Hoodie and the Blowfish: Geraldo Calls For Crackdown on Killer Hoodies

While the parents of Trayvon Martin are saying that he is wearing a hoodie in heaven, Geraldo Rivera went on the air to denounce hoodies as evil garments causing the death of teenagers across the country.

Here is Geraldo’s view:

I am urging the parents of black and Latino youngsters, particularly, to not let their young children go out wearing hoodies. I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was.

Geraldo continued:

“When you, when you see a kid walking — Juliet — when you see a kid walking down the street, particularly a dark skinned kid like my son Cruz, who I constantly yelled at when he was going out wearing a damn hoodie or those pants around his ankles. Take that hood off, people look at you and they — what do they think? What’s the instant identification, what’s the instant association?”

He then made comments along the same lines on his radio show.

Source: Washington Post

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  2. Elaine M.
    Wearing a yankees suck t-shirt in NYC would be unwise. But that would not exonerate someone who attacks this t-shirter. So where (or wear) do land on this?

  3. NRA Begins Selling Hoodies With Pocket To Conceal Handguns
    The National Rifle Association has a new item in its online store: hoodies, with a special pocket designed to conceal a handgun. Hooded sweatshirts have taken on new meaning in the last week as a symbol for Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed while wearing one last month. Last week, Geraldo Rivera speculated that it was Trayvon’s hoodie that was to blame for his death, sparking widespread criticism. “We want concealed carry to fit around your lifestyle — not the other way around. That’s why we developed the NRAstore exclusive Concealed Carry Hooded Sweatshirt,” reads the product description. If enough people buy them, Rivera may be right to assume some hoodies can be dangerous.


  4. So…ThinkoftheChildren, I’d like you to consider a few things, since you sound quite thoughtful.

    1. Maybe young African Americans are simply being CHARGED WITH MORE CRIMES and CONVICTED OF MORE CRIMES than their white contemporaries; maybe they are not actually COMMITTING MORE. I know a family that has three white kids and one black kid. One of their white kids has done plenty of things that would have been prosecuted to the max, had that child been black, especially poor and black, as many black children are, through no fault of their own. Yet it is a major concern of the parents in that family to watch over and guide and guard the black kid because he is the most vulnerable, in terms of how police and society would treat him.

    2. Maybe young African Americans are committing more of the crimes that cannot be hidden when their white contemporaries can easily hide such misdemeanors. And once they get into the system, maybe they are being channeled into other crimes.

    3. Maybe young African Americans are needing to resort to self-defense more often. Hmmmmm…

    There are lots of other sociological and psychological factors involved, including the attitudes of police. For intance, a white guy who has a judge for a father might be considered innocent more readily than a black guy who has no judges in his family. So the attitude of the police might just as easily play into who gets arrested when there is some sort of trouble…

  5. Two of many things we lack in Sweden, (besides jews, smiling at SwM), are:

    1) funny cute birthday cards—in fact cards of any kind here are stupid and dopy.
    2) hoodies and sweatshirts with hip (sorry old word) text/pictures.

    Don’t tell me to go into business. You have to have market acceptance or hip customers. When questioned about what they came home with from the USA, they usually don’t know what the text refers to.


    So any hip tips are welcome.

  6. Shoot Pete, if the kid is lucky Jerry never speaks to him at all. The kid called him out on tweeter shortly after he tweeted this idiocy.

    But its all a game to these scum. They are ripping the country into tiny pieces because it is profitable. If only there really were a hell for them, they have earned it.

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