And the pointed commentary comes as police appear to be deliberately targeting reporters covering the unrest on the ground.
Cooper said he wanted to discuss the: “President of Law and Order, which is how he pronounced himself. He claimed a power he doesn’t really have: He can’t send the military into every state; that’s not law and order. What the president doesn’t seem to know or care is that the vast majority of those protesting — they, too, are calling for law and order. A black man killed with four officers holding him down, a knee to the neck for more than eight minutes, nearly three minutes of which he was no longer conscious for? That’s not law and order. That’s murder. Stopping and frisking a young black man simply because he’s a black man? That’s not law and order.”
“The President seems to think that dominating black people, dominating peaceful protesters, is law and order – it’s not. He calls them thugs – who’s the thug here? Hiding in a bunker, hiding behind a suit, who is the thug? People have waited for days for this wannabe wartime president to say something, and this is what he says, and that is what he does?”
Most footage I’ve seen from the protests makes it seem like journalists are being specifically targeted by the police. I feel extremely uneasy that the press is being treated this way. Silencing the media is censorship and an attack on our rights. https://t.co/RM0tmr5xQy