Geraldo Rivera: ‘The Hoodie Is As Responsible For Trayvon Martin’s Death As George Zimmerman’ | Roland Martin Reports

Geraldo Rivera: ‘The Hoodie Is As Responsible For Trayvon Martin’s Death As George Zimmerman’

Source: Alex Alvarez / Mediaite

Geraldo Rivera stopped by Fox & Friends Friday morning, where he gave his take on theTrayvon Martin shooting — particularly on the hoodie the teen was wearing the night he was shot.

“I believe,” he shared, “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.”

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  • ECUMOM6

    GERALDO YOU ARE A  DAMN FOOL!!! THIS WASN’T ABOUT NO HOODIE!! EXPLAIN WHY OTHER INNOCENT PEOPLE GET SHOT AND KILLED WITHOUT WEARING A HOODIE!! GANGSTAS WEAR SUITS ALSO!!! WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THEM? WE’RE TALKING ABOUT SOMEONE LOSING THEIR LIFE BECAUSE OF A WANNA BE COP!! HAVE YOU LISTENED TO THE 911 TAPES? THIS BOY WAS SCREAMING FOR *HELP” GEORGE ZIMMERMAN MADE 49 CALLS TO POLICE AND HALF OF THEM WERE FALSE AND ABOUT SOMEONE BLACK!! SO NO MATTER IF TRAYVON HAD ON A HOODIE OR NOT GEORGE ZIMMERMAN DON’T LIKE BLACK PEOPLE PERIOD!! I HAD RESPECT FOR YOU GERALDO BUT NOW I DON’T!! AND SINCE YOU’RE ON FOX NEWS IT MAKES MY FEELINGS ABOUT YOU EVEN WORSE!!…JACKASS

  • Absolute CRAP!!!! I am almost 50 years old and I wear HOODIES! Did he not read that it was RAINING that night???? Geraldo, you need get a new job…… Maybe what people need is a new lesson on NOT JUDGING PEOPLE by the color of their skin, what they wear or how they talk… I truly thought this country grew up in my lifetime and could see beyond all that, sadly I was mistaken.

  • IhateAmbo

    I just listened to the 911 tapes and Mr Zimmerman states it was raining, so why wouldn’t this young man have his hood up in the rain. Mr Zimmerman was told to not follow Trayvon and by his response it sounds like he was itching for a confrontation. He should be locked up and Geraldo can go hide in Al Capone’s vault. We 99% wear hoodies because they are inexpensive and versatile.

  • jt

    Geraldo,
    Once upon a time back when you did reporting for 20/20 you were a very credible journalist. Now you’re a joke that’s not even funny but shameful!