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Fri May 29, 2020, 07:43 AM

Breaking: CNN crew released from custody in Minneapolis

Source: CNN

CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez and his crew have been released from police custody.

Jimenez, along with producer Bill Kirkos and photojournalist Leonel Mendez, were arrested shortly after 6 a.m. ET live on CNN air, while reporting on the protests in Minneapolis.

The team was released from the Hennepin County Public Safety facility in downtown Minneapolis just a few minutes ago.

Further:

Minnesota governor apologizes for arrest of CNN team

CNN president Jeff Zucker spoke with the governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz on Friday morning, following the arrest of CNN's team in Minneapolis,

Walz said he "deeply apologizes" for what happened and is working to have the CNN team released immediately.

Walz described the arrests as "unacceptable," said CNN's team clearly has the right to be there, and said he wants the media to be in Minnesota to cover the protests.



Read more: https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/george-floyd-protest-updates-05-28-20/index.html



News is fast and furious - this is TWO combined CNN breaking news stories (under same link)

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Reply Breaking: CNN crew released from custody in Minneapolis (Original post)
George II May 29 OP
MrModerate May 29 #1
sarge43 May 29 #2
IronLionZion May 29 #3
SergeStorms May 29 #17
IronLionZion May 29 #18
ananda May 29 #4
DURHAM D May 29 #6
ananda May 29 #22
George II May 29 #9
azureblue May 29 #12
geardaddy May 29 #14
ananda May 29 #23
geardaddy May 29 #13
Dustlawyer May 29 #5
NoRoadUntravelled May 29 #8
ancianita May 29 #10
NoRoadUntravelled May 29 #7
mchill May 29 #11
NoRoadUntravelled May 29 #21
bucolic_frolic May 29 #15
George II May 29 #16
flibbitygiblets May 29 #19
roamer65 May 29 #20

Response to George II (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 07:50 AM

1. So Minnesota state cops WANT people to think they're stupid? How's that work? n/t

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Response to MrModerate (Reply #1)

Fri May 29, 2020, 08:30 AM

2. If that's the goal, they're definitely doing a good job. n/t

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 08:34 AM

3. Minnesota may be losing it's liberal reputation

unless they can isolate this as only their local police are fascist idiots.

State Attorney General Keith Ellison (and former DNC co-chair) is looking to charge the 4 officers who killed George Floyd with something that will stick. Since most lawyers understand they would get away with murder, it has to be something else.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #3)

Fri May 29, 2020, 11:18 AM

17. Chauvin has been cleared...

in his other racist escapades as a Police Officer in Minneapolis. This isn't Chauvin's first barn dance as a racist, reactionary jack-booted thug. I imagine it was because of "technicalities". They want to make sure there aren't any "technicalities" this time. At least I hope that's what's taking all this time for him to be arrested. Chauvin must go down for this, and if he doesn't, this country is going to burn. That's exactly what Donald J. Trump is hoping for. Just my opinion.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #17)

Fri May 29, 2020, 11:21 AM

18. Amy Klobuchar was reluctant to prosecute police brutality

I'm hoping Keith Ellison won't hesitate to do the right thing

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 08:49 AM

4. Klobuchar was once chief prosecutor in MN.

She had much to do with making Minnesota cops untouchable when she was the state's chief prosecutor, refusing to bring charges against some two dozen officers who killed civilians while on duty including one of the cops involved here.

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Response to ananda (Reply #4)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:07 AM

6. This is not true. nt

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #6)

Fri May 29, 2020, 06:29 PM

22. Well, consider this.

The decision came after she'd been elected to the Senate true, but Chauvin's first killing came while she was still Hennepin County DA, and her spin notwithstanding she did decline to prosecute in two dozen cases of police killings of citizens. That's not rumors citrculating on the internet. That's from The Washington Post.

At the same time, Klobuchar was aggressively going after perpetrators of crimes like vandalism, asking for longer than normal sentences for small felonies and juvenile crime. She said Guiliani's Broken Windows Theory was correct, and ran on a zero tolerance policy towards non-violent crimes. And sure the system is the real culprit, but that doesn't exonerate those who play it for all they can get and ride it to higher office.

Even now she uses copaganda euphemisms like "officer involved death". BTW Kamala Harris has this kind of baggage as well from her time as SF DA. Admittedly, she is one hell of a lot smarter than Klobuchar, but just as dangerous a choice as the Minnesota bluedog. Biden had best pick Warren if he wants to win.

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Response to ananda (Reply #4)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:48 AM

9. She was the prosecutor for Hennepin County, not the entire state.

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Response to ananda (Reply #4)

Fri May 29, 2020, 10:42 AM

12. You Lie

NT

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Response to azureblue (Reply #12)

Fri May 29, 2020, 06:30 PM

23. I'll repeat this.

The decision came after she'd been elected to the Senate true, but Chauvin's first killing came while she was still Hennepin County DA, and her spin notwithstanding she did decline to prosecute in two dozen cases of police killings of citizens. That's not rumors citrculating on the internet. That's from The Washington Post.

At the same time, Klobuchar was aggressively going after perpetrators of crimes like vandalism, asking for longer than normal sentences for small felonies and juvenile crime. She said Guiliani's Broken Windows Theory was correct, and ran on a zero tolerance policy towards non-violent crimes. And sure the system is the real culprit, but that doesn't exonerate those who play it for all they can get and ride it to higher office.

Even now she uses copaganda euphemisms like "officer involved death". BTW Kamala Harris has this kind of baggage as well from her time as SF DA. Admittedly, she is one hell of a lot smarter than Klobuchar, but just as dangerous a choice as the Minnesota bluedog. Biden had best pick Warren if he wants to win.

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Response to ananda (Reply #4)

Fri May 29, 2020, 10:50 AM

13. Not state prosecutor

Hennepin County Attorney. You are correct however that she didn't prosecute Derek Chauvin for previous incidents.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:01 AM

5. Due to the close ties and working relationship it never made any sense to

have the police accused of wrong doing prosecuted by the local DAís office. Each state needs a special prosecutorís office to only investigate and prosecute cops in their state. Only then will there be justice in these situations.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #5)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:11 AM

8. Excellent point.

Your idea would work so much better for many reasons.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #5)

Fri May 29, 2020, 10:17 AM

10. Excellent idea.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:09 AM

7. Minnesota has much to apologize for lately.

It looks like Minnesota Law Enforcement is in a contest to win tRump's favor by killing a Black man in cold blood and then arresting journalists who report on the resulting demonstrations exhibiting the community's frustration and anger.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Reply #7)

Fri May 29, 2020, 10:27 AM

11. Is it too much to add

An African-American journalist who works for CNN.

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Response to mchill (Reply #11)

Fri May 29, 2020, 06:18 PM

21. They actually arrested the entire crew.

Had they arrested only the POC on the crew then definitely, it would have made a difference.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 11:14 AM

15. A locked up film crew creates no film

pretty obvious

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #15)

Fri May 29, 2020, 11:17 AM

16. The funny thing is that they forgot to turn off the camera, they've got lots of video....

....of the inside of the trunk.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:16 PM

19. Charged with ? Reporting while black? They claimed they didn't know he was with CNN, seriously?

We could see Omar live on TV, showing his press pass to the police very calmly and respectfully. What, they've never heard of a black reporter? All they had to do was look on CNN and see themselves in real time.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:31 PM

20. Arresting the CNN reporter showed just how easy it is.

Iím sure a lot of people are now thinking why arenít the ex-cops under arrest.

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