Who else thinks the only reason this reporter was arrested is because he had the wrong skin color somewhere in the vicinity of a Trump rally? It seems that reporting on a Trump campaign is becoming a hazardous occupation these days.
CBS News reporter Sopan Deb was arrested Friday night while covering protests surrounding Donald Trump's canceled rally in Chicago.
Deb, who has covered the Republican presidential front-runner's candidacy since last summer, was filming video of a man whose face was bloody and lying on the ground near police at the time of his arrest, according to a "CBS This Morning" report Saturday.
"Deb continued to roll as police kept watch," the CBS report noted. "Without warning, Deb was grabbed from behind and thrown to the ground."
A police officer placed his boot on Deb's neck to keep him in place on the ground, according to the account he provided his network.
Illinois State Police charged Deb with resisting arrest though the network reported that neither his video, nor that of a nearby film crew, showed any sign of resistance. The reporter can also be seen on video identifying himself as a credentialed member of the media.
Deb later recovered his camera, which was left on the ground as police arrested him. His arrest was also captured on Fox News during its coverage outside the venue at the University of Illinois.