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White Bigot Arrested for Threatening to Murder CNN Staff

HeadlineJan 24, 2018
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Back in the United States, in Michigan, authorities arrested a 19-year-old white man named Brandon Griesemer after he reportedly called CNN’s headquarters nearly two dozen times threatening to murder workers and using slurs to insult African Americans and Jews. His threats reportedly included saying, “Fake news. I’m coming to gun you all down. I am on my way right now to gun the f—ing CNN cast down.” He was arrested and charged on Friday. But as journalist Shaun King notes, he was released only hours later on bail, despite the fact that Griesemer has admitted to also making threatening and insulting calls to a Michigan Islamic Center only a few months ago. As Shaun King writes in The Intercept, “Griesemer, you see, is a dangerous bigot, but he is also white. And because of his whiteness, he is already free on just $10,000 bond.”

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