Bill O'Reilly Declares “There Isn't An Epidemic Of Blacks Being Gunned Down By Police”

O'Reilly: “The Media Sensationalizes Every Videotape [Where] A Minority Is Being Abused By Police”

From the July 13 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

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BILL O'REILLY (HOST): The facts that we just presented show that there isn't an epidemic of blacks being gunned down by police, that whites are far more likely to be killed by police than blacks. Now, isn't part of the perception though -- and I agree with you, that the media sensationalizes every videotape that a minority is being abused by police, and they ignore when a white person is being abused by police, or allegedly.

But isn't it true that millions of black Americans have had bad relations at one time or another in their own personal lives with the cops, so that they are much more inclined to want to believe this?

HEATHER MAC DONALD: Well, it is certainly true that we have a very bad history in this country of racism and policing, and that memory takes a long time to die out. There has been complicity on the part of the police in Jim crow, segregation, slavery. But I'm not so sure that we have millions of people with unjustified encounters with the police.


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