CNN's Ashleigh Banfield was very relieved to discover that Straight Outta Compton opened this weekend and there was no violence. What's that about, Ashleigh?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems to me the movie theater shootings have been at the hands of white people, right? So why are we worried about violence, again? Oh, maybe because the cops dropped bugs in the ears of certain press people suggesting there might be a higher risk of violence?
CNN host Ashleigh Banfield reported, “Some movie theaters were worried about violence whenStraight Outta Compton hit the screen. Instead, it only led to longer lines, ticket lines and some big money, too.”
Costello brought on CNN law enforcement analyst Cedric Alexander to discuss the reaction to the film. “There are some police organizations that are calling on people — members and maybe even beyond their members — not to see this movie because of the message they think it sends,” said Alexander, who was a police officer in the 1980s when the group’s hits first came out. “We really have to get away from this whole ‘f the police’ to ‘support the police.'”
The film tells the story of the group N.W.A., a group from Compton, California that was highly influential in the early days of hip-hop, and included several members that are still famous today, including Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, who also produced the film.
You'd think CNN still ran their news division straight outta Atlanta or something.