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12/04/2014 10:07 am ET Updated Dec 05, 2014

Fox News' Bill O'Reilly Says Eric Garner Didn't Deserve To Die

After rolling footage of Eric Garner being choked to death by NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, Bill O'Reilly responded Wednesday night with a deep, uncharacteristic sigh.

Though O'Reilly made sure to point out that he did not have all the facts in the case, following a grand jury's decision not to indict Pantaleo, and mass protests in New York City, the Fox News host was at least firm in his belief that Garner did not deserve the fate that befell him.

"[Garner] should not have resisted, but all Americans, every one of us, should pity Mr. Garner and his family," O'Reilly said, adding that he was "extremely troubled" by the video and would have loosened his grip after hearing Garner say he couldn't breathe. "He did not deserve what happened to him. And I think Officer Pantaleo and every other American police officer -- every one -- would agree with me. He didn't deserve that."

H/T Mediaite

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