This is from Independent Journal Review.

Shame on you  Bill for confusing poor Tavis with the facts.

Tavis as a good liberal never bothers with the facts as facts do not fit the lefts template America is racist. 

 

Radio talk show host Tavis Smiley appeared on The O’Reilly Factor on Wednesday to weigh in on a New York grand jury’s refusal to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner.

While O’Reilly agreed with Smiley that the death of Garner (who was illegally selling cigarettes on the street at the time of the confrontation) was controversial, they parted ways when Smiley charged that white police officers indiscriminately target blacks.

O’Reilly’s response? Facts and statistics.

Smiley: “There is no respect for the humanity and the dignity for black life in this country.”

O’Reilly: “Do you know how many blacks were killed by police by gunfire last year?”

Smiley: “Off the top of my head, I don’t.” (Which begs the question, on what basis did he make the charge?)

O’Reilly: “The number is 123. Do you know how many whites were killed? 326. There are 43 million-plus black Americans — 123 were killed by police gunfire. There isn’t an epidemic of this. … But when it happens it’s extremely troubling.”

Regardless of the facts, Smiley persisted, saying it’s “open season, hunting season” on blacks. Speaking of facts, here are a few more:

  • Police killings of blacks are down 70% in last 50 years
  • In 2013, blacks committed 5,375 murders
  • In 2013, whites committed 4,396 murders
  • Whites are 63% of the population, blacks are 13%

Also, from 1980 through 2008, 93% of black murders were committed by other blacks. And while blacks constitute 13% of the population, they committed 49% of total murders for the same period.

Following the shooting death of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson, signs proclaiming “black lives matter” have been prominent at protests across the country. Where are those same signs in the streets of Chicago?

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