The segment also included 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. We really have to get away from this whole ‘f the police’ to ‘support the police.’
See the full segment below.
Check out a few Tweets, criticizing the segment.
CNN surprised Straight Outta Compton had long lines but no violence. Black people actually go to movies to watch them.
— julius swerving (@ShowMeYoTWITTIE) August 18, 2015
“Hip Hop Film had long lines, no violence” -CNN on Debut of Straight Outta Compton…. Really CNN REALLY?
— Kayleane_ (@kayleane__) August 17, 2015
Cnn’s headline right now “Hip Hop film had long lines no violence”. A telling phrase isn’t it? #StraightOuttaCompton
— ThynkfreeYo (@Thynkfree85) August 17, 2015
Watching @CNN and they are reporting no violence occurred during the opening week for Straight Outta Compton. Why is that expected?
— Spence Whitney (@SpenceWhitney) August 17, 2015
P.S. Did you find the segment offensive or are people being overly sensitive? [Twitter, ThinkProgress]