House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi joined a chorus of police-bashing Democrats across the country Wednesday, calling a New York grand jury’s failure to indict a police officer in the death of black man he was arresting part of a “clear pattern” of racism in the United States.
Her comments are in stark contrast to hard evidence presented by Fox News host Bill O’Reilly Wednesday during a debate with radio host Tavis Smiley.
O’Reilly pointed out that 123 blacks were killed by police gunfire in 2013, while 326 whites were killed the same way.
“There are 43 million-plus black Americans, 123 were killed by police gunfire,” he said. “There isn’t an epidemic of this.”
And anyone who wants to know why there is such a high concentration of police activity in predominately black areas need only look at O’Reilly’s numbers.
The host showed data proving that while blacks make up 13 percent of the population, as opposed to the 63 percent of whites, blacks actually committed more murders in 2013 — 5,375 to 4,396.
But when have facts ever stopped Nancy “We have to pass it first to know what’s in it” Pelosi?
Undeterred by the evidence, she released a ridiculous statement Wednesday night citing three recent high profile police killings as part of a pattern.
“Tonight, in communities across the country, Americans are grieving the tragic deaths of unarmed citizens. Neither Eric Garner, nor Tamir Rice, nor Michael Brown deserved to be killed,” Pelosi said in the statement.
“Any one of these deaths would be a tragedy, but three such incidents appear to be a clear pattern,” Pelosi said. “All lives matter. We must work to ensure that law enforcement has the resources, training, and commitment to community needed to uphold our laws and keep our families safe.”
Pelosi was roundly mocked for her statement on Twitter.
PELOSI BRAIN DAMAGE OR JUST STUPID? THERE IS NO ‘CLEAR PATTERN’ NANCY–NO EPIDEMIC OF WHITE COPS KILLING BLACKS!..http://t.co/gzkmNMrfl8
— Beverly Simcic (@BeverlySimcic) December 4, 2014
[email protected] said “All lives matter” sure except if you are a defenseless unborn child, right Nancy? #hypocrite! we need #termlimitsnow
— K C (@FromTheGulch) December 4, 2014
It’s hilarious that Nancy Pelosi has spoken about Eric Garner, she wants all citizens to be unarmed,she wants them at the mercy of the cops.
— Matt Kalman (@Mattk1979) December 4, 2014
@NahBabyNah There’s a clear pattern of statements tending to show that @NancyPelosi is a loon. She is a disgrace
— Jerry Landers (@jaljr) December 4, 2014
#WaitingForPelosiToSay There’s A Clear Pattern Of Racist White Cops Killing Black Men… Oh wait, She did say that! http://t.co/tWXrTS7ZLi
— RantReaper (@RantReaper) December 4, 2014
She also “lauded the president’s efforts to “build trust” between the community and the police, reported The Hill.
Its tough to imagine how having so many high profile politicians like the president, attorney general, mayor of New York City and House minority leader falsely accuse the police and justice system of being inherently racist helps build trust.
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