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Bill O'Reilly gross stop-and-frisk defense: Justified by New York community's "ghetto situation"

On "The O'Reilly Factor," he spoke in support of stop-and-frisk


Joanna Rothkopf
April 2, 2015 7:29PM (UTC)

On Wednesday evening's edition of Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor," host Bill O'Reilly discussed how New York City has changed since Mayor Bill de Blasio halted the discriminatory practice of stop-and-frisk.

Fox News anchor Eric Shawn was there to tell O'Reilly that even though major crime had been reduced by 10 percent since the de Blasio came into office, murder and shootings are up by 20 percent from the same time last year.

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In the 75th precinct, Shawn specifies, the murder rate has gone up by over 60 percent.

"This is in East New York, which is a ghetto situation," O'Reilly clarified. "So the stop-and-frisk, you could say based on the stats, alright, has led to more deaths. Stopping stop-and-frisk has led to more killings."

Watch the clip below, via Media Matters:


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