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Fox Yakkers Blame Samuel DuBose For Being Shot

It's never, ever because of the cop, is it?

If those black folks would just quit resisting unfair and unwarranted stops and arrests, they'd still be alive today. Isn't this obvious to everyone?


On “The Five” Friday afternoon, co-hosts Eric Bolling and Kimberly Guilfoyle speculated that Samuel Dubose and other black males wouldn’t be murdered by police officers quite so often if they were just more servile in their interactions with law enforcement.

“It’s tough because look, first of all it’s a tragedy,” Bolling began. “There’s another instance where someone had a missing front license plate and ends up dead.” After noting that the footage from Tensing’s body camera is proof that such devices should be universally employed, he shifted gears, explaining that “everyone is rushing this.”

The prosecutor, Bolling said, “just said the cop was guilty of murder. He’s already indicted him, and I’m not defending this at all, but people have to realize you can’t resist arrest.”

“This guy is taking off,” he continued. “I don’t think that cop was fearing for his life, so I think he’ll probably be found guilty, but stop resisting.”

Guilfoyle picked up the victim-blaming baton and ran with it. “I hear what you’re saying,” she said. “Saying this is unnecessary — why put yourself in danger?”

“Exactly,” Bolling replied, “time and time again, it always comes down to someone getting hurt, getting killed, by bad decisions by a cop. But those decisions wouldn’t have been made if the perp didn’t run away. Can you imagine what society would be like if everyone thought, if I just run away that cop can’t chase me? We’d be a lawless society.”

I've watched that video more than once, and from where I sit, that car didn't start moving until the cop reacted by shooting DuBose in the face. But let's not allow facts to color our judgement, because obviously the cop is always right even when he's dead wrong.

This isn't news, it isn't entertainment, it's nothing but propaganda-spinning. Shameful.

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