Black Lives Matter has come under attack in the last week. Opponents in the media punditry like Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and Elizabeth Hasselbeck have both labelled the organization a “hate group,” in the wake of a perceived spike in the assassination of police officers.

baltimore-riots-protest_1_640xThe truth is that the number of police officers killed in the line of duty, relative to last year, is down dramatically. That said, I view the assault on Black Lives Matter as yet another attempt to grab ratings by creating this faux outrage.

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry used her platform to host leading activists to respond to the backlash. Monica Dennis, Regional Coordinator for Black Lives Matter NYC and community organizer Nyle Fort joined Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss.