Bill O’Reilly wants you to think we’re on the verge of becoming South Africa – because Oscar Pistorius! Who’s probably on his way to New York City or Chicago right now so he can kill people with abandon, thanks to Mayors Bill de Blasio, Rahm Emanuel and, of course, President Obama!
Bill O’Reilly opened his Talking Points last night by attacking liberals for not wanting to punish poor people enough:
It is horrifying to watch as the violent crime rate is skyrocketing in some places run by liberal politicians. That’s because many on the left do not want to punish people, especially the poor, who commit crimes.
For some reason, O’Reilly thinks Oscar Pistorius proves this.
So the U.S.A. is now on the verge of becoming South Africa. As you may have heard, paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius is expected to be freed from prison this week after serving only 10 months for shooting and killing his girlfriend. In a bizarre trial, Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide after he testified that he shot Reeva Steenkamp in the bathroom of their home because he thought she was a burglar. Absurd and everybody watching the trial knows it. …Quite simply South Africa should be ashamed.
Here in the U.S.A., the media is largely ignoring the rising stats on violent crime. In New York City, run by liberal mayor Bill de Blasio, murders are up more than 9 percent in one year. Rape up nearly 7 percent. In Chicago, run by liberal mayor Rahm Emanuel, murder’s up an astounding 22 percent. Shooting incidents up more than 18 percent. Criminal sexual assault up more than 6 percent in the Windy City.
In Los Angeles, where the city council is unbelievably left wing, aggravated assault up more than 26 percent year-to-year. Total violent crime up more than 20 percent. That means thousands of innocent people are dying or being injured because of foolish public policy.
Here in New York, authorities now let vagrants openly bother passersby, use the streets as bathrooms and generally do whatever they want to do. Traffic chokes the city. Commuters can’t even get into work sometimes. And the quality of life decline is stark and frightening and everybody knows it.
O’Reilly made no attempt to prove any causality. Apparently, he thinks his say so is good enough for the “we report, you decide” network. And, of course, no Fox News attack on liberals would be complete without putting the uber blame on President Obama.
Some of the chaos is coming from the top as President Obama has openly declared so-called nonviolent offenders should be given leniency by the criminal justice system. Included in that nonviolent category—people who sell heroin, cocaine, crack, meth, folks who sell poison to kids. Estimates are more than 70 percent of all the crime in this country is drug-related as is child abuse and neglect. Yet, the pushers are nonviolent.
Just pay no attention to the fact that plenty of conservatives want criminal justice reform – including the Koch brothers. O’Reilly certainly ignored that. Or maybe he was just too busy thinking of more ways to frighten viewers that they might die if any more liberals are elected. Like, maybe from "criminal aliens" in Texas where, O'Reilly went on to claim, they have been responsible for more than 600,000 crimes in the last five and a half years.
So you can see what’s happening. In places where the left runs the show, Americans are now being put in danger by lenient criminal justice policies. There is no doubt about it.
When a society is fine with giving a man who kills his girlfriend 10 months in prison, you don’t have a criminal justice system. When a society feels sorry for a heroin dealer, you have chaos. When a society refuses to incarcerate illegal aliens with aggravated felonies on their sheet, you have anarchy.
“Talking Points” believes that if Americans continue to elect far left individuals, the danger to every single one of us will soon reach critical mass.
He should be ashamed.
Watch it above, from the August 18 The O’Reilly Factor show.
Crossposted at News Hounds.
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