Spike Lee Re-Tweets Incorrect George Zimmerman Address; Elderly Couple Forced to Flee Home

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After director Spike Lee erroneously re-Tweeted their address as belonging to Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman, a school-cafeteria lunch lady and her husband were essentially forced to flee their home amid unwanted attention.

Death threats, hate mail, swarming reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors were all too much for the woman, 70, who has a heart condition, and her husband, 72, who temporarily moved to a hotel to avoid the spotlight and possible danger.

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According to reports, the confusion arose because the woman has a son, William George Zimmerman, who lived with her in 1995 and still lives in Central Florida.

He is no relation to George Zimmerman, 28, the un-charged shooter in the Trayvon Martin case, which is sparking national outrage and international interest.

Zimmerman traced the tweet - which did not initially come from Spike Lee, but gained massive interest after Lee re-Tweeted it - to a man in California.

Zimmerman said he has implored the man to stop and said he received this response, "Black power all day. No justice, no peace" and an obscenity.

Lee's tweet has been removed, but it continues to be re-tweeted.

Man. Spike hasn't flown off the handle and wished he could take it back this badly since his taunting of Reggie Miller sparked the Pacers guard's 25-point fourth quarter explosion in Game 5 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals.

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Fuck them all, its people like spike lee that give black folks a bad name. But yet all you people just wanna hate, mlk. Fought and gave his life for this, shame on you all, ignorant motherfuckers!

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Wow all you fucking blacks need to calm the fuck down, you all hate us. I don't hard black people learn the fucking definition of a nigger, which you are acting like them. Unreal how so many WHITE PEOPLE an Lincoln fought for your dumb asses, to free you from slavery and Ty still talking shit. You fuckers aren't running a Damn thing but hot mouth, fucking idiots

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There should be a bounty on this scum! He will always be remembered for this reckless criminal act.

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I suggest to accuse SPIKE LEE for libel and let him pay for the disadvantage of the Zimmerman family

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I think Spike Lee and other Black people in the spotlight are only making things worse and they are the ones turning the into a black and white thing which it never was. Zimmerman is spanish for Gods sake.....and stop trying to start race wars just like the Black Panthers they hate white people and thats why they are getting involved it is rediculous .

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How could Spike Lee be such a racist that he would retweet a person's home address knowing that it would put the entire Zimmerman family at risk. Now an innocent family's life has been ruined because of the wrong address tweeted! How is that going to help justice to be served? To all those people who are trying to take the legal system into their own hands in the , I would say, let's get the FACTS of the case revealed first, before we start taking sides.

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Let God handle all situations and all will be well. Justice will be served.Lets not be foolish to take matters into our own hands. Lets pray for Trayvon's family that they make it through. Lets also pray for George Zimmerman. We have to love one another no matter what, its hard but if we put forth an effort it will work out for the better, not worst.

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@ Pete - i agree with Saints- there is a reason for racial profile. Do you people ever consider you being the problem?

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SO, PETE, ANYONE WHO HAS AN OPINION THAT DIFFERS FROM YOUR'S, IN AN ASSHOLE. WELL, AT LEAST YOUR SPELLING, AND DICTION, IS CORRECT. USUALLY THE PEOPLE WHO CALL ME AN ASSHOLE, IN TEXT, WRITE LIKE THIS: WAT DA HELL RONG WIT U RACIST MUDER FUKR AIN'T U GOT BTER TINGS TO DU DAT MAK CENZ. ON THAT NOTE, IN THW U.S.A., A PERSON IS INNOCENT, UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. IT MIGHT TURN OUT ONE WAY, OR THE OTHER. YOU CAN BLAME THE HIGH CRIMINAL ELEMENT, OF BLACK PEOPLE, FOR WHAT HAPPENED.