O’REILLY: It’s a bit complicated because the reason Trayvon Martin died was because he looked a certain way and it wasn’t based on skin color. If Trayvon Martin had been wearing a jacket like you are and a tie like you are, Mr. West, this evening, I don’t think George Zimmerman would have 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. And the reason that that culture has risen is because there are a lot of gangs. And they’re violent and they dress a certain way. And when people see that, they associate that kind of bad conduct. So, Martin was innocent of anything. He didn’t do anything wrong, Trayvon Martin, but because he looked a certain way, he lost his life. And it’s all interconnected to this violent crime that, as you stated and I stated, is driven by the dissolution of the family, and no supervision, and nobody really caring about what happens in those precincts.
September 16, 2013 at 1:11 PM EDT