Geraldo Rivera Travyon Martin Hoodie Comments Video: March 2012
Geraldo Rivera Spoke on FOX About the Trayvon Martin Case. The Cause of the Tragedy? Hoodies. Here is Video
Geraldo Rivera has chimed in on the Trayvon Martin case and more than a few people have a problem with what he had to say.
During an Fox and Friends, Geraldo Rivera said of the Trayon Martin case:
"I believe that George Zimmerman, the overzealous neighborhood watch captain should be investigated to the fullest extent of the law and if he is criminally liable, he should be prosecuted. But I am urging the parents of black and Latino youngsters particularly to not let their children go out wearing hoodies. I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was."
Got that? A cotton hoodie is equally to blame as the man who shot him.
Rivera doubled down: "When you, when you see a kid walking — Juliet — when you see a kid walking down the street, particularly a dark skinned kid like my son Cruz, who I constantly yelled at when he was going out wearing a damn hoodie or those pants around his ankles. Take that hood off, people look at you and they — what do they think? What’s the instant identification, what’s the instant association?"
And doubled down again: "It’s those crime scene surveillance tapes. Every time you see someone sticking up a 7-11, the kid is wearing a hoodie. [...] When you see a black or Latino youngster, particularly on the street, you walk to the other side of the street. You try to avoid that confrontation."
Meanwhile, some people have noted Rivera has been known to wear hoodies from time to time.
Here is the Geraldo Rivera Trayvon Martin comments video
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