Bradley Beal took to Twitter on Friday to express concern over the arrest of CNN's Omar Jimenez while covering the unrest in Minneapolis on Thursday night.
"We arresting reporters and not the cop? Okay," Beal wrote.
We arresting reporters and not the cop? Okay https://t.co/2duHOR1WBZ— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) May 29, 2020
Jimenez and his crew were detained while covering the response to the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody after a police officer kept his knee on his neck for several minutes. His death has sparked massive unrest in Minneapolis. Beal is one of many athletes to speak out about the death - on a conference call earlier this week, Ravens' Ronnie Stanley told reporters of Floyd's death:
“It’s something that obviously it’s pretty easy to see what’s happening. Hopefully justice prevails in this case. It’s really sad to see. I really feel bad for him, his family and his loved ones. I’m keeping them in my prayers.”
A number of other NBA players have also spoken out. LeBron James posted a photo of himself wearing an "I Can't Breathe" shirt, which he and a number of other players wore in response to Eric Garner's death in New York in 2014. "Still," he wrote in the Instagram caption.
Earlier this week, Beal also tweeted this about Floyd's death:
Knee on my man neck!!! When does it stop?— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) May 27, 2020
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