Geraldo Rivera Blames Murder Of Trayvon Martin On Hoodies

Perpetual failure Geraldo Rivera took a break from exposing US military positions in Iraq to blame the slaying of Trayvon Martin on his hoodie.

According to Geraldo, hoodies represent all that is “gangsta,” and the clothing’s negative connotation cannot be rehabilitated — much like Rivera’s mustache.

Says Rivera:

“I bet you money, if [Martin] didn’t have that hoodie on that nutty neighborhood watch guy wouldn’t have responded in that violent and aggressive way.”

If by “nutty neighborhood watch guy” he means George Zimmerman and by “violent and aggressive” he means chased and killed, then maybe he has a point.

Wait, no. No he doesn’t.

George Zimmerman, who was not wearing a hoodie, has yet to be charged with anything. Trayvon Martin, who was wearing a hoodie, is dead at age 17. TC mark

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  • Fact Check Department

    *George Zimmerman

  • http://twitter.com/emilcDC Emil Caillaux

    “When you see a Black or Latino youngster, particularly on the street, you walk to the other
    side of the street.” ~Geraldo Rivera, forgetting he once was a Latino youngster.

  • Confusedbilliam

    Isn’t this right up there with blaming rape on sexy clothing?

  • http://www.facebook.com/grc15r Gregory Costa

    Uh oh…I’m wearing a hoodie now…

    • BobDolePatrol

      would cross the street/shoot at you

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1363230138 Michael Koh

    sour skittles are the WORST and his mustache is a sour skittle

    • Asdf

      One big sour skittle smeared across his upper lip. Geraldo got game. Geraldo got spice. Geraldo got sour skittle across his face.

  • BobDolePatrol

    The ticker at the bottom of the image is in reference to Robert Bales murdering 17 civilians in Afghanistan…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYDVROKY4PUBOKUHB3QF42FH2Y Paul S

    Who the fuck cares what Geraldo thinks and says?  And why are you falling into his baiting trap? Stop being outraged by pundits. 

  • Meredith

    What an asshat. It gets chilly outside. Jesus christ

  • Mikki73

    OK BE REAL!!! IF THIS IS THE CASE GERALDO SHOULD NOT BE WEARING THAT MUSTACHE, BECAUSE HE MAY BE EASILY MISTAKING FOR A WESTERN COWBOY(JESSE JAMES TYPE) THAT WOULD WALK INTO A CAFE(SALOON) AND SHOOT THE PLACE UP. LAST I CHECKED THE WAS AMERICA, THE LAND OF THE FREE, WHERE YOU CAN WEAR WHATEVER YOU WANT.. BLAME IT ON RACISM IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, MINE, AND ALL OVER AMERICA!!! IF THIS WAS REVERSED A BLACK MAN, KILLING A YOUNG WHITE BOY, HE WOULD BE BEHIND BARS GET HIS A.. WHOOP EVERY DAY BY THE POLICE!!!! NOT THE POLICE DEFENDING HIM AND STEPPING DOWN FOR THEIR POSITION. #JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN BEFORE IT’S TO LATE

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYDVROKY4PUBOKUHB3QF42FH2Y Paul S

       Why are you shouting?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1363230138 Michael Koh

        why *aren’t* you shouting

    • BobDolePatrol

      You tell them!

  • http://twitter.com/stanchaz stan chaz

    Blame the Hoodie? GIVE ME A BREAK. It was raining…. the kid was running…..and ….SORRY… but we don’t ALL use Totes umbrellas when going to the corner grocery store for a snack. Nor should we risk losing our lives while doing so!  And by his own admission, Mr. Zimmerman, the gunman, was stalking unarmed Trayvon – against the advice of the police (via cellphone contact). Mr. Rivera: you should be ashamed of your inane, insensitive comments, and your attempts to create “excuses” for the inexcusable actions of judge-jury-executioner Zimmerman. We are becoming a society that sees threats under every rock; a society that sees danger  with every “other” that is not like us;  a society with power hungry control-freaks (whether politicians or mayors or police chiefs or individuals) that are only too eager to take advantage of our fears; that are only too eager to get away with anything that they can, as they deprive us of our our liberty (and sometimes our lives), in the name of defending it. This is part of a slippery slope that includes the worst provisions of the Patriot Act, police spying on innocent people, papers-please and stop&frisk gone wild,  the “right” to indefinitely detain Americans without trial, and homicidal “vigilantes” such as we have tragically seen here. It’s a slippery slope that leads to a police state/Orwellian mentality that is typical of places such as China, Cuba, or 1960’s Communist Eastern Europe. We used to stand proud and free, and contrasted our open society to such places. Now we imitate them. Our country is better than this. WE are better than this.

    • Asdf

      “There must come a point where the habit of dreading future misfortune causes more unhappiness than it prevents, when people never enjoy anything for fear of what is coming next.”

      – Bertrand Russell

  • Asdf

    WTF did I just listen to? That rant was so off the wall, I don’t even know where to begin. Leave the soapbox at home.

  • Anonymous

    Hoodies don’t represent “all that is gangsta.” They represent that it sometimes rains and is chilly outside.

  • Pragmatic one

    If you’re anything but black and take a wrong turn in SE Washington after the sun goes down, you’ll be dead if you’re a white boy.  Same in Chicago, LA and NYC.  Raped if you’re a woman-any color.  If you wear a gangsta hoodie in a white neighborhood where you are a stranger, expect problems.  If you’re 17 and expect to see 18, don’t wear a hoodie outside your ‘hood.  You may think you can express yourself in any environment.  After all this is the land of the free where everyone is equal under the law.  Don’t be so naive.  It’s never been that way.  You want to survive, don’t wear a hoodie at night in the white man’s neighborhood.

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