Implying that his attire identified the victim to be of questionable, if not criminal, character, “I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was,” Rivera said.
Martin wore a sweatshirt with hood at the time of his slaying.
His message concluded "(my) own family and friends believe I have obscured or diverted attention from the principal fact, which is that an unarmed 17-year old was shot dead by a man who was never seriously investigated by local police. And if that is true, I apologize."
'Justice for Trayvon Martin' vigil on March 27
'Justice for Trayvon' vigil moving to larger location
Local 'Justice for Trayvon Martin' events on Tuesday and Wednesday