After the convenience store, where Trayvon Martin bought his Skittles and Iced Tea, released their surveillance video showing the 17th year prior to his death, Geraldo Rivera decided to go on the Bill O'Reilly show and double down on controversial remarks he made about Trayvon wearing 'thug wear' and how it was a contributing factor to his death.
Well, the Martin family attorney, Benjamin Crump, must've had enough because he went on Geraldo's show and called him out on his foolishness. He equated Geraldo's statement on Trayvon's clothing to that someone saying a woman's short skirt contributed to her rape. He also pointed out the fact that Facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, is well known to wear hoodies but yet no one has ever ascribe it to being 'thug wear' when he wore it.
Here's some more of what he said:
“You can’t profile people and act on it. It would be one thing if you profile and call the police and let the police deal with it, but you can’t act on it. Because then, you give a license to everybody to say if a black man is walking in his neighborhood, going to the store with his hoodie up, you can shoot him. And you cant do that. It’s wrong anywhere. There’s no justification for that, and the last thing I will say is this, Geraldo. You’re going to –- you’re embarrassing your son again with these statements.”I doubt that this would happen, but hopefully this will redeem Crump in some of y'all eyes because y'all have been giving this brother a very hard time every since he came on the scene.