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Geraldo Rivera Apologizes for 'Hoodie' Comments


Says he changed his mind after hearing from his 32-year-old son.

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NEW YORK (AP/The Blaze) — Fox News Channel commentator Geraldo Rivera says he's sorry for suggesting a hoodie worn by unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was as much responsible for his death as the neighborhood watch captain who shot him.

Rivera says it was a conversation with his oldest son that convinced him he was wrong. He says it was the first time 32-year-old Gabriel Rivera said he was ashamed of something his dad had said.

Geraldo Rivera said Tuesday he still believes urban parents should warn their children it could be dangerous to wear clothing that might appear menacing to people who don't know them.

Martin was shot in Sanford, Fla., last month by a man who said he was acting in self-defense. The shooting has sparked national debate about self-defense legislation.

Rivera had previously stuck by his remarks even after his son suggested he'd been wrong to make them.

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