Digital Journal The vigilante attacks on George Zimmerman and his family by Spike Lee and Roseanne Barr are cowardly and shameful. They do not aid the family of Trayvon Martin, the cause of blacks, or humanity. Nor do they honor the memory of Trayvon Martin.
The circumstance of the tragic death of Martin has lead to a torrent of hatred, from blacks and whites, to be directed at the Zimmerman family. There is a very real chance someone could turn to vigilante justice. A group calling itself the New Black Panthers offered a reward for the capture of Zimmerman and reportedly his life has been threatened.
Lee and Barr: Irresponsible
In the midst of all this Lee and Barr have each made irresponsible attempts to provide the address of Zimmerman's family. Lee showed he's no better at tweeting than making compelling films - he simply took the word of a stranger and tweeted what he thought was Zimmerman's address; turned out it was the wrong one.
He caused great distress to an elderly couple who had to flee their own home. They have settled with Lee for their ordeal for an undisclosed amount. Barr, meanwhile, showed she's as simple-minded as the characters she plays but that she lacks their humanity after putting the lives of the Zimmerman family in real danger by tweeting their correct address. She took it down but the damage had been done.
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