Skip to comments.George Zimmerman Out on Bail: Twitter Reacts-Virtual lynch mob forms on social media site
Posted on 04/23/2012 5:46:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Much to the dismay of thousands of people across the United States, George Zimmerman was released on $150,000 bail. The event took place in the middle of the night, as to avoid any unnecessary confrontations with those who feel that Zimmerman should spend the rest of his life rotting behind bars. He will be tried for second degree murder in the fatal shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin later this year.
Not surprisingly, this news did not settle well with many people.
Now that hes out of jail, authorities have to contend with yet another serious issue: Whether or not any of the threats made on Twitter will amount to anything substantial. People say all sorts of horrendous things on the social networking site, though, in this case, Id say that many of the posters would probably trying to harm Zimmerman if given half the chance. And while I believe that lots of individuals just enjoy blowing off steam from the safety of their own homes, the threats made against the man are, in my opinion, downright frightening.
Instead of sifting through the endless number of tweets yourself, take a look at the samples embedded below. Regardless of what you may think of Zimmermans situation, you have to admit that these posts are a little scary.
(TWEETS AT LINK) [Warning: Profanity and violent rhetoric]
Still using that old picture of George.
It suits their purposes. They want you to think that lil’ 4 foot tall, 12 year old Trayvon was shot out-of-hand by a big, bad 250lb grown man with anger issues and racial animus.
The Lynch mob really is the basic democracy.
The good thing about Twitter, it is posts the image of the person making the post. And that shows one very clear and unmistakeable trend.
Media inciting viewers to hunt down Zimmerman?
How many Hispanics will this convert to conservativism do you think? Others?
Why all the hate, my black brothers and sisters? So unbecoming.
Shades of Salman Rushdie! Fatwatweet!
I won’t even guess, it’s a strange situation. The marxists have done so damned much brainwashing for so long that the infection runs deep.
I think I would leave this damn country.
Hope the dude that threatened the judge gets the book thrown at him.....That would be a start.
You mean like Weiner.
I’ll say. Without question and that should be front page news, on radio throughout “the hood.”
Put a stop to this crap immediately.
Blacks calling for violence and death for Zimmerman and they wonder why people think of them as violent and why they are profiled.
If they hold the trial this year, the situation could get very interesting. October riots could energize some of Obama’s base, but those riots could also emphasize the poor state of the nation under Obama’s “leadership.” If the Obama administration handles the riots poorly, he’ll have his own “Hurricane Katrina” moment.
At this point in the fable, Trayvon is portrayed as a kindergartener singing songs of love and peace while handing out daisies to everyone nearby.
All of a sudden, driven by a KKK membership and a desire to reinstate slavery, ZimmerWhiteMan came rushing out of the bushes screaming “This is for all White People!” and attacking Trayvon.
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