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Geraldo: The Hoody is as much to blame for Trayvon Martin’s death

by Rodan ( 20 Comments › )
Filed under Crime, Headlines at March 23rd, 2012 - 10:35 am

The shooting in Stanford, Florida was horrific. George Zimmerman was a hot head who got over zealous. This is a tragedy and it should be left at that. Instead looking to incite race tensions, the Overseers of the Demon-KKK-Rat Party’s plantation like Al Sharpton are whipping up racial tensions. A tragic shooting is being used to cause race hostilities and advocate for more gun control.

Geraldo Rivera makes an astute observation. Not only is George Zimmerman’s hot head personality was to blame. But also, the clothing Trayvon Martin wore. By wearing a  hoodie at night, this help fuel’s Zimmerman’s paranoia.

I agree with Gerlado. If Trayvon Martin was wearing different clothing, this may not have happened. That said, George Zimmerman was wrong here. This was a tragedy and the people using it for political purposes are disgusting.

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20 Responses to “Geraldo: The Hoody is as much to blame for Trayvon Martin’s death”
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  1. Bumr50
    1 | March 23, 2012 11:15 am

    George Zimmerman having “hero syndrome” sounds like it was a contributing factor as well.

    Rejected from police academy, signed up to be Watch Captain, described Martin as “suspicious” without seeing suspicious behavior, and then finally confronting him after being told not to by 911 all point to someone who was mentally imbalanced.


  2. huckfunn
    2 | March 23, 2012 11:20 am

    Re-post from the previous thread:

    There was a similar shooting in north Austin about a month ago. A college kid wrecked his car at about 3AM. About 7 minutes later 911 received a call about a shooting. When the police arrived the kid was dead having been shot by a homeowner in the area. According to the neighbors, the shooter was the kind of asshole who would walk around in his driveway with a shotgun saying that he’s shoot anyone who came on his property. He was arrested and charged with murder.


  3. 3 | March 23, 2012 11:34 am

    @ huckfunn:

    There’s alot of hot heads.


  4. Bumr50
    4 | March 23, 2012 11:44 am

    Commence the White House race-baiting!!

    Obama: ‘If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon’


  5. 5 | March 23, 2012 11:49 am

    Of course you know if the races were reversed there would be no story here. How many whites are killed by blacks each year? I’ll bet you that the raw number is higher than blacks killed by whites. Anyone know where we could find that politically incorrect statistic?


  6. common_sense
    6 | March 23, 2012 1:41 pm

    I would like to know exactly what time this happened. This is the first I heard that it was “at night”. Would be a factor if it was 2 in the morning. People don’t usually walk around in a hoodie at 2 am trying to convert people to the jehovah’s church. Why are the relevant facts all not on display ? and who is paying sharpton and the other shakedown artists to show up ? I though t sharpton still owed a million dollars to a NY cop who sued and won over the tawana brawley case ?


  7. The Osprey
    7 | March 23, 2012 2:03 pm

    This incident occurred over a month ago and at the time the media accounts had more detail that made it obvious that
    Trayvon attacked Zimmerman and was on top of him hitting him in the face accordin to witnesses.
    Trayvon was a 6ft 3 200 pound 17 year old football player, not the skinny 12-15 year old “key-id” he is in the sympathy pics his parents are distributing to the MSM.

    Funny how the media is hyping this just as “Slutgate” is starting to get stale.


  8. Lily
    8 | March 23, 2012 4:37 pm

    Bumr50 wrote:

    George Zimmerman having “hero syndrome” sounds like it was a contributing factor as well.

    Rejected from police academy, signed up to be Watch Captain, described Martin as “suspicious” without seeing suspicious behavior, and then finally confronting him after being told not to by 911 all point to someone who was mentally imbalanced.

    He was rejected from the police academy for a reason. He is a cop wanna-be. He had no idea to how to access a situation. Just looking suspicious means nothing. He should have sat in his truck and waited for the police.
    Now even bho is involved in this saying the victim could have been his son. The race-baiters are fueling the flames and actually wanting riots over this. Tragic all the way around. He should have been arrested right there on the spot (the shooter). Apparently he actually thought he was a cop and was acting like he was one with no experience. This young man had mental problems and no this type of mental problem should not be an excuse for him to get away with it. The mental problems he had was wanting the power that comes with a police uniform. Which is why he was rejected by the police. There is a reason for rejecting this type of personality within police departments. They don’t want this type of personality to be policing the streets.


  9. Lily
    9 | March 23, 2012 4:40 pm

    common_sense wrote:

    I would like to know exactly what time this happened. This is the first I heard that it was “at night”. Would be a factor if it was 2 in the morning. People don’t usually walk around in a hoodie at 2 am trying to convert people to the jehovah’s church. Why are the relevant facts all not on display ? and who is paying sharpton and the other shakedown artists to show up ? I though t sharpton still owed a million dollars to a NY cop who sued and won over the tawana brawley case ?

    From the reports I heard it was raining.


  10. buzzsawmonkey
    10 | March 23, 2012 4:52 pm

    I am not prepared to say—yet—that Zimmerman was wrong; there is too much that is unknown. Probably wrong? Yes; for one thing, what is a mere neighborhood-watch guy packing for?

    But Rivera is right to say that wearing gangster clothing puts you at risk. It’s the flip side of the aura of danger that the kids who wear it want to project. No free lunch, folks; you want to look like a thug, you get the presumption that you are a thug, and you have to live with that—and occasionally that means you will unjustly die from that.

    Protestations that the slain Trayvon was “a good kid” may or may not be true. There is no gangbanger, ever, whose mother did not go on TV after he was gunned down to protest his utter innocence—even if he was running a drug crew out of her living room. Doesn’t mean that Trayvon was that sort—but the protestations, at this point, mean nothing.

    In the meantime, there is no need for this faux-racial upheaval. This is not some sort of significant indicator about the state of race in this country. It is the coming together of Stupidity and Paranoia in one isolated instance.


  11. The Osprey
    11 | March 23, 2012 4:59 pm

    Don’t be hatin’ the ‘hood, hate the hoodie!


  12. buzzsawmonkey
    12 | March 23, 2012 5:00 pm

    Who dee say hoodie when I say who dee?


  13. Lily
    13 | March 23, 2012 5:24 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    I couldn’t agree more. This happened over a month ago. What was this kids background? We know of the shooters background. The police are not letting all the information out. I was simply opining the what is known of the shooters background. He should have waited for the police.
    Why he didn’t is up for grabs.
    What I do know is this is being used as a ‘racial’ issue. Which it probably isn’t. For bho to even go on record, ‘he could have been my son’ is totally overboard and racially inflammtory not like this wasn’t already being blown out of the water he had to add gas to the fire and probably not even knowing all the facts!
    There is a reason the shooter hasn’t been arrested and I don’t think it is the ‘right to stand and defend’ yourself. The shooter was wrong in many ways and I pointed those out but we are only getting half the story.


  14. waldensianspirit
    14 | March 23, 2012 7:34 pm

    I was listening to the 911 calls and am struck by how good the dispatcher is!


  15. 15 | March 24, 2012 7:43 am

    Lily wrote:

    common_sense wrote:

    I would like to know exactly what time this happened. This is the first I heard that it was “at night”. Would be a factor if it was 2 in the morning. People don’t usually walk around in a hoodie at 2 am trying to convert people to the jehovah’s church. Why are the relevant facts all not on display ? and who is paying sharpton and the other shakedown artists to show up ? I though t sharpton still owed a million dollars to a NY cop who sued and won over the tawana brawley case ?

    From the reports I heard it was raining.

    What normal people wear when it’s raining
    (by “normal” I mean not associated with gangs):

    If it’s raining you carry an umbrella or wear a hat or cap (NOT turned around backwards, please). Remember hats? Back in the day, men wore hats outdoors all the time, and women wore hats oftener than they do now.

    Or you wear a waterproof windbreaker or rain jacket with a hood. This has an entirely different look from a “hoodie”. You can get hats, caps, and rain gear, very cheaply, at Wally World or most anyplace else that has outdoor wear.

    I don’t have much money for clothes but I deliberately bought a sweat-jacket WITHOUT a hood because I don’t like the “gangsta” look. And I’m a white female (ahem) “seasoned citizen”, as Rush would call me!

    Bumr50 wrote:

    Commence the White House race-baiting!!
    Obama: ‘If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon’

    Something tells me that if it had been ME getting shot by a member of a minority group, it wouldn’t even have made the news, because it wouldn’t fit any of the narratives that the MSM wants to promote.

    And if I were shot dead by a Muslim (which could happen; we have had a stalker problem), the MSM would find some way to make the shooter look like the victim, and, being dead, I wouldn’t get to tell my side of the story.


  16. Poteen
    16 | March 24, 2012 11:23 am

    Lily wrote:

    He was rejected from the police academy for a reason. He is a cop wanna-be. He had no idea to how to access a situation. Just looking suspicious means nothing. He should have sat in his truck and waited for the police.

    1. People get turned down at police academies for all sorts of reasons, the biggest being race, (affirmative action)
    2. Looking suspicious is the most common reason for people to be stopped by police. Zimmerman was the NW captain. He may have/should have/probably had been briefed by police on what to look for and how to proceed.
    3. He did call the police and WAS waiting for them. That he followed Martin hardly reinforces the idea of a wild eyed vigilante.
    Nothing to that effect has yet been shown.

    The uproar is manufactured to create a climate of ‘racism’ to affect Florida’s CCW laws. It’s tragic and unnecessary regardless of the true circumstance, but I’m definitely not believing the hype.

    “There ought to be a law” against neighborhood watch. Folks watching their neighbors. That’s just commie.//


  17. Lily
    17 | March 24, 2012 4:39 pm

    @ Poteen:

    The biggest reason for being turned down at police academies is race?
    Sorry no. The biggest reason is because of the ability is not to be too gun-ho. A power complex wearing the uniform. Being a neighbor-hood watch guy does not give him the ablitiy to access the situation. How long has he been in training concerning such situations? I am on neither side. But I do have a son who is a dupty with the sheriff’s department. I kinda have an idea of what they do and don’t want on the streets patrolling them.
    The police are certainly holding information back. This guy was told to wait until the police came after he called in a suspicious person and was not told to ‘persue’. That is the cops job.


  18. Lily
    18 | March 24, 2012 4:44 pm

    @ Poteen:

    I also find nothing wrong with neighbor-hood watches. There is nothing wrong with them.


  19. Lily
    19 | March 24, 2012 4:47 pm

    @ 1389AD:

    You are an adult. Teenagers tend to wear things that adults don’t.
    Did wearing his hoodie make him stand out? Probably. Zimmerman should have waited for the cops. Unless he saw this guy attacking someone.


  20. rollerboy_1979
    20 | March 25, 2012 2:29 pm

    It seems as though, in typical MSM fashion, everyone is being reactionary before the facts have come out. This is clearly being used by the Left for pre-election “race baiting”, in an effort to mobilize the Left Wing to support Obama in November. If this were reversed, it would barely make mention in the news media. The NW guy may have over-reached his authority by following this man (not the innocent boy being pictured), but no one can pre-judge the level of threat he perceived as this 6′+ man was on top, pummeling him at 3am, in the rain. Decent, respectable young people are at home in bed at that time of night. He gave every reason to look suspicious.


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