Police Arrest CNN Reporter, Crew Covering Minneapolis Protests Live On Air

CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez and two members of his crew were arrested as the camera kept rolling.

5/29/2020 1:54:00 PM

CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez and members of his crew were arrested live on air while covering protests in Minneapolis.

CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez and two members of his crew were arrested as the camera kept rolling.

CNN called for the release of the trio in a statement shared on Twitter.“A CNN reporter & his production team were arrested this morning in Minneapolis for doing their jobs, despite identifying themselves ― a clear violation of their First Amendment rights,” it read. “The authorities in Minnesota, incl. the Governor, must release the 3 CNN employees immediately.”

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A CNN reporter & 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, incl. the Governor, must release the 3 CNN employees immediately.

— CNN Communications (@CNNPR)May 29, 2020John Berman, the cohost of “New Day,” said the network’s legal team was “in touch with authorities and working to secure the release of the team.”Floyd, a Black man, died in Minneapolis on Monday after a police officer knelt on his neck, sparking protests that have now spread nationwide. No charges have yet been filed against the officer. Demonstrators in Minneapolis have clashed with police officers and torched buildings.

Viewers and Jimenez’s colleagues expressed shock at the scene:My colleague, reporting calmly and cooperatively, was just arrested on live television along with his crew. Read more: HuffPost »

That makes no sense at all Everything is racial... u are waring it out You didn’t clear the street and got arrested. Big deal. Stop crying. I didn't heare the lawful reason for the arrest, I didn't hear the lawful Miranda warning during arrest. At minimum a suspension of the officers during the arrests is in order. Otherwise, the unrest is amplified DUE TO THE ILLEGAL ACTIONS OF THE SO CALLED LAW ENFORCEMENT!

Did the order come from the WH? Shameful!! SOUNDS LIKE THE ARREST OF THE REPORTERS IN OCCUPIED KASHMIR. TRUMP & MODI use identical narrative. Wake up ppl! The police will never learn. Lawsuit easy money Pointing fingers at Hong Kong and accusing the Chinese of repression,how ironic. And color wasn’t an issue here? And ole Donnie Dunderhead wants the guns out. This country is in deep trouble, and it’s not all pandemic related.

Here's the screwed up truth in MN, and probably many other states: When you are arrested or detained, the police don't have to tell you why. They can hold you for as long as they want- even in jail. It's up to the prosecutors to charge someone with a crime or let them go. F'd UP! I'm baffled. All he had to do it say 'go over there now.' But instead they arrest ALL of them?

That's a lie, you arrested the reporter, because he was black. You sure as hell did not arrest the white reporter. You learn a lot about Trump by how he replies to situations. Instead of understanding the root causes of the violence, as a protest against police brutality and murder of black people, he deflects, complains, uses whataboutisms, and makes political noise for his own benefit.

Journalism is dead in America. Official warning: report the news honestly and stop sensationalism. The hell! They arrested him cuz he's black? and the cops keep shooting themselves in the foot - what are they being taught in police academy? CNN reporters arrested! That's tRumps wet dream. The issue is that Omar has the wrong color of skin.

Right there ppl should have surrounded police and hand cuff them ? America - freedom of speech The USA is the toilet of the world - a sewer Reporting while black. Book him. These images scare me, this country is not the free America I remember my parents coming to when they immigrated to this country. This isn’t the land of the free anymore with the current president. I hope this ends soon and there is light at the end of this dark tunnel.

This is truly scary that this is happening in this country. Just a reminder: this is America in what has been its truest form since the beginning of the country’s history. We can only now be thankful there is video evidence to back up what has until recently has been known but ignored. RacismInAmerica

China must be laughing at the autocratic democracy. US politics in retrograde. Time to just shut down the MPD as a whole like they did in Camden and have the state police it. They have lost their credibility. His crew wasn’t arrested because they are white. We saw the footage live! If this is not crazy, I don’t know what is. Wtf

Meanwhile at the state capitol white protesters armed with assault rifles yell in the faces of cops without masks during a global pandemic. No reaction from the cops. Come on America. Trumps usa is the new china ! Hong Kong stands with Minneapolis hkstandswithmn Probably because they were recognized as fake news.

All those talking nonsense, spend just 5 minutes reading about fascism. This is how it started in Germany and Italy. America is doomed. You still think the US is 'on the way' to a dictatorship? Looks like you have long arrived. Freedom of the press in the Trump era. Did the rioters wear masks and social distance?

Because the police told them to move and they refused. Assume police have legitimate reason like safety unless proven otherwise. It is not a first amendment issue just because CNN could not get the camrra angle they wanted. We’re officially living in North Korea And so the path to dictatorship begins Bad optics. Bad idea. Bad move. It's like they're trying to be as dumb as possible.

The state police could have moved them or told them to move to a certain area. Minneapolis reconfirms that they have many issues to resolve. FreePressFreeThem I think its time that that someone brings Democracy in USA. This is really scary. America turned into a dictatorship, nobody's safe any more. No one cares about your fake reporting

This is the kind of thing that we normally see in crack pot dictatorship, not the do called leader of the free world! Complete abuse of their Gods given rights. Omar was arrested but the White CNN correspondent is treated fairly and left to film. In the video can hear him say who he is what he is doing and where do they want him. They violated the first amendment doing that & my god I was terrified about what could have happened to him.

Trump is cheering with two Big Macs and french fries stuffed in his mouth. Lows of low for this once great nation. That video pretty much sums it up. The reporter was very polite and respectful. These asshole cops are butthurt their building got burned and their boys or going to jail. thats a bit sketchy.

Couldn't be more BLACK & WHITE! One black journalist arrested & one white journalist; a block away from same news channel; not arrested. Black CNN journalist could not have been more courteous to law enforcement! THE DISCRIMNATION IS REALLY SO BLACK & WHITE!!! Yeah you do your job and got arrested because you were told to move and did not. Cry me a river people are dying over the riots and we are supposed to care that a reporter chose to defy an order and had to deal with the consequences. I've had enough of the stupid people today.

That's the best news I've heard in a long time arrest them all, sentenced to life in Venezuela Maybe this is one of those moments when fat, lazy, + ignorant white people realize how oppression really operates in this country. And omar clearly asked the poluce ,where they wanted them to go, mive to..FREEOMARCREW amyklobuchar

then you talk about Venezuela All men of color exposing their Wicked atrocities And Genocide. NICE! I wonder if they would have arrested them if it was a Fox News crew. This is Donald J trump all over it. Suspicious Man Hiding behind gas masks a Breaks Window & Starts Minneapolis Riots And Check this that goes with it

Fuck those racist pigs! That whole police force needs to be destroyed, and brought to Justice. Are there any police officers right now in Minneapolis that are disturbed by this? Then they should be doing something about this. Where are they! So now they violating constitutional right too And America has completed its transformation from Land of the Free to Fascism Supreme. Democracy has officially died

This is wrong MinneapolisPD do you now take direction from Trump Wow. Это неожиданно He a BLACK MAN!!!! Josh goes unbothered Why didn't they kneel on the correspondent's neck for a few minutes? Y'all hate China so much but your moving in the same direction!! There have to be charges against the police here or they will get worse. Are we waiting for a journalist to 'disappear' like in Putin's Russia? This notion must be exterminated now.

Unbelievable!!! Because freedom right?! Remind me again what foreign government is trying to take it away from us? Prey4Omar 😳😳😳 He asked multiple times where he should move and they didn't say a damn thing. They wanted to make an example out of CNN because the President hates bad press aka FAKE NEWS!!

Now you can be arrested in this country for carrying a camera and filming the police? I weep for my country. trump might've had that CNN reporter arrested... What don't these cops want on the record? Reporters have press passes for a reason. Trump should stay out, let democrats deal their own mess (riots) , and in nov the state of MN will be red

Cops getting rid of the camera crew before the killing of citizens. Fake news 🤦‍♂️😂 Absolutely disgusting. And thats exactly why theyre rioting But the white CNN crew was allowed to keep reporting live. And is still reporting. DID THEY NOT REALIZE THIS WAS BEING FILMED ignis_fatum Arresting a black reporter on live TV after a black man was horrifically murdered under custody of police is only going to add fuel to the fire. This is not the America I remember.

Why wasn’t the camera people arrested These police can't stand black people! We all should stand with our black brothers and sisters and hit the streets! Trump’s words continue to have consequences. “Please don’t be too nice”. But they won't arrest the fucking murderer! This is totally fucked... I can't believe a journalist is arrested for doing his job and a murderer is still free.

This is an attack against press freedom by the U.S Y’all now see why I didn’t want my kids growing up in a “racial jungle”? Whoopdy doo?! Shut down the flow of information first. The Chinese did something similar to that in Tiananmen Square. We all know what happened next. I SEE TRUMPS HAND IN THAT 28 May -Cop Setting Fire To Building Smashing Windows Inciting Riots In Minneapolis Cop Setting Fire To Building Smashing Windows Inciting Riots In Minneapolis

Fucking crazy as a white CNN reporter was not arrested!

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Surveillance video does not support police claims that George Floyd resisted arrestSurveillance video from outside a Minneapolis restaurant appears to contradict police claims that George Floyd resisted arrest before an officer knelt on his neck This should shock me, but it's not even that shocking to me anymore. Why haven’t they been arrested yet!! JusticeForGeorgeFloyd you don't have aright to kill a man😏

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