George Zimmerman reportedly tried due to web of activists, politicians

The names are big: Benjamin Crump, Pam Bondi, Angela Corey, and many more. Photo: Image: Associated Press

FLORIDA, July 9, 2013 — By now, almost everyone who doesn’t live under the heaviest of rocks is surely familiar with the Trayvon Martin shooting. This is probably less because of the shooting itself than its aftermath, which has been highly polarizing.

Much of this polarization and the attention surrounding it has been generated by a controversial group of activists, many of whom are quite powerful. Some refer to said group as the “Black Grievance Industry” as most of its members are African American.

Sundance, who writes for The Conservative Tree House, a widely-read blog which features extremely detailed coverage of the Martin shooting’s aftermath, has much to say about the group.

Yesterday, he shared his answers to some very important questions. What is the “Black Grievance Industry”, exactly? Typically, what sort of role does it serve? What about its prime motivation? How did it first become involved with the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin shooting? 

What sort of role did the group play in the shooting’s aftermath in terms of attracting media attention? Was its portrayal of Trayvon Martin generally fact-based?

Now, the question is this: Does he think that the group had any real impact on the State Attorney’s eventual decision to prosecute George Zimmerman?

“How could Sybrina Fulton be approved for a crime victims relief fund (March 29th) prior to anyone identifying whether a crime was committed?” Sundance asks. “George Zimmerman was not arrested until April 11th.

“The answer is simply political influence via Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

“Bondi has been a key part of the scheme to enrich her race-motivated friends, Benjamin Crump and Daryl Parks – Trayvon family attorneys, from the beginning.

“Pam Bondi has a long-standing personal and professional relationship with Benjamin Crump from her prior work in the Martin Lee Anderson wrongful death case.

“Bondi was State prosecutor and Crump was the Anderson family attorney who sued the State and County governments for $7.4 million on behalf of his client, Mrs. Anderson (Martin’s mother).

“It was Pam Bondi, who in March of 2012 used her position as AG to convince Governor Rick Scott to appoint her friend, and Attorney General 2010 campaign chair, Angela Corey, to prosecute George Zimmerman.

“The goal was appeasement of the institutional race-baiting class of Seminole County NAACP board member, and Trayvon family attorney Natalie Jackson, along with her friends Benjamin Crump and Daryl Parks who were chasing the financial rewards for Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, TrayParents™.

After Zimmerman was charged, Sundance says that “(w)hile Julison went about pitching the racist white George Zimmerman murdering the innocent Trayvon Martin to the media, which he did very effectively, Benjamin Crump got in touch with his former cohorts from the Martin Lee Anderson case; namely Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and National NAACP President Ben Jealous.

“The Zimmerman family quickly noticed the racist narrative being drawn and sold with reckless abandon on all the media, and they reached out to Sanford/Seminole County NAACP President Turner Clayton who they thought would support George Zimmerman from Clayton’s prior knowledge of how Zimmerman actively supported Sherman Ware within the black community.

“However, if Clayton supported Zimmerman and admitted the non-racist knowledge, then he would be undercutting Natalie Jackson, who was herself a member of his board and now attacking Zimmerman. So Clayton obfuscated and kept his mouth shut so he wouldn’t lose credibility within his own ethnic community.

“Ryan Julison continued selling his media pitch to multiple media outlets, and running cover for a few slip ups by Sybrina Fulton, such as when she said she thought the shooting was an accident. The frenzy was fierce and Julison kept chumming the media water.

“The narrative was aided by association. The same congressional district now held by Fredrica Wilson is hopefully being passed to Walter A Sutton, the appointed Chairman for The Trayvon Martin Memorial Foundation. In addition Fredrica Wilson joined forces with Congresswoman Corrine Brown and initiated a congressional hearing with the full support of the NAACP from Broward and Seminole Counties. Both of whom pressured Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte to dispatch Police Chief Bill Lee thereby providing further ammunition for Benjamin Crump to litigate the city of Sanford. 

“In addition Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett was backed against the wall and forced to compromise his position with the police chief or face the wrath of the local forces aligned within the NAACP.   Triplett’s primary collapse under pressure was evident from his overriding of Chief Lee’s decision not to release the 911 tapes, and after a private viewing on March 16th with all anti-Zimmerman forces in his office he gave them everything they demanded.

“Meanwhile NAACP President Ben Jealous, the Congressional Black Caucus, Civil Rights Activists Sharpton and Jackson were assisting Benjamin Crump and Natalie Jackson toward the goal of arrest and financial reward. They had an ace in their sleeve in addition to the race card on their lapel.

“The ace was John Morgan, from Morgan and Morgan Law firm. Within the law firm Morgan and Morgan sat Partner Greg Francis. Greg Francis was the constructive decision maker behind the Pigford Settlement between black farmers and the Federal Department of Agriculture. Connected both to Washington DC, the CBC, and Orlando, Florida.

“Not Coincidently Greg Francis had previously hired Ryan Julison to do the PR and Media Relations work for the Pigford Settlement.

“But more importantly, Greg Francis was Partners with John Morgan. Morgan is a huge Democrat fundraiser, massive contributor, and he had just finished hosting a fundraiser attended by President Obama in Orlando, at the mega-mansion of NBA star Vince Carter. $30,000 / per plate to be exact.

“In addition former Governor Charlie Crist works for Morgan and Morgan, and it was Charlie Crist who persuaded the Florida Legislature to pay off Benjamin Crump and the family of Martin Lee Anderson to the tune of $5 million from the State. The total cash haul from both city and state wrongful deaths lawsuits filed by Parks and Crump was over $7.4 million.

“The help of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, along with then Senator Barack Obama was instrumental in winning the award. 

“So with Benjamin Crump now holding a firm connection to now President Obama, and with John Morgan’s campaign money, and with Greg Francis’s Pigford Washington DC connections, along with the CBC and Sharpton/Jackson et al, in hindsight it was no surprise to see President Obama in the Rose Garden advocating for his donors, friends, and supporters. 

“Heck, I’ll bet Axelrod saw immediate campaign dollar signs from that little quid-pro-quo. A good investment indeed.

“Meanwhile unknown to the rest of the world, because the inept and lame institutional media refuses to do just a little digging and research, massive forces are aligned to insure that George Zimmerman remains nothing more than an avenue for more power, greed and prestige.

“Just look at how many people are benefitting from this one event. It’s staggering.”

The question of Zimmerman’s acquittal hangs high for those believing in his innocence and guilt alike. If a not guilty verdict is delivered, what reaction does Sundance anticipate from the group?

“I’m long past the point of thinking that anything will ever stop the professional BGI from moving on to the next Tawana Brawley, the next Duke Lacross, the next George Zimmerman,” he declares.

“Unless and until the U.S. general public begin to call this for what it is, it will just continue. 

“Anyone can be the next George Zimmerman.  Or even worse, you might just find yourself the next Matthew Owens.”

A horrific thought if there ever was one.


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Joseph F. Cotto is a social journalist by trade and student of history by lifestyle choice. He hails from central Florida, writing about political, economic, and social issues of the day. In the past, he was a contributor to Blogcritics Magazine, among other publications. He is currently at work on a book about American society.

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