O’Reilly ➠ ‘Police Are Not Hunting Down Black Men’ To Kill Them
In tonight’s Talking Points Memo, Bill O’Reilly weighed in on the anti-police movement in America.
A group called the Stop Mass Incarceration Network held protests yesterday in cities across the country, including New York, Oakland and Los Angeles.
O’Reilly said that the group suggested that all Americans protest “the injustice of mass incarceration and police brutality.”
He stated that the “anti-police call was not exactly heeded,” since only 400 people came out to protest in New York yesterday.
“The reason is the vast majority of Americans understand that most of the nation’s 1.2 million law enforcement agents are good people who risk their lives to protect the innocent,” he said. “But with high-tech now capturing dubious incidents, it is easy for cop-haters to demonize the entire law enforcement community.”
He said that any form of police misconduct now becomes a national story and that police training must improve to ensure that deadly force is used only in extreme situations.
“The Factor” host also slammed Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts for making “a career of exploiting grievance, whether it’s legitimate or not.”
“American police are not hunting down black men in order to kill them,” O’Reilly stated. “Yes, there is police abuse and it must be punished. There’s no excuse for it. But no, America is not a place where minority people are targets of organized injustice.”