Black Lawyer Equates Black Culture With Crime

Benjamin Crump in Houston, Texas.
Benjamin Crump in Houston, Texas. | Image by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images for National Urban League

A high-profile black lawyer made a case for why criminal codes should be changed to redefine criminal acts, claiming the justice system targets black conduct and defines criminal activity to that end.

Celebrity civil rights attorney Ben Crump made the remarks while being filmed speaking with the Rev. Al Sharpton and several other black activists over a game of billiards. Crump has represented families in some of the most racially charged civil cases of the past several years, including those of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd.

“We can get rid of all the crime in America overnight, just like that,” Crump said. “And people ask, ‘How attorney Crump?’ Change the definition of crime.”

Crump followed up by implying that criminal law in the United States is tailored to target black people who are simply expressing their culture.

“If you get to define what conduct is going to be made criminal, you can predict who the criminals are going to be,” he said. “They made the laws to criminalize our culture — black culture.”

The segment was part of an MSNBC show called Black Men in America: Road to 2024, which seeks to “explore the nuance of being a Black man in America in a deeply divided nation with authentic conversations with Black politicians, celebrities and everyday voters.”

However, the show’s host operates from the presumption that motivated black men support President Joe Biden, mostly dismissing the notion that former President Donald Trump could gain their support, as evidenced by a segment from the program posted to X.

The Dallas Express spoke with former congressman retired Lt. Col. Allen West about Crump’s comments.

West argued that Crump’s call to “change the definition of crime” has already been put into practice in many parts of the country.

“Really and truthfully, that is what you have seen in many of these major cities with Soros district attorneys, [including] right here in Dallas County, where I live. Where all of a sudden, if a crime is of a monetary value of $750 or less, then no one is prosecuted,” West said, referring to District Attorney John Creuzot’s short-lived “theft amnesty policy.”

As previously reported by The Dallas Express, Creuzot allegedly rescinded the policy after catching flak from community members for supposedly being soft on crime.

West explained how Crump’s proposed overhaul to the criminal justice system, in the end, would only hurt black Americans.

“I don’t know where these idiots like Ben Crump come from, but they are very dangerous, and they are very subversive in what they are saying. And truthfully, this is why a lot of people are turning away from the Democratic Party because they have been doing nothing but destroying the black community. Destroying the black family. Increasing the level of crime. Lowering the educational opportunities and economic opportunities in the black communities,” claimed West.

He recalled the words of Booker T. Washington, who warned, “There is a certain class of colored people that want to keep these grievances before the black community, before negros, because it pays good.”

“It is quite appropriate when you think of folks like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Ben Crump. They’re all race hustlers. That’s what they are,” West claimed.

As West indicated in his remarks about Dallas County, and as extensively covered by The Dallas Express, George Soros’ Open Society Policy Center has been busy spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in Texas to advocate for purportedly soft-on-crime policies and candidates. That has included giving over $400,000 to Creuzot’s campaign and ensuring that most elected leaders in Dallas are Democrats.

The Dallas Express reached out to Crump’s media contact and asked if he wished to clarify his remarks, but a response was not received by press time.

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