Geraldo Rivera Says Al Sharpton And ‘Race Politics’ Forced Florida To Pursue ‘Weak’ Murder Two Case Against George Zimmerman in Death of Trayvon Martin
WOW … not about race eh?
Fox News analyst Geraldo Rivera is never at a loss for words or creating controversy. Rivera stated this morning on Fox & Friends that the second degree murder case against George Zimmerman was created by Al Sharpton and “race politics”. It was that racial agitation and race baiting by Sharpton that fanned the flames it create the scenario why such a weak murder case was brought against Zimmerman (see VIDEO). From the outset MSNBC created a false narrative that Zimmerman was a racist, when the doctored the 911 tapes. Rivera said that he believed that the first prosecutor got it right and that what happened that night between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin was self defense.
But what might have been the biggest eye opening comment from Rivera was not about race, but when he said … “I see it a little differently, I see those six ladies putting themselves on that rainy night in that housing complex that has just been burglarized by 3 or 4 different groups of black youngsters from the adjacent community. Its a dark night, a 6’2″ hoodie wearing stranger is in the immediate housing community. How would the ladies of that jury reacted? I submit that if they were armed they would have shot and killed Trayvon Martin a lot sooner than George Zimmerman did.”
Rivera opened the segment by saying that he was not surprised that the judge in the Zimmerman case allowed the jury to consider manslaughter charges because that is the only charge which may apply to the defendant.
“This was a case brought because of political pressure – race politics in this country – I hate to say it,” Rivera said. He added that he holds Sharpton in “higher regard” than most of his colleagues, but he does believe that the MSNBC host’s agitation was the “catalyst” behind Florida state attorney Angela Corey seeking a second degree murder conviction against Zimmerman.
“I believe the original prosecutor got it right – I think it is a self-defense situation,” Rivera added. He said that the prosecution’s “desperation” is apparent in their effort to have the jury consider a variety of lesser charges during deliberation. “They have zero chance of convicting this man on murder,” the Fox host continued.
Finally, Rivera said that the six female jury members will find that Zimmerman was justified in shooting Martin because they would have pulled the trigger in that situation faster than he did.
How could Geraldo Rivera possibly come up with the the idea that it was Al Sharpton who played “race” politics and was the driving force for forcing the prosecution to arrest, try and convict George Zimmerman. Maybe one needs to just watch the video below. Listen to the video below and the Sharpton claims of win at all cost because, “we cannot allow a legal precedent to be established in this city that tells us that it is legal for a man to kill us and tell any story he wants and walks out with the murder weapon”.
In the end Geraldo Rivera said that he thought that George Zimmerman would be acquitted. Rivera believed that it was self defense under Florida law. However, this is Florida and as we learned from the Casey Anthony jury, anything, and I mean anything is possible.