Pat Robertson Defends George Zimmerman's Decision To Follow Trayvon Martin (VIDEO)
The Huffington Post | By Hunter Stuart
Posted: 07/16/2013 2:16 pm EDT | Updated: 07/16/2013 4:32 pm EDT
Responding to co-host Terry Meeuwsen's point that Zimmerman was following 17-year-old Trayvon Martin when a 911 dispatcher asked him not to, Robertson implied that recent incidents in the area committed by hooded criminals justified his decision to do so.
"There had been some crime in the area, and the criminals were wearing these hoods, and so, it's one of those things," Robertson said.
Martin was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, known as a "hoodie," when Zimmerman ultimately shot him in the chest in February 2012. An autopsy determined Martin died of the gunshot wound.
The hoodie became an important symbol in the controversy that ensued after Martin's death. Though he later apologized, Fox News host Geraldo Rivera said Martin's hoodie was as much responsible for his death as George Zimmerman. Meanwhile, protesters, NBA players and politicians wore hoodies to show their support for Martin and his family.
On Saturday, an all-female jury found Zimmerman not guilty in Martin's death.
Judge Greg Mathis Gives His Take On The George Zimmerman Case
Posted Wednesday, July 17th 2013 @ 4pm
Mathis claims Zimmerman had an unfair advantage in the trial due to the racial makeup of the jury.
He also prompted black communities to vote for positions of government such as judges, mayors and sheriffs that reflect their values and equality.
LISTEN to what he had to say: