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Ben Crump to Represent Family of Dijon Kizzee Killed by LA Sheriff Deputies / Get Link to Live Stream

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*LOS ANGELES, Calif. –– Nationally renowned civil rights attorney Ben Crump, co-counsels Dale Galipo and Carl Douglas, and the family of Dijon Kizzee will hold a virtual news conference on Sept. 2 at 4 pm ET.

Dijon Kizzee was killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s officers after he was stopped for bicycle riding code violations. He was shot over 20 times in the back by police who then left his lifeless body, handcuffed, for hours.

WHO:
Attorney Ben Crump
Attorney Dale Galipo
Attorney Carl Douglas
Fletcher Fair, aunt of Dijon Kizzee

WHEN:
September 2, 2020, at 4 pm ET

WHERE:
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R5L4JOXmSMClYnmPB4knXA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Dijon Kizzee, 29, identified by family members as the victim in a fatal deputy shooting, is seen here in an undated photo. (Family photo)

Here’s more about the shooting via CBS News:

Protesters marched on Tuesday for the second day in a row from the scene where a Black man was fatally shot by deputies to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office, demanding answers over the latest deadly encounter between police and a Black American. The sheriff’s office has said Dijon Kizzee was stopped for riding his bicycle in violation of vehicle codes, tried to run away, and was then shot after dropping a bundle of items that included a handgun.

But with no body cameras in use by the deputies and no cell phone video yet to surface, activists say the public is being asked to take the sheriff’s department’s account of the incident at face value, and given the recent spate of fatal police encounters with Black men, protesters are once again claiming injustice.

The two deputies involved in the fatal shooting have been removed from active field duty pending an investigation, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department announced Tuesday.

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Civil Rights Attorney and Host of TV One’s Evidence of Innocence, Ben Crump

 

ABOUT BEN CRUMP LAW
Through his work, nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump has spearheaded a legal movement to better protect the rights of marginalized citizens. He has led landscape-changing civil rights cases and represented clients in a wide range of areas including civil rights, personal injury, labor and employment, class actions, and more. Ben Crump Law is dedicated to holding the powerful accountable. For more information, visit www.bencrump.com.

ABOUT DALE K. GALIPO LAW
Dale K. Galipo is a Southern California civil rights attorney also specializing in police excessive force cases. He has teamed up with Attorney Crump on civil rights cases before.

 

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Attorney Ben Crump Issues Statement About Police Violence Against Protestors in Lagos Nigeria

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump released the following statement in response to Nigerian security forces opening fire on peaceful protestors last night in Lagos, Nigeria:

“It is unacceptable for a government to brutalize and murder its own people. We are calling for transparency and accountability from the Lagos government on the cruel and unnecessary violence used against these peaceful protestors.

“The ability for citizens to demonstrate safely when they see injustice within their government should be a sacred right across the globe. When our brothers and sisters abroad cannot speak out without fearing for their lives, it is clear we are dealing with an international human rights violation that demands we raise our voices.”

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ABOUT BEN CRUMP LAW

Through his work, nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump has spearheaded a legal movement to better protect the rights of marginalized citizens. He has led landscape-changing civil rights cases and represented clients in a wide range of areas including civil rights, personal injury, labor and employment, class actions, and more. Ben Crump Law is dedicated to holding the powerful accountable. For more information, visit www.bencrump.com.

 

 

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Ohio Business Owner Says His ‘White Lives Matter, Who Else Will Pay for Welfare’ Sign is Not Racist (Watch)

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*The owner of a tire shop in Bethesda, Ohio has put a sign outside his door that has been labeled as racist, although he claims it wasn’t his intention.

“My sign states white lives matter, who else will pay for welfare. That is a question, not a statement, it doesn’t have a question mark at the end because I don’t have one to put there,” said Mike of Mike’s Tires, who also placed “Trump 2020” on the sign and defends the whole gesture as freedom of speech.

The president of the Belmont County chapter of the NAACP says the sign should be taken down as it promotes false information.

“We actually all pay for welfare recipients to receive their benefits,” said Belmont County NAACP President Jerry Moore. “When you just take facts out of thin air and put them on a billboard and call them facts, when they are your opinions, that becomes a problem.”

The business owner says the community is blowing it out of proportion.

“If you want to call it racist, you have that right, but I also have the right to put out on my sign, in my yard, what I want,” said Mike. “I’m not a racist person, I have black customers, black people deliver tires to me, I have nothing against them.”

Watch an interview with Mike and Jerry Moore in this news report below:

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‘This Is Not Kneeling On A Neck’: Cop Shot During Breonna Taylor Raid Says It Was ‘Not a Race Thing’ (Watch)

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*Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, the officer who was shot in the leg while carrying out a search warrant at Breonna Taylor’s apartment, seems to think that because none of the officers knelt on her neck as in the George Floyd police killing, that race shouldn’t be a factor in their case.

Speaking out for the first time exclusively to ABC News and The Courier Journal in Louisville Tuesday, Mattingly said, “This is not relatable to George Floyd. This is nothing like that.”

Mattingly has been accused of raiding Taylor’s house under the guise of a narcotics investigation. The officers claimed that they were executing a late-night “no-knock'” warrant. Mattingly said he was shot at by Taylor’s boyfriend, after which the police opened fire which resulted in Taylor’s death.

None of the officers have been charged with the death of Taylor, and Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is under fire from critics.

“It’s not a race thing like people want to try to make it to be. It’s not. This is a point where we were doing our job, we gave too much time when we go in, I get shot, we returned fire,” Mattingly said in the interview.

“This is not us going, hunting somebody down. This is not kneeling on a neck. It’s nothing like that.” he added.

Watch below:

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