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Spike Lee Is Going To Compensate The Elderly Family Who Fled Their Home After He Tweeted
Business Insider ^ | 03/30/3012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty

Posted on 03/30/2012 6:57:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

According to a report from the AP, Spike Lee will compensate the McLain family, who fled their home after Spike Lee wrongly tweeted that Trayvon Martin's killer, George Zimmerman, lived at their address The couple's attorney, Matt Morgan, announced the settlement Thursday. Morgan says Lee called them to apologize for retweeting their address.

Specifics of the settlement weren't disclosed.

Elaine and David McClain are in their 70s and say they have a son named William George Zimmerman, who lived in their Sanford area home in the mid-1990s. They say he is no relation to 28-year-old George Zimmerman, who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26.

Lee had tweeted his apology to the McClains early Thursday morning.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Society
KEYWORDS: spikelee; trayvonmartin; twitter

1 posted on 03/30/2012 6:57:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope they sue this slime back to the ghetto he came from.


2 posted on 03/30/2012 6:59:56 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder if Twitter would allow me to set-up a KillSpikeLee or KillRoseanneBarr account.


3 posted on 03/30/2012 7:00:03 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: SeekAndFind

First class prick.


4 posted on 03/30/2012 7:00:16 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: SeekAndFind
An honest mistake. I mean, how many George Zimmerman's can there be?

Spike Lee. What a returd.

5 posted on 03/30/2012 7:00:41 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SeekAndFind
They say he is no relation to 28-year-old George Zimmerman, who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26.

Allegedly. Where's the "allegedly"?

6 posted on 03/30/2012 7:01:54 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: patriot08

Spike Lee is not from the ghetto, he was born into a solidly middle class household.


7 posted on 03/30/2012 7:01:54 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

True, but sometimes he acts like he’s from the hood.


8 posted on 03/30/2012 7:04:07 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: All

Compensation should be enough for this couple to buy a new home at whatever address they desire.


9 posted on 03/30/2012 7:05:53 AM PDT by PizzaTheHut
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t get too morally superior, I’ve seen folks here post incorrect information about people they didn’t like for political reasons. This certainly isn’t something that is unique to the left, or to famous people.


10 posted on 03/30/2012 7:09:11 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: SeekAndFind

Since there are three of them, one of them should bargain hard and take a settlement while the other two should sue. That way they can have it both ways. During the trial, the second person should accept a settlement and the third person should go to the jury and give speeches about how ALL THREE of them feared for their lives and try to run up the damages to be paid.


11 posted on 03/30/2012 7:09:22 AM PDT by JimWayne
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To: DarthVader

A lot of blacks who are born into well-to-do households, tend to have guilt, and try to compensate for it.


12 posted on 03/30/2012 7:11:04 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: HamiltonJay
I’ve seen folks here post incorrect information about people they didn’t like for political reasons

Did it force those people to flee their houses? Don't think so.

13 posted on 03/30/2012 7:12:06 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SeekAndFind

That was fast. You know Lee’s first reaction would have been, “Sheeeet, I ain’t giving them honky m....f.....s nuttin!”. Cooler heads must have sat him down and said, “Listen you stupid SOB. This goes to court and you’re toast”. I hope they took him for at least 7 figures.


14 posted on 03/30/2012 7:15:58 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: dfwgator

Please, you post a phone number or address of someone on the internet and encourage folks to call or torment them that is harrassment, regardless of your political bent. You think people haven’t had their lives severely harmed by spiteful actions on the internet, you are foolish.

And yes, I’ve seen it happen here.

People need to think before they act, and political world view does not give a pass to folks who agree with you doing it.

Anyone doing such things, even if they have the right information, and often it turns out to be wrong, are nothing more than petty cowards, and frankly I think whatever a persons reasons for doing it, they should be punished.

We cannot have a civil society if we cannot engage in basic civility. Yes, I am sure Spike’s tweet got to more people than a post on Free Republic, but that doesn’t mean folks on the right haven’t done similar things.


15 posted on 03/30/2012 7:18:19 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay

When? Everytime I’ve seen somebody here try to do it, the mods get rid of it quickly.


16 posted on 03/30/2012 7:21:46 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is no compensation he can make to these people. For Heaven’s sakes, these people are in there 70’s and this was there home. They will never feel safe there for years. They will have to move.
They have people going to prison for stupid little mistakes and calling it hate crimes, well this is a hate crime if ever i saw one.
And the presidents remarks were just as hateful, instigating hate and racism in my country.


17 posted on 03/30/2012 7:22:30 AM PDT by sunny48 (America, home of the ofended)
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To: Arm_Bears

Only if they turned out to be decent people. Witch they are not. They hate from the leftist aka progressives towards decent people will never end.


18 posted on 03/30/2012 7:27:08 AM PDT by DMG2FUN
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To: HamiltonJay
"Don’t get too morally superior, I’ve seen folks here post incorrect information about people they didn’t like for political reasons."

Posting incorrect information to gain political advantage is one thing. Posting a person's address to specifically incite violence against that person, at their place of residence is a whole different issue.

19 posted on 03/30/2012 7:43:46 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: patriot08

I agree anything less than a million is unacceptable..he put their life at risk


20 posted on 03/30/2012 7:45:42 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: dfwgator

I’m not saying the mods haven’t gotten rid of it, I’m saying I’ve seen it done, by folks here and on other conservative sites.. Wasn’t implying the mods weren’t doing their jobs.


21 posted on 03/30/2012 7:51:31 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought endangerment was a felony.

Why isn’t Spike Lee going to prison?


22 posted on 03/30/2012 7:57:25 AM PDT by kidd
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To: SeekAndFind

,,,,, didn’t rosie o’dumbo also tweet their address ??? ,,, don’t forget to hit her up too .


23 posted on 03/30/2012 8:02:46 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: Texas Eagle

He did kill him that isn’t even in question. The question is whether it was justified. So Allegedly does not belong in that sentence.


24 posted on 03/30/2012 8:34:30 AM PDT by pas
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To: SeekAndFind

Since they are White, Lee will give them a coupon for 10% off at Motel 6 and a couple of Southwest inflight snacks.


25 posted on 03/30/2012 8:37:27 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well under the banner of diversity and tolerance)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Unfortunately their lawyer was Matt Morgan. Morgan is Obama’s number #1 florida bundler and just had a big fundraiser at his house for Obama last month. Within a day they had accepted a settlement and have been on the TV saying that Lee was so sincere. You can bet they weren’t given the best advice.


26 posted on 03/30/2012 9:01:49 AM PDT by happyhomemaker (That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children)
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To: happyhomemaker

Knew they had hired the Morgans. Hadn’t heard they settled already. Hopefully they will have somebody else review their settlement.


27 posted on 03/30/2012 9:36:08 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well under the banner of diversity and tolerance)
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To: SeekAndFind

I want to see the check. Trust, but verify.


28 posted on 03/30/2012 10:06:36 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: kidd
That would be a twofer: (1) Spike Lee pays the 70ish Zimmermans about $10 million from his “stash” and (2) goes to prison for reckless endangerment. That's win-win: just compensation AND take out the trash at the same time.
30 posted on 03/30/2012 11:11:09 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: SeekAndFind

Foz was reporting last night that they already settled.


31 posted on 03/30/2012 11:19:06 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: SeekAndFind

Hypocrite.


32 posted on 03/31/2012 9:48:45 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: pas
I was being sarcastical.

I guarantee if the situation was reversed, young Trayon's involvement would be characterized as "alleged" in every sentence.

33 posted on 04/01/2012 4:44:34 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: pas
I was being sarcastical.

I guarantee if the situation was reversed, young Trayon's involvement would be characterized as "alleged" in every newscast.

Wait. What am I saying. If the roles were reversed we would never have heard about it in the first place.

34 posted on 04/01/2012 4:52:29 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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