The Kelly File presented documented racist and liar Mark Fuhrman as a neutral police expert in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Despite the racially charged nature of the case, Fuhrman all but announced that the unarmed Brown is the guilty party in his own death.
During the 1995 murder trial of O.J. Simpson, the defense produced a tape of Fuhrman, who collected evidence in the case, using the word n*****more than 40 times over a 10 year period. The person who made the tape said Fuhrman used the slur “in a very casual ordinary pattern of speech. It was nothing extraordinary. It was just conversation.” During the O.J. Simpson trial, a number of other witnesses testified that Fuhrman was a racist. Fuhrman, who testified during the trial that he had not used a racial slur in the past 10 years, pled no contest to perjury charges and was sentenced to three years of probation.
Yet, Fox repeatedly consulted Fuhrman over the racially-sensitive George Zimmerman case. Now he's back for this one.
Kelly introduced Fuhrman merely as “a former L.A.P.D. detective and a Fox News contributor.”
Kelly’s first question was whether or not the version of events in a new YouTube Fox has been touting is plausible. Although Fuhrman made it clear he had no firsthand knowledge of what happened, he wasted no time fingering Brown as the culprit in his own death.
Michael Brown, from the onset of me reading and catching up with this story, he has appeared to be the aggressor from the very beginning. Whether at the robbery or the contact with the officer, he was the aggressor. Once this officer didn’t even get a chance to get out of the car before Michael Brown was on him and now the officer knows that he’s confronting a robbery suspect. He doesn’t know if he’s armed and that suspect is now assaulting a uniformed police officer. So that is a bold act all unto itself of having the gun go off after grappling with the officer.
…It’s not inconsistent that Michael Brown was aggressive, he threw the owner of the convenience store aside and stole some objects in there, committed a strong arm robbery. He’s walking down the middle of the street. All he had to do when the officer was approaching is get on the sidewalk. Quite possibly, this never would have occurred. Instead, he confronts the officer, he charges the officer in the car, he assaults an officer – another felony. Now he’s grappling with the officer trying to get his gun – another felony.
… This officer has some rights, too. Part of his job description isn’t “die on duty.”
Of course, the big question is not just why the officer shot Brown but why he shot him so many times and killed him. But Kelly did not make that point. However, she pointed out that there are other, competing versions of what happened.
But Fuhrman insisted his version of events was correct:
I could conclude exactly what happened just from the little tidbits of information. When there’s an altercation in the front seat of a police car and the officer’s on the bottom, it doesn’t occur because the officer wants it that way. That is because the suspect has engaged the officer in a situation that is the worst tactical situation you could be in.
It’s perfectly appropriate to have someone defending the police. But it’s a slap in the face of African Americans to have that person be Mark Fuhrman. It’s even worse when that person is Mark Fuhrman blaming, without benefit of trial, an unarmed black teenager for his own death at the hands of a white police officer. And while Fox talking heads urge others not to rush to judgment, that was exactly what Fuhrman was doing.
Watch the lack of sensitivity from last night's Kelly File below.
This clown has no credibility. Neither does Fox “News.”
That seems like a stretch to me.
I’ll wait until I can hear the audio on the dash cam verifying the officers story before I believe that story.
You can go on youtube and see hundreds, if not thousands, of people video taping when they get stopped by the police. Judging by the rhetoric and elevated emotion coming from some of the officers I think it’s safe(and sad) to conclude that if there had not been a camera running, that some of those folks would not be around today.
“When Fux Noise spews out “Don’t rush to judgment”, they really mean don’t rush to judge the cop who shot an unarmed black teenager six times.”
Or an unarmed black man 41 TIMES — remember Amadou Diallo?
Like all African-Americans, Michael Brown was guilty of walking while black.