09 Dec Attorney tells Flint residents affected by water crisis to seek legal help
FLINT, MI — About 100 Flint residents affected by the city’s ongoing water crisis gathered to hear the advice of social justice attorney Ben Crump on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Berston Fieldhouse in Flint.
“We’re going to be engaged. We aren’t going to let anyone sweep Flint under the rug,” Crump said. “We want you to be educated, so you will know (how you were impacted) for your life, for your health. … What we want to do is to make sure you are educated and informed. Because, once you’re informed, then you are empowered to hold us accountable, the city accountable and the government accountable.
“You all have equal rights just like any other citizen because you are an American citizen. The only reason we won’t have rights are if we don’t demand them.”
Crump, who has represented Trayvon Martin’s and Michael Brown’s families, is back in Flint urging residents impacted by the water crisis to seek legal representation.
Crump also held a second rally on Sunday, Dec. 8. Crump and associates from his law firm, as well as Napoli Shkolnik Law Firm, discussed legal resources available to residents exposed to lead during the water crisis as well as offered free bone lead testing for people 19 years old or younger.
“We are excited to be able to have Crump come in and fight for the residents of the city of Flint,” said Bryant Nolden, executive director of Friends of Berston Fieldhouse. “Especially here in Berston Fieldhouse, which is one of the areas that was greatly affected by the lead in the water.”
December 8th, 2019 – by Jake May – mlive.com