CNN reporter Omar Jimenez, who is black and Latino, and his team were arrested by officers early this morning in Minneapolis. Not far away, CNN journalist Josh Campbell, who is white, says he was 'treated much differently.'
Protests following the death of George Floyd, a black man who pleaded that he couldn't breathe while he was held down with a knee by a Minneapois police officer, have spread nationwide. Follow here for the latest updates.
How the Minneapolis arrest of CNN crew unfolded -- live on airCNN reporter Omar Jimenez. CNNA CNN crew has been taken to custody amid protests in Minneapolis early on Friday morning.Here is how the situation unfolded:At5:09 a.m. local time, CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez was reporting live on an arrest happening in the area near a city police department precinct that protesters had burned and officers had abandoned overnight.
About a block away, a fire was burning at a different, four-story building that had contained restaurants. He was standing in front of a long line of police officers in riot gear.Shortly after his crew captured the arrest on camera, the police officers moved towards Jimenez and his crew, asking them to move.
Jimenez told the officers he and his three colleagues were part of the same CNN crew and calmly identified himself with his CNN identification card.Jimenez was then heard as telling the officers:"We can move back to where you'd like. We can move back to where you'd like here. We are live on the air at the moment.
This is the four of us. We are one team.Just put us back where you want us. We're getting out of your way. So, just let us know.Wherever you'd want us, we will go. We were just getting out of your way when you were advancing through the intersection. Let us know and we've got you."
At, two officers in riot gear stepped up to Jimenez and said"you are under arrest."Jimenez calmly asked why was he under arrest."Why am I under arrest, sir?"He was then handcuffed and led away by the police, as the camera kept rolling.
Shortly after that, CNN photojournalist Leonel Mendez who was with Jimenez said he and the rest of the crew were also being arrested.The camera then showed Jimenez's producer Bill Kirkos being handcuffed taken into custody.Shortly after that, the camera, which was still rolling, was taken away from the crew.Read more: CNN »
Racism won over Humanism in America JusticeforOmar for doing his job. God Bless you Brother Omar. GeorgeFloydProtests BlacklivesMaters protests2020 BlackandBrownlivesMatter Now I kinda understand why you call HK riotors protesters... because they are NOT BLACK ENOUGH! Sad Acting! 'All the Worlds a Stage' and CNN needs to get Acting lesson for Its Actors! Get Real Reporting for Your Viewers!
All the relevant people are Democrats. You are condemning the Democratic Party for a racism. The Governor, Attorney General, the mayor, and the police chief is black. You did the same thing in Baltimore by trying to blame Republicans when it was all Democrats. Look at his ID cops who did this should be fired you want change make it happen.
And that should piss everyone the fuck off. It is wrong on every level and it makes me angry. Profiling is wrong and this is racial profiling! BlackLivesMatter 'and team' Your crew was asked to move and your crew refreshed too. So stop pushing racist propaganda FakeNews In Democrat cities you can get arrested for opening a business, but not for looting one. MinneapolisRiot Coronavirus
Was the white guy on the proper side of the police line? It was 'not far away.' Asking for a friend. FactsMatter It's time to carry on a revolution, overthrow the government and build a new system. There it is This is fake TarekFatah This is racist initself. Was he arrested because he is black and latino? If not why mention it? Or you are trying to build a narrative of your own!
I still don’t get it why people think that minorities should be peacefull when they’re killing them Josh has FBI connections Good! NO one is above the law!!🙌🇺🇸🇺🇸 Have you figured out yet why there is an angry, rioting mob destroying your headquarters in Atlanta? No. Hint: you’ll need help with this one.
So freaking predictable, we see you. We know the game. We aren’t playing. FakeNewsMedia What has “black and latino” have to do with it? What about the others ? What are their race? When is he gettinf an oscar for that act and performance it was staged really well TeamCNN This was disgusting and a little confusing in that it wasn't clear if the rest of the Team, who were all White, were arrested? If so it's Bad enough but if they were not arrested Bad turns to Worse in that they didn't seem to protest vigorously when He was arrested?
PreetBharara The MinneapolisPD WhiteNationalist behavior pattern goes National Has anyone considered that Trump was the puppeteer behind the arrest of the CNN crew while on the air. Trump’s sheep must have loved it. Would it be a surprise after his latest executive order? We are headed toward a police state under Trump. Please retweet
Keep it up cnn, you’re guilty of division!! Disgraceful!! You’re no news source!!! CNN would never lie to stick with the proper narrative, would they? They need to fire the police chief now......and any other commanders involved in the operations. icecube Racism. Plain & simple. This is disgusting. They can arrest a reporter for being black, and not arrest 4 white murderers b/c, ya know, not enough evidence; and ‘we have to be SURE before we make an arrest’ Repulsive.
Hence, the civil unrest! Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! Fact check please . Why do white Americans treat Negroes as visiting creatures from space? 😎💔 امريكا_تنتفض Trump CNN pushing the racial divide as usual 24-7. Disgusting. This how Democrat controlled enclaves act! Thought you would now your masters by now. CNN gonna CNN...
And Univisión loves creating different citizen types Why must you make everything about race. 3 of the 4 people arrested were white. And close, means not in same spot which is why they were arrested. I hate your network Might be one reporter has a mask and the other doesn't 😷 Lie You will fail CNN, your lies will burn in a lake of fire, your billionaire friends will join Lucifer in hell, you will be blotted out of the book of life. Deny it,laugh,scoff, continue to eat swine, you will reep what you sow. The time lag of mercy is almost expired, Judgement!!!
SweetCarmel_77 Sounds about white. Was this a social experiment by CNN? Omar Jimenez, you were brilliant the way you handled yourself. It was all staged. We are watching a movie... Does anyone with a working brain still watch this shit? It has nothing to with race. They Hispanic/ black reporter refused the police orders to vacate the area multiple times. They threatens to detain him, he didn’t listen. Then they detained (later released) him
Fake news back at it again You guys are suppose to be an agent unity but you guys due to your bias reportage has plunged America into disunity jaketapper MINNESOTA IS NOT A UTOPIAN COSMOPOLITAN STATE AS SOLD Fack BS. Where were you when this happened? Fake News as usual. GeorgeFloydWasMurdered Minneapolisprotests BlackLivesMatter VoteByMail2020 whiteprivilege
Fake news TarekFatah It’s you who is dividing people based on their colour, religion, sex . ShameOnYou BS. One was violating a direct order from the police, one was not. Staged CNN crap. Quit race baiting. Sheesh. It is time to de escalate this situation, not further fan the flames. CNNisTrash FAKENEWS
Because both cases are EXACTLY alike. Intersectionality is a false religion and your constant illogical use and endorsement of the same is reason enough to have no confidence in what you have to say. probably the same cops that are looting and setting fires. Were not the film crew, who were white, also arrested? Stop your race baiting you fools!
And America lectures india on racial discrimination and human rights and also freedom of speech. What irony! His team is white right? Yeah I thought so. I wonder why you didn’t include that. renee3147 Josh is FBI, he would fuck'em up selziano May their children have a huge share of the blood they shed
O now you’re talking racism. This problem exists for decades and all of you don’t ask right questions politicians about this for decades. Oh CNN. It was OBVIOUS from the beginning that OMAR JIMENEZ being a black man was what set it off!!!! It's Donald Trump way of getting CNN off the air by arresting all it's reporters. Better not ask him a questions he doesn't like at the white house meetings or you will end up on death row.
we see excatly who the MinneapolisPD is as an institution and we won’t stand for it. this is interesting WajahatAli In chaos mistakes bound to be made; some unforgivable. This one rectified almost immediately and GovTimWalz publicly accepted full responsibility for the insult. Unbelievable! Another white CNN reporter just happened to be standing close by why the other 3 white crew and black reporter were standing in a restricted space. CNN wouldn't have manufactured a story, i am sure. No evidence of that. 🙄
Where are the masks, where is social distancing? Sue them. Sue them hard. Don’t fuck with our free press. Isn't racist to call out their race? Hypocritical nonsense I’m glad cnn is reporting this clear violation of the 1st amendment. I assume it was for public safety. That’s what I’ve been hearing every night when law abiding citizens have their Constitutional Rights infringed. Houses of worship, censorship, gun control, FISA, etc.
The white camera crew was arrested. By the way; where has Attorney Gen. Keith Ellison been while the criminal police officer remains free and MN burns? Oh please. Give me a break CNN. This is absolutely FakeNews. Just trying to promote racism, nothing to see here. Once again, the world leader in BS, FakeNewsCNN trying to inflate their ratings by any means necessary.
By any chance does CNN stand for Canard_News_Network? Black and Latino. He was basically begging to get arrested then 🤬 Why does his race matter? They arrested also his white camera crew and Jimenez says they treated him very respectfully. But by all means pour more fuel into the fire. Putin thanks you for your service.
Always making it out to be a race issue. I do not see George Floyd’s murder as a race issue, I see it as a humanity issue. The fight was over for the officer once he put the cuffs on George he should have sat George up in a sitting position or put him in the cruiser. Pure murder. Who actually believes this coming from CNN race baiters
Oh my god, this is a cry for help Interesting times who gives af about identity. obsessed! with innate characteristics Well, usually I am critical of CNN but I got to be on your side for this one. CNN actually trying to cover real news and gets arrested for it. MinneapolisPD has a bad habit of being reckless and dumb while on camera.
Racism is never going away. CCN, what are you trying to do? Such a sad day in America and it just seems to get worse. We need a leader now more than ever! Our America is falling! COVID19 GeorgeFloyd CryingForAmerica WeNeedALeader OmarJimenez AntiRacist PeaceAndLove InThisTogether How did CNN stage that?
And CNN is know for accurate reporting Lmfao! ItaliaMasiero see this. The white reporter was treated differently. Why say ‘who is black’? Was he the only one arrested? Wrong place at the wrong time! Why is America so racist? This is the most irresponsible tweet I've ever seen in my 58 year history. If Law Enforcement told people to Get the F**k Out, you go and GTFO. No special carveout for Journalists during a riot
Work that race baiting race card CNN- you still aren’t getting the Black American voters back! They’ve seen the light-and the scam the DC UNIPARTY is, and they prefer realDonaldTrump !! BlacksForTrump Blacks4Trump TRUMP2020 ReTrumplican Trumplican Quit playing the victim to fan the flames. You are complicit in the destruction of Minneapolis.
Arrest all nonwhites and beat them up, that what devil racist donald trump wants to talk about. Completely orchestrated. Keep doing your thing . You are becoming a bigger joke by the day Unacceptable!! He’s brown. Not black I’m offended as to the break of tears, he is a professional doing his job, a human being that went to college for a degree that worked hard to become a journalist, that is putting himself at risk to inform the news, yet still profiled for the color of his skin. It makes me sick
Call the bigots out. Enough. the company has to sue the police or whatever, but they can't let it go ... How can people not see the media manipulation? Have people really slept through years of election interference tactics in other countries? I can only imagine how cops acted back in the 50s and 60s and prior to video cameras. This is disturbing on many levels....
Just stop! Minneapolis is burning to the ground and here’s CNN turning the spotlight on themselves. Can we expect CNN to take part in the looting and lawlessness next in the name of racial inequality? Just stop! Regardless of your opinions or views, no reporter in this country should be arrested for doing their job period. You’d think you’d of this type of stuff in 2nd world countries not America!
Of course cnn introduces race. Im not surprised that the cesspool as well as others get burned down until police get treated as everyone else murder = immediate arrest anyone with you is an accessory to murder, sentences in line with the pop life w/no parole or the death penalty. above the law status is over
Reporting while black (& brown). We gotta fix this racist cr*p. the white cops always treat the differences between black and white. the black people need to go to street and set fire make the world know what happen in this state. Many of the crew were white and they were arrested as well. Why can’t you admit that rather than withhold context in order to stoke a racial angle that otherwise wouldn’t exist? Why invent a storyline?
Fan those flames CNN!🔥 So no change there then! Maybe he was treated differently because he wasn't breaking the law He don’t they arrest that cop that murdered George Floyd live on the air Where is the evidence of this? How close by was he? Was he seen and ignored by the same officers? This sounds like typical CNN race-baiting to me.
Agreed Bullshit They were only ever here to protect and serve WHITE PEOPLE. Not us. shameful creatures. Hell fire is HOT. Even in the midst of the storms racism continues 😡 The white cameraman and white producer were also arrested CNN. But mentioning that doesnt feed ur violently racist base. Unacceptable. This is why we march. This is why we take a knee. This is why we're not ceding our country over to the White Nationalists. This is why we're electing Democrats across the board, over and over and over, until we drive these cretins back under their rocks.
Race baiting. We can see through your lies. It was staged josh was not in there face , And josh was standing in a saver place . Cnn sleeping on this ,
Minnesota police arrest CNN reporter and crew covering George Floyd protests live on airCNN has said the arrests are a 'clear violation' of First amendment rights. Take the FIGHT for FREEDOM to the FBI and CIA which provide Police with FAKE VIDEOS of resisting arrest. Look up How CIA Operative Fooled President Bush Youtube I support FREEDOM not the TYRANNY of FBI and CIA which work side by side with POLICE killing CITIZENS There goes so called your freedom of the press .. The United States is completely falling apart in front of our eyes.
CNN Reporter Omar Jimenez Released After He Was Arrested Live on Air amid George Floyd ProtestsEarly Friday morning, CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez, his producer and cameraman were arrested by state police while reporting on the Minneapolis protests But the white reporter right down the street was carrying on conversations with police and wasn't even touched. It just gets worse. I am embarrassed for the decent Black business owners and people in Minn. that have to see their own using thug mentality to destroy their own community
A Black CNN Reporter And His Crew Were Arrested Live On Air At The Minneapolis ProtestsThe three people, who repeatedly identified themselves as members of the media, were later released after the governor intervened. Was his crew black too? Really? Really? Burn down the hood, but arrest reporters doing nothing? Really? Where all black reporters and crew members from all networks on scene also arrested?
Police Arrest CNN Reporter, Crew Covering Minneapolis Protests Live On AirCNN correspondent Omar Jimenez and members of his crew were arrested live on air while covering protests in Minneapolis. Fucking crazy as a white CNN reporter was not arrested! 28 May -Cop Setting Fire To Building Smashing Windows Inciting Riots In Minneapolis Cop Setting Fire To Building Smashing Windows Inciting Riots In Minneapolis I SEE TRUMPS HAND IN THAT
CNN Crew Covering Minneapolis Protests Is Arrested on Live TelevisionA CNN reporting team was briefly taken into custody Friday by the police in Minneapolis while covering the protests over the death of George Floyd there, even as they continued to broadcast live. By about 6:30 a.m. local time, the crew had been released. I will like to know of there was any special reason for the arrest. nhannahjones Black male reporter! Adjust your headline.
Minnesota police arrest CNN reporter and crew on live TV as they cover Minneapolis protestsBlack reporter Omar Jiminez had just shown a protester being arrested when about half a dozen white police officers surrounded him. And the Trump base roared their approval spilling their beers from the couch they are ensconced in raging at the TV with every Trump tweet. This was so staged and fake. Did they have masks on