O’Reilly and Allen West: Trayvon Martin Died Because ‘He Looked A Certain Way’

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bill_oreillyBill O’Reilly returned to the topic of Trayvon Martin on Friday, with both himself and former Rep. Allen West (R-FL) rationalizing why he was killed by former neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in 2012 while deflecting the issue of racial profiling.

“The reason Trayvon Martin died is because he looked a certain way, and it wasn’t based on skin color,” O’Reilly told West on Friday. “If Trayvon Martin had been wearing a jacket like you are and a tie, Mr. West, this evening, I don’t think George Zimmerman would’ve had any problem. But he was wearing a hoodie, and he looked a certain way, and that way is how gangstas look. And therefore he got attention.”

The reason Martin’s “look” drew attention, O’Reilly argued, was the rise of violent gang culture, which is commonly associated with his hooded sweater.

“You’re absolutely right,” West concurred. “There is that gangsta culture out there that is being promoted, and promulgated, and what we have to understand is, Trayvon Martin was up there to be with his father because he had been suspended and kicked out of school when he was living with his mother.”

West then drew a link between Martin’s suspension and the teenagers accused of shooting and killing 22-year-old Australian baseball player Chris Lane on Aug. 16

“They were part of a gangster culture, they were part of the Crips gang,” West said of suspects James Francis Edwards and Chancey Allen Luna, both charged with first-degree murder. “They really did not have [a] parental environment.”

Source: THE RAW STORY

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7 COMMENTS

  1. “what we have to understand is, Trayvon Martin was up there to be with his father because he had been suspended and kicked out of school when he was living with his mother.”

    I was unaware of this. A very valid point. Together with the other points mentioned here and before.

    Obama needed the Martin thing for his reelection. He got it, and he is in office.

  2. IF ORIELLY thinks because of his hoooded shirt and west thinks because of the gang culture and no supervision then I SAY THAT
    MARTIN COMMITTED SUICIDE
    by being 17 years old thinking he is above getting hurt, answered back in a gangster attitude, and having a bad martial arts instructer that didnt teach him PROPER RESPECT.

    ORIELLY THINKS HE IS SMARTER THEN 3 EXPERIENCED MILITARY GENERALS HE HAD AS GUESTS ON HIS SHOW.

    HIS opinion is no better then anyone elses opinion. MY OPINION is that he is a xtian fundamentalist and fox news is a xtian broadcasting cable outlet based on many of their reporting and comments.

    I get more honesty from the cattoon channel.

    BY THE WAY…THE ONLY TRUTH IS TORAH.
    ok gotta build my sukah now…..

  3. Royalty like O’Reilly should be grateful that the rest of the world only works for smaller assets like a warm sweatshirt. After all, if we could all be as fraudulent as O’Reilly, we might be wearing more things like gold and other jewelry so that they really think we are in a gang huh?

  4. That makes about as much sense as saying that all Jews should have their tax returns audited because “everybody knows” that Jews are “crafty with money.” Wait till West himself gets roughed up at a traffic stop – he’ll change his tune. As for O’Reilly – he’s hopeless. He’s rich and white, and nobody’s going to touch him.

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