Fox News pundit Geraldo Rivera on Fox & Friends today said that all six jurors in the Trayvon Martin murder case would have shot and killed him long before George Zimmerman did. Rivera was forced to apologize last year after blaming Trayvon Martin’s murder on his choice to wear a hoodie.
“I see those six ladies in the jury putting themselves on that rainy night, in that housing complex that has just been burglarized by three or four different groups of black youngsters from the adjacent community,” Rivera told his colleagues on the Fox News morning show today. “So it’s a dark night, a 6-foot-2-inch hoodie-wearing stranger is in the immediate housing complex. How would the ladies of that jury have reacted? I submit that if they were armed, they would have shot and killed Trayvon Martin a lot sooner than George Zimmerman did. This is self-defense.”
(Note: Trayvon Martin was 5′ 11″, not 6′ 2″, as the right likes to continually lie. And he weighed 158 pounds, for the record.)
Hat tip: Think Progress
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