O'Reilly: More Murders Are Unintended Consequence of Ferguson, BLM Protests
Bill O'Reilly says that Black Lives Matter must share in some of the blame for a rise in gun-related deaths in cities across the country.
In his Talking Points tonight, he pointed to statistics showing that murders have risen dramatically since the chaos in Ferguson, and that the number of homicides committed by young black men far surpasses those committed by whites and Hispanics.
"Conclusion: There is a violent subculture in the African-American community that should be exposed and confronted," O'Reilly said.
Meanwhile, O'Reilly said, Black Lives Matter has been promoting a false narrative that American police officers are actively hunting down and killing blacks, while the reality is, nearly twice as many white people were killed by police last year.
"Thousands more Americans are being murdered because police are being more passive since the Ferguson situation and the Black Lives Matter protests," O'Reilly concluded.
In the follow-up discussion, trial attorney Eric Guster said he didn't buy that Black Lives Matter had unintentionally caused a rise in violent deaths, and instead blamed police officers for not willing to be held accountable.
"The police officers need to do their jobs, and if they did their jobs effectively then that would calm down the murder rate," Guster said.
He agreed, however, that policing across the country has become less aggressive since Ferguson.
Watch the memo and discussion above.