On Monday, the same day that the Zimmerman trial kicked off with prosecution and defense opening statements, Benjamin Crump, attorney for the Trayvon Martin family, showed up at a rally for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Sanford to push for the conviction of George Zimmerman. “This whole case has always been about equal justice,” he stated. “George Zimmerman is every parent’s worst nightmare … passing judgment on who can and who can’t be in his neighborhood. If you kill an unarmed child you should be arrested.”
The crowd reportedly “erupted in cheers.”
The local head of the NAACP, Turner Clayton, also criticized the makeup of the jury, stating, “We would love to have a more diverse jury. But we don’t choose that process. That process is done in the courtroom. But we hope that this jury will come up a fair and impartial verdict.”
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).