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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
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Stop & Frisk Debate
Guest: Nathaniel Pendleton
"The privacy of Americans is under siege; high-tech makes it easy to spy on us and intrusive policies like airport pat-downs are a tremendous inconvenience. And then there's stop-and-frisk. Nobody likes being a prisoner in their own neighborhoods, but in some places that's what's happening. But the police are not the guilty parties, criminals are. Last weekend in Chicago another six people were shot dead and 28 others wounded, including a 7-year-old boy. The violence is centered in poor black neighborhoods and it's the same in most other American cities. Here in New York, under the very liberal mayor David Dinkins, murders were topping 2,000 a year. Then Rudy Giuliani took over and a new policing strategy was put into place. The cops flooded the high crime zones, arresting known thugs for just about anything. The plan worked and last year there were just 419 murders. One of the tactics is 'stop-and-frisk,' whereby officers search people they believe may be loitering or look suspicious. Most of those frisked are minorities and that is causing deep anger. A federal judge has ruled that the NYPD must modify its program and liberals are overjoyed, but the unintended consequence of a slowdown in stop-and-frisk could be death. 89% of the accused killers in New York City are minorities, which is why people of color are under more scrutiny. The program is based upon factual data and public safety. That being said, all of us should understand the intrusion that happens to people of color in this city. The police should record why they stop an individual, but throwing out stop-and-frisk would be madness. Just look at Chicago, where the violence could be stopped by flooding the zone with police in dangerous neighborhoods. But if the city did that, you would hear howls of indignation from the racial hustlers who would rather see kids die than admit there is an acute social and criminal problem in many poor precincts. That's a very tough statement, but it's true."

The Factor welcomed Nathaniel Pendleton, whose 15-year-old daughter Hadiya was shot dead in Chicago earlier this year. "Stop-and-frisk against minorities is totally unfair," Pendleton said, "because this isn't just happening in black or Hispanic neighborhoods, it's happening everywhere. I think tougher gun laws is a much better deterrent than just criminalizing innocent young men." The Factor respectfully disagreed with Pendleton's analysis: "It isn't happening everywhere, the affluent white neighborhoods are protected from this kind of madness. The two guys who killed your daughter were gangsters looking to kill other gangsters. So I say you flood the zone with police, just as they did in New York City."
Stop & Frisk Debate
Guests: Monica Crowley & Alan Colmes
Alan Colmes and Monica Crowley provided their analysis of the stop-and-frisk controversy. "I would do what Mr. Pendleton said," Colmes began, "I would get guns off the street and I would have a gun buy-back program. There should be more registration of guns and stricter gun control. I'm not against stop-and-frisk, but the way they do it in New York is racial profiling." Crowley ridiculed the notion that stricter gun control stops violence. "The evidence is that metropolitan areas that have the strictest gun control laws, cities like Chicago and Washington and Detroit, have the highest gun murder rates in the country. And in areas of the country where gun control is relatively lax, crime rates go down. An armed society is a safer society!"
Searching for Answers on Benghazi
Guest: Larry Ward
Nearly one year after the terror attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, there are no suspects in custody and no one in the U.S. State Department has been fired. The Factor was joined by Larry Ward, whose group Special Operations Speaks is demanding a new investigation into the attack. "We need a select committee for Benghazi," Ward declared, "and we need it now! Some Republicans in Congress really want to get to the truth on this, but they don't have the capability to do so. We need the members of Congress to be able to subpoena intelligence. We can't get the answers to Benghazi because the standing committee does not have the power to subpoena." The Factor agreed that more answers are needed, saying, "This is the biggest stonewall I've ever seen, we don't even know what happened."
The Cost of Obamacare
Guest: Lou Dobbs
The Factor asked Fox Business host Lou Dobbs to assess the unintended consequences of Obamacare, the provisions of which are gradually going into effect. "Businesses across the country," Dobbs reported, "are reducing part time workers to below 30 hours a week in order to avoid the impact of the Affordable Care Act. It's happening in large businesses that are labor intensive, particularly fast food and restaurants and hospitality. Big companies don't have to worry about this because President Obama just gave them a kiss, they don't have to worry about this until 2015. We're seeing the creation of more part-time jobs than full-time jobs."
Three Hot Legal Stories
Guests: Kimberly Guilfoyle & Lis Wiehl
Legal analysts Lis Wiehl and Kimberly Guilfoyle began with the latest on the Fort Hood murder trial, where evidence that Maj. Nidal Hasan communicated with known terrorists has been ruled inadmissible. "The judge has ruled that you can't bring in old evidence," Wiehl said, "and the judge is absolutely right. But the prosecution doesn't have to prove motive, they don't need this evidence." Guilfoyle turned to another court that overturned an Oklahoma law banning the use of Islamic Sharia Law. "There have been defense attorneys who have tried to introduce Sharia Law as a defense in U.S. courts. But this Oklahoma law is getting struck down because it singles out Sharia Law." The legal duo also examined the upcoming trial of a New Mexico boy accused of killing his father in 2009. "He's now 14 years old," Wiehl reported, "and he's on trial for first degree murder. This case breaks my heart because there is a lot of evidence that this boy and his siblings were being abused. Murder one is not appropriate for this boy!"
American Culture in Decline?
Guest: Charles Krauthammer
When Charles Krauthammer entered the No Spin Zone, The Factor put forth this proposition: "Once a child gets involved with intoxication of any kind, childhood is over. Our culture is now actively harming the most defenseless among us, the children." Dr. K agreed, but only up to a point. "Many of the indices of social dysfunction like teen pregnancy and crime have gone down over the last 20 years. But I agree with you that the culture has become more coarse and I agree with you that you don't want children stoned. The worst thing about a stoned child is that they're missing out on learning - social and moral and educational. They lose thousands of hours of their lives when they need to be developing."
Viewers sound off
Factor Words of the Day
Marcus Meyer, Upland, CA: "Bill, when you told LeVar Burton to 'do some research' it gave the impression that you are a teacher and he is a student. Thus, it is condescending."

Geoff Walker, Sydney, Australia: "Hey, Bill, when you said to LeVar 'I want you to do a little research for me,' my brain heard you say 'boy.'"

Kim Halley, Baden, PA: "Bill, if anything, I thought LeVar Burton was condescending towards you."

Neil Beeson, Melbourne, Australia: "The random murder of an Australian citizen by three black youths in Oklahoma was barely mentioned by the American media."
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