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Fox's Rivera says Fla. teen's hoodie as much responsible for his death as person who shot him
NEW YORK (AP) ' Fox News Channel commentator Geraldo Rivera says Florida teenager Trayvon Martin's hoodie is as much responsible for his death as the neighborhood watch captain who shot him.
Rivera said Friday on "Fox & Friends" that people wearing hooded sweatshirts are often going to be perceived as a menace regardless.
The unarmed 17-year-old Martin was killed Feb. 26 in Sanford. Martin was wearing a hoodie and returning from a trip to a convenience store when Zimmerman started following him, telling police dispatchers he looked suspicious. The watch captain, George Zimmerman, hasn't been charged and says he shot Martin in self-defense.
In a later printed commentary, Rivera said that he knew his opinion was politically incorrect but that parents should tell their children not to dress like hoodlums.