Source: Matt Wilstein / Mediaite
Bill O’Reilly opened his show Tuesday night by laying out his defense for the controversial “stop-and-frisk” program in New York City, arguing that it would be “madness” for the NYPD to stop using it. From there, he invited Nathanial Pendleton, father of murdered Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton, on to explain why even after his daughter was shot and killed, he doesn’t want his city to adopt “stop-and-frisk.”
“Throwing out stop-and-frisk would be madness,” O’Reilly said in his “Talking Points Memo” segment. As an example hie pointed to Chicago. “The violence there could be stopped,” he argued, “by flooding the zone with police on literally every corner of dangerous neighborhoods. But if the city did that, you would hear the 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.”
Pendleton began by saying unequivocally, “Stop-and-frisk against minorities is totally unfair.” He said, “I think tougher gun laws is a much better deterrent than just making people, pulling, criminalizing people for what you may think this guy may have–” O’Reilly pushed him to “reconsider” his position, saying he has a chance to “cut this kind madness down,” but Pendleton countered, “I can’t reconsider, because it could be a lot of innocent, young men being criminalized for walking up the street.”
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