15 Year Old Charged With Felony Disorderly Conduct After Threatening ‘Mass Homicide’ If George Zimmerman Was Acquitted
Actions have consequences …
A 15 year old Chicago suburb teenager was arrested and charged with felony disorderly conduct for tweeting a threat of “mass homicide” if George Zimmerman was acquitted. It’s about time some one was charged with something for the 1000′s of irresponsible and death threat tweets that have been spewed forth from individuals hiding behind their Twitter accounts. As it turned out, the 6 woman jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Although I would say, if the police are going to arrest this misguided teen, there are a whole lot more to go after who have made death threats against George Zimmerman, his family and even the jury. The teens name has not been provided because he is a minor. Way to ruin your life kid.
A teenager in a Chicago suburb was charged with a felony after threatening to commit “mass homicide” should George Zimmerman be acquitted of murder charges in the Trayvon Martin case, according to multiple reports.
The threat, which was made on the 15-year-old’s Twitter account on Friday (before a verdict had been reached), read, “If Zimmerman leaves free imma shoot everybody in Zion causing a mass homicide, and ill get away wit it just like Zimmerman.” The tweet appears to have been deleted.
Although Zion Police Department Deputy Chief Steve Dumyahn told the Lake County News Sun that there was no credibility to the threat, adding that the high schooler “has no weapons and no access to weapons,” the teen is still being charged with a felony count of disorderly conduct.
It would seem that so-called nice and respectful football players like the NY Giants Victor Cruz has lowered himself to pile on with the threats of violence and fanning the flames of vigilantism.