The Truth About Ferguson
By: Bill O'ReillyAugust 20, 2014
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

I came back from vacation because I'm furious about how the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown is being reported and how various people are reacting to it.

So let's run it down.

Mr. Brown is a victim, shot six times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson -- who up until August 9th had a very good record.

Now some suspect him of murder, and a grand jury is hearing the case.

Also, Attorney General Holder went to Ferguson, Missouri today to meet with FBI agents and state authorities, who are conducting separate investigations.

Good, the Feds should look into this case and their investigation should be transparent.  That is, Americans should get hard information as it comes out.

Which brings us to this video of Mr. Brown, stealing from a convenience store and pushing the clerk around.

Agitators called the release of the video a smear against Michael Brown and his family, further inflaming the situation.

But facts are not smears and this goes to Mr. Brown's state of mind on the day he was killed.

Americans have a right to know what happened leading up to the shooting.

You don't suppress an important piece of information in a case like this when only one side of the story is being reported by the media, which is generally terrified of any racial situation.

Then there is the looting.  Disgraceful.  And one guy even has a gun, shooting the locks off the doors while his cohorts break in and steal merchandise.

It doesn't get any lower than this.

The people rioting and looting in Ferguson are dishonoring the memory of Michael Brown and his grieving family.  They are insulting them.

Again, disgraceful.

The Factor has been investigating those arrested.  On Monday night 78 people were taken into custody, and we believe about 30 of them have criminal records.

Only four out of the 78 are from Ferguson.  Many of the others are trouble-makers.

But the liberal media will never report that, nor will they report the true picture of criminal justice in the United States.

Instead NBC News pays Al Sharpton to deliver garbage like this:

AL SHARPTON: “A young man – 18 years old. Shot down in the street unarmed and rather than address it, you try to smear the young man rather than uphold the principles of justice and dignity.  I want you to know these parents are not going to cry alone, they're not going to stand alone, they're not going to fight alone.  We have had enough!”

Enough of what Al? Police efficiency?

In 2012, the last stats available from the FBI, there were about twelve million arrests in the USA.  That averages 34,000 arrests per day.

In 99.9% of those cases, the perpetrator was not killed by police.

In fact just over 400 fatal police shootings a year are recorded in this country, according to the FBI.

So let me restate: 12 million arrests a year, 400 fatal shootings.  Many of them justified.

And Al Sharpton has the nerve to insult the American police community, men and women who risk their lives protecting us?

This charlatan has the gall to do that, and NBC News pays him?

My God, why is this acceptable?

Also on MSNBC, another agitator said this:

MICHELLE BERNARD: There is a war on black boys in this country.  In my opinion, there is a war on African-American men. ((EDIT)) It is an absolutely deplorable situation that the United States, which is supposed to be the greatest nation on Earth, sits back and allows black boys to be murdered.”

Black boys being murdered in the context of Ferguson.  Are you kidding me?

The truth is that 91% of black homicide victims are killed by other blacks.

Ninety-one percent.  Yet that woman tries to mislead folks by accusing American law enforcement of shooting down young black men in the streets.

It is beyond belief.  What is going on in this story, beyond belief.

Yet these people get away with it and in certain places they are even respected.

Incredibly, Al Sharpton is going to speak at the funeral of Michael Brown on Monday morning.

The slogan the racial agitators are using in Ferguson is “Hands Up - Don't Shoot.”

They apparently believe that Michael Brown was trying to surrender when Officer Wilson shot him dead.

Maybe that's true, we'll find out.  But MSNBC put a person on the air who said Mr. Brown was shot in the back.

That turns out to be false, according to an autopsy.

We also hear today that Officer Wilson has an orbital blowout fracture of his eye socket.

The Factor has not been able to confirm that, and we do not want to try this case on television.  We are only reporting the alleged injury to demonstrate that there will be much more to come in this case.

That is why there is an investigation, and a grand jury, and a trial process.

But to the race hustlers, Officer Wilson is already guilty.  They have convicted him.

Their slogan is “no justice, no peace.”

I guess that's lynch-mob justice because those people will never accept anything other than a conviction of murder in this case.

They don't care what really happened.  They want Officer Wilson punished.

And he should be punished if he murdered Michael Brown.

If a jury finds Wilson guilty, he should be put in prison for the rest of his life.

But Officer Wilson is entitled to the presumption of innocence, something Al Sharpton will never give him because Sharpton only cares about his own self-aggrandizement and if he has to stoke racial hatred to get that, that's what he'll do.

I know this man.  His record defines him.  Yet he has succeeded in bringing his brand of racial grievance to the White House.

When President Obama announced his Brother’s Keeper initiative, I was there.  Sharpton was there.

Finally, the president himself.

He was completely correct to call for calm in Missouri.  That's his job, to lead the nation.

But now, the president should step aside and allow his own Justice Department -- headed by Eric Holder, certainly sympathetic to Michael Brown -- to uncover the facts.

As you saw with the O.J. Simpson acquittal, our justice system can be very flawed.  But it's all we have.  It's the only thing separating us from the anarchy that Al Sharpton and others want to impose.

What happened to Michael Brown should never happen to any American.

What happened after his death should never happen in this country.

But it is happening and only the truth will overcome the chaos.

That's the memo.



High Bar Shirt Co.