Death of Trayvon Martin: JUST TWEET IT: Be Careful what You Tweet … Elderly Couple In Fear Over Spike Lee Irresponsible Tweet of George Zimmerman’s Address (Update: Spike Apologizes)

 

SPIKE LEE … JUST TWEET IT … IT MUST BE IN THE TWEET …

Last week it was reported that Spike Lee tweeted the address of George Zimmerman, the individual who caused the huge controversy when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Sanford, FL. Our first thought was, how irresponsible to do such a thing when there was a mob mentality to get Zimmerman. Who knew just how irresponsible that TWEET was.

Two messages were posted to Lee’s official Twitter account, one Friday and one Saturday, with a street address and the words “EVERYBODY REPOST THIS.” Both messages were still visible on Lee’s account Sunday morning. Lee has tweeted numerous times about Martin’s death.

This might be a lesson to all and especially those like Spike Lee who seem more intent of fueling the fires of racism and emotion in the tragic death of  Trayvon Martin, rather than getting to the bottom of what actually occurred between George Zimmerman and Martin. Spike Lee tweeted the incorrect address of George Zimmerman and now an elderly couple lives in fear. Way to be responsible Spike. The address that was foolishly tweeted was actually the residence on Edgewater Circle of 72 year old David McClain and his 70 year old wife Elaine.

With Twitter and Facebook continuing to explode with posts purporting to contain the address of George Zimmerman, property records and interviews reveal that the home is actually the longtime residence of a married Florida couple, both in their 70s, who have no connection to the man who killed Trayvon Martin and are now living in fear due to erroneous reports about their connection to the shooter.

The mass dissemination of the address on Edgewater Circle in Sanford–the Florida city where Martin was shot to death last month--took flight last Friday when director Spike Lee retweeted a tweet containing Zimmerman’s purported address to his 240,000 followers.

This is what happens when rank amateurs jump the gun and do not do any due diligence in reporting. As the Daily Caller asks, “If you’re against vigilantes taking matters into their own hands, except when it comes to dealing with George Zimmerman.” One has to wonder whether this will arise in a law suit.

UPDATE I: Elderly couple flee home after Spike Lee gives out their address as residence of George Zimmerman.

A school-cafeteria lunch lady and her husband have received hate mail, unwanted visits from reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors — all because their Sanford-area address is being disseminated on Twitter as belonging to Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, her son said late Tuesday.

The woman, 70, who has a heart condition, and her husband, 72, have temporarily moved to a hotel to avoid the spotlight and possible danger, said son Chip Humble of Longwood.

UPDATE II: Elderly Couple who was forced to flee home following Spike Lee’s irresponsible TWEET hires the Morgan & Morgan law firm to represent them. We had a feeling this would happen after Spike Lee “JUST TWEETED IT”.

“At this point, they have retained us to protect their interests” and their safety, attorney Matt Morgan said of Elaine and David McClain, an elderly Sanford-area couple in their 70s.

What is ironic is that Spike Lee had once made movies about the dangers of the mob mentality. I guess that is all in the past. PJ Media has the Tweet of Spike Lee’s apology. Fox Nation has the apology as well. Although Lee is probably just sorry he got the address incorrect, not the fanning of the flames.

Or as Jonah Goldberg tweets in response, “Shorter @SpikeLee I meant to direct death threats and intimidation to someone else’s house. My bad.”



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    16 Responses to “Death of Trayvon Martin: JUST TWEET IT: Be Careful what You Tweet … Elderly Couple In Fear Over Spike Lee Irresponsible Tweet of George Zimmerman’s Address (Update: Spike Apologizes)”

    1. super dave on March 28th, 2012 7:33 am

      spike lee should be charged with a crime.

    2. NGBoston on March 28th, 2012 7:55 am

      Completely IRRESPONSIBLE of Spike Lee!

      Spike—What the HELL were you thinking?!?!?!

    3. super dave on March 28th, 2012 9:46 am

      Had Spike Lee’s tweet caused this old couple to be murdered by his fellow thugs, wouldn’t he be arrested and charged with murder along with the other criminals ?

    4. Mary on March 28th, 2012 12:12 pm

      I worked in Sanford this morning and there are still blacks walking around all with hoodies….. don’t these people work. Instead of shouting their mouths off… why don’t they all go get a job.
      Enough said!!!!!!!!

    5. super dave on March 28th, 2012 1:35 pm

      Lee refuses to apologize for his in this . he condones killing those who had nothing to do with the death of the Martin kid.
      Lee might as well call himself a killer.

    6. rightknight on March 28th, 2012 2:54 pm

      Six foot three athlete Trayvon apparently returned
      to Zimmerman’s SUV and beat up 5′-9″ Zimmerman
      (broke nose and slammed head on ground, bloody).
      Spike Lee and Black Panthers jump to conclusions
      with remedies such as phony addresses and felony
      (Bounty Offer). Sad! Too many folks acting like Barry
      Soetoro by snapping to stupid judgements.

      Perhaps Trayvon was not the sweet looking little kid
      suggested by his published photo?

      Can we hope for calmer heads?

    7. Carpe on March 28th, 2012 7:02 pm

      I just listened to a recording of Oprah talking about how infuriated about it she is. She is even counting the number of days that have gone by without an arrest.

      It made me giggle. I was reading all of Crayon’s tweets the other day. In one of them he writes: F OPRAH! He got that one right. lol

      I heard Oprah say this… as I have heard others… say “he shot an armed person why isn’t he in jail?” The reason is 2005 Stand Your Ground Law. If someone approaches you in a threatening manner and you THINK they are going to kill you — you can stand your ground and use anything up to lethal force to protect yourself.

      It doesn’t matter if the other dude is only armed with a box of chocolate milk duds or a 357. He could be holding a fuzzy pink bunny and wearing pumps, even.

      Florida came to the conclusion that it isn’t wise to put people in jail whose only crime in life is fighting to protect their families, themselves, and their possessions. That’s how bad things have become. That a law like that would even be needed.

    8. Carpe on March 28th, 2012 7:04 pm

      I heard Oprah say this… as I have heard others… say “he shot an armed person why isn’t he in jail?” The reason is 2005 Stand Your Ground Law. If someone approaches you in a threatening manner and you THINK they are going to kill you — you can stand your ground and use anything up to lethal force to protect yourself.

      It doesn’t matter if the other dude is only armed with a box of chocolate milk duds or a 357. He could be holding a fuzzy pink bunny and wearing pumps, even.

      Florida came to the conclusion that it isn’t wise to put people in jail whose only crime in life is fighting to protect their families, themselves, and their possessions. That’s how bad things have become. That a law like that would even be needed.

    9. Carpe on March 28th, 2012 7:04 pm

      I just listened to a recording of Oprah talking about how infuriated about it she is. She is even counting the number of days that have gone by without an arrest.

      It made me giggle. I was reading all of Crayon’s tweets the other day. In one of them he writes: F OPRAH! He got that one right. lol

    10. Moi on March 28th, 2012 9:22 pm

      Mary,

      What?!! Give up the welfare? OMG. You are kidding, right? ;>)

    11. Dolf on March 29th, 2012 2:23 am

      @4

      damn 1 of the more ignorant.

      How high was the unemployment rate for young males again?????

      so maybe those blacks (already WTF…those blacks) can’t get a job even if they wanted to.

      or maybe you want to ship’m down south and have them pick cotton again?

    12. super dave on March 29th, 2012 7:15 am

      #9: blacks are already moving south in large numbers. i have picked cotton myself so that is BS. don’t believe everything you read about the south, some of it is true and some not. i grew up there and lived in the same country communities as the black folks.
      we didn’t integrate until the 8th grade, but we had very few problems. if parents on both sides stop teaching their kids to hate,things will get better. but that isn’t going to happen. even our democrat politicians hate those who don’t cater to their party and bend to their will. you don’t see Obama trying to settle this, he prefers to see the country divided, this gives him control over half of the citizens that actually believe he is sincere.
      those of us who choose our own path and have no need to be led by the nose are branded racists.

    13. NGBoston on March 29th, 2012 8:14 am

      #4-Mary—-In all fairness, they don’t go get a job for one of 2 reasons….

      1). They are lazy

      2.) There aren’t ANY!

    14. Dolf on March 29th, 2012 9:24 am

      Dave…just read what you are saying.

      first you say ppl must teach their children not to hate and then you post this “even our democrat politicians hate those who don’t cater to their party and bend to their will.”

      You want ppl teach ppl not to hate, but in the next sentence you say that half of the US citizens (the ones who vote) arer domecrats->thus evil-> thus corrupt

      Most funny: During/prior too the US civil war, the democrats were the slaveholders and bigots.
      Somewhere along the line, the republicans gained that “honor”

    15. Greg the Great on March 29th, 2012 2:04 pm

      Spike Lee guilty of screaming fire in the movie theater. Just like hanging a man before his day in court.

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