Attorney for Tamir Rice’s family, Benjamin Crump, has taken a new strategy to gain success in his grievance claims.
♦ In Sanford Florida 2012/2013 Benjamin Crump demanded prosecutor Angela Corey not use a Grand Jury. Crump won a victory in that regard getting George Zimmerman charged with murder and getting the case to jury trial; but lost the case when his fabricated claims were exposed in front of a trial jury. George Zimmerman was found not guilty.
♦ In Ferguson, 2014, Benjamin Crump tried the same “anything to get to trial” approach by demanding prosecutor Robert McColloch again not use a grand jury. However, this time Ferguson/Saint Louis were wise to the strategy and Crump failed to pressure his demands.
Again, as in 2012/13, another fraudulent case, this time against Police Officer Darren Wilson. The prosecutor didn’t bow, used the Grand Jury, and the Grand Jury found no cause.
♦ In Cleveland, 2015, Benjamin Crump has refined his strategy. This time he doesn’t try to get the Prosecutor to comply with his demands – instead Crump asks a “Municipal Judge”, that does not usually handle such issues, to weigh in on the evidence of a police shooting of his client’s son, Tamir Rice.
In essence Crump is trying to create pressure upon the Cleveland Grand Jury itself, to get to trial. He’s doing this by creating a narrative where a judge has already found ‘probable cause’ for the trial he demands.
The goal is always to get to trial, because implied in the trial itself is an admission of wrongdoing on behalf of the defendant. That, “getting to trial” is all Benjamin Crump and Daryl Parks need to begin their civil liability extortion racket for “wrongful death” demands. Civil claims do not carry the same burden of proof for a criminal trial.
Watch the first 35 seconds of this video and you’ll see the origin of the feces:
Benjamin Crump doesn’t care about the outcome of the criminal trial, he only cares about getting charges filed which opens the door for his civil lawsuits. Heck, in Sanford 2013 he didn’t even show up to hear the jury decision, it’s irrelevant.
To avoid a repeated failure to Ferguson, Crump assembles a team of professionally aggrieved black constituents/activists:
[…] On June 9, 2015, Dr. Jawanza Colvin, Mr. Bakari Kiwana, Mr. Edward Little, Jr., Ms. Julia Shearson, Ms. Rachelle Smith, Dr. R.A. Vernon, Dr. Rhonda Williams and Mr. Joseph Worthy, jointly and severally, filed with the Cleveland Municipal Court affidavits accusing Cleveland Police Patrol Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback with crimes arising from the shooting death of 12 year-old Tamir Rice on November 22, 2014, within the City of Cleveland. (link)
Crump’s Cleveland strategy appears to have paid off today:
CLEVELAND — Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Ronald Adrine has released his findings in the review of the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by Cleveland Police Officers Frank Garmback, 46, and Timothy Loehmann, 26.
He found probable cause in the accusations of murder, involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, negligent homicide and dereliction of duty for Loehmann.
He found probable cause for negligent homicide and dereliction of duty for Garmback. What does this mean?
It means that charges have NOT been filed and that these are merely findings by a judge of the accusations made against the two officers. It will now be up to the prosecutor — either the county or the city prosecutor — to assess his findings. (read more)