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Re: License to Go Plan Recreational Murders
« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2012, 08:11:57 AM »

So apparently some fellow found Zimmerman's address and tweeted it, whereupon it was re-tweeted by Spike Lee and re-re-tweeted endlessly after that.

Only the address doesn't actually doesn't belong to George Zimmerman: it belongs to a pair of septuagenarian retirees; who are now receiving all manner of loving and wonderful messages of friendship.

Thanks, Internet Lynch Mob.
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Re: License to Go Plan Recreational Murders
« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2012, 05:25:16 PM »

There was a discussion in #finalfight about using violence and methods of spite (mostly violence) to eradicate racist attitudes in people. It was one of the dumbest conversations I've ever been a part of and it quickly devolved into a small flamewar before Patito silenced the room.

Internet fighting aside, this kind of lynch mob bullshit has simply gotten out of hand. This isn't justice, and it wouldn't have been even if they had targeted the right address. You can't hate people into being less hateful, and the fact that anyone seems to think you can baffles me. Zimmerman obviously needs to be removed from society for a while, and probably removed from guns for a lifetime, but harassment doesn't get anything done.

It's easy to hate Zimmerman. It's easy to want to punch him until he forgets his name. But someone, at some point, has to stop being angry. Watching the Sammy J PSA, his scenario seems to involve the gun-holder being assaulted, or somehow targeted. But the fact that he acted in retaliation doesn't excuse what happened. At some point we each have to look at ourselves and decide if we're going to continue cycles of hatred and violence or if we're going to break them. Zimmerman chose to continue it, and by attempting to harass him for his behavior instead of letting the justice system (which itself needs a lot of work, but is better than vigilantism) handle it the people doing this are only better in that they don't have a loaded gun available.
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Re: License to Go Plan Recreational Murders
« Reply #42 on: March 28, 2012, 06:41:43 PM »

You guys are putting a lot of people into the Internet Lynch Mob that don't belong there. How about you keep it at "the people brazen enough to post addresses and act on posted addresses?"

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Zimmerman chose to continue it, and by attempting to harass him for his behavior instead of letting the justice system (which itself needs a lot of work, but is better than vigilantism) handle it the people doing this are only better in that they don't have a loaded gun available.

The rest of us are howling because A) this is an interesting case highlighted by almost comical cover-up and lying and B) there's a lot of precedent for somebody like Zimmerman getting away with it. We want him to get busted.

And with any luck he will! Seems police report is coming out and there's even video of his initial arrest, where he is completely uninjured. To the point of not even having grass stains on the back of his shirt. I hear the Department of Justice is investigating that Sanford PD as well. So a lot of us are just waiting for the hammer to fall in the form of a trial.
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Re: License to Go Plan Recreational Murders
« Reply #43 on: March 28, 2012, 06:44:02 PM »

You guys are putting a lot of people into the Internet Lynch Mob that don't belong there. How about you keep it at "the people brazen enough to post addresses and act on posted addresses?"

Thousands of people have re-tweeted the Spike Lee tweet. Granted this doesn't make them much more than blind followers, but what the hell does anyone think an angry mob is made up of anyway?
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Re: License to Go Plan Recreational Murders
« Reply #44 on: March 28, 2012, 06:46:19 PM »

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Thousands of people have re-tweeted the Spike Lee tweet.

So does "people brazen enough to post and act on the posting" not count because there's a lot of them?
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Re: License to Go Plan Recreational Murders
« Reply #45 on: March 28, 2012, 06:50:14 PM »

By all means this is an important case, and attention should be brought to the events that transpired so we can get an idea of what happened and why it happened that way, but clamoring for justice and spamming the guy with death threats are completely different things. It's good that the justice department is looking into the case.
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Re: License to Go Plan Recreational Murders
« Reply #46 on: March 28, 2012, 06:53:07 PM »

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Thousands of people have re-tweeted the Spike Lee tweet.

So does "people brazen enough to post and act on the posting" not count because there's a lot of them?

Some people will re-post without actually acting on it, hoping that "someone" will.

God it's hard to type properly this drunk.
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Re: License to Go Plan Recreational Murders
« Reply #47 on: March 28, 2012, 08:06:06 PM »

And with any luck he will! Seems police report is coming out and there's even video of his initial arrest, where he is completely uninjured. To the point of not even having grass stains on the back of his shirt.

Yep.
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Re: License to Go Plan Recreational Murders
« Reply #49 on: March 30, 2012, 08:39:24 AM »

Thad, haven't you heard? Every problem in the world can be blamed on the sitting POTUS. Unless he's of your party, in which case the problems can be blamed on the last POTUS to be nominated by the other party.
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Re: License to Go Plan Recreational Murders
« Reply #50 on: April 09, 2012, 07:49:34 PM »

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Re: License to Go Plan Recreational Murders
« Reply #51 on: April 09, 2012, 07:56:43 PM »

So apparently NBC cut out a part where the 911 Operator asked Zimmerman what ethnicity Treyvon was, and as such attributed racial prejudice to Zimmerman that he might not have had.

On the other hand, he's now living off of the "goodwill" of racists.
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Re: License to Go Plan Recreational Murders
« Reply #52 on: April 10, 2012, 01:04:41 PM »

Zimmerman's lawyers just dropped him for not following their legal advice and cutting off contact with them.

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Re: License to Go Plan Recreational Murders
« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2012, 02:11:19 PM »

Zimmerman to be charged with second-degree murder, which kinda seems like the obvious thing to do.

I read a rather bizarre and breathless conjecture piece on The New Yorker just a little bit ago suggesting that he might go on the run; it's since been updated to acknowledge that he has in fact turned himself in.  Way to go, New Yorker.
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Re: License to Go Plan Recreational Murders
« Reply #55 on: April 11, 2012, 05:46:00 PM »

Zimmerman is in custody, somewhere in Florida.

Police custody, heard it on Sirius XM's POTUS channel on the way home from work.
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Re: License to Go Plan Recreational Murders
« Reply #56 on: April 27, 2012, 08:24:57 AM »

Zimmerman collected over $200,000 in donations from racists.

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O'Mara said that Zimmerman had already used roughly $50,000 of the money "for living expenses -- rent or whatever"
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Re: License to Go Plan Recreational Murders
« Reply #57 on: April 27, 2012, 08:27:03 AM »

Well... at least it's good to know that there are more fans of old school adventure games than there are horrible human beings.
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Re: License to Go Plan Recreational Murders
« Reply #58 on: April 27, 2012, 02:15:06 PM »

I love that face on the article.  Perfect for stupid image macros.
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Re: License to Go Plan Recreational Murders
« Reply #59 on: April 27, 2012, 05:26:21 PM »

I've seen a lot of mad people but that's close to the maddest I've ever seen a human being. He must really feel like he's being torpedoed by his client.

Zimmerman collected over $200,000 in donations from racists.

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O'Mara said that Zimmerman had already used roughly $50,000 of the money "for living expenses -- rent or whatever"

Spent 50,000 dollars on "rent" in two weeks.

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