Geraldo Rivera apologizes for Trayvon Martin hoodie comment

Published On: Mar 27 2012

Rivera had suggested slain teen’s hoodie was partially responsible for his death

NEW YORK –

Fox News Channel commentator Geraldo Rivera says he’s sorry for suggesting a hoodie worn by unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was as much responsible for his death as the neighborhood watch captain who shot him.

Rivera says it was a conversation with his oldest son that convinced him he was wrong. He says it was the first time 32-year-old Gabriel Rivera said he was ashamed of something his dad had said.

Geraldo Rivera said Tuesday he still believes urban parents should warn their children it could be dangerous to wear clothing that might appear menacing to people who don’t know them.

(And women, wear victorian era clothing to make sure you don’t get raped)

Martin was shot in Sanford, Fla., last month by a man who said he was acting in self-defense. The shooting has sparked national debate about self-defense legislation.

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/Geraldo-Rivera-apologizes-for-Trayvon-Martin-hoodie-comment/-/1637132/9723082/-/3xq4sb/-/index.html
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By phoebe53 Posted in Crime

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