Spike Lee tweets incorrect Zimmerman address

WIth a $10,000 bounty on Zimmerman, just how irresponsible was it for Spike Lee to tweet what he thought was Zimmerman's address? How bad is it that Lee gave out someone else's address? From the Daily Caller:

Filmmaker Spike Lee tweeted the wrong home address for George Zimmerman, the Sanford, Fla., man who many are claiming should be arrested for shooting and killing Trayvon Martin. The tweet could have potentially put the woman who actually lives at that address in danger. . . .

More evidence that Martin attacked Zimmerman.

As Florida braced itself for what could be the biggest day of protest yet in the Trayvon Martin case, police revealed new details that depict the slain 17-year-old as the aggressor and appear to support George Zimmerman's claim that he was acting in self-defense when he shot the teenager. . . .

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that police sources say Martin was the aggressor on Feb. 26, knocking Zimmerman to the ground with a single punch and then climbing on top of the 28-year-old neighborhood watch captain and slamming the back of his head into the ground. Police say this account, given by Zimmerman, is supported by eyewitnesses, according to the Sentinel's report.

One such witness reportedly told police that he saw Martin on top of Zimmerman, striking the man, while Zimmerman cried out for help. The attack left Zimmerman bloodied, police sources told the Sentinel, and led him to fire at Martin in self-defense.

Police say Zimmerman was bleeding from the nose, had a fat lip and confirm that the back of his head was cut. He received first aid at the scene but refused to go to the hospital and received medical treatment the following day, according to the Sentinel's sources. . . .

There is an incredibly poorly written piece in the Orlando Sentinel available here.

More is also coming out about Martin.

As Dan Linehan, a blogger at Wagist.com, pointed out, correspondence with Martin on Twitter before he died alludes to an incident with a bus driver. "Yu ain't tell me you swung on a bus driver," Martin's cousin wrote to him on Feb. 21.
The same week, Martin was suspended for 10 days from Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School in North Miami-Dade. "He was not suspended for something dealing with violence or anything like that," his father said. "It wasn't a crime he committed, but he was in an unauthorized area [on school property]," declining to offer more details.
But a family spokesman told the Associated Press on Monday that Martin was suspended because marijuana residue was found in his book bag. . . .

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Blogger Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Hokey-Smoke! How cool to find you have a Blogspot blog!

Just a couple days ago I saw your book 'More Guns, Less Crime' on a shelf in my Brother's closet and I asked him if he'd ever finished it (I remember that he was reading it a couple years ago) and he said he had.

Although I've seen it referenced in many of the other books and articles I've studied, I've not read 'More Guns, Less Crime' but I am already in full agreement with your premise.

I became convinced of that after reading UCLA professor Roger D. McGrath's textbook 'Gunfighters, Highwaymen & Vigilantes' back in the 1980s.

And speaking of UCLA, I see you graduated from there. I was actually born on the campus (UCLA Med. Ctr.) in '59 and spent a total of about 8 years working for UCLA in the mid-'80s and early-'90s.

I was just now Googling to find an article related to Spike Lee "tweeting" Zimmerman's (incorrect) address to use as a link in my latest post on my political blog 'Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends' and that's how I stumbled upon this blog.

Signing up to "Follow" it right now. Pleased to have discovered you here!

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

4/24/2012 2:00 PM  
Blogger Stephen T. McCarthy said...

You got no time to reply?
Then I got no time to "Follow".

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

4/26/2012 4:36 AM  
Blogger John Lott said...

Sorry for not responding sooner, but I have been pulling all nighters trying to get things done.

Thanks for the note. I am glad that you saw my book on your brother's website.

4/26/2012 6:07 PM  

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