O'Reilly: Young Black Men Commit More Murders

The Fox News commentator said, "Any thinking person knows that the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case was an unintended consequence of fear."

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Bill O'Reilly (Fox News screenshot)

During a segment of his show, The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly erupted into a rant against the black community while discussing crime in the aftermath of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

“The civil rights industry will not take on the black crime problem because that would require black culture to change,” he said. “Any thinking person knows that the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case was an unintended consequence of fear.”

“Zimmerman thought Martin suspicious because of the way he looked. So far, there has been no credible challenge to what I said last night. Young black men commit murder at 10 times the rate of whites and Latinos combined.”

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