In his Talking Points Memo tonight, Bill O'Reilly reacted to growing violence in America, stating that "liberal compassion" for criminals is having a negative effect.

He said part of the problem is that President Obama and his first attorney general, Eric Holder, believe that anti-crime initiatives are racist.

O'Reilly said that Obama and Holder also believe that selling hard drugs like heroin, crack and meth is not a violent crime.

"Never mind that folks addicted to those drugs commit the majority of property crimes in America, as well as the majority of child abuse," O'Reilly said. "Never mind that drug overdoses kill thousands of Americans every year. Never mind that drug gangs in places like Chicago and Miami are responsible for an incredible amount of violence, as you need guns to compete in the street drug trade."

O'Reilly pointed out that the Justice Department is set to release 6,000 inmates from penitentiaries all across the nation and Congress is getting ready to lessen some mandatory sentencing guidelines for "non-violent criminals."

"All of this liberal compassion for criminals is having an effect," O'Reilly said. "Violent crime is rising quickly in many places, as more lenient sentencing and anti-police rhetoric is kicking in."

"After the mass prison release this month, expect violent crime to rise even more. The drug trade is violent on its face and everybody knows it. The myth that peddling hard drugs is a non-violent act is dangerous and irresponsible. And many of our leaders simply don't care."

Watch the full Talking Points Memo above.


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