CNN ‘Regrets’ Misleading Edit in Report on Racially Charged Milwaukee Police Shooting

NEW YORK (TheBlaze/AP) — CNN says it regrets leaving out a woman’s call for violence in the suburbs of Milwaukee following the fatal shooting of her brother by police in the city over the weekend.

Violence erupted in Milwaukee on Saturday following the shooting of 23-year-old Sylville Smith. Police say he had a gun in his hand when he turned toward the officer, who opened fire. His sister, Sherelle Smith, spoke to reporters Sunday, calling for peace in the city, saying “don’t bring the violence here and the ignorance here” before suggesting people should take the violence to the suburbs.

Image source: WITI-TV
Image source: WITI-TV

But a report that aired on CNN on Monday only included Smith condemning the violence. The report left out Smith telling protesters to “take that s**t to the suburbs. Burn that s**t down!”

Users immediately took to Twitter, slamming the cable news channel for its misleading report.

CNN anchor Carol Costello said on-air Wednesday that she regrets that the second part of Smith’s statement was left out.

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