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    Re: Geraldo Rivera: Trayvon Martin's 'Hoodie Is As Much Responsible As Shooter

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    The very first episode of "COPS" was in Newark, There was this cop talking about, how you see certain young black males dressed a certain way, you knew they were up to no good. He talked about how unfortunate it was, but it was the reality.


    Anyone think the cop was racist?
    Geraldo's comments were never racist. On one level, he had a point... wearing a hoodie can change people's perceptions of who you are. What was over the top was the suggestion that the victim shared half the fault simply because he wore the hoodie. That was stupid.

    I have yet to seen the parallel drawn, but it is apt: many rape victims wore seductive clothing. Wearing suggestive clothing can change people's perceptions of who you are, but never makes the rape victim at fault of a rape because she wore suggestive clothing.

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    Re: Geraldo Rivera: Trayvon Martin's 'Hoodie Is As Much Responsible As Shooter

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Geraldo's comments were never racist. On one level, he had a point... wearing a hoodie can change people's perceptions of who you are. What was over the top was the suggestion that the victim shared half the fault simply because he wore the hoodie. That was stupid.

    I have yet to seen the parallel drawn, but it is apt: many rape victims wore seductive clothing. Wearing suggestive clothing can change people's perceptions of who you are, but never makes the rape victim at fault of a rape because she wore suggestive clothing.
    I agree, however, in some cases-those being date rapes where the prosecuting witness and the defendant both agree that sex between the two took place, the clothing of the victim may be relevant especially if the defendant claims that the victim consented to sex. It happened in the William Kennedy Smith case where Patty Bowman claimed that on the night she had sex with Dr. Kennedy, she had no intention of "picking a man up" and instead she testified that she had intended to go visit a friend-the mother of a newborn and only after that did she decide to go bar hopping with another friend (Ann Mercer). Kennedy's witnesses testified she was trying to pick him up. That she was dressed in an expensive and very short dress and 60 dollar hose and expensive heels lent much credibility to Kennedy because as one juror noted-you don't wear a 500 dollar black dress and 60 dollar stockings if you plan on picking up a newborn baby given such creatures often have leaky diapers or the pukies.

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    Re: Geraldo Rivera: Trayvon Martin's 'Hoodie Is As Much Responsible As Shooter

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Rivera is a pimp and trying to get attention....
    no, he is an asshole and a pig, and I have lost all respect for him.

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    Re: Geraldo Rivera: Trayvon Martin's 'Hoodie Is As Much Responsible As Shooter

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    no, he is an asshole and a pig, and I have lost all respect for him.
    I used to think that when he was an anti gun leftist. Now I think he's merely a pimp

    but I can live with your definition

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    Re: Geraldo Rivera: Trayvon Martin's 'Hoodie Is As Much Responsible As Shooter

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I used to think that when he was an anti gun leftist. Now I think he's merely a pimp

    but I can live with your definition
    i can't believe he would say something as stupid as he did. maybe he's getting old & senile.

    or just a desperate pimp, as you suggest. either way, he's no longer welcome for Passover dinner.

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    Re: Geraldo Rivera: Trayvon Martin's 'Hoodie Is As Much Responsible As Shooter

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    i can't believe he would say something as stupid as he did. maybe he's getting old & senile.

    or just a desperate pimp, as you suggest. either way, he's no longer welcome for Passover dinner.

    did you know that Gerald Rivers is his real name-he's mostly Jewish but when he applied to law school he adopted Geraldo Rivera (he has some puerto rican ancestory) in order to gain preferential admission treatment. (as you know being Jewish doesn't get you affirmative action in Eastern Law Schools)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    did you know that Gerald Rivers is his real name-he's mostly Jewish but when he applied to law school he adopted Geraldo Rivera (he has some puerto rican ancestory) in order to gain preferential admission treatment. (as you know being Jewish doesn't get you affirmative action in Eastern Law Schools)


    This is not true, his mom is jewish, his last name is rivera, not rivers. This myth was started by the nazis on his show where they broke his nose. His father was cruz rivera.
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    Re: Geraldo Rivera: Trayvon Martin's 'Hoodie Is As Much Responsible As Shooter

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    This is not true, his mom is jewish, his last name is rivera, not rivers. This myth was started by the nazis on his show where they broke his nose.
    geraldo..gerald.

    rivera...rivers.

    he's still an asshole and a dick.

    ....which is a bad combination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    geraldo..gerald.

    rivera...rivers.

    he's still an asshole and a dick.

    ....which is a bad combination.
    You don't say....


    I find your logic the same as the neo-nazis who came up with tr rumor.
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    Re: Geraldo Rivera: Trayvon Martin's 'Hoodie Is As Much Responsible As Shooter

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    This is not true, his mom is jewish, his last name is rivera, not rivers. This myth was started by the nazis on his show where they broke his nose. His father was cruz rivera.
    I had heard that so many times from so many different sources including some people far more moderate than any Nazis (I never heard them claim that-but Roy Innis made that claim as well-he was at the taping where the racists busted Geraldo's nose). but you Apparently are correct. Wiki reports he was born Gerald Michael Rivera but changed his first name to the hispanic sounding Geraldo on the request of WABC-TV news director Al Primo who wanted him to sound more ethnic

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