Even Geraldo's son is ashamed of him

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  1. Luddly Neddite
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    Geraldo Rivera: Trayvon Martin's 'Hoodie Is As Much Responsible For [His] Death As George Zimmerman' (VIDEO)

    I agree. It IS shameful to say a kid deserved to be shot because of what he was wearing. Never mind that it was cold and raining and the kid was dressed for that. To IMPLY that anyone should get away with killing another person because of what that person was wearing is criminal in itself.

    Does Geraldo also believe that women are 'asking for it' because of their manner of dress?

    Every time I think I've heard the worst from this snake in the grass - with apologies to snakes - he says something worse than the last.

    And, the shooter has surfaced -

    Trayvon Martin Case: George Zimmerman Resurfaces On Voicemail To Friend (AUDIO)

    One thing that jumps out about this article is that the neighborhood had no real ("registered") watch group. Zimmerman was acting on his own and against all rules of real watch groups - such as, no weapons and no going after someone on your own.

    And, his own words make this a federal crime so I think he may have done himself in.
     
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    Zimmerman's Hispanic........Geraldo's Hispanic.....................why can't you connect the dots, Einstein?
     
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    He did not say he deserved to be, that's your take. From what I heard, the kid was wearing a hoodie when he was shot.
    A hoodie is commonly used to hide one's identity, and though there's not any reason that that was likely his intent, he left an impression that provoked suspicion and contributed to his being shot by someone who must be unstable. I say that he must be unstable because he (the shooter) has reported 46 instances of neighborhood encroachment since January. That seems excessive to say the least, and the police should've checked into why he was encountering so much and if it was really legit.
     
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    I have about as much respect for Geraldo as I do Sharpton.....

    Where are the heroes of today?
     
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    You're getting pissy about Geraldo recognizing the hard facts of not wanting his child to draw negative attention?? Make up your fucking mind...is the world full of a bunch of racists ready to pull the trigger on innocent black teens or not?? Also, what responsible father would let his daughter walk out of the house dressed like a street walker?? If you know that your child's choice of clothing could endanger them, why wouldn't you intervene??
     
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    Yep, its no different than my dad, back in the day, telling me that I will be pulled over alot more if I have a hot rod and long hair.... guess what..... he was right!

    Did I listen?
    No....

    Did I get lots of tickets?
    Yes....

    Was it right?
    No...

    If ya look the part, your going to be treated as such at times.
     
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    Cold and rainy? It's Florida. It's hot. I mean REALLY hot. I think I've not worn shorts like four times all winter. When it rains it's like a freaking sauna. I have no idea why young kids feel the need to wear hoodies but most of the time down here it's not protection from the weather.
     
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    It's kool; it's the style, it's hip. That's what Geraldo was bringing up.
     
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    I have absolutely no idea what the circumstances are regarding that neighborhood but I'm guessing that if a gated community feels the need for a neighborhood watch group that there's something going on in that area that's causing a real problem and it's not some kid walking home from the 7 11 with some Skittles. From reports that I've heard there had been a rash of home break ins...something quite common in Florida. In the area I'm in such crimes are usually committed by local teens so I can understand Mr. Zimmerman's distrust of a strange teenager walking through the neighborhood. Generally speaking, gated communities don't welcome outside foot traffic because the whole idea of a gated community is to keep the rest of the world on the other side of the gate. I'd be curious to know if anyone has heard why Trayvon was walking there in the first place? Is it a short-cut from the store to where he lives? If he was inside of a gated community how did he gain access?

    Don't get me wrong...I think Mr. Zimmerman over reacted in using a weapon. He should have called the cops...stayed in his vehicle and followed the young man until they showed up. Getting out of his vehicle and confronting Trayvon Martin was idiotic.
     
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    His father's girlfriend lived there. They were at her home watching TV. He went to the store to get his little brother some skittles.
     
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