O'Reilly: 'The Entire Criminal Justice System Is Now Being Branded as Racist and Oppressive'
In his Talking Points Memo tonight, Bill O’Reilly broke down the Democratic Party’s history with your physical safety.
O’Reilly looked to Bill Clinton’s heated exchange last week with Black Lives Matter activists, where the former president had told demonstrators to “tell the truth” about objections over his 1994 criminal justice reform bill.
“Mr. Clinton’s absolutely correct,” O’Reilly said tonight.
“The vicious drug war resulted in millions, millions of Americans being harmed. Dope pushers and gang members should be incarcerated.”
The next day, however, Clinton may have buckled under pressure from his own party, O’Reilly noted.
The former president said that he “almost” wanted to apologize for the confrontation but hoped to “use it as an example for the danger threatening our country.”
Why would Clinton apologize? “Tough sentencing for violent offenders drove crime down in the U.S.A., big time,” said O’Reilly.
The Factor host explored the “race question” often accompanying this debate:
“According to FBI data, from 1976 to 1995, black Americans were identified by police as committing more than half of the homicides in the USA.
The black community is just 13 percent of the entire population. So what’s the beef?
If black Americans are committing crimes out of proportion to other ethnic groups, why is there a racial component to their presence in prison?”
“Yet the entire criminal justice system is now being branded as racist and oppressive,” said O’Reilly. “Disgraceful.”