50 Cent Reacts To Black CNN Reporter's Arrest During Minneapolis Protests

Written by on May 29, 2020

50 Cent, like many others, is outraged {that a} black CNN reporter, Omar Jimenez, was arrested alongside together with his crew whereas they have been protecting the protests in Minneapolis, whereas his white colleague, Josh Campbell, was not. Early Friday morning (Could 29th), CNN reported that one in every of their correspondents had been taken into police custody together with two members of his reporting crew.

The arrest was captured on reside tv, the footage from which reveals Omar, together with producer Invoice Kirkos and photojournalist Leonel Mendez, clearly figuring out themselves as journalists. Nonetheless, they have been held in police custody for over an hour earlier than being launched. Gov. Tim Walz later apologized for the mindless arrest, insisting that it ought to by no means have occurred.

The arrest of Omar and his crew was upsetting sufficient, however it was delivered to the general public’s consideration that one other CNN reporter, Josh Campbell, had additionally been protecting the protests in Minneapolis on the identical time. Josh, who’s a white man, indicated that police had in truth approached him as properly, however allowed him to proceed reporting. “I recognized myself,” Josh recalled. “They stated, ‘OK, you are permitted to be within the space.’ I used to be handled a lot in a different way than (Jimenez) was.” This distinction in therapy lead many to consider Omar’s arrest was racially charged, together with Fif.

“One they let stroll away, one they took to jail,” 50 wrote on his put up, which reveals a photograph of Josh and a photograph of Omar side-by-side. “This sh*t is gloomy.” Following the arrest, CNN political analyst Bakari Sellers commented on the important function that race performed within the scenario. “We now have a white reporter on the bottom, and we’ve a brown reporter on the bottom,” Bakari famous. “They’re a block aside. The brown reporter is arrested and the white reporter is telling us what’s taking place. We noticed a reporter who’s educated, who’s brown, who’s doing his job higher than anyone … (who) was in hurt’s means, letting the American folks see what is going on on, on the bottom. He complied. He stated he would transfer…You nearly should snort to not simply be livid.”

A couple of hours after they have been launched from police custody, Omar and his crew returned to the streets to proceed protecting the riots. “And we’re again,” he tweeted.

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