One thing does deserve mention, though. In the course of trying to gin up anger toward George Zimmerman, certain people did despicable things. One was Spike Lee, who once directed a film called "Do the Right Thing." Riddle me this -- is what's described here the right thing?
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.As the Smoking Gun notes, Lee apparently got up long enough from watching the Knicks to get his tweet on:
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 purported address to his 240,000 followers.One little problem:
The residence on Edgewater Circle is actually the home of David McClain, 72, and his wife Elaine, 70. The McClains, both of whom work for the Seminole County school system, have lived in the 1310-square-foot lakefront home for about a decade, records show.
Turns out that there was a man named Zimmerman who once lived at the residence. He is the son of Elaine McClain, but his name is William George Zimmerman and he is not the droid you are looking for. George Zimmerman lives four miles away.
Nice job, Spike.