accommodate 'black culture' in MSNBC program
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Attorney for George Floyd's family recommends redefining crime to accommodate 'black culture' in MSNBC program

Benjamin Crump, an attorney who has at one time or another represented the families of George Floyd, Jacob Blake, Breonna Taylor, Tamir Rice, Malcolm X, and Ahmaud Arbery, has come up with a radical solution to the problem of crime in America: rather than fight crime, the powers that be ought to simply redefine it.

Crump made the case for redefining crime to accommodate "black culture" in a new race-centered program that debuted on MSNBC earlier this month entitled "Black Men in America: Road to 2024."

According to the network, the program highlights "the intersection of society, race and culture to provide a candid and intimate look at America through the eyes of an overlooked voting block [sic] — Black men."

In one scene, Crump tells MSNBC contributors Charles Coleman Jr., Trymaine Lee, and Al Sharpton during a distracted game of pool, "We can get rid of all the crime in America overnight, just like that. And people ask, 'How, attorney Crump?' Change the definition of crime."

"Of course," responded Charles Coleman.

"If you get to define what conduct is going to be made criminal, you can predict who the criminal's gonna be," added Crump.

The Daily Caller noted the stunning proposal came about after the pool-table panelists broached the subject of the criminal justice system under President Joe Biden.

Coleman, a former prosecutor, bemoaned the "circular argument" concerning authorities going "where the crime is."

"I tell people all the time, if you looking for something, you gonna find it," said Coleman. "So it becomes self-fulfilling in terms of, 'Well, we go where the crime is.' No, you're going and you're finding crime. And if you went somewhere else, guess what? You find it there too."

After Trymaine Lee aborted his attempt to make the case that black men are treated as criminals simply on account of their skin color, Crump suggested that American laws were created to specifically target black citizens.

"They made the laws to criminalize our culture, black culture," said Crump. "So when I think of Eric Garner, I would think of stuff like that."

"They come up with things to profile us for," continued the attorney, citing baggy pants and garbage-littered front lawns as supposed examples of racially-specific causes for interventions by the law.

Crump suggested further that profiling was involved in the case of George Floyd when he allegedly attempted to buy cigarettes with counterfeit money — an act that would have been unlawful for men of all races.

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Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News. He lives in a small town with his wife and son, moonlighting as an author of science fiction.
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