Host of CNN’s “Legal View” Ashleigh Banfield asked a guest if the recent shooting of a black suspect by a black New Jersey police officer was being investigated as a “race-based action.” (VIDEO: CNN: Prison System Racist, ‘Akin To What Slavery Was’)
“By the way, on the right-hand side of the screen, it’s very dark and it’s very hard to make out the officer,” Banfield said, “But one of the questions I had was, is this being discussed as a race-based action?”
“Well, I don’t believe it is,” said CNN legal analyst Paul Callan, “because the officer involved is African-American. The passenger in the vehicle was African-American also.”
“The officer who shot this person dead was also African-American?” she pressed. (VIDEO: CNN Compares France’s Treatment Of Muslims With Ferguson)
“That’s correct,” Callan said.