Monday, July 15, 2024

Fla. Law School May Be Sued for Renaming in Honor of Notorious Race Hustler

Student is 'adamantly considering filing a legal action against the school' over its 'racially driven agenda...'

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) St. Thomas University in Miami–Dade County recently renamed its law school after notorious civil-rights-activist attorney Benjamin Crump, opening the school up to potential lawsuits, the Floridian Press reported.

Several law students say that they would not have applied if they knew that the school would be renamed after a radical, according to the report.

One unnamed student strongly disagreed with Crump’s “woke” and “racially-driven agenda,” and is “adamantly considering filing a legal action against the school.”

Crump, who received his degrees from Florida State University, allegedly paid $1 million to have the school renamed after him and raised some $10 million in additional capital from celebrities including actor Will Smith and funk musician George Clinton, TMZ reported.

The controversy follows another recent case of backlash against the woke renaming of a law school. The descendants of T.C. Williams, a 19th-century slave-owning donor to the University of Richmond, said the school owed them $51 million over its decision to remove the benefactor’s name.

Disgruntled St. Thomas students, meanwhile, may argue that the renaming of the law school in Crump’s honor will affect future employment opportunities, especially given the polarizing nature of the school’s new name.

According to Crump’s website, the lawyer and his team have grifted for years by stoking racial division and collecting money for the families of deceased criminals.

Specifically, they secured a confidential settlement for the family of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Martin was fatally shot during a 2012 physical altercation with George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain who had confronted him for cutting through a residential area late at night. His death helped spark the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Ben Crump represented the family in reaching a confidential wrongful-death settlement with the homeowner’s association in the community in which he was killed,” crowed Crump’s website.

Crump, who penned a book titled Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People, also represented George Floyd’s family, securing a $27 million settlement for the Minneapolis martyr, who was killed while in police custody in May 2020, spawning months of race riots.

“George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, was killed by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin when Chauvin attempted to restrain Mr. Floyd by kneeling on his neck for nine minutes,” said Crump’s website. “In March of 2021, the city of Minneapolis awarded a $27M settlement to the Floyd family, represented by Attorney Crump and his team.”

The law school bearing his name was rated in the bottom quarter of all U.S. law schools, placing 147 out of 192 according to the most recent U.S. News and World Report rankings.

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