Aug 02, 2020
Crump, attorney for George Floyds family, endorses Harris for Biden VP pick
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Ben Crump, a civil rights lawyer who represents the family of George Floyd and other high-profile victims of police brutality, endorsed Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Hill's Campaign Report: Who will Biden pick to be his running mate? Clyburn: Biden needs VP pick who has 'a lot of passion' The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Fauci gives his COVID-19 vaccine estimate MORE (D-Calif.) to be former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Three arrested in Twitter hack | Trump pushes to break up TikTok | House approves 0M for election security Wisconsin Republicans raise questions about death of Black Trump supporter Trump holds mini-rally at Florida airport MORE’s (D) running mate.
“This is a time for steely-eyed public servants who play no games and demand results,” Crump wrote in a CNN op-ed. “It's time for Sen. Kamala Harris to join Joe Biden's ticket and, God willing, help him actualize the next phase of this movement from the White House.”
Crump is currently suing the city of Minneapolis, where Floyd was killed by police in custody on May 25. He has won more than 200 police brutality suits, including those related to Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.
Harris is one of several Black women being considered as Biden’s running mate and has gained attention in recent days after it was reported that some Democratic operatives considered her “too ambitious” and wanted her to apologize for attacking Biden during a Democratic primary debate.
“The truth is, Harris has been unraveling broken systems and confronting injustice since long before most people knew her name,” Crump said.
The civil rights attorney also addressed issues Harris faced during her time as a prosecutor and Attorney General of California. Progressives have argued that she perpetuated racial inequalities as California's top cop.
“Still, for anyone stuck on whether a prosecutor or attorney general can lead on justice reform, I say: check the record. I did,” Crump wrote, highlighting programs she spearheaded while in office.
Crump said Harris is well-equipped to address the racial reckoning that was sparked by Floyd’s death, which incited ongoing protests across the country.
“I won't parse words: A second Trump term scares the hell out of me,” Crump wrote. “I can't stop imagining the onslaught of racism, corruption and injustice we'd all endure, with Black folks as always bearing an outsized burden.”Tags Kamala Harris Joe Biden George Floyd Police brutality in the United States vice presidential pick
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Caris LeVert, Joe Harris and Jarrett Allen can’t cease Nets’ debacle
After the Nets beat the league-leading Bucks on Tuesday with out Caris LeVert (thigh), Joe Harris (again) and Jarrett Allen (relaxation), their Bubble Huge Three all returned for the second half of a tricky back-to-back in opposition to Boston. Nevertheless it didn’t go effectively.
The trio had mixed for 114 minutes and 83 factors in Sunday’s clutch win over Washington. However they mustered simply 38 in a 149-115 blowout loss to the Celtics.
Harris wouldn’t use the Nets’ ever-changing lineups and ensuing lack of cohesion as an alibi.
“It’s troublesome, however we’re not going to make use of that as an excuse. We’ve been in a position to piece it collectively: We confirmed it these final couple of video games,” Harris stated. “We all know how we have to play, win or lose, we’re enjoying the suitable approach. And after we’re transferring the ball, we’re competing on each ends, we’re aggressive on each ends, then, you’ll be able to sort of dwell with regardless of the result’s.”
With a magic variety of one, the Nets can clinch a playoff berth in opposition to the Kings on Friday, or with the Wizards’ subsequent loss.Joe HarrisNBAE through Getty Pictures
“So far as stage of urgency, I really feel like we have to have that each evening. Clearly it might have been good to safe that spot tonight, however there’s at all times one other alternative,” LeVert stated. “Friday’s one other day, one other alternative for us to go on the market and compete for a full 48 minutes as a workforce. I feel we’ll be prepared for that job.”
Jamal Crawford was pressured out of the Bucks win with an injured left hamstring. He missed Wednesday’s loss and can sit out a number of extra.
“He’ll miss just a few video games for us,” Jacque Vaughn stated. “We’re nonetheless assessing every day; however do look ahead to him becoming a member of us going ahead.”
Jeremiah Martin had a team-high 20 factors in opposition to Boston. He had 18 within the fourth quarter on 7-of-10 taking pictures.
“We love what we see from Jeremiah. He’s a younger guard, very athletic,” LeVert stated. “He’s beginning to learn to play the NBA recreation, which is completely different from school or the G League, however it’s very encouraging to see how briskly he’s choosing issues up and I can’t wait to see what he has in retailer for the long run.”
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot was averaging 19.Three factors within the restart, taking pictures .559 total and .524 from deep. He was team-high plus-24 coming into Wednesday, however acquired held to 4 factors on 1-of-5 taking pictures.
After going 0-for-5 from deep in 4 common season video games, Justin Anderson broke out and hit 3-of-5 vs. the Bucks.
“I shot it fairly effectively within the G League, each in Toronto and Lengthy Island,” Anderson stated. “Main credit score to Ronnie Burrell who was my G League assistant, helped preserve me prepared, Shaun Fein as effectively, these guys down there encouraging me.”
The Celtics had been with out Kemba Walker, resting on the second evening of the Celtics’ personal back-to-backs. Jayson Tatum had 19 factors regardless of choosing up three fouls in six first-quarter minutes and never enjoying within the second quarter.