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Spike Lee Silent After His Tweet Jeopardizes Elderly Couple's Lives
TownHall.com ^ | 3-28-12 | Gwilym McGrew

Posted on 03/28/2012 7:45:25 AM PDT by joinedafterattack

“Elderly couple abandons their home after address is posted on Twitter as that of George Zimmerman” read the headline of an article yesterday in the Orlando Sentinel. Spike Lee’s twitter account went into Radio Silence yesterday morning after it was revealed he mistakenly tweeted to over 247,000 twitter followers the address of an elderly Florida couple instead of George Zimmerman’s address, the man who shot Trayvon Martin. Mr. Lee’s tweet resulted in hate mail, strangers dropping by, and other disturbances that panicked the couple who then fled from their home for fear of their lives. It remains to be seen if Spike Lee will contact the couple to assist them financially with the costs associated with their having to abandon their home or at minimum publicly apologize to them for his putting their lives in danger.

The Hollywood Reporter was reporting last night that the “Elderly Couple at Address Spike Lee Tweeted Are Living in Fear” as some of Lee’s twitter followers tweeted, “Let’s turn up the heat on his bitch ass!!!” and “Get this mutha f#####!!” as the followers retweeted the elderly couple’s address after being misled by Spike Lee.

As some criticized George Zimmerman for going into hiding, Spike Lee apparently took a similar cowardly route. “A call placed to Lee's office in New York was answered by a man who said the film director was unavailable for comment.” Unbelievable!

Perhaps Spike Lee should rethink his silence and follow the title of his academy award nominated film and Do the Right Thing and stop inciting racial tensions that could result in potential violence to innocent individuals.

Mr. Lee we, and these old folks in Florida, await your apology.

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KEYWORDS: blackviolence; coward; spike; spikelee; trayvon; trayvonmartin; vigilantism; zimmerman
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“Elderly couple abandons their home after address is posted on Twitter as that of George Zimmerman” read the headline of an article yesterday in the Orlando Sentinel. Spike Lee’s twitter account went into Radio Silence yesterday morning after it was revealed he mistakenly tweeted to over 247,000 twitter followers the address of an elderly Florida couple instead of George Zimmerman’s address, the man who shot Trayvon Martin. Mr. Lee’s tweet resulted in hate mail, strangers dropping by, and other disturbances that panicked the couple who then fled from their home for fear of their lives. It remains to be seen if Spike Lee will contact the couple to assist them financially with the costs associated with their having to abandon their home or at minimum publicly apologize to them for his putting their lives in danger.

The Hollywood Reporter was reporting last night that the “Elderly Couple at Address Spike Lee Tweeted Are Living in Fear” as some of Lee’s twitter followers tweeted, “Let’s turn up the heat on his bitch ass!!!” and “Get this mutha f#####!!” as the followers retweeted the elderly couple’s address after being misled by Spike Lee.

As some criticized George Zimmerman for going into hiding, Spike Lee apparently took a similar cowardly route. “A call placed to Lee's office in New York was answered by a man who said the film director was unavailable for comment.” Unbelievable!

Perhaps Spike Lee should rethink his silence and follow the title of his academy award nominated film and Do the Right Thing and stop inciting racial tensions that could result in potential violence to innocent individuals.

Mr. Lee we, and these old folks in Florida, await your apology.

1 posted on 03/28/2012 7:45:38 AM PDT by joinedafterattack
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To: joinedafterattack

Is the elderly couple white? If so, Spike Lee does not give a rat’s behind and is probably glad he did it. There’ll be no apology unless they’re black.


2 posted on 03/28/2012 7:48:37 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: joinedafterattack

Elderly couple should sue the turds out of Spike.


3 posted on 03/28/2012 7:49:49 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: joinedafterattack

Just heard about this on the Dennis Miller show. Hey Spike, know all that money you got that buys you front row seats at every Knicks game? Say buh-bye to dat!


4 posted on 03/28/2012 7:49:49 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (When the smart do nothing the stupid take over)
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To: joinedafterattack

If anything happens to this couple, their next-of-kin will wind up owning all of Spike’s stuff.


5 posted on 03/28/2012 7:49:49 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: joinedafterattack

6 posted on 03/28/2012 7:50:22 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: joinedafterattack
Mr. Lee we, and these old folks in Florida, await your apology.

grab a seat

7 posted on 03/28/2012 7:50:27 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: joinedafterattack

He would be an accomplice if anything happens to these people, would he not?


8 posted on 03/28/2012 7:51:19 AM PDT by albie
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Umm they already have a fantastic case...I wouldn’t be surprised if Mr. Spikes attorneys are currently floating a deal for the wronged citizens...with an iron clad binding non- disclosure agreement im sure...


9 posted on 03/28/2012 7:55:27 AM PDT by databoss
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To: joinedafterattack

Since the last presidential election we have had a great but disturbing insight what the USA will look like when the perpetual victims become our rulers.

Seems they are not ready for prime time civilization.

Too bad as this would have been a great opportunity to heal those open wounds but these DNA challenged scum are pouring acid into those wounds until they are now starting to bleed. FOOLS everyone of them.


10 posted on 03/28/2012 7:56:01 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: All
In a real world, where we were not under the boots of a lawless regime, clowns like Higgins and Lee would still be answering questions in the FBI and Homeland Security offices for these terroristic threats.

But that will have to wait until January, 2013.

11 posted on 03/28/2012 7:56:48 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: joinedafterattack
As a longtime participant in boycotting rotten american pop culture, I can safely say I have not spent a dime subsidizing Spike Lee's pay.

Someone has already beaten me to it, but yes, if the elderly couple is white, Spike Lee will be just as happy.

12 posted on 03/28/2012 7:56:55 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: joinedafterattack
Seems to me they have a civil case against Lee. They have clearly suffered financial damage and mental anguish caused directly by an action taken by Spike Lee. If I were them, I'd be looking for ten mil at least.

ML/NJ

13 posted on 03/28/2012 7:59:33 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: joinedafterattack

Spike Lee is a domestic terrorist.


14 posted on 03/28/2012 7:59:55 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: joinedafterattack

Anyone know Lee’s address?


15 posted on 03/28/2012 8:00:59 AM PDT by Dutchboy88
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To: joinedafterattack
Where can I buy the t-shirt?

WE ARE ALL GEORGE ZIMMERMAN

Victims of the race baiters & poverty pimps:

Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Democratic Party,

Spike Lee, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton,

"journalists" in the main stream newspapers,

"journalists" in broadcast news at CNN, ABC, CBS, & NBC

16 posted on 03/28/2012 8:04:30 AM PDT by anonsquared
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To: joinedafterattack

Evidently he doesn’t care. If he did, he would make an honest effort to rectify the situation...


17 posted on 03/28/2012 8:05:25 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: anonsquared

I thought we were all Jim Thompson.


18 posted on 03/28/2012 8:06:58 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Dutchboy88

“Let’s turn up the heat on his bitch ass!!!”

Sauce for the goose...


19 posted on 03/28/2012 8:07:45 AM PDT by Noumenon ("I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands." Col. Nicholson-The Bridge on the River Qwai)
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To: Prov1322
But that will have to wait until January, 2013 2017.

Fixed it for you.
20 posted on 03/28/2012 8:08:54 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: joinedafterattack
Spike Lee,is a black racist someone needs to give out his address and tell people to visit him and scare the mess out of him .Everyone stop going to his racist movies..Ever time I see his name on anything I will not rent it..Lets look hard for his filthy address..Stupid black fools..

It doesn't matter what color these folks are I can just imagine how scared they were and are..

What ever these blacks are looking for I am afraid they won't like when it is over..They think they are so tough well we will see..

21 posted on 03/28/2012 8:11:38 AM PDT by PLD
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To: joinedafterattack
Mr. Lee, since you are obviously not very smart, let me offer you some advice: Elderly couple, since you are innocent bystanders in this, I'd suggest you sue the crap outta Mr. Lee.
22 posted on 03/28/2012 8:12:13 AM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: joinedafterattack
"Spike Lee Silent After His Tweet Jeopardizes Elderly Couple's Lives"

Mr. Lee I say this from the bottom of my heart, I hope the most vile nasty ambulance chasing pack of lawyers sue your ass to kingdom come on behalf of this poor couple. And I hope they empties you bank accounts and send you to the po' house!

23 posted on 03/28/2012 8:16:11 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: dfwgator

Him too!


24 posted on 03/28/2012 8:16:25 AM PDT by anonsquared
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To: Nea Wood

Will Obama have a beer summit with Spike Lee and the old folks that were forced to flee their home?

“The confusion seems to stem from the fact the woman’s son is named William George Zimmerman and he lived briefly at the address in 1995.

When William Zimmerman pleaded with the man who tweeted the address, the man responded, “Black power all day. No justice, no peace” along with an obscenity.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/28/elderly-couple-forced-out-home-after-tweet-claims-killer-trayvon-miller-lives/print#ixzz1qQOReyrD

A group calling themselves the New Black Panther Party putting out a bounty for George Zimmerman’s arrest. It says $10,000 on the poster. They announced the amount is up to $23,000. The New Black Panther Party says they’d like to make it $1 million.

New Black Panther Mikhail Muhammad To CNN’s Anderson Cooper “I don’t obey white man’s law…American law” [Video]
On March 28, 2012, in news, politics, by velvethammer


25 posted on 03/28/2012 8:16:54 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: joinedafterattack

Too bad we cannot reinstate 1950’s style blacklist for communist and traitors. A-holes like Spike would no longer get any work to do !


26 posted on 03/28/2012 8:19:45 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: joinedafterattack

27 posted on 03/28/2012 8:21:44 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: joinedafterattack

Forget an apology. This couple needs to sue. I can think of at least a half a dozen civil suits out of this.


28 posted on 03/28/2012 8:23:36 AM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: Mad Dawgg

Yes, the couple needs the lawyer version of Pumpkinhead.


29 posted on 03/28/2012 8:23:49 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (.)
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To: joinedafterattack

if ever there was a black man that was ever the world’s biggest little bitchboy

it is Spike Lee

he has spewed anti-white racist remarks for decades

from behind that toothy nutty professor facade so many black “intellectuals” seem to favor

I hope they sue the snot out of him


30 posted on 03/28/2012 8:24:19 AM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: brownsfan
"But that will have to wait until January, 2017."

If we lose and BHO gets his second term, we may not see any future elections.
31 posted on 03/28/2012 8:25:35 AM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: joinedafterattack

This crap almost makes me use the n word. I’ll admit it makes me think it a lot. And that’s too bad. It was gone from my vocabulary until obama started his destruction of this nation.


32 posted on 03/28/2012 8:27:00 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( "It happened. And we let it happen. - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: FortWorthPatriot
If we lose and BHO gets his second term, we may not see any future elections.

I heard this same crap back when Clinton was running for re-election....DUmmies said the same thing about Bush.

Better to lose, and control Congress, and have a better GOP candidate for 2016, than to have Romney win, and not have a decent Republican candidate for 2016.

33 posted on 03/28/2012 8:29:19 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: joinedafterattack
Mr. Lee we, and these old folks in Florida, await your apology.

No, an apology won't do... Spike has endangered the lives of these people in a way that he can't just "take back". Save their attorneys some trouble, Spike - post YOUR address for the process server.

34 posted on 03/28/2012 8:31:13 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: upchuck

100k isnt enough.
They have to abandon their home now. They can never live freely there again.

My advice is for them to sue, seek a settlement, buy the home in the name of a Trust and try as much as possible to go off the grid.


35 posted on 03/28/2012 8:33:24 AM PDT by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: Charles Martel

Here is Zimmerman’s real address

1060 West Addison
Chicago, Illinois


36 posted on 03/28/2012 8:33:33 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: FortWorthPatriot
If we lose and BHO gets his second term, we may not see any future elections.

Outside of the Republic of Texas, that may well be the case.

37 posted on 03/28/2012 8:34:22 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: joinedafterattack

They should sue the geeky little prick.


38 posted on 03/28/2012 8:35:28 AM PDT by crosshairs (Civil rights are for civil people.)
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To: Dutchboy88
Anyone know Lee’s address?

Since he's always at Knick's games, I'm guessing he sleeps in a toilet stall in Penn Station.
39 posted on 03/28/2012 8:37:20 AM PDT by crosshairs (Civil rights are for civil people.)
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To: joinedafterattack

I hope they sue the crap out of Spike Lee! It’s not about greed, he needs to be held responsible for his careless actions.


40 posted on 03/28/2012 8:37:50 AM PDT by Marko413
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To: FortWorthPatriot

*** If we lose and BHO gets his second term, we may not see any future elections. ***

How can that be? I’m told over and over again here at FR that a second Obama term is far preferable to electing Romney.

The die is cast, Romney vs. Obama. With so many staying home, guess it will be Obama.

That’s better, right?


41 posted on 03/28/2012 8:40:38 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: dfwgator

I take some pride in never giving this talentless individual one penny because I have never stooped so low as to see his trash films.


42 posted on 03/28/2012 8:40:57 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Marko413

Absolutely! These people need to be held accountable for their words and actions!!!


43 posted on 03/28/2012 8:41:00 AM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: Nea Wood

SPIKE LEE IS JUST ANOTHER GUTLESS LIBERAL WORM !


44 posted on 03/28/2012 8:41:31 AM PDT by Dawebman (SPIKE LEE IS JUST ANOTHER GUTLESS LIBERAL WORM!)
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To: dfwgator

Well, the problem with that reasoning, is that Obama may well have at least two Supreme Court appointments in the next four years, if he’s re-elected.

If Obama is re-elected, I certainly hope it’s paired with Republicans taking the Senate in November’s elections. That’s all I can say.


45 posted on 03/28/2012 8:44:28 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: anonsquared

I want one !!!


46 posted on 03/28/2012 8:45:49 AM PDT by Robert Drobot (Fiat voluntas tua)
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To: databoss

I am not a person who thinks ‘sue’ in every situation, but I’m thinking sue here.

Even if it had been the right address, it was a horrible thing to do.

This couple should have a couple mil of Spike’s stash within weeks.


47 posted on 03/28/2012 8:46:15 AM PDT by altura
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To: Nea Wood
Is the elderly couple white? If so, Spike Lee does not give a rat’s behind and is probably glad he did it. There’ll be no apology unless they’re black.

He'll likely say, "So what? They was white, wasn't they?"

48 posted on 03/28/2012 8:52:47 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: joinedafterattack

Apology? why not demand his arrest!!!


49 posted on 03/28/2012 8:57:51 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "If Greece has been knocking back the ouzo, we're face down in the vat.")
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To: brownsfan

“How can that be? I’m told over and over again here at FR that a second Obama term is far preferable to electing Romney.”

As if the Communist-In-Chief hadn’t already done enough, it would seem that his latest “open-mike gaffe” regarding missile defense and his race-pimping of the Trayvon Martin case would make folks re-think that position. Jeez...will anything this destructive Marxist idiot does trump their hatred of Romney? And no, I’m not a “Romney-bot” for anyone wanting to post that foolishness.


50 posted on 03/28/2012 9:00:54 AM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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