Geraldo Rivera: It seems "black lives matter only when they're killed by cops"

The Fox News veteran bizarrely argues that the Freddie Gray indictments mark the death of civil rights

Published May 22, 2015 12:50PM (EDT)

Geraldo Rivera                 (AP)
Geraldo Rivera (AP)

On Thursday evening's edition of "Hannity" Fox News host Andrea Tantaros spoke with Geraldo Rivera about a grand jury's decision to indict six police officers responsible for the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.

Rivera wanted to know where the outrage was for the black men and women who have been murdered in Baltimore thus far in 2015.

"I believe the the Freddie Gray case will mark the decline into irrelevancy of the modern civil rights movement. It seems that they are only interested, black lives matter, black lives matter only when they're killed by cops, particularly white cops," he said. "Where is the outrage of the 100 Baltimore citizens who've been shot dead this year? There is none. And I think now you have the cops backing off, arrests are plummeting, Baltimore will become, you know Mark used the term a blood bath, it is a killing zone right now."

Watch the clip below, courtesy of Media Matters:

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