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CNN's Bakari Sellers Calls Cops Out for Arresting Black Reporter and Not White Reporter: ‘They Are a Block Apart'

Added 05-29-20 08:34:02am EST - “CNN commentator Bakari Sellers called out police in Minneapolis over the arrest of Omar Jimenez on live television, noting that Jimenez was complying with the cops, and that a white CNN reporter was n” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “CNN's Bakari Sellers Calls Cops Out for Arresting Black Reporter and Not White Reporter: 'They Are a Block Apart'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

CNN commentator Bakari Sellers called out police in Minneapolis over the arrest of Omar Jimenez on live television, noting that Jimenez was complying with the cops, and that a white CNN reporter was not arrested.

Viewers got an intense dose of reality Friday morning when Jimenez and his entire crew were arrested on camera, despite complying with the Minnesota State Patrol’s directions and pleading with them for guidance.

Minutes later, as the Jimenez crew’s camera continued to roll following their arrest, CNN correspondent Josh Campbell called in from the scene to report on the aftermath of that arrest.

In reacting to the arrest shortly thereafter, Sellers pointed out how that disparity in treatment illustrates the tensions at the heart of the issue.

When co-anchor Alisyn Camerota called the police’s actions “inexplicable,” Sellers told her “It’s inexplicable until you realize that they just killed a black man on the street not long ago, and you know I don’t want to say that it’s a lie, but it’s a lie.”

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