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Hi I'm Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching -- denied the bias crime cover up in Virginia Grohl said as a subject of this evening's talking points memo.
Last week defector reported on a bias assaulted nor for that left two newspaper reporters injured.
Shortly after 11 PM on April 14 26 year old -- genre stunning.
And 31 year old David Forster were coming home from the theater when someone threw a rock at deer vehicle.
Forster got out to confront the assailant and we set upon by approximately five African American young man who beat him.
The thugs and attack this respond.
As a crowd of about thirty.
Surrounding the vehicle.
And witnessed the assault.
sonic called 911 in the police Iraq.
The initial police report described the assault as a bias crime and a sixteen year old has been arrested.
But now the Norfolk police say it was not a bias crime and are refusing to release the 911 tape.
Saying that would hurt their investigation.
How could that be possible.
Both victims have filed complaints against the Norfolk Police Department alleging the investigation was mishandled and the cops didn't really walked.
To -- the assailants or even find them.
At the same time the newspaper the reporters work for the Virginian pilot.
Didn't cover this story for two weeks despite the fact the reporters had to take a week off from work to do with their rules.
The editor the pilot Dennis -- declined to be interviewed by me but did talk to Jesse Watters.
This story has been blown out of proportion.
And asked not to diminish the fact that I had to reporters who got beaten.
But what it amounts to is.
A street altercation not a mob attacked no evidence that it was a racial attack.
We spoke to some people today he said it you know there may have been some trade on more and retribution you had people on ABC.
Saying -- when people come around this neighborhood that are from this neighborhood they're better watch out.
You know if you have.
Black mobs five or six people beating up -- white people.
You don't think that the Jimmie deserves to know that.
Well was it a black Marbury was that a street altercation -- a handful of people.
You -- reporters said that it was about thirty people on the street or mystery yes but a handful were involved in the fight a handful.
But they were outmanned by quite its considerable amount of people sure sure and a woman was attacked a woman was involved.
It was not a mob attacked and there's no way for me to know whether it was racially motivated.
Well here's some advice to mr.
-- It's -- Rob the find out whether it was racially motivated that's what the press does.
You don't sit around.
And ignoring the story.
It didn't take long for Jesse to -- neighborhood guys say they saw what happened when the two reporters were solved.
And -- guys came after him like five or six are full all fifteen.
-- -- all love would be.
You -- haven't yet.
And they were will put up on the girls cigarette you know -- now.
If it is really deserve it.
Was it a racial thing like betrayed by Martin's situation I thanks.
Now the story gets even more disturbing the victims mistress Romney and mr.
Have received death threats and had to leave the Norfolk area for time.
They're not security guard's providing protection because the situation so fall.
In the face of all this Virginia's attorney general Ken could you -- he says his offense will not intervene.
Or even provide oversight.
Could -- Delhi also says he will not.
Ask that the 911 tape he relates.
Susan victims have filed formal charges.
Against in Norfolk Police Department.
Were obviously having trouble getting a handle on a case we find the attorney general's apathy troubling to say the least.
So we call Virginia governor Bob McDonnell who late this afternoon.
Said he would take a look at the case.
The governor has the power to order -- state investigation which this situation badly needs.
Finally unlikely -- on Martin's situation which the national media aggressively covered factor is the only national news program reporting the story.
Yes -- bombs killed and these two reporters are alive but it is inconceivable.
That had a white mob.
Set upon two black Americans.
The media would sit it out.
But that's what's happening in the Virginia case.
That's not that tough towards the united debriefing of -- wars joins us now.
-- to two.
Reporters who got beat up yeah -- right or what's their situation now.
Will physically did heal from their injuries but there's still incredibly shaken up.
The male victim was from South Dakota he wasn't a street Smart kid he was very naive at this point he knows he should never been exited the vehicle.
And right now it feels a little emasculated because he was beaten up in front of his girlfriend and wasn't able protect.
And the girl came out to try to save him.
Right and came out of the -- and she's got to be up and from what I hero also she's been hysterical and livid at the local press coverage she called in to a local news reporter and was complaining at the top of her lungs about.
The -- for trial that they're getting in the news down at all what do you mean by that I mean what is she upset about exactly I think what this local press is doing is they're taking everything from the police report and their kind of discounting.
The eyewitness testimony from these two reporters so that the the woman who was assaulted doesn't think that -- the cases being reported accurately doesn't -- as far as serious she says she doesn't like the report -- down there are from the local press but actually they're pleased with the fact that now the gang unit has taken over the investigation.
Within the Norfolk repeated.
Now he's saying they have received death threats yes the two reporters they have one about what they do they just get beat up.
I think there's a lot of racial animosity in Norfolk and I think because the story was so explosive.
And because it was two weeks before it came out it was like a top was put on this powder keg and all of -- -- exploded.
And a lot of people the black community in the wake a trademark and Martin are kind of using this as.
Leverage your kind of avenues to do you think that this attack was racially motivated awaited his budget kids hanging around 11 o'clock at night and up and do and they decided Austro personally I don't think they hate white people but they did tell me.
They target white people because he gives who's a threat who told one of the eyewitnesses is they attack like people.
Because it's an easy mark they -- taken down and gives him street cred.
The editor didn't look very good show and now he didn't I mean you know well I'm not sure enemy -- you flood zone would reportedly find out and we say you -- -- not from around every city down from New York you've got ten times as much information as his whole staff has gotten Ronnie weeks right.
So what do you think that's all about his -- afraid of the stories -- leave you must be afraid I think he's afraid of the story I think is bad PR for the city it's bad PR for the beach community gets a lot of tourism.
And if he was a Smart businessmen he would -- the story.
So -- the -- -- massive clicks massive distribution everywhere -- used to -- and now because he waited so long he put his -- reporters in danger.
Wahid has certainly don't have that back now and now they're getting death threats so anyway I know we're gonna continue covering the story particularly the state level we expect the governor of Virginia.
To intervene here it needs to be that needs to -- we need to get to 911 tape also that needs to happen.
I just -- thanks for.
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