Zimmerman Prostests Turn Ugly, Bill O’Reilly Sums Up Protesters

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In an unsurprising turn of events, the George Zimmerman verdict protests are turning violent.

In Los Angeles 150 people broke away from a peaceful demonstration on Monday night and began attacking people, stomping on cars, breaking store windows, and setting fires. Fourteen people were arrested amid the Zimmerman related vandalism and assaults as 350 LAPD officers swarmed the Crenshaw district to control the riot.

The city’s police chief said his officers would adopt a tougher approach to any further disturbances and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti urged protesters to remain peaceful.

“The trial that we saw in Florida has ignited passions but we have to make sure that it will not ignite the city,” Mayor Garcetti said.

“We are a better city than what we have seen tonight in the hands of a few people, and we will make sure that the community here in South Los Angeles is safe on its streets.”

But just who are these protesters? Well, those who are upset by the George Zimmerman verdict can be classified into two groups: those who “simply hate America” and those who “believe the country is flat-out racist” and “suffer a victim mentality” – in Bill O’Reilly’s mind anyway.

After discussing some of the protests that began after George Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder, the Fox News host explained how everyone who disagreed with the verdict was basically a sore loser.

“So the anti-American folks are using the acquittal of George Zimmerman to vent their hatred,” O’Reilly said. “America in general had nothing to do with the death of Trayvon Martin. It was a calamity, not a product of policy.”

“Now the second group of Americans emotionally invested in the demise of George Zimmerman are those who believe their country is flat out racist. That blacks and other minorities don’t get fair play from the justice system, the economic system or the social system. Many of these Americans are nursing personal grievances. Others are victims of the victim mentality.”

O’Reilly’s list of people who “hate America” grows pretty much anytime anyone does anything he disapproves of, but this time it seems legit. If you’re upset with the decision of six jurors you clearly hate America, but if you’re upset with the decision of millions of Americans who voted for Obama, you clearly love America. Makes total sense.  

Via: BBC News

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