March 28, 2012
Spike Lee, et al. Endanger Innocent Elderly Couple; Retweet Their Address As George Zimmerman's (Updated & Bumped)
This is what comes from vigilante justice. Innocent people wrongly accused and attacked.
Spike Lee and thousands of his followers re-tweeted George Zimmerman's address just hours after the New Black Panthers posted a $10,000 bounty for the "capture" of Zimmerman. Many of the re-tweets included threats and incitement to violence.
(Address obscured to protect the innocent)
The only problem is, it wasn't the correct address. That address belongs to an elderly couple who had nothing to do with the Trayvon Martin situation. Now they are living in fear that someone might try to collect on that bounty.
Nice going, Spike.
(Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit)
Update: The elderly couple has been forced to leave their home.
The couple has a son named William George Zimmerman, no relation to the George Zimmerman involved in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. William traced the tweets back to the original poster:
Zimmerman has implored the man to stop and said he received this response, "Black power all day. No justice, no peace" and an obscenity.
No justice, no peace. These instigators are perfectly happy terrorizing innocent people in order to blackmail authorities into arresting, convicting and punishing the shooter despite the evidence and rule of law.
Update by SH: The Smocking Gun interviewed the couple yesterday.
When told that Twitter posts containing her address continued to pour in this evening, an exasperated Elaine McClain remarked, “Maybe we should get a lawyer and send a cease and desist letter to Spike Lee.” (6 pages)Yes, lawyer up and sue the p*ss out of him as well as @maccapone [aka Marcus D. Higgins] who originally started this mess.
The original tweet was sent to Lee (and numerous other celebrities like Will Smith, 50 Cent, and LeBron James) last Friday afternoon by Marcus Davonne Higgins, a 33-year-old Los Angeles man who uses the online handle “maccapone.” Higgins included the direction, “EVERYBODY REPOST THIS.”
Higgins, pictured at right, first began disseminating the Sanford address to his Twitter followers last Wednesday, including the claim that Zimmerman “Like the fat punk he is, he still lives at home with mommie & daddy.” In a simultaneous post to his Facebook wall, Higgins told his 4000 friends, “FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT & TOUCH HIM.” He also claimed in another post that, “REAL TALK MY PEOPLE OUT THERE IN FLORIDA JUST TOLD ME GEORGE ZIMMERMAN IS NOT AT HIS HOUSE THEY OUT THERE RIGHT NOW.”
Higgins’s dissemination of Zimmerman’s purported Edgewater Circle address was not, however, limited to cyberspace. At a protest rally last Thursday in an L.A. park near his Crenshaw home, Higgins held a sign containing Zimmerman’s name, address, and phone number.
Except, of course, none were accurate