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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@Piss Head PETE- You sould like another Black RACIST HAT FULL of SHIT! Finally some of the News Stations are asking the right questions like.... Why isn't there outrage about all the Black on Black Murders? The minute your Black Race let Al Sharpton on the scene the "Cause" became in question. Your Black Race - all you think about is Racism. It's your life! How does your miserable black ass survive? You are just like Spike Lee- You are SHIT! Your Race is a disaster. After Zimmerman is arrested and charged you will still be a Fucked Breed! You should consider hanging yourself!


you don't see a bunch of white people linking arms,walking the street raising racial problems..you guys disgrace martin luther king with all your whining...you have all the right s white people have...grow up..quit blaming everybody else when your kid does something wrong..ALL teenagers run their mouth,no matter what color they are...they try to scare people..don't think your kid doesn't do it...you should see some things your kids do when you aren't around..if this was a WHITE boy that was shot,white folks would not be ALLOWED to be out raising all these problems!!! just keep the hate going...our next generation will be as stupid as you guys...


To Pete the Racist Punk--King of the Hoodie Thugs---President of the Jesse Jackson Fan Club---Sargent-at-Arms of the Black Panthers, Your commentary shows exactly what you are. Thanks for being so very transparent! It's certainly more than our sitting President and his Administration is willing to do. (And Obama PROMISED he'd have a transparent administration). Maybe you should consider running for office..but if you do? Don't set your sights any higher than dog catcher! The only power I wish I had is to be able to sit your sorry ass down and work out this racial divide in a civil manner which of course doesn't include neutering ANYONE! Racial rage is just plain nasty, Petey! You don't wear it well. Time to---let it go, let it go, let it go! PS I am impressed with your vocabulary--pomposity! Ewww...Bill O'Reilly eat your heart out!


I want to tell Emeraldcityslick, the arrogant asshole who suggest that Black people sit down with him to work out our problem to go to west hell with his gasoline drenched underwear in tact. Who does this neanderthal think he or she is? He's probably some scrawny White punk who sits at his keyboard, spouting b.s. because he can't get chosen to play on a team at the playground. I wish that I had the power to neuter callous savages like you, so that you could not reproduce sub humans.


Allsaints45: As far as I am concerned, you are the ass hole and should be arrested for stupidity and unjustified arrogance and pomposity.


Jacasa or whatever your name is; You are the kind of racist ass hole that Sharpton and Spike point out, and fight against. This Zimmerman animal is guilty of murder, no matter what the circumstances. He had the gun and used it against a 140 pound kid. Excuses for humans like you know this, but because you love to vilify truth tellers, you pounce on Spike and Sharpton. Spike did not mean ANY harm to the people that you so strongly defend. The hateful racist that killed this kid did it on purpose, and with malice of forethought and walked with his gun. Where is your outrage for that? It doesn't exist does it?


Spike should be charged. That innocent couple should have never been through that! Anyone standing up for them? Of course, not! They're skin isn't dark enough--is it!!!! Spike should have to pay for their hotel expenses etc. I mean, hell! He's rich enough! But, of course, justice will not be served to this husband and wife. What if the wife would have had a massive heart attack and died? Could she become a martyr, too? I doubt it! See the hypocrisy in all this?!?


I notice that there is more sympathy for the Zimmerman tweet by Spike and the outrage shown by Sharpton than for the kid who was murdered and his family. I wonder why? Why is it that killing a Black kid just doesn't matter that much in this country? If a Black Man had killed a 17 year old White kid under similar circumstances in FL, he would still be in jail, in prison or dead. I hope that someone collects the bounty that is supposed to be out on this animal. He deserves it, even if the lie about this kid breaking his nose is true. You don't pull a 9 mm and kill someone during a fist fight that you started, unless you are Black in this country and kill a White person.


Jacasa called Spike Lee and Al Sharpton racists, as if those who react to racism are also guilty of it. This assertion is obviously ridiculous, but not to those who are indifferent toward it or who are in denial of the facts. I choose to believe that both are true. There is a COLLECTIVE denial of racism in this nation, which is one reason why it will always exist. Personally, if Trayvon Martin was my son, I would load my 12 gauge with double aught buckshot and blow this Zimmerman animal's head off, if I could find him.


Spike Lee you simple minded freaking moron, you could have gotten those old people killed. I am also outraged by the killing of Trayvon but, use your head.. You would be singing a different tune had those people been harmed. They can't help it if their name is Zimmerman. I wonder how many racist, bigoted asshole out there are named Lee... Stop it ! you aren't helping.