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@OmarJimenezWBAL is being praised for having poise & he is very worthy of that praise. But, did he really have a choice? Do most black folks have a choice in moments like that? Is it safe to voice even justified concern when authority figures have decided you are a problem?
You don’t get to make the rules about how oppressed people rebel after you murder an unarmed Black man in cold blood and give badges to white supremacists and call them the law.
Minnesota police arrested CNN reporter Omar Jimenez and his crew live on-air early Friday morning after they had clearly identified themselves as press and repeatedly offered to move. The crew was released later in the morning after Minnesota’s governor personally intervened
Police officials claim they made the arrest of the CNN crew because the reporters allegedly did not move when asked to. Live footage, however, shows Omar Jimenez, a reporter for CNN who is black, politely telling police officers that they were complying
With cities burning, police murdering, billionaires looting, one in four jobless, 100,000 dead, journalists being arrested, and a president calling for the shuttering of media, the curbing of voting, and violence against citizens, it is clear: America, to endure, must be remade.