Dumbass film director Spike Lee retweeted (twice) an address he believed belonged to Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, who is in hiding for his life after the New Black Panthers placed a $1 million bounty on his head for his “capture,” dead or alive. That in itself would have been bad enough, but the address Lee tweeted to his idiot followers actually belongs to an elderly couple in a different neighborhood. So far, there has been no retraction or apology from Lee, despite a steady drumbeat on Twitter for him to do both, considering these folks feel threatened, and with some reason. They’ve fled their house.
Whether Lee should be prosecuted for reckless endangerment and solicitation of assault is a question best left to the local authorities and courts. What is certain is that he has violated Twitter’s terms of service, and he should be suspended, at the very least. Film Ladd is pushing for Twitter to do the right thing and toss this race-baiting tip-pot ninny.
Spike Lee once made movies about the dangers of the mob mentality. Now he disgustingly seeks to drive it in a fit of pique, and innocent people are having their lives ruined. These are the tactics of a bully that can’t shoot straight.
Twitter has seen fit to do nothing about this, even though this is a clear violation of its Terms of Service. The person who originally posted the erroneous information and got Spike Lee to retweet it, @maccapone, is also still on Twitter.
In case you missed it, here is the relevant Twitter rule:
You may not publish or post other people’s private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street address or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without their express authorization and permission.
Someone should let Twitter know that Spike Lee and Marcus Higgins have been breaking their rules.
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