Geraldo Rivera Blames ‘The Hoodie’ For Trayvon Martin’s Death [VIDEO]
This has got to be the most ridiculous argument or plea I have ever heard in my life. On this morning's edition of Fox & Friends, which isn't known for its journalistic genius in the first place, Geraldo Rivera talks about the killing of 17 year old Trayvon Martin by the neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman and says that 'I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin's death as George Zimmerman was.'
Guns don't kill people and apparently Rivera believes people don't kill people either...its those 'damn hoodies'. Those are the real culprits!
Rivera goes on to say:
Every time you see a mugging on a surveillance camera or they get the old lady in the alcove, it's a kid wearing a hoodie. You have to recognize that this whole stylizing yourself as a gangsta, you're gonna be a gangsta wannabe? Well, people are going to perceive you as a menace. That's what happens. It is an instant reflexive action.
When you see a black or Latino youngster, particularly on the street, you walk to the other side of the street.
Uhm. No. I don't Geraldo, but go ahead and try to dig yourself out of this hole...
You try to avoid that confrontation. Trayvon Martin's you know, god bless him, he's an innocent kid, a wonderful kid, a box of Skittles in his hand. He didn't deserve to die. But I'll bet you money, if he didn't have that hoodie on, that -- that nutty neighborhood watch guy wouldn't have responded in that violent and aggressive way.
Geraldo, your mustache makes you look like Dustin Hoffman in the movie 'Hook'. Using your logic, I'm going to assume you are a piratical psychopath who is afraid of crocodiles, clocks, and your main goal in life is to catch a group of misfit children. Keep up the 'good' work.
Watch the video for yourself and tell us in the comments below whether or not you think that Trayvon Martin's apparel should be partially to blame for him being killed.