In a report about the rioting in Milwaukee airing on CNN, the network selectively edited the footage of the sister of an armed man shot by police to make it seem like she simply called for peace, when in-fact she also called for violence.
In the segment airing on Monday’s “CNN Newsroom,” with correspondent Ana Cabrera, her report portrayed the protesters as peaceful, holding a vigil “marked by prayers.” (RELATED: Milwaukee Rioters Hunt Down, Attack Whites [VIDEO])Cabrara then said the deceased’s sister was “calling for peace” followed by a brief clip where she said, “don’t bring the violence here and the ignorance here.” (RELATED: White Reporter Pulls Out Of Milwaukee Because Of Racial Threats [VIDEO])
Media watchdog Newsbusters notes that Sherelle Smith, the victim’s sisters also called for violence. (RELATED: Sheriff David Clarke Calls In National Guard To Keep Peace In Milwaukee [VIDEO])
Smith said, “Burnin down shit ain’t going to help nothin! Y’all burnin’ down shit we need in our community. Take that shit to the suburbs. Burn that shit down! We need our shit! We need our weaves. I don’t wear it. But we need it.” (RELATED: Sheriff David Clarke: The ‘Law Of The Jungle’ Took Over In Milwaukee Due To ‘Progressive Policies’)
Here is the clip where Smith is calling for violence.
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In a statement provided to Mediaite, CNN said, “An earlier version of this story mischaracterized what the victim’s sister was trying to convey. She was calling for peace in her community, urging the protesters to go elsewhere.”
The post on CNN’s website has been updated to as well to include Smith’s full comments.