President Trump takes his denigration of America's free press to an international platform. Safety concerns for CNN staff surface as threats are received against reporters and their families. Rachel…More
"These arrests took place for no fathomable reason...For us @PENAmerica, where we routinely document the arrest and imprisonment of writers and journalists worldwide, the action was eerily familiar, but something we expect to see in authoritarian states." https://pen.org/press-release/cnn-arrests-took-place-for-no-fathomable-reason/
Here's what Obama said after journalists were arrested in Ferguson in 2014: "Our constitutional rights to speak freely, to assemble, and to report in the press must be vigilantly safeguarded, especially in moments like these."
This is not America. Never thought I would see a US reporter, @CNN's @OmarJimenez calmly reporting the news while he is grabbed, arrested and cuffed by @MinneapolisPD who then arrest his producer and cameraman https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/29/us/minneapolis-cnn-crew-arrested/index.html?fbclid=IwAR3hnheiChMlrJ57hgZPsat-SPtkkhnrLvjGOuM5wmk62Kuv86meoxO-Kk0