O'Reilly: Who Is the Biggest Loser in the Baltimore Riots?
In his Talking Points Memo, Bill O'Reilly said that the "African American community is the [biggest] loser in the Baltimore riots."
"The Factor" host said that the unemployment numbers for blacks stands at 10 percent and the overall unemployment number is 5.5 percent in the country.
African Americans make up 63 percent of the city's population, with 8.4 percent of them unemployed.
O'Reilly noted that blacks control Baltimore, since there is a black mayor and a majority of the council members are black.
"Despite that, 24 percent of Baltimore residents live below the poverty line...So you can see, despite African Americans controlling Baltimore, the city is not prospering," O'Reilly stated.
He asserted that it is not racial persecution that is the problem, but "personal behavior" is really the issue at hand here.
O'Reilly stated that Baltimore has the fifth highest murder rate in the country. He said that 90 percent of homicide victims, 90 percent of murder suspects and 90 percent of those arrested for robbery are all black.
"With so many African Americans committing crimes, there's going to be tension between the cops and the community. It's inevitable," O'Reilly said. "Honest people know that and most African Americans in Baltimore, I believe, are sickened by what is happening there."
O'Reilly remarked that "the [biggest] loser in the Baltimore riots are those that live in the poor neighborhoods, primarily African Americans."
"These idiotic thugs, rioting and looting, are hurting their own people," O'Reilly said. "And because the entire world sees pictures of blacks rampaging, all African Americans are affected."
Watch the full Talking Points Memo above.
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