Dangerous Hoodies

The Trayvon Martin case continues to be tried on cable television instead of in a courtroom. In one of the most outlandish comments involved with this whole tradegy, Fox News host Geraldo Rivera said he thought the hoodie Trayvon wore the night he was shot was as much responsible for his death as the shooter, George Zimmerman.

Rivera has since backed away and apologized for his comments, but cartoonists have already latched onto the visual imagery of the hoodie (including me). Here are some cartoons about this suddenly dangerous piece of attire:

Mike Keefe / Cagle Cartoons (click to view more cartoons by Keefe)
Adam Zyglis / Buffalo News (click to view more cartoons by Zyglis)
Jen Sorensen / (click to view more cartoons by Sorensen)
Taylor Jones / Cagle Cartoons (click to view more cartoons by Jones)
Jimmy Margulies / The Record (click to view more cartoons by Margulies)

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post.

5 replies on “Dangerous Hoodies”

Its all about guns. If this cowboy fool had not been allowed to own a gun, would Trayvon Martin be dead today? There are far too many nuts out there with guns and far too many innocents dying who shouldn't.The Constitution does NOT give us the rigt to bear arms when we have a standing militia. We are an insane society filled with paranoia, greed and a lust to kill something, whether it be an innocent deer or bird, or, the prime target, another human being.

Whatever happened is bad in law, and an innocent person died…needlessly. He was doing nothing wrong. The fact that he was a child adds to the sadness of the case, but it would still be the same if the victim was an adult.

Unfortunately, weeks later, people are still taking sides on this issue, whereas it couldn't be more clear cut. It is not a matter of race, or hoodies. These are mere distractions. Neighbourhood Watch is is need of serious review. Apart from that, what happened is a crime, and it should be treated as such. The fact that the perpetrator was on Neighbourhood Watch cannot serve as an excuse.

As an outsider, it seems to me that what people are protesting about is an imminent miscarriage of justice, starting with the fact that the perpetrator was not held initially, nor charges pressed. Given the public outcry, this may be corrected, which is why occassionly such public outrage is quite useful in righting wrongs in a democratic setup such as yours.

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