Attorney Benjamin Crump Says He Receives ‘More Death Threats Than I Would Like’ but Believes Equal Rights is ‘Worth Dying For’

Attorney Benjamin Crump has represented the families and victims of some of the most prominent civil rights cases in the country, ranging from the shooting of Trayvon Martin to the murder of George Floyd. Those cases, and his strategy of bringing those stories to the media, have resulted in death threats, which he takes seriously, he tells senior contributor Ted Koppel in an interview for “CBS Sunday Morning” to be broadcast May 16.

“I never take the death threats for granted. When we get them, we report them to the FBI,” Crump told Koppel.

When asked if he gets a lot of threats, Crump replied, “More than I would like. And I know that some people could do extreme things because they don’t think that we should have equal rights.

“I believe God has a purpose for me,” he added. “And if I die fulfilling that purpose, then my life would not have been in vain. I do believe there has to be some things that a man is worth dying for, and the future of our children, to me, is worth dying for.”

Crump says his mission is simple: “I’m an unapologetic defender of Black life, Black liberty and Black humanity … and that’s why I am proud to call myself a civil rights lawyer who believes that it’s about these romantic notions of liberty and justice for all,” he said.

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