Geraldo Rivera thinks we should blame Trayvon Martin’s dress attire for George Zimmerman’s actions. From Media Matters:
On the March 23 edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends, Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera reacted to the killing of 17-year-old, unarmed Florida resident Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman by claiming, “I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman.”
Rivera said: “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 went on to claim Martin “wore an outfit that allowed someone to respond in this irrational, overzealous way.”
So he claims that the presence of the hoodie was just as responsible. That if Trayvon wasn’t wearing the hoodie he’d probably still be alive. WROOONG! I wear hoodies all the time. Sometimes I walk around the city with the hood part up if it’s cold or raining (which I believe I read in reports about the shooting that it was in fact raining that night, correct me if I’m wrong). Point being, I honestly don’t believe that I would be perceived in the way that Geraldo Rivera is suggesting, strictly by protecting my head. Also in this video, while claiming that Zimmerman was “overzealous” (hopefully he meant “stupid asshole”) and that Trayvon’s hoodie was just as much to blame, he let slip that he was actually talking about dark skinned people specifically wearing a hoodie, using his own son as an example. I feel that statement in and of itself disproves the hoodie argument.
Can someone just break his nose again?