On CNN Friday, reporter Martin Savidge scrutinized the claims made by Ahmaud Arbery’s killers that they were just trying to protect the neighborhood.
“Another key aspect of this is going to be the basis of the defendants’ attention here, which they say a series of burglaries for which this man fit the description — what can you tell us about burglaries in the area, knowledge of the same, and a description of potential assailant?”
“Well, Gregory McMichael, who is of course former law enforcement, first thing he begins telling the officers when they arrive on scene after horrific shooting, says they were in hot pursuit of the suspect because of a series of break-ins in the neighborhood,” said Savidge. “This is a perception even some callers to 911 had said, so we went looking into the police records to find the reports about all the break-ins. You don’t find them. There’s one reported theft that occurred on New Year’s Day, a gun taken out of an unlocked pickup, that belonged, by the way, to the McMichaels.”
“So when you hear this depiction there was this sense this was a neighborhood victimized by crime time and time again, it simply isn’t verified by police records or reports,” said Savidge.
Trump ‘is trying to take his revenge’ on Jeff Sessions for not doing ‘his personal bidding’ while AG: CNN’s Toobin
President Donald Trump over the weekend once again attacked the man whom he appointed as his first attorney general because he recused himself from the Russia investigation in early 2017.
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said on Monday that the president doesn't seem to care that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions would be a strong ally on issues like immigration if he won back his old Senate seat, and is instead focused on making him pay for not shutting down the Russia probe right from the start.
Trump’s Memorial Day weekend meltdown shows he’s ‘all impulse — no self control’: CNN’s John Avlon
President Donald Trump spent his Memorial Day weekend angrily lashing out at his enemies while promoting unhinged conspiracy theories that baselessly accuse MSNBC host Joe Scarborough of murdering a former intern.
However, CNN's John Avlon on Monday warned against believing that Trump's tantrums are part of some grand campaign strategy, and should instead be understood as a series of impulsive outbursts.
South Carolina beachgoer demands Asian-American CNN reporter ‘get out of his country’
A CNN reporter faced intolerance over her face mask and ethnicity at beaches in the South over the weekend.
CNN's Natasha Chen said that she was interviewing the mayor of Tybee Island on Saturday when she was jeered for wearing a face covering.
"Somebody saw us and the mayor and I were both wearing masks and they yelled at us to take them off," Chen recalled on Sunday. "Somebody claimed that sunlight is the best disinfectant."
In a subsequent report, Chen revealed that she had also been harassed while working in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
"Within the past hour, there was a person who was not happy with what we were covering," Chen said. "We've been talking to people -- who have all been really nice, by the way -- talking to us about how they're social distancing, what they're seeing with the crowds on the beach, but this person didn't like it."