Atty Benjamin Crump Addresses GA Hate Crime Legislation

The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc host “Call To Action” community event.

Amanda Cooper
June 21, 2020 - 12:35 pm
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Over Father’s Day Weekend, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc hosted a community “Call To Action” event to bring awareness to criminal justice legislation in Georgia. 

The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc, a historically African American Fraternity Greek-letter fraternity, was founded on November 17, 1911. It is the first predominantly African American fraternity to be established at a historic black university.

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Attorney Benjamin Crump, Congressman Hank Johnson, and State Representative Calvin Smyre were featured speakers at the event and are all a part of the historic fraternity. They each addressed the passing of House Bill 426 (Georgia Hate-Crimes Law), repealing Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law, which was established in 1863 during the civil war. They also called on the community to press legislators to end mass incarceration in communities of color and embrace community policing. 

I had an opportunity to speak with Attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents the family of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. He spoke about the next step in the George Floyd case. He also weighed in on the recent hangings of three black men in California and Texas, and the Rayshard Brooks case.