Rivera says hoodie to blame for Martin's death
|Updated: 3/23/2012 11:32 am
||Published: 3/23/2012 11:31 am
President Barack Obama called the shooting death of an unarmed African-American teenager in Florida a ‘tragedy.’
17-year old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed on February 26th in Orlando by a neighborhood watch volunteer.
Obama commented on the shooting after being asked about the incident after a ceremony in the White House rose garden. The president says he feels sorry for the parents of the suburban Orlando teen and says "every parent in America" should understand why it is "absolutely imperative" that the case is investigated.
FOX News host Geraldo Rivera discussed Martin’s death on “Fox & Friends” on Friday morning and said Martin’s clothing played a part in his shooting death.
‘I am urging parents of black and Latino youngsters 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.”
George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, said he shot Martin in self defense.
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