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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@williams... Listen everyone williams and too late are all reed....


@too late who is probably reed... Firist off blacks are conservatives too dumbfuck second i dnt hate conservatives i do think they have put extremely wrong and dangerous info out there about our president and i do feel they have obstructed this country to move forward. Case in point congress has ten percent approval rating. Nothing has gotten done since 2010 when the tea party i want no compromise politicians were elected. John bohiener (sp) head of reub party stated.. Our only goal is to make obama a one term pres. Even to the extent of ruining this country imo. Now wud i vote repub... Yea if a good one came up. I like ron paul but that got no where. And i dnt agree with alot of repubs becuz of the really biased dumb shit they say. As far as being blk or white it doesnt matter u will still hate me so who gives a fuk?


Death to all Zimmermans


Listen people- Tike Lee- CHELY & Neci- are all the same!


@ Chely- Me Hitler? Ohhhhh yes- you are a black radical bitch aren't you or are you one who loves the dark side? Ur game with the light touch on black racism and the hatred for anything conservative ( White) is obvious! Anyone with a good eye can see what u r about.


To bad- NECI- once again your race does not know how to conduct themselves Neci. 2 white elderly people in my neighborhood were stabbed to death by a black last month! Where is the riots for that - did u hear about that crime? ! You people are nothing more than racist.


My question is to some of the people on site: do you all really no what black panther is? What is white power? Cause alot of you have used it on this site before. Let me tell you all something, the only problem that I have with ignorant people is their racist comments. The funny thing is when alot of you used racist comment, it make me and other people to react on you all stupidity comments of your's. The sad thing is you make black people like me come out with my meanful comments. Alot of you wouldn't like for nobody to react with hurtful words. Right now, I'm going to be honest, I am so mad about how some grown ass man had killed unarmed kid. Also I am upset about how alot of people get treated in this country every single day. I mean, look at you all comments! And alot of you all want to say that racism in nowhere alive in this country. Oh give me a freaking break!


These comments are so uncessary. GEROGE ZIMMERMAN is a fucking racis "WETBACK" and he needs to be fucking shot in the got damn back and have his body parts cut the fuck up. It's ashamed how this stupid ass fucker was not arrested, and the police didn't take him to the station to question him about anything. They just took Trayvon Martin's body and left the scene. This guy needs to be taken to jail, and needs to be put in a cell block with a bounch of "BIG BLACK MEN" and they need to beat his freaking ass until he is dead. Idc what these racial comments are saying and where they are coming from but everybody that said something racis needs to have their fucking throat split and needs to be burried alive!!!!!


@too late u sound sooo familar oh i kno.... Hitler!!!! Thats what most of u sound like on here. U wana live with only one race then go buy a island and fuking do it. Bye bye bye noone will miss u racist deplorable fucks i can promise u that. Go hate on ur own island, stew in it and roll around in it til it consumes u.


@CHELY- You can take spike and an apology and stick IT up your ASS! Spike Lee is a Black Panther Hunk of Shit! Damn a Fucking apology! This is not Kindergarden! He sent 300 Tweets a day. The Black Ass shit knew what he was doing! Where is Justice? Blacks want whites dead!