Friday, March 23, 2012

Geraldo Rivera blames hoodie for Trayvon's death; critics tell him to shut up for telling the truth....



Zip it up. That was a common reaction Friday on the Web and elsewhere to Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera’s comments that the hoodie was as much to blame for Trayvon Martin’s death as the shooter.

“Geraldo Rivera of Fox News has lost his mind. He's saying #Trayvon Martin wearing a hoodie helped cause his own death?” CNN commentator Roland Martin, who is black, tweeted.

“Hey Geraldo, Black kids have gotten shot not wearing hoodies. Dude, that's just dumb.”

Rivera stirred up a firestorm when he said on Friday’s “Fox & Friends” that the black Florida teen might not be dead had he not worn a hoodie the night he was shot by a community watch volunteer George Zimmerman.

“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,” Rivera said.

“I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was.”

He added: "You have to recognize that this whole stylizing yourself as a gangsta, you’re going to be a gangsta-wannabe, well people are going to perceive you as a menace."

The outspoken “Geraldo at Large” host, who is Latino, expressed similar sentiments in a column Friday titled, “Trayvon Martin Would Be Alive but for His Hoodie.”

65 comments:

Anonymous said...

Damned racist Latinos.
Geraldo/Zimmerman?!!!

Anonymous said...

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 bu 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, the police spying on innocent people, the “right: to indefinite detention of Americans without trial, and self-proclaimed homicidal vigilantes such as we have here. It’s a slippery slope that leads to the 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.

Anonymous said...

The hoodie dug his grave.

Anonymous said...

The truth hurts. All these young men want to emulate the gangsta clothing styles they see and wonder why they're treated like a thug. The clothing makes the man. If you want to be perceived as a threat, go ahead and dress like "an urban" dweller. When was the last time someone was threatened by a polo shirted, khakis wearing guy?

Anonymous said...

If not a gangsta dont dress like one dont act like one. Not saying the kid should have been shot because he shouldnt have been. But g river has a point i usually think he is full of shit but he does have a point.

Anonymous said...

A 2nd angle of the evolution class outburst has recently surfaced. You can clearly hear her saying she "hates all white people" shortly after hitting one of the students.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdUwdtvQS4E

Why is this not a hate crime???

Raisinutz said...

The missing link shitz anotherone out and we not only have to clean it up we get blamed for the smell.

Make the parasites shit em out someplace else or die trying. With a little help from my friends.

Ruler won't take any more orders until they hire more people to reduce the overtime stress and Smith & Weason can't get their people off a round the clock schedule! We are also importing more weapons than any time in history; Per capita or numerically?

Soon we will export black "leather" jackets to the Chinese, if we can neutralize the smell?

Get out now or start sewing pockets in your backs!

Anonymous said...

So a "gangster wannabe" gets killed by a paranoid "cop wannabe?" Lock hin up and throw away the key.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I guess he's right the hoody made him carry a gun when he was not suppose to, the hoody made him disregard the rules on engaging a suspect as a neighborhood watch captain, the hoody made him bluntly disregard a dispatcher that specifically tell him that's not your job. The hoody made him chase down a innocent kid carrying candy make the kid beg for his life and the hoody made him shot the kid in the chest . Shame

Anonymous said...

I dont like Geraldo. Howeveer his point is rational. If you want to dress like a thug / gangbanger, then expect a reaction from people who aren't. Zimmerman thought he was doing his neighborhood a favor when he made that decision to go after the hoodie wearing guy in a neighborhood that was experiencing alot of burglaries. He didnt know he was unarmed.

Is this a sad story....YES.

But you want to know what's sadder. If Trayvon was shot by a thug gangbanger for nothing more than looking like an opposing gang member. This wouldnt have been a blip on the news media radar. No, that happens eveyday here in Chicago by "inexcusable actions of judge-jury-executioner" gangmembers. 50 shot 10 murdered here in Chicago. Did I miss the march by Al or Jesse? Any condemnation of the ALL BLACK offenders? Sorry, there is nothing in it for them to malign the pure ignorance and lack of civility of any people of color. Ever notice that most of the mug shot photos of Chicago's Breaking News on the main page are almost always white, yet most offneder's of violent crime here are black. Segregation is media tool to fan the flames of racism, and push political agendas foward.

Anonymous said...

I shot a guy once because he looked like Geraldo Rivera. Then I divorced him.

Anonymous said...

I've watched Geraldo for years and he at last makes an intelligent comment. Kudos to him for having the intelligence to make the comments and the balls to say them.

Anonymous said...

Well let's see, black teen, black teen in uniform of the day, most violent crime is committed by blacks. Oh well. If he was innocent this time he wouldn't have been in a year or two. 90% percent of colored folk commit 95% of America's crimes.

Anonymous said...

I think if he wasnt a shithead acting like a shithead he would've been beaten instead of shot

Anonymous said...

Tough that the kid was killed, but let's face it...shit happens. It wouldn't have happened if both of them took their heads out of their asses. What was the kid doing inside a gated community, anyway? I used to live in one, and if I would've seen a non-resident coon inside I would've been a bit amped up. Okay, the police did a crap investigation, but it COULD very well be that Zimmerman was placed in REASONABLE fear of his life from the totality of the circumstances on the event. But now they're doing an Olympic Bomber thing on him, and even if he's cleared some bluegum nigger will probably put him down out of some twisted sense of revenge.

Anonymous said...

The 'Hoodie' dug his grave because Zimmerman is a Stupid Taco-Bender....

Anonymous said...

That 'Polo shirted, khakis wearing guy' will steal your ass blind - legally - and it won't be for Peanuts, Dude.....

Anonymous said...

I dont look for hoodies.....I look for niggers.

Anonymous said...

If your woody has a hoody...its aggravated.

Anonymous said...

"That 'Polo shirted, khakis wearing guy' will steal your ass blind - legally - and it won't be for Peanuts, Dude....."

So true. Ain't no hoodie-wearin' punk ruining the pensions of countless grandparents or making 50-year-old men work at Home Depot across this great land because the jobs have gone elsewhere in the world.

The biggest criminals live in the biggest houses.

Anonymous said...

Geraldo's theory: Fail

LARGE TOM said...

reporting from florida; things are almost out of control here because an"honor student about to turn his life around". nigger sharpton is now here stirring the pot. mass demonstations and students walking out of school yesterday in protest. the nigger miamie heat wearing hoodies and having the kids name on their gym shoes. here are some facts. this peaceful boy(shesh) was kicked out or rather suspended from school for 8 days. the shitbird wasnt even from the community where it all happened. shipped up north to live with auntie. the illegal beaner accused of shooting , was bloodied and his shirt covered in grass stains. seems to me the guy was fighting for his life. i suspect pookie was going for the guys gun.
its the same ol story. nigger gets killed and its whiteys fault. jagoffs should all be shipped to englewood and let nigger attrition do its job. especially nigger sharpton

Anonymous said...

he got it right, if you are going to dress and look like a thug, you will get profiled as such.
but not in the sanctuary city of chihcago. the leftest mayor and media has asked the police to not do that - so end result - no respect to police and their service from the mayor. he gets what he asks - people dying. that blood is on the mayor's hands. don't worry though, the mayor will tell everyone it isn't his fault and the stupid people of chicago will believe him. except stupid people - that is a recipe for another innocent kid dead in chicago. just hope it is not my kid next. what a terrible way to live in chicago, wondering if my kid will survive the day. thanks mr. mayor.

Anonymous said...

The politicians may want to control black crime, but they certainly have no interest in stopping it. There is too much profit and political power at stake.

Anonymous said...

Spot on analysis!
Best comment I've read.

Anonymous said...

did zimmerman shoot after the 6' kid knocked him to thr ground , beat him and attempted to disarm him , never saw that on the news
sounds like bs

Anonymous said...

10: 01pm, you must have been the only alíen abductee that didnt get off the space ship, until now. Where the fuck have you been. The last 40 years of allowing the criminal to have more rights then the law abiding citizen killed Mr skittles. The police department should have done a little better preliminary investigation and had zimmerman treated for his injuries and possibly had him psych evaluated. The medía and assholes, like sharpton just perpetuate the stereotype. Its ok for young black males to shoot and kill each other, 40 to 50 of them, on any given weekday, weekend, and in every part of the country, but ol lord!.....please hep me jesus, dont let a latino, snap, because he's tired of the black predatory ghetto plague, raping and pillaging his neighborhood. Your comment is whats wrong with this country. Civil rights apply to all. This is a nation of 5th to 6th generation of immigrants, that have made this country, a great country. Same with black americans, that have worked hard and live the american dream. Most immigrants know nothing of slavery in this country. Their forefathers and mothers didnt own any. Most were poor, oppressed people in their native nations and came here land of opportunity. Its hard to see some black folks following the route of perpetual victimhood. There has to be an open dialouge on RACE, in this country. Bill cosby, michael steele are brawlyslammed by poverty pimps, sharpton, jackson, harvard gates, when they try to express their dismay at how no one wants to except personal responsibilty, for their children, lives or actions. Geraldo has been around for awhile, sharpton was a frequent guess on his talk show, back in the day, any one remember tawanda brawley. So his comment is, excusing the pun, dead on. You want to look and live a certain lifestyle, then expect to be looked at as the piece of shit you want to emulate. Its sad anyone has to die, especially like trayvon. But the climate in which we live, where thugs with hoodies, with no regard for life, hunt each other down, like savages, 40 to 50 at a time, on any given day, weekend, or city and prey upon innocent people in their homes, trains, buses...etc and whose actions are pretty much condoned by jesse jackson, al sharpton, pflegar, henry gates, and yes, even o'bama, through their silence and lack of outrage concerning black on black and black on white crime, expect more people to snap and take the law, already in the books, into their own hands.

Anonymous said...

If it was a gated community then how did the nigger get in? Jumped the fence. Gates and fences exist to keep something in or out, get a clue that someone might confront you when you are where you know you don't belong. Also notice all the pictures are from when the kid is what 12 or 13 not 17, kid wanted to be a gangster and died a gangster, learn from that nigger.

Anonymous said...

Niggers in general are a blight on civilized society, black people quit acting like niggers and you won't be treated like one.

Anonymous said...

That kid was about as gangsta as Sarah palin .....that's the problem with racist they can't tell the difference hence shooting a kid with skittles . I have no problem with shit heads but killing goods kids is what has gotten everyone upset , nothing to do with race anyone that's ok with a neighborhood watch key word watch chasing down a kid listening to a kid kid beg for help then shot to death , then there's nothing else to be said .

Anonymous said...

As a law abiding citizen you have no rights!

As a crimminal you have every right afforded to you. And since the public school system sucks (aka public day care and resturant assc.) the police must read them to you.

Anonymous said...

Geraldo, the Buffoon? Can't believe that Fox News employs this soft as Puppy-Shit failed excuse of a journalist. All you have to do is look at him to know he's an Ultimate Ass-Clown Army Sgt.

Anonymous said...

The whole Country is in a complete 180 degree, out of control spin. soon it will crash, and civil warefare will break out on the streets.

Anonymous said...

It NEVER would have happened with SEGREGATION. Segregation is the Way! Back to the Old Ways, STILL the Best Ways!

Anonymous said...

It's a shame that liberals will use this case to highlight racial profiling and silence anyone that dare suggest minority children should stop idolizing thug assholes. 50 people were shot in the City of Chicago last weekend and I bet that all of the offender's were either black or hispanic. Black and hispanic parents need to teach their children that the thug culture to which the majority of their children associate with is wrong. It's what leads to the kind of violence that we saw in the city last weekend. I've included a link to a youtube video shot on the 69-7000 block of Talman by a gang calling themselves Faceworld. The problem with this culture is that it's sometimes impossible to differentiate between "the good ones" and the "the bad ones" because most minority children look like the kids in this video. To those that would suggest these kids are just imitating thug life -the kid in the floppy tan hat was shot and killed about 2-3 ago by some other young black asshole from across 71st st. http://youtu.be/tN4u4_D9ud4

Jim said...

Geraldo is correct.

The hoodie is extremely anti social. At Walmart of Target I see jerkoffs from the suburbs wearing their hoodies inside the store.

At first I felt sorry for the victim. When I heard he was wearing a hoodie to protect him against the bitter Florida weather, my sympathy was gone.

Anonymous said...

If I was 17 and some creep like Zimmerman came walking up to me I'd also run. With all the pedophiles out there I'm sure this kid was I need to get the fuck away from him.

I live in a gated community we have security patrol in uniform in marked security cars not some random guy thinking he is a cop. I'm sure Zimmerman who is a hell of a lot bigger than that kid could've taken him down without shooting him since all he had was a bag of skittles, ice tea and that menancing hoodie.

Anonymous said...

Ok so is Rahm and our leaders gonna be wearing hoodies too in support...hey this is tragedy but it happens every fucken day in the ghetto so why isn't everyone including the fucken miami heat protestring the black on black gan gun violence, the latino 6 yr old that got killed by gang violence (and hers wasn't a hoodie i'm sure it was a nice dress with pink on it or so)...These people got it all screwed up it was a mistake should he be charged with murder No reckless homocide Yes...Cause if your willing to pull the trigger, be ready for everything else that comes with it...and G. Rivera thanks for having balls of saying something...its not the hoodie in itself its how you portray to others that the gangster look is the shit!!!

Anonymous said...

What about all the white victims who victimized by blacks. The statistical numbers do not even compare. A white person is %90 more likely to be a victim by a black offender than the other way around.

Anonymous said...

For all you racist dummies who regularly post here:
The deceased Martin kid actually resided in the gated
community where he was shot. Wearing a hoodie with
the hood over your head in the rain shouldn't result
in someone being murdered by a fat cop wannabe
who would never meet the requirements for being
a cop anywhere except maybe in Florida.

Anonymous said...

Geraldo Voted for Obama, then askd him if he knew about Al Capone's Vault. Obama said yes, that's where he hid his Birf Certificate.

Anonymous said...

self-defense...period, end of discussion, everything else is just the race baiters and their accomplices in the media....

I Voted For Obama said...

Geraldo Rivera voted for Obama, then asked him if hoodies were harmless, why are most banks and stores banning people from wearing them.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

That 'Polo shirted, khakis wearing guy' will steal your ass blind - legally - and it won't be for Peanuts, Dude.....

March 24, 2012 8:03 AM
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As usual, a dumb motherfucker misses the point, the white guy will take your money in a fashion that will not intimidate you or employ violence. These thugs employ intimidation and violence to take your belongings. THAT is why what they do is so reprehensible, it causes fear and physical injury or death to the victim along with stealing his belongings.

The white guy fucks up your pension, you're pissed buy unhurt, physically. You're fucked, yes, but physically ok.

Our hoody wearing thug takes your watch and your wallet, what did he use as his tools? His superior guile? No, the fucking gun in his hand or the punch that broke your nose. You might be out of a couple of bucks and it's not as much as the polo shirted thief, but the terror you endured while being separated from your watch and wallet are beyond words, will you be killed, will he hit you more, will you be beaten to death will you be stabbed?

I've been the victim of thefts and burglaries. You do feel violated, but the mugging I got just once, makes them pale in comparison. And the mugging worked out on my part. But it was far worse psychologically, even though I got my stuff back. All the time you wonder, am I going to be killed during this encounter?

That is why there is a difference in the punishments for theft as opposed to robbery. One employs violence. Thus endeth the lesson.

Anonymous said...

...The deceased Martin kid actually resided in the gated community where he was shot..

Not how I am hearing it. He was staying with "auntie" after being suspended from school for a week.

Anonymous said...

The hoodie made him act gangster like the rappers and other assorted trash.

Anonymous said...

His father was Puerto Rician and his mother Russian Jewish. He was a NYPD investigator and lawyer.....

Anonymous said...

A shitskin heading to the minimart for skittles sure, more like a 40, rolling papers, and a cigar to make
a blunt

Anonymous said...

Geraldo Rivera is right.

Anonymous said...

Zimmerman is welcome to be my watch group

Anonymous said...

I wish Zimmerman would move to my block.....I'll buy his ammo.

Anonymous said...

Hey anonymous, Florida is one of the good states. Actually, you can carry a gun there to protect yourself from pukes like this..as opposed to this shithole that is illannoy. You asshole.

Anonymous said...

Hoods wear Hoodies...got their hands in their pockets and hiding their faces...light em up like Christmas trees.

Fuckem and feed em fish heads!!!

Anonymous said...

Nobody is dressing like "gangstas". The gangsta are dressing like decent people to blend in with everyone else ans confuse victims and police.

A citizen

Anonymous said...

Maybe the parents will sue Skittles for his addiction.
If he didn't go out for da candy, he'd be alive today.

Anonymous said...

1) The nigger was over 6ft tall.
2) The nigger had Zimmerman on his back and was proceeding to beat the shit out of him. Why? Don't know. What does it take to provoke a nigger to violence?
3) Zimmerman sent the nigger to DNS.

You scumbag motherfuckers who support the dead nigger are going to be amazed when Zimmerman walks on this.

Anonymous said...

If a fat hairy dude walk up behind me, you better believe im going to beat his ass. ZimmerHAM is a punk. He carries a weapon because he cant fight. Im a police officer I dont carry MY weapon 24/7. This wannabe cop should've did what the dispatcher informed him to do...dont follow! He's not the police! He took shit into his own hands...probably got his a** beat...he punk'd out by shooting the victim. Yes, Trayvon is the victim. Its zimmerHAM words against a dead's man. ZimmerHam needs to be locked up.
We had no ideal what Mr Martin was up to. ZimmerHam called the police...cool. But that should've been that. To follow someone with a loaded weapon just seems "suspicious" after you were informed not to. ZiimerHAM better be lucky this wasn't my kid. This fat and ugly loser killed a young handsome young male for no apparent reason...or as zimmerHam stated "he look suspicious"...wow. How many times have i've seen people look suspicious...too many!

Anonymous said...

Im a police officer...I wear hoodies off duty. Ive seen many tact officers wear hoodies on duty.

Anonymous said...

March 25, 2012 10:10 AM
-Dude you are stupid!

If someone walks up on you or behind you...you're going to let him. Okay! I'll beat the sh*t out of that person.

Anonymous said...

Geraldo/Zimmerman great job brothers these motherfuckers need to here the truth...the problem is there will never be any accountiblity for ther own actions....

Anonymous said...

anyone going to Florida be careful find alternatives it sounds like this shit is going to get but wild out there. Don't become a victim...these motherfuckers don't know how to act civilize. If you want to do criminal activity thats what youll get...Miami heat supporting criminals and thugs horrible message sent out by them...

Anonymous said...

SOS got into trouble by wearing hoodies too.......

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To: March 25, 2012 12:55 PM;

I think that I've kicked back some of your case reports. English, please.

BIG LOU said...

That ghetto punk Martin,was nothing but a piece of shit gangbanger.

Anonymous said...

Bazinga

Anonymous said...

"...I'm a police officer...I don't carry my weapon 24/7..."

Better translated as: I'm a police officer...I'm a fool!