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

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

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

People were outraged when a black CNN reporter, Omar Jimenez, was arrested along with his crew while they were covering the protests in Minneapolis, while his white colleague, Josh Campbell, was not.

Early Friday morning, CNN reported that one of their correspondents had been taken into police custody along with two members of his reporting crew.




The arrest was captured on live TV, the footage from which shows Omar, along with producer Bill Kirkos and photojournalist Leonel Mendez, clearly identifying themselves as journalists. However, they were held in police custody for over an hour before being released.

According to HotNewHipHop, few hours after they were released from police custody, Omar and his crew returned to the streets to continue covering the riots. “And we’re back,” he tweeted.

Omar’s arrest was quite controversial after it reported that another CNN reporter, Josh Campbell, had also been covering the protests in Minneapolis at the same time. Josh, who is a white man, indicated that police had in fact approached him as well, but allowed him to continue reporting.

“I identified myself,” Josh explained. “They said, ‘OK, you’re permitted to be in the area.’ I was treated much differently than (Jimenez) was.” This difference in treatment lead many to believe Omar’s arrest was racially charged.




One they let walk away, one they took to jail,” 50 Cent wrote on his post, which shows a photo of Josh and a photo of Omar side-by-side. “This sh*t is sad.”

 

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one they let walk away,🤔one they took to jail. This shit is sad.#bransoncognac #lecheminduroi

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