Geraldo Rivera to Bill O’Reilly: Trayvon Martin 7-Eleven Tape Shows He was “Dressed in That Thug Wear”

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Geraldo Rivera to Bill O'Reilly: Trayvon Martin 7-Eleven Tape Shows He was "Dressed in That Thug Wear" (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Geraldo Rivera hasn’t learned his lesson about demonizing Trayvon Martin as a thug because he wore a hoodie the night he was murdered. He went on the O’Reilly Factor and blasted the victim once again saying the 7-Eleven tape shows Trayvon Martin dressed in “that thug wear.”

“The marijuana is probably a lot less powerful than the surveillance video at the 7/11,” Geraldo Rivera told Bill O’Reilly, and went on to say that the video shows that Martin was “dressed in that thug wear– look at the size of him, he’s not a little kid.” He also found the burden on the defense easier than the prosecution saying “if this young man was a stranger to George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin looks just like people who had been burglarizing and victimizing that neighborhood for the past 6 months.” Nice try Geraldo, but that’s called racial profiling, as Bill O’Reilly accurately pointed out, though he was quick to add he was “playing Devil’s advocate.”

Rivera opined profiling based on “a reasonable comparison” was fair, and that the prosecution would have a problem since George Zimmerman had been overcharged “based on the enormous pressure she was under from every civil rights activist in the United States, including the President.” Bill O’Reilly concluded that Zimmerman could have been “looking for action… he wants to be Inspector Clouseau” after Rivera said both men could have been trying “to do the right thing.” I wonder how Geraldo Rivera would feel if this had happened to an illegal immigrant from Mexico or if that was one of his sons?

 Geraldo Rivera to Bill OReilly:  Trayvon Martin 7 Eleven Tape Shows He was Dressed in That Thug Wear
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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist, blogger and social media consultant. Janet specializes in political and social commentary, as well as business writing. She is the founder and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette. She is putting the finishing touches on her new novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay, Jamaica.
  • Pelmo

    Janet even you have to admitt that Trayvon is not someone you would like your sons to model themselves to. I believe President Obama would also like to take his words back.
    He didn’t deserve to get killed, but he wasn’t exactly a role model for America’s youth.

  • http://functionalculture.blogspot.com Constructive_Feedback

    Janet:
    Do you mind if I MODEL what is going on with the Trayvon Martin case?  (I knew you wouldn’t mind.  Thank you).

    The issue – almost into its 5th month – is an opportunity for the WARING FACTIONS in this nation to have a platform to OFFEND THEMSELVES about what the enemy is doing on that particular day of battle.

    FOR ME – as I watch all that is going on in this nation I have two perspectives:

    1) From WITHIN the Black Community – if 9,000 Blacks are homicide victims – no less than 3,000 Black people have been killed as such since Trayvon was laid to rest.  The point is that THERE IS NO “BLOW BY BLOW” assessment of their MURDERERS and the defense schemes – because they were not killed by someone with the SUPERIOR interest that Zimmerman was able to motivate

    2) From a NATIONAL stand point – we have a nation that is $16 TRILLION in debt – the wheels are falling off despite the tremendous ability of the MEDIA and GOVERNMENT “optics” to make us believe otherwise.   In the greater scheme of things – whatever temporary sense of victory or anger that is compelled over Trayvon Martin,  Joe Ricketts or Mitt Romney’s dog is going to come back with triple the pain in the future.

    Thank you in advance for allowing me to speak.