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CNN, CBS Spotlight Black Police Capturing Victims

CNN, CBS Spotlight Black Police Capturing Victims, Ignore Different Races

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Within the ultimate week of 2020, because the media have coated the disturbing case of an unarmed black man, Andre Hill, who was later killed by a police officer in Columbus, Ohio, CNN and CBS have each offered deceptive statistics on the variety of African People who’ve been killed by cops since George Floyd’s demise from Could.

On Monday, two CNN exhibits — New Day and CNN Tonight — gave liberal civil rights lawyer Benjamin Crump a discussion board to quote stories on the variety of blacks killed by cops since Could without mentioning that the majority killed have been from different racial teams in the identical time interval. Blacks are killed the next price in police incidents, however extra many extra whites are killed (and are usually thought of as not newsworthy).

On Wednesday, CBS This Morning ran one other report during which fill-in co-host Jericka Duncan cited stories that greater than 100 blacks have been killed since Could, once more without mentioning the numbers that included another racial team.

As Crump appeared as a visitor on New Day, he complained:

And we we’re demanding that the opposite police bodycam video be launched so the world can see that they proceed to indicate disrespect to unarmed black folks in 2020 after seeing George Floyd — after seeing Jacob Blake Jr. — after seeing Ahmaud Arbery — what number of extra black folks would die in 2020 earlier than we are saying, “Sufficient is sufficient.” That is 96 black folks since George Floyd was killed on Could 25th which were killed by the police.

Co-host Alisyn Camerota requested for clarification as she adopted up: “So, simply so I am clear on that, you already know, you are saying 96 unarmed black folks which were shot since George Floyd?”

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Crump vaguely appeared to concede that a number of the circumstances he cited weren’t essentially unarmed as he responded: “We all know The Guardian has mentioned 96 black folks — black women and men — and there could also be totally different circumstances, however, we all know that quantity, throughout a pandemic, is simply stunning if you concentrate on George Floyd was purported to be the turning level the place we stopped this…”

On the identical day’s CNN Tonight, Crump made one other look and gave a barely decrease quantity, however nonetheless with out the context of together with different racial teams: “Now, you see what occurs to Andre Hill three days earlier than Christmas, Don. I imply, an unarmed black man holding a cellular phone — 76 black folks have been killed by the police since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis on Could 25, 2020.”

Don Lemon made no problem to his visitor’s claims because the CNN host adopted up: “What does reaching justice appear like on this case, Ben?”

And on the following morning, CBS’s Jericka Duncan cited a distinct supply in a report on the Andre Hill killing: “In accordance with data, for the reason that day after George Floyd’s demise again in Could, greater than 100 black folks have been killed by the police.”

However, the Washington Publish database of lethal police shootings finds that, out of a complete of 981 police capturing deaths that it has recorded for all of 2020, the variety of whites was a minimum of 432 (44 p.c), together with 223 blacks (23 p.c), 155 Hispanics (16 p.c), 22 of different races, and 149 of undetermined race.

The entire quantity categorized as unarmed stands at 40, which incorporates 17 whites, 13 blacks, six Hispanics, one Asian, and three of undetermined race.

We discovered CNN’s New Day has notably solely highlighted one instance of a white police capturing sufferer all 12 months, and that was a 16-year-old case from 2004 that was given consideration to undermine the police division in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the place Jacob Blake was extra lately killed.

The episode of CBS This Morning was sponsored partly by Cadillac. Their contact data is linked.

Transcripts comply with:

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New Day

December 28, 2020

7:42 a.m. Japanese

BENJAMIN CRUMP, CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY: And we we’re demanding that the opposite police bodycam video be launched so the world can see that they proceed to indicate disrespect to unarmed black folks in 2020 after seeing George Floyd — after seeing Jacob Blake Jr. — after seeing Ahmaud Arbery — what number of extra black folks would die in 2020 earlier than we are saying, “Sufficient is sufficient.” That is 96 black folks since George Floyd was killed on Could 25th which were killed by the police.

ALISYN CAMEROTA: So, simply so I am clear on that, you already know, you are saying 96 unarmed black folks which were shot since George Floyd?

CRUMP: We all know The Guardian has mentioned 96 black folks — black women and men — and there could also be totally different circumstances, however we all know that quantity, throughout a pandemic, is simply stunning if you concentrate on George Floyd was purported to be the turning level the place we stopped this, and the truth that Andre Hill had a Black Lives Matter t-shirt that had “Justice for George Floyd” on it when he was shot.

(…)

CNN Tonight

December 28, 2020

10:55 p.m.

BENJAMIN CRUMP, CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY: Now, you see what occurs to Andre Hill three days earlier than Christmas, Don. I imply, an unarmed black man holding a cellular phone — 76 black folks have been killed by the police since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis on Could 25, 2020. And, Don, all of us thought that was going to be a turning level the place this would not occur, however, but, what number of extra black folks must be killed earlier than the 12 months 2020 ends?

DON LEMON: What does reaching justice appear like on this case, Ben?

(…)

CBS This Morning

December 29, 2020

7:17 a.m.

BENJAMIN CRUMP, CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY: George Floyd was purported to be the turning level the place we noticed these killings come down.

JERICKA DUNCAN: In accordance with data, for the reason that day after George Floyd’s demise again in Could, greater than 100 black folks have been killed by the police.

CRUMP: And what’s so ironic is the truth that Andre Hill was carrying a Black Lives Matter shirt and had an image of George Floyd on it when he was shot and killed by these cops.

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