While covering a local protest of George Zimmerman’s Saturday acquittal in Crenshaw, California, a CBS reporter and photographer were assaulted. Reporter Dave Bryan was in the middle of a recorded interview with a protester when two unidentified men came up behind him and assaulted Bryan and his crew. CBS LA reports that “the crew was treated for minor injuries.”
The Los Angeles Police are investigating the assault.
This is yet another apparent incident of violence attached to the Zimmerman protests that the national media are all but ignoring. This clip came to me via a tip from Gwilym Mcgraw on Twitter. Other incidents of violence, including the of halting freeway traffic (which is very dangerous) and the raiding of a Walmart, do not seem to interest a media currently obsessed with every other aspect of the Zimmerman trial.
The media are normally just as obsessed with themselves as the Zimmerman case.
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