Minorities Who Wear Hoodies Just Asking to be Shot, Says Geraldo Rivera

This morning on Fox and Friends, an unusually stupid walrus named Geraldo Rivera offered "a different take" on the case of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager gunned down in the street by a vigilante because he "looked suspicious." Tell us your take, Geraldo:

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.


Yes, a piece of cloth is just as responsible for this tragedy as the adult man who chased down an unarmed child after specifically being instructed not to, then shot the child to death.

When you see a kid walking down the street, particularly a dark skinned kid like my son Cruz, who I constantly yelled at when he was going out wearing a damn hoodie or those pants around his ankles.

Don't let your kid—you know the old Johnny Cash song, don't take your gun to town, son. Leave your gun at home. There is some things that are almost inevitable. I'm not suggesting that Trayvon Martin had any kind of weapon or anything, but he wore an outfit that allowed someone to respond in this irrational, overzealous way and if he had been dressed more appropriately, I think unless it's raining out, or you're at a track meet, leave the hoodie home. Don't let your children go out there.

Not to sink to Geraldo's level, but it's worth noting that it was raining on the night Trayvon Martin died. Also worth noting: Guest co-host Jennifer Huddy concluding, "Perception is reality." These people are actually the most annoying freshmen in the most misguided college seminar at the dumbest university in America.

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