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Bernie Goldberg: Don’t Make A Criminal Like Michael Brown A Civil Rights Martyr

Fox News contributor Bernie Goldberg told Bill O’Reilly that the media coverage of Ferguson has been severely radicalized, and that is one of main reasons why the violent rioters have used Michael Brown’s death as “an excuse just to steal stuff.”

Goldberg denounced the claims that Michael Brown’s civil rights were violated when officer Darren Wilson pursued him. Goldberg also called out Eric Holder and certain media talking heads who have gone so far as to compare Michael Brown’s death to Emmett Till or Medgar Evars.

“He brought about his own demise,” Goldberg said on Fox News Tuesday night. “It’s a tragedy when any 18-year-old kid is killed, and especially for the parents. But Michael Brown was the bad guy in this case, and please, America, let’s not turn this kind into some kind of civil rights martyr because that he is not.”

Indeed, Eric Holder said “There is enduring legacy that Emmett Till has left with us that we still have to confront as a nation.” The implication there is that Michael Brown fighting and running from officer Wilson is no different than what happened to Emmett Till, who was kidnapped, beaten, shot, and drowned by rabid racists in a segregated town in Mississippi in 1955.

He concluded by saying that liberals who claim to want an honest discussion about race issues, only want a “politically correct one.”

As I have written here before, Michael Brown was not an innocent kid just walking down the street minding his own business when officer Darren Wilson tried to apprehend him. He was a robbery suspect. And he made a series of terrible decisions, starting with the robbery and ending with an assault on a cop, that ultimately cost him his life.


Jerome Hudson

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Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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