Content Warning: the following story contains graphic language.
Though the Associated Press described George Zimmerman’s release on a $150,000 bail as a “low-key” event, bloodthirsty individuals are already setting their sights on the man accused of killing 17-year old Trayvon Martin.
Twitchy captured a number of tweets on the topic, which included:
‘Ima kill Zimmerman myself *loads semi* where he at’
‘I think imma personally kill George Zimmerman…anyone’s welcome to join (: …Leggggoooo !’
‘I WOULD KILL DA SHYT OUTTA DAT ZIMMERMAN DUDE IF I SAW HIS A** BOAAAA’
‘Someone pass me a gun, imma go follow zimmerman, shoot and kill him and say #imstandingmyground’
‘Lets kill #zimmerman’
‘They let Zimmerman free lets kill that MF’
‘George Zimmerman Released From Jail 150,000 Bail! WTF! Ni**a You Are About To Die, Start Writing Your Will!…
As Twitchy notes, the calls for violence include some “genius” posts, like this one, which confuses “double jeopardy” with being released on bail:
Once u been convicted of a crime & let out on bail u can’t be charged 2x for the same thing so that means sum1 gonna have to kill Zimmerman
Interestingly, Twitter rules say users cannot “publish or post direct, specific threats of violence against others.”
Before Zimmerman was arrested and charged, the New Black Panthers put a bounty on his head, saying he was “Wanted: Dead or Alive.”
Though Zimmerman claims to have fatally shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense, many say it was done in cold blood, perhaps because of Martin’s race.
Zimmerman is once again keeping his location secret until he returns to stand trial for second-degree murder.
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