“I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was.”
“I’ll bet you money, if he didn’t have that hoodie on, that nutty neighborhood watchguy would have never responded in that violent and aggressive way.”
“I am urging the parents of black and Latino youngsters particularly to not let their children go out wearing hoodies.”
“He wore an outfit (Trayvon Martin) that allowed someone to respond in this irrational, overzealous way, and if he had been dressed more appropriately. I believe unless it’s raining or at a track meet leave the hoodie at home.”
“You know the old Johnny Cash song ‘don’t take your gun to town son, leave your gun at home.’ There are some things that are almost inevitable.”
Geraldo later tweeted this:
- Kids in California schools can no longer be opted out of vaccination on religious or personal grounds under a new law.
- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has faced political fallout from the "Bridgegate" scandal, is running for president. He's the 14th Republican in the race.
- Misty Copeland has become the first black female principal dancer in American Ballet Theater's 75-year history.