Basically he placed the blame on the victim because he was wearing a hoodie when he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman.
Or, as he told the world on “Fox & Friends,” Trayvon’s hoodie was “just as responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was.”
But now he’s apologizing.
“I apologize to anyone offended by what one prominent black conservative called my ‘very practical and potentially life-saving campaign urging black and Hispanic parents not to let their children go around wearing hoodies,’” Rivera said in an email to POLITICO Tuesday, citing a piece in the National Review penned by Thomas Sowell.
He took responsibility of his words, realizing that his comments took away from the tragedy and relieved society of its duty.
He said “by putting responsibility on what kids wear instead of how people react to them I have obscured the main point that someone shot and killed an unarmed teenager.”