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  • Rahm Emanuel unhappy Spike Lee titled new film 'Chiraq'

    04/15/2015 7:32:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies ^ | 2015-04-15
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he told film director Spike Lee that he's not happy the working title of Lee's upcoming motion picture is "Chiraq." The word suggests the city is as dangerous as the war zone in Iraq. "We had an honest, frank conversation," Emanuel said. Emanuel said he suggested the name would be offensive to the many good people who live in the Englewood neighborhood where the film takes place. The mayor says he thinks that the subject Lee told him his film would deal with - black-on-black violence - is an important topic that...
  • Bottomless Mimosas and Calling Out Bigots: How Brunch Just Got Real in NYC

    01/07/2015 7:19:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Take Part ^ | January 5, 2015 | Liz Dwyer
    The Black Brunch movement wants us to get uncomfortable with law enforcement violence in communities of color.Weekend brunch is usually the time for Americans to kick back and enjoy a mimosa and a slice of a savory veggie frittata (watch out for those spiking egg prices) with friends or family. But on Sunday, diners in several New York City and Oakland, California, restaurants got a hefty serving of anti–police violence activism alongside their meals. Dozens of participants in the grassroots Black Brunch movement walked into restaurants that tend to serve a predominantly white customer base. The activists weren’t there to...
  • Celebrities, Activists Gather for Michael Brown's Funeral

    08/25/2014 7:10:17 AM PDT · by maggief · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 25, 2014
    Well-known activists, politicians and celebrities were gathering Monday at a St. Louis church for the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot dead by a police officer two weeks ago. The list of VIPs expected to attend the service includes director Spike Lee, rapper Snoop Dogg, music mogul Diddy, comedian Nick Cannon.
  • Spike Lee Opines on Ferguson

    08/20/2014 5:09:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush ^ | August 20, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The first African-American president in history. This is why he was elected! Grab the audio sound bites. Let me prove this to you. It's not just me saying it. This is Spike Lee, sound bites two and four. Last night Spike Lee, Anderson Cooper 95, and Cooper said, "Look, a study came out yesterday," Spike, old buddy, old pal, "about how people's perception of what happened here Ferguson and how radically they differ among African-American and Caucasian Americans. "Does it still surprise you," Spike, old buddy, old pal, "that there's a divide in perception and how Americans...
  • Spike Lee Hopes 'Things Will Really Blow Up' if Ferguson Officer Is Acquitted

    08/20/2014 7:04:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies ^ | 8/20/2014 | Tony Lee
    After a week of rioting and confrontations in Ferguson, Missouri, filmmaker Spike Lee said he hoped that "things will really blow up" if Officer Darren Wilson is tried and the people of Ferguson are unhappy with the verdict.
  • Spike Lee: ‘There Is a War on the Black Male’

    08/19/2014 10:39:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | August 19, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Filmmaker Spike Lee weighed in on the death of Michael Brown and said the “uprising” in Ferguson, Mo., is in response to years of racial tension and mistreatment towards the black community in the United States. “When people get to a point — to that tipping point — they can’t take it anymore,” Lee said on CNN on Tuesday, listing the tragedies involving Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Rodney King, and others. While he seemed to disapprove of looting and burning property, Lee also said that he “just hope[s] that things will really blow up if people aren’t happy with the...
  • #Anonymous Releases Names, Address of Wife, Children of St. Louis County Police Chief

    08/13/2014 8:30:31 AM PDT · by Mariner · 245 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 13th, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday #Anonymous released the private information of St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar and his wife and children. The group posted a link to the information in a tweet.
  • [11/11/2013] Finally Justice in the Zimmerman Case: Spike Lee Sued

    07/05/2014 6:52:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/11/2013 | Greg Pollowitz
    Via Variety: Spike Lee has been sued by an elderly couple in Florida, whose address he incorrectly identified as the home of Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman, according to court documents obtained by the Smoking Gun.
  • Spike Lee Is Trying to Get Do the Right Thing Its Own Street Name in Brooklyn

    06/06/2014 5:32:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Although he no longer lives in the borough, anti-gentrification spokesperson Spike Lee insists, "Brooklyn is still going to be inside of me." And he inside of it: Lee's Do the Right Thing may be immortalized in true NYC-style — with a street sign. Brooklyn Community Board 3 has voted to approve renaming the Bed-Stuy block of Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington Avenue and Quincy Street, where the movie was filmed, “Do the Right Thing” Way, in time for its 25th anniversary. The City Council has the final say, and it could be tough. "It's a bit complicated, because the City Council's...
  • 8 Things That Won't Get You Banned by the NBA

    04/29/2014 9:53:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart's Sports ^ | April 29, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    With the lifetime ban by the NBA of despicably racist Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the door is wide open to further sports bans on people who say offensive things in private. That, of course, is why Sterling was ousted. Everyone knew for decades that Sterling was a disgusting pig racist – he had federal lawsuits led by the Department of Justice against him for discriminating against blacks, Hispanics, and Asians in housing (one allegation in the 2006 DOJ lawsuit: he said black people “smell”). That would have been an excellent reason for ousting Sterling years ago. The NBA...
  • Spike Lee Slams Donald Sterling: "The Mentality of a Slave Master"

    04/29/2014 12:00:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 72 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 29, 2014 | Kimberly Nordyke
    Spike Lee is likening Donald Sterling's racist and inflammatory remarks to those of a slave owner. Lee, speaking to CNN's Anderson Cooper, said that he believes the owner of the L.A. Clippers should be removed from his position within the NBA.
  • Spike Lee on the Possibility of Trayvon Martin Film: ‘I Would Like to See It’ (Watch)

    04/20/2014 11:49:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    EURWeb ^ | April 19, 2014 | PJ
    *Famed film director Spike Lee has expressed his desire to see the Trayvon Martin story told on the big screen. During an interview with theGrio, Lee commended 27-year-old new director Ryan Coogler for bringing his acclaimed independent film, “Fruitvale Station,” the Oscar Grant story, to the big screen. He expressed his admiration for the film while stating that the film business isn’t built in favor of young directors like Coogler to succeed. “Love it…. It’s great,” Lee said of Fruitvale Station. “But it’s something that I have been doing for 15 year [sic]. I teach film. That is my job...
  • Stuyvesant High: Asian-American Domination In Elite Schools Triggers Resentment, Soul Searching

    03/26/2014 5:51:29 PM PDT · by OddLane · 35 replies
    International Business Times ^ | March 26, 2014 | Patrick Ghosh
    The rise of Asian-Americans and their dominance in academia may be exemplified by the extraordinary performance of Asian-American students in New York City. How A Chinese Solar Giant Was Snared In An Italian Fraud Scandal According to recent media reports, Asian-American students account for almost three-fourths of the enrollment at Stuyvesant High School, one of the city's eight specialized, elite public schools that strictly use test scores for admission. Asians represent less than 14 percent of the city's entire public school student body, meaning they are disproportionately represented at Stuyvesant by a magnitude of about five. (In 1970, Asians accounted...
  • North Philadelphia meeting addresses gentrification (White people destroying neighborhoods)

    03/03/2014 4:21:10 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 68 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 03/03/2014 | VALERIE RUSS
    PEOPLE FROM all over Philadelphia came together Saturday to tell their stories about gentrification at the Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia. Organizers had issued fliers calling for an "emergency town hall" to confront a "crisis facing black Philadelphia: the demise of our neighborhoods." In gentrification, some neighborhoods are targeted for revitalization - but the new development leads to huge rent or property-tax increases that often force longtime residents out.
  • The gentrification of Spike Lee: He marketed Brooklyn, cashed out and now complains

    02/28/2014 8:39:43 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/26/14 | Errol Louis
    Spike Lee’s obscenity-filled tirade about the gentrification of inner-city neighborhoods — caught on tape and posted online in all its mother-effing glory — perfectly captured the bitterness, confusion and circular logic that sends most conversations about New York’s ever-changing neighborhoods down a blind alley. Lee’s torrent of cussing and complaints mostly focused on how well-heeled white newcomers have allegedly ruined Fort Greene, where he grew up. Much of what he said was hilarious (“Have you seen Fort Greene Park in the morning? It’s like the mother-effing Westminster Dog Show!”). But some of it was downright offensive (“You can’t just come...
  • New York City to reroute trash from landfills to Brooklyn neighborhood to offset gentrification

    03/01/2014 9:13:37 AM PST · by orwell2112 · 22 replies
    Thoughtgrime ^ | March 1, 2014 | Sisyphus
    NEW YORK — (TG) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, acting swiftly in response to an emotional, expletive-littered denunciation of gentrification by perennially furious movie director Spike Lee, has issued an emergency directive ordering all refuse collected in the city to be dumped on up-and-coming Brooklyn enclave Fort Greene. The mayoral action is intended to address a number of concerns raised by Lee, a Fort Greene native, during a thunderous speech he delivered at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute on Tuesday. Lee, furious that white yuppies emboldened by a lack of violent crime now enter the neighborhood with impunity, delivered a...
  • Vandals target Spike Lee’s former home after director’s gentrification rant

    03/02/2014 5:03:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 02, 2014
    Vandals targeted the former Brooklyn home of director Spike Lee days after a video of the director ranting against gentrification went viral. The vandals sprayed “Do The Right Thing,” on the front of the brownstone home in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. The message is the title of one of Lee’s best-known movies, which tackles the subject of racial tension in a Brooklyn neighborhood. Lee’s former home had part of the title written on the side of its stoop. …
  • Spike Lee’s Racism Isn’t Cute: ‘M—–f—– Hipster’ Is the New ‘Honkey'

    03/01/2014 3:05:35 AM PST · by oblomov · 35 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 26 Feb 2014 | John McWhorter
    It’s interesting that the director of the richest oeuvre of black films in the history of the medium doesn’t understand what the Civil Rights revolution was for. In his expletive-laced comments about the gentrification of Fort Greene during an interview at the Pratt Institute, Spike Lee seemed to think that what we Overcame for was to be grouchy bigots. Basically, black people are getting paid more money than they’ve ever seen in their lives for their houses, and a once sketchy neighborhood is now quiet and pleasant. And this is a bad thing… why? Lee seems to think it’s somehow...
  • Spike Lee explains expletive-filled gentrification rant

    02/27/2014 3:55:52 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 2//27/2014
    His parents still live there. He still keeps an office there. But it's not the same neighborhood he grew up in, and his feelings about newcomers now inhabiting once-blighted parts of America's most-populous city like Fort Greene slapped many people in the face after the famed director went into an expletive-laced rant during an African-American History Month lecture on Tuesday. Spike Lee on gentrification "I grew up here in New York. It's changed," Lee said at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute, an art, design, and architecture school. "And why does it take an influx of white New Yorkers in the South Bronx,...
  • Spike Lee Demands Caucasians “Get Outta” Black Neighborhoods

    02/27/2014 11:31:01 AM PST · by massmike · 64 replies ^ | 02/27/2014 | Dave Blount
    White liberals have been very good to Spike Lee, pouring money and praise upon him in return for the excruciatingly politically correct movies he directs. Here he returns the favor exactly as we have come to expect: Spike Lee went on a long-winded rant against gentrification in New York City on Tuesday night when he was asked to argue against the development of poorer neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Harlem. … Lee pointed the finger at white New Yorkers who have moved into historically black neighborhoods and changed the environment, arguing that those changes have caused the areas to evolve into...
  • Spike Lee Gets Brutally Honest When Discussing Gentrification in Brooklyn

    02/26/2014 3:35:27 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    Complex City Guide ^ | 2/26/14 | Julian Kimble
    <p>The "Defend Brooklyn" hoodie that Spike Lee wore last night should've been a clear indicator regarding his thoughts on gentrification in the borough that raised him.</p> <p>Last night, Lee appeared at Pratt Institute for a Black History Month lecture, but the discussion quickly became a piercingly truthful rant from the opinionated auteur. Citing a New York Times article about the supposed good of gentrification, Lee unleashed a seven-minute tirade about how the changes in Brooklyn infuriate him, specifically the "Christopher Columbus Syndrome."</p>
  • Spike Lee rants about gentrification - New York's black culture being erased by white residents

    02/26/2014 12:11:24 PM PST · by dennisw · 121 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 26 February 2014 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The Brooklyn-raised director launched into an argument about the drawbacks of gentrification Compared Fort Greene Park to the 'motherf*****' Wesminster Dog Show' because it is so clean Lee was raised in Brooklyn but has lived in the Upper East Side since 2000 Spike Lee went on a long-winded rant against gentrification in New York City on Tuesday night when he was asked to argue against the development of poorer neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Harlem. The director, who has focused on racial issues and gentrification in his films, blasted an audience member at the Pratt Institute who started defending the changes...
  • (Inter racial) local couple wants answers after racial slur found on key tag

    01/03/2014 11:21:27 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 73 replies ^ | 1/2/14 | unknown
    EAST POINT, Ga. — A Georgia couple says they're still in shock after they were the target of racism at a popular local restaurant. A U.S. Army sergeant major just back from Kuwait and his wife went to Spondivits in East Point on New Year's Day, but what they found on their key ring when they got home left them deeply hurt. "I shouldn't have to feel this way," said Candea Aarons. When Candea and her husband Sam got home they noticed the tag left by the man who they say valet parked their car, with the words "jungle fever,"...
  • ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Breaks F-Word Record

    01/04/2014 4:50:39 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 42 replies ^ | January 2, 2014
    Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” is all about excess. From orgies on a plane to cocaine and cash (or “fun coupons” as Leonardo DiCaprio’s character calls them), the financial drama thrives in taking it up a notch. So it should be no surprise that Paramount’s R-rated film sets the all-time record for the use of the f-word. According to Wikipedia, the word “f***” is used 506 times over “The Wolf of Wall Street’s” 180-minute running time. Previously, the record for a non-documentary was Spike Lee’s 1999 film “Summer of Sam” with 435 instances.
  • Couple sue Spike Lee over George Zimmerman tweet

    11/08/2013 5:55:40 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 11/8/2013 | SusanJacobson
    A Sanford couple have sued movie director Spike Lee for a tweet he posted that falsely claimed that their address was where George Zimmerman lived. After Lee disseminated the tweet last year to his more than 240,000 Twitter followers, Elaine McClain said she began receiving hate mail and she and her husband, David, had to temporarily move out of their home because they were being harassed. Sanford Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in the February 2012 killing. A jury in July found him not guilty.
  • Outrageous! Spike Lee - Who Incited Racist Lynch Mobs - Dons Ebony's Trayvon Cover

    08/09/2013 10:48:29 AM PDT · by kristinn · 10 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, August 8, 2013 | Kristinn Taylor
    Apparently, inciting racist lynch mobs is approved by the ‘black Time magazine’ if the instigator is a famous black filmmaker and the victims are “white Hispanics.” Ebony magazine is featuring film director Spike Lee, who last year tried to incite a lynch mob against the family of George Zimmerman by Tweeting what he thought was their home address, on their cover. Spike and his son don their hoodies for the September issue entitled “We are Trayvon.” The magazine included several photos of black fathers and sons in grey hoodies. For the record, if your son, Spike, refrains from jumping a...
  • Spike Lee: Barack Obama is 'not perfect'

    08/10/2012 9:43:53 PM PDT · by Justaham · 20 replies ^ | 8/10/12 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    Spike Lee said President Barack Obama is "not perfect," but that expectations for his first term "were way too high." “He was a savior, black Jesus,” the actor-director told CNN's Don Lemon in an interview airing in its entirety Saturday. “Look, I don't care who it was. Expectations were way too high.” Lee accused Republicans of gridlocking Congress to prevent Obama from winning a second term — "a Congress that's solidified as saying, 'Whatever you do, we're blocking that. We're blocking, and every breath we take, we're going to do what we can that you don't get a second term....
  • GOP Attacks Celebrity Support For Obama [Gaga,Clooney,Bon Jovi, Spike Lee, Sarah Jessica et al]

    06/04/2012 10:46:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 04, 2012 | David Nakamura
    GOP Attacks Celebrity Support For Obama By David Nakamura June 4 President Obama dined last month with 150 guests at George Clooney’s California cottage. He exchanged quips in January with Spike Lee in the director’s New York City townhouse. Last fall, Obama entertained megastar Lady Gaga, who was seated in the front row of a Silicon Valley fundraiser in six-inch heels and a towering blond bouffant. Obama’s popularity with Hollywood glitterati is again on display as his campaign mobilizes its vast fundraising apparatus to amass cash in a campaign that is shaping up to be the most expensive in U.S....
  • Miami Mass Shooting Sparks No Outcry From Obama, Lee, Sharpton, Black Panthers or Jackson

    04/01/2012 9:32:23 PM PDT · by envision33 · 34 replies
    The Divided States ^ | 04/01/2012 | Divided States
    NORTH MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Fourteen blacks have been shot and two are dead in what may be one of the worst mass shootings in South Florida history and no one can seem to find Obama, Sharpton or Spike Lee to organize a rally, march on police stations, place bounties on the heads of the shooters or stage phony press conferences. This time it is fourteen innocent blacks shot, one a 5 year old girl! Two have died. Where’s the outrage?
  • Spike Lee's Vigilante Trayvon Tweet

    04/01/2012 9:01:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | April 1, 2012 | Doug Giles
    In the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting, director Spike Lee thought it would be cute to tweet to his 250,000 Twitter followers what he thought was shooter George Zimmerman’s home address. As some of you know (those who watch Fox News) it turns out that Spike got the wrong address and the wrong Zimmerman and caused an elderly Florida couple’s life to be turned into a living hell. Lee, after finding out the couple lawyered up, apologized to the family. How sweet and convenient of Spike. Someone should interview the couple and find out what kind of crap they...
  • Spike Lee, Roseanne, Black Panthers Lead Vigilantism vs. Zimmerman In Trayvon Martin Case

    03/30/2012 3:28:48 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 8 replies ^ | March 30, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    The death of Trayvon Martin has become the latest controversy to engulf the national media, civil rights leaders and mindless celebrities. The killing of an unarmed Martin by night watchman George Zimmerman created a frenzy of media coverage and has led to a string of inappropriate comments and behavior by public figures. The militant New Black Panther Party issued a $10,000 bounty on the head of George Zimmerman. They have called for his capture “dead or alive.” A “Kill Zimmerman” Twitter account has been created that is filled with hate and calls for violence.
  • Spike Lee Is Going To Compensate The Elderly Family Who Fled Their Home After He Tweeted

    03/30/2012 6:57:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/30/3012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    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...
  • “Kill George Zimmerman!”

    03/29/2012 10:37:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 30, 2012 | Jacob Laksin
    Trayvon Martin’s shooter George Zimmerman has not yet been charged with a crime, but with the aid of a sensationalist media and racial agitators like Al Sharpton, he has already been tried and found guilty in the court of public opinion. Now, the hate-filled public lynch mob wants him dead, too. The Internet now teems with death threats against Zimmerman, many of them explicit. A Twitter account called “KillZimmerman” has been active for nearly a week. The page shows a mug shot of Zimmerman, a bull’s-eye around his head, and reads: “This Page Is 4 Da Ppl Who Believe Zimmerman...
  • Spike Lee Tweets Wrong Address For George Zimmerman. Elderly Couple Flees In Fear.

    03/29/2012 7:49:44 PM PDT · by ElIguana · 5 replies
    America's Conservative News ^ | 03/29/2012 | America's Conservative News
    (ACN Staff) Amid growing calls to bring George Zimmerman "to justice," movie celebrity Spike Lee sent a Twitter message to his 250,000 plus followers giving Zimmerman's home address. Of course, there was one glaring problem with Lee's tweet. He gave the wrong address and now the elderly that actually lives at the tweeted address has been forced to flee their home and seek refuge in a hotel.
  • Where's Waldo becomes..........where's the racist?

    03/29/2012 3:47:40 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
  • Trayvon Martin: Spike Lee Settles With Family Forced to Flee Home

    03/29/2012 1:33:25 PM PDT · by kristinn · 63 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Thursday, March 29, 2012 | Michael Muskal
    Spike Lee has reached an agreement with the Florida couple forced to flee their home after the film director retweeted their home address and they fled to a hotel to avoid problems associated with the shooting of Trayvon Martin, it was announced Thursday. Elaine and David McClain, in their 70s, left their Sanford, Fla., home after their address was tweeted by a man who thought he had found the home of George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old who shot Martin, 17. Lee then retweeted the McClains’ address to his followers on Twitter. The McClains have a son, William George Zimmerman, who is...
  • Spike Lee apologizes over tweeting wrong address

    03/28/2012 7:20:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 78 replies ^ | March 28, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Spike Lee @SpikeLee I Deeply Apologize To The McClain Family For Retweeting Their Address.It Was A Mistake.Please Leave The McClain's In Peace.Justice In Court
  • PICKET: Elderly FLA couple lawyers up after Spike Lee address tweet

    03/28/2012 7:06:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | Kerry Picket
    It was bound to happen. The elderly Sanford, Florida couple whose address was misidentified by a tweet from a Los Angeles man and later retweeted by filmmaker and actor Spike Lee, has hired the Morgan & Morgan law firm to represent them, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Before my initial visit to Alaine and David McClain's residence Tuesday morning, I suspected the address that Marcus D. Higgins first tweeted out to Mr. Lee and others was not the home of Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman. I noticed through Google Earth that the neighborhood was not a gated community and was several...
  • Spike Lee Tweets George Zimmerman’s Address – And Misses

    03/28/2012 6:44:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 28 March, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    Spike Lee may want to brush up on his Google Fu skills. The Brooklyn-based film maker decided he’s just the person to get involved in the firestorm over the shooting of Trayvon Martin because, you know, no one else is. The only question: how to “do something” productive that will, you know, make a real splash? The director evidently figured that, since no one knew exactly where George Zimmerman currently is, he’d point everyone to his home address via Twitter. What would be better than directing an angry mob and hordes of reporters to harass a murdering racist hoody-shooter, right?...
  • Spike Lee Won't Apologize, Has 'No Comment' On Terror Tweet

    03/28/2012 11:01:32 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 105 replies
    FOX NATION.COM ^ | March 28, 2012
    Late last week, Spike Lee re-tweeted the address of ‘George Zimmerman’ to his quarter of a million followers. Except it was the wrong address. It was the address of an elderly Florida couple whose son... William George Zimmerman (no relation to shooter) - lived briefly there in 1995. Now the 70-year-old school cafeteria lunch lady with a heart condition and her 72-year-old husband have been forced to move out of danger into a hotel temporarily after receiving hate mail, threats, harassing visits from reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors.
  • Caption Spike

    03/28/2012 9:14:40 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 20 replies
  • Spike Lee Silent After His Tweet Jeopardizes Elderly Couple's Lives

    03/28/2012 7:45:25 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 89 replies ^ | 3-28-12 | Gwilym McGrew
    “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...
  • In Williamsburg, Spike Lee talks about race, shooting

    03/27/2012 9:26:02 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | March 27, 2012 | Bill Sizemore
    WILLIAMSBURG - Spike Lee told a crowd of college students Tuesday night that his film "Do the Right Thing" was an all-too-accurate predictor of life in America nearly a quarter-century later. As evidence, he pointed to the killing last month of Trayvon Martin, the black teenager shot by a neighborhood-watch volunteer in a gated community in Sanford, Fla. - an incident that has generated a national furor. In the light of that episode, Lee said, his 1989 film, which depicted a culture of racial bigotry and hatred that exploded into violence, "was like a crystal ball." "Here we are in...
  • Elderly couple abandons their home after address is posted on Twitter as that of George Zimmerman

    03/27/2012 9:15:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 94 replies ^ | March 27, 2012 | Susan Jacobson
    A school-cafeteria lunch lady and her husband have received hate mail, unwanted visits from reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors — all because their Sanford-area address is being disseminated on Twitter as belonging to Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, her son said late Tuesday. The woman, 70, who has a heart condition, and her husband, 72, have temporarily moved to a hotel to avoid the spotlight and possible danger, said son Chip Humble of Longwood. The woman has another son named William George Zimmerman who lived with her in 1995 and still lives in Central Florida. He is no relation...
  • Elderly Couple In Fear Over Spike Lee Tweet

    03/27/2012 7:13:41 PM PDT · by HonkyTonkMan · 13 replies
    TSG ^ | MARCH 27, 2012 | smoking gun
    MARCH 27--With Twitter and Facebook continuing to explode with posts purporting to contain the address of George Zimmerman, property records and interviews reveal that the home is actually the longtime residence of a married Florida couple, both in their 70s, who have no connection to the man who killed Trayvon Martin and are now living in fear due to erroneous reports about their connection to the shooter. The mass dissemination of the address on Edgewater Circle in Sanford--the Florida city where Martin was shot to death last month--took flight last Friday when director Spike Lee retweeted a tweet containing Zimmerman’s...
  • Elderly Couple In Fear Over Spike Lee Tweet

    03/27/2012 5:45:56 PM PDT · by Lacey · 44 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 03/27/2012
    MARCH 27--With Twitter and Facebook continuing to explode with posts purporting to contain the address of George Zimmerman, property records and interviews reveal that the home is actually the longtime residence of a married Florida couple, both in their 70s, who have no connection to the man who killed Trayvon Martin and are now living in fear due to erroneous reports about their connection to the shooter. The mass dissemination of the address on Edgewater Circle in Sanford--the Florida city where Martin was shot to death last month--took flight last Friday when director Spike Lee retweeted a tweet containing Zimmerman’s...
  • PICKET: Spike Lee re-tweets incorrect address of Trayvon Martin shooter

    03/27/2012 9:19:49 AM PDT · by kristinn · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, March 26, 2012 | Kerry Picket
    Filmmaker Spike Lee made waves on Twitter last week when he re-tweeted to his 200,000 followers (h/t Twitchy) what was thought to be George Zimmerman's home address in Sanford, Florida. Mr. Zimmerman told Sanford police last month that he fatally shot 17 year old Trayvon Martin in self-defense. However, the Edgewater Circle address Mr. Lee re-tweeted out is not part of the gated Retreat at Twin Lakes where the shooting took place and where Mr. Zimmerman lives. The area is not even a gated a community.
  • George Zimmerman Is An Hispanic Democrat? (News report says yes) Does Spike Lee Know?...

    03/25/2012 10:30:30 PM PDT · by Qbert · 28 replies · 28+ views
    The Graph ^ | March 25, 2012 | Brooks Bayne
    Please tell Spike Lee, a black Democrat, and the other leftists who’ve been trying to paint George Zimmerman as a racist white Republican, that Zimmerman’s an Hispanic Democrat. Spike Lee is the irresponsible celeb who shared Zimmerman’s address on Twitter, twice. Inciting lynch mob violence, Shelton (Shelton is Spike’s real name, btw)? The news shares Zimmerman’s political affiliation: NEWS VIDEO Here’s a couple screenshots of the bigotry and tyranny being sent Zimmerman’s way (for more that we tagged and retweeted see this, or search the #TeamDueProcess hashtag on Twitter): [Snip] We federalists and conservatives will continue to defend George Zimmerman’s right to...
  • Spike Lee Does the Wrong Thing: Retweets Zimmerman's Home Address

    03/25/2012 11:56:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies · 4+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 3/25/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Yesterday, filmmaker Spike Lee apparently re-tweeted the home address of George Zimmerman--the Hispanic man who allegedly shot and killed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida last month.
  • Spike Lee Retweets George Zimmerman’s Home Address

    03/25/2012 10:26:43 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies · 4+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 3/25/2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Director Spike Lee apparently retweeted the home address of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Two messages were posted to Lee’s official Twitter account, one Friday and one Saturday, with a street address and the words “EVERYBODY REPOST THIS.” Both messages were still visible on Lee’s account Sunday morning. Lee has tweeted numerous times about Martin’s death.