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Eldery Couple Forced to Leave Home After Address is Believed to Belong to Trayvon Martin’s Shooter

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Just in case you needed more proof that the media is spinning this whole Trayvon Martin incident out of control, here’s a perfect example.

On Twitter, a man in California tweeted the alleged address of Martin’s shooter George Zimmerman, which was then re-tweeted by director Spike Lee and his 250,000 Twitter followers. However, the address was not Zimmerman’s, but instead belonged to an elderly couple. That didn’t seem to stop people from flooding the house with hate mail, and its occupants with death threats.

The couple, aged 70 and 72, have been harassed with hate mail, been hassled by media and had scared neighbors questioning them since the tweet, their son Chip Humble told the Orlando Sentinel.

Fearful for their safety, and hoping to escape the spotlight, the couple have temporarily moved to a hotel.

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.

Considering the hysteria surrounding the shooting, this couple got off easy. It’s a wonder that nobody tried to rush into the house and take out the occupants. (trying to collect that $10,000 bounty the Black Panthers put on Zimmerman’s head?)

This whole Martin/Zimmerman craziness is going way too far. Yes, it was a terrible loss to Martin’s family. And regardless of whether it was self-defense or intentional, Zimmerman will have to live with the fact that he killed a person, and that’s a hard burden to bear. The thing I take issue with is how the media and the news makers took this case and warped it into a racially charged hate-fest. Go find something else to hate on for a while and let the authorities find out what really happened before you continue tainting the public with your preconceived notions of racism.

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