O'Reilly: Martin Luther King Would Not Support Black Lives Matter Movement

Bill O'Reilly: What Is Happening With Cops Shooting Blacks Is "Cause And Effect” Due To Black Crime

From the July 11 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

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BILL O'REILLY (HOST): Skin color is a very personal situation. Every one of my black friends has felt diminished at times because of their complexions. It's wrong, there is no excuse for it, but it happens in every country. Enter American law enforcement, which is now under siege for allegedly treating black Americans more harshly than white Americans.

Talking Points does not believe, does not believe there is a designed campaign of prejudice. What is happening here is cause and effect. Because black Americans commit far more crimes proportionately than whites or other ethnic groups, they come into contact with police more often, and that contact sometimes turns volatile.

However, the key stat in the USA is that less than 2 percent of all police civilian interactions result in any kind of physical confrontation. That's extremely low. The issue of incarceration, again, deals with crime. The inner city drug traffic and the violence that comes along with that has put American police agencies and law abiding citizens in a dangerous place.

It's no surprise that black and Hispanic drug traffickers are arrested and incarcerated. No surprise. Their numbers are greater proportionally than white drug traffickers.


With all due respect to President Obama, well-meaning activists do not associate themselves with a group that often commits violent acts, and encourages violence through irresponsible rhetoric. Dr. King would not participate in a Black Lives Matter protest.  


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