Geraldo Rivera Says Jury Would Have Killed Trayvon Martin

| by Emily Smith
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Geraldo Rivera, who is famous for attributing Trayvon Martin’s hoodie to his death, said Friday on “Fox and Friends” that the nearly all-woman jury would probably have killed Martin, too.

Rivera said he could imagine any one of the jury members on a rainy night walking the neighborhood with knowledge of recent burglaries and shooting the 6-foot-2 hoodie-wearing figure in self-defense.

“I submit that if they were armed, they would have shot and killed Trayvon Martin a lot sooner than George Zimmerman did,” Rivera said.

Rivera spoke just as Zimmerman’s defense attorney prepared to deliver his closing argument, which brought the trial to a close.

Rivera added that the case should not have been brought to trial, arguing that the prosecution’s case was weak and that the act would hardly be considered manslaughter, much less murder.

“They know how weak their case is,” Rivera said. “They have zero chance of convicting this man on murder charges.”

This is not the first time that Rivera has stirred controversy with his opinions. Last March, Rivera blamed Trayvon’s hoodie for his death. Despite his own son’s disapproval and a demonstration made by the Miami Heat basketball players, Rivera insisted that the hoodie and Zimmerman were equally responsible for Martin’s death.

Sources: The Huffington Post, ThinkProgress