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May 29, 2020

‘Wherever You Want Us We Will Go’: Chilling Video of CNN Reporter Being Arrested – Cops Say They Were ‘Restoring Order’

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Death, Fascism, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 12:30

‘Wherever You Want Us We Will Go’: Chilling Video of CNN Reporter Being Arrested – Cops Say They Were ‘Restoring Order’

Just after 6 AM ET, while reporting on the protests in Minneapolis CNN reporter Omar Jimenez and three of his crew members were arrested by Minnesota State Police, live, while they were broadcasting on-air. They identified themselves as members of the media and offered to move if they were in the way.

“We can move back to where you’d like. We are live on the air at the moment,” Jimenez told the troopers on camera. “Just put us back where you want us, just let us know, we are getting out of your way.”

“This is the four of us, we are one team. Just put us back where you want us, we are getting out of your way. Just let us know.”

“Wherever you want us we will go,” he repeated. “Just let us know and we got you.”

Jimenez goes back to very calmly reporting what’s been happening, despite being surrounded by at dozens of armed police officers in riot gear.

“You’re under arrest,” he is told by a Minnesota State Police officer.

“OK,” he responds, still live on-air. “Do you mind telling me why I’m under arrest, sir?”

“Why am I under arrest, sir?” he asks again, as he is handcuffed.

He was escorted away.

He was arrested for reporting while black, and making the police look bad.   In most cases a POC who makes the police look bad is a capital office and they get the death penalty right then and there.   Hugs

 As many noted on Twitter, police have still not arrested the four police officers who are responsible for the on-camera killing of George Floyd.

 

4 Comments »

  1. I “liked” this only because you’ve shared it. I DO NOT like what happened. The bias in this country is getting totally out-of-hand. But what can you expect when our “leader” is one of the worst?

    In any case, I’m glad the incident is being given nation-wide attention.

    Liked by 2 people

    Comment by Nan — May 29, 2020 @ 14:07

    • Hello Nan. Thank you. I shared the same story from three different sources and each time more information came out that the arrest was racially motivated. I think their are people of means who want the US to be the old South Africa. Those people looked at apartheid and admired it. They want apartheid for the US. The sad fact is with Stephen Miller in the ear of tRump, it could come very close to happening. Already LGBTQ rights are being rolled back. I read about an atheist couple denied a marriage certificate because the clerk demanded they get a religious ceremony even though the law said they did not need to. Shades of Kim Davis. This country is at a very dangerous tipping point. Very dangerous. Sadly I don’t think these people will simply shrink back and go away , I think they will keep pushing until they are totally defeated. Hugs

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by Scottie — May 29, 2020 @ 15:32

    • I feel like you, Nan. I just hope some more people can watch this video and realize that yes, racism exists here.

      Liked by 2 people

      Comment by Brendan Birth — May 29, 2020 @ 22:54

      • Hello Brendan. Please be safe, you and your family. Things are going to get worse if the haters have their way. They want the race war, they have tried for years to start one. They some how think that recreating South African style apartheid is a good thing. I don’t understand them and their idea is horrendous, but they want it badly and are willing to kill to get it. I was stunned to listen to Trevor Noah talk about his childhood and how just him being alive was a crime. How he had to be hidden growing up. Sickening. Hugs

        Liked by 1 person

        Comment by Scottie — May 30, 2020 @ 06:56


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