Ben Crump became recognizable on a global scale in 2012 when he provided legal representation to Trayvon Martin's family in the trial of George Zimmerman. Until then, Crump was primarily involved in low-profile cases, but since Zimmerman was acquitted, his list of notable clientele has grown exponentially. The civil rights attorney has provided legal support for the families of George Floyd, Michael Brown, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Daunte Wright, and Jacob Blake.
On Wednesday, the family of Tyre Nichols honored his life with a funeral service in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. The nature of Tyre's death at the hand of the Memphis Police Department garnered a global broadcast and the attendance of Rev. Al Sharpton as well as Ben Crump.
Stephen Jackson, a 2003 NBA Champion with the San Antonio Spurs, didn't take too kindly to the heavy involvement of Crump and Sharpton at the funeral service of yet another victim of police brutality. Shortly after Sharpton delivered the Eulogy, Jackson responded to The Shade Room's post about the emotional speech in the comment section.
“Y’all keep letting these folk fool y’all,” Jackson wrote. “Same scene Al sharpton and Crump Crew. All for political gain. They pray on people’s pain. Seeen it first hand with G Floyd. If it’s not a national media case u won’t see them. Yet we getting killed everywhere by police. Free game.”
Rev. Al Sharpton's resume as a civil rights leader exceeds Ben Crump's, but that notion did not seem to impress Stephen Jackson, who has been involved in civil rights initiatives since the murder of George Floyd in 2020.