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MLK III: It's 'Insanity' to Say 'Kill the Cops'

By    |   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 10:03 PM

Martin Luther King III, son of the civil rights icon, told Fox News on Wednesday that he doesn't think most of the people demonstrating against what they consider police misconduct are making violent threats, but he condemned those who are.

"First of all, that is counterproductive and destructive," King said Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor."

"I don't believe that the masses of demonstrators are talking about kill the cops," he said. "There may be some. That's insanity."

King's words came in reaction to host Bill O'Reilly's opening segment, titled, "Why Some Black Americans Dislike Their Country."

O'Reilly said that African-Americans have it harder than any other ethnic group, but that America also offers more opportunity to black people than any other country on earth.

He then played the video of actor Samuel L. Jackson singing about "racist police," and said Jackson had "jumped on the grievance train."

"That stupid song that basically indicts all American law enforcement," O'Reilly told King. "I think it's just insulting."

King said that many young black people do feel that way, but added that people such as O'Reilly – and even himself – have had different experiences with police.

Black people do find themselves in situations where they are victims, he said, but he said they can overcome that.

"Our nation does need to hear a unifying message that brings us together," he said.

King agreed with O'Reilly that America is a "noble nation," which O'Reilly said was interesting "because your father was gunned down by a white racist."

"Not only do I believe it, I know it," King said, noting that whenever there is a natural catastrophe Americans unite, only to retreat to their own corners and "live separately" after it is over.

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Martin Luther King III, son of the civil rights icon, told Fox News on Wednesday that he doesn't think most of the people demonstrating against what they consider police misconduct are making violent threats, but he condemned those who are.
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