Floyd protests: Minneapolis police arrest CNN crew live on air

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All i can say about this is, the optics really arent looking good for the plods.. I mean surely their bosses have told them don't be a **** infront of a camera, especially a live tv one?!


Police in Minneapolis released a Black CNN reporter who was led off in handcuffs along with his film crew while reporting live on television early on Friday morning during violent protests in the city.Officers gave no explanation as they escorted reporter Omar Jimenez away. He had just shown a protester being arrested when about half a dozen police officers in gas masks surrounded him. More than an hour later, the crew was released.

"What gave me one bit of comfort was that it happened on live TV," Jimenez told viewers after he was released. "You don't have to doubt my story - it's not filtered in any way; you saw it with your own eyes."
Thursday marked a third night of demonstrations in the Minnesota city over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, seen on video gasping for breath while a white police officer knelt on his neck.
The protests have featured the burning of a police precinct and businesses.
The striking footage of Jimenez's arrest could add to racial tension in the city and across the country.
"A CNN reporter and his production team were arrested this morning in Minneapolis for doing their jobs, despite identifying themselves - a clear violation of their First Amendment rights. The authorities in Minnesota, including the governor, must release the three CNN employees immediately," CNN wrote on Twitter before the crew were released.
CNN anchor John Berman told viewers about an hour after the arrest that CNN President Jeff Zucker had spoken with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, who said he "deeply apologises" and was working to have the crew released immediately.

The arrest was condemned by Dorothy Tucker, president of the National Association of Black Journalists. "It is unfathomable and upsetting to witness this structural racism in real time. We are closely monitoring this situation", she said in a tweet.







'Why am I under arrest, sir?'

Jimenez said the crew had been standing on a street for about an hour and a half before police activity kicked up. They moved onto a corner to get out of the way, he said.
On air, Jimenez told the officers wearing gas masks and face shields that he wanted to know where to move to get out of their way and explained he was a member of the press.
"This is among the state patrol unit that was advancing up the street, seeing and scattering the protesters at that point for people to clear the area. And so we walked away," Jimenez said, before being told he was under arrest and handcuffed by two officers. "Why am I under arrest, sir?"
Walz, expected to have a news conference later on Friday, has declared a state of emergency in Minnesota and ordered the National Guard activated.
President Donald Trump suggested in a tweet that looters would be shot. Twitter hid Trump's tweet with a warning for "glorifying violence".

Protests also erupted in other major cities around the country, including Louisville, Kentucky, where police said seven people had been shot.
Floyd's brother, Philonise, has urged protesters to be calm. "I don't want them to lash out like that, but I can't stop people right now. Because they have pain. They have the same pain that I feel," he said in an interview with CNN.
"I want everything to be peaceful, but I can't make everybody be peaceful. I can't. It's hard."


https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/...134932838.html
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...-floyd-killing
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It shows that their education system is s***
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CNN peaceful protesters LOL

Have you not watched the videos? you can spend 10 minutes driving and see nothing but stores smashed and on fire.

There will be hell to pay when these young punks are identified and behind bars. Willing to best most of them are anti-fa weaklings. The anti-fa are radical communists who are indocrinated to hate America and want to destroy it. McCarthy was right, he simply didn't have enough to prove it.
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CNN peaceful protesters LOL

Have you not watched the videos? you can spend 10 minutes driving and see nothing but stores smashed and on fire.

There will be hell to pay when these young punks are identified and behind bars. Willing to best most of them are anti-fa weaklings. The anti-fa are radical communists who are indocrinated to hate America and want to destroy it. McCarthy was right, he simply didn't have enough to prove it.
I think some people are just angry with this system that encourages institutional racism. It not a commy vs capitalist thing it a innocent man was killing in a barbaric act by police because the officer had a pre decided option going into the situation. And in some states the protesters are peaceful yes there is some rioting but what do expect with inflammatory comment coming out of trumps twitter every other day that just encourages. It’s the same with the nation front putting a line of guns in front of people is going to make them feel even more insignificant just fuelling the fire.
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Hey, it’s the guy who scanned the Wikipedia article about McCarthy and now name-drops him in every dup account. Look out! He’s got some thoughts on antifa for us all!
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The media is being targeted by police across the states, cops don't like being filmed.
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Now we learn that Episcopalian ministers (members of the clergy of one of the main churches in the US) were gassed as part of clearing the way for Trump's bizarre stroll to the Catholic church yesterday.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...trump-photo-op

Anyone who doubts what utter swine we now have leading America, the Republican leadership, should reflect on things like this.
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Now we learn that Episcopalian ministers (members of the clergy of one of the main churches in the US) were gassed as part of clearing the way for Trump's bizarre stroll to the Catholic church yesterday.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...trump-photo-op

Anyone who doubts what utter swine we now have leading America, the Republican leadership, should reflect on things like this.
Rule one. If you can get elected to be president you should not be president
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