Elderly Couple Sue @SpikeLee For Tweeting Home Address Encouraging “Dangerous Mob Mentality”

November 9, 2013 at 12:51 pm

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Here’s hoping the court will “do the right thing” and rule in their favor.

Elaine and David McClain

Spikes innocent victims; Elaine and David McClain.

(Orlando Sentinel) …After Lee disseminated the tweet last year to his more than 240,000 Twitter followers, Elaine McClain said she began receiving hate mail and she and her husband, David, had to temporarily move out of their home because they were being harassed.

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However, the lawsuit contends that other people continued to tweet and retweet the address afterward, causing them “substantial injury.” Lee, the suit claims, negligently encouraged “a dangerous mob mentality among his Twitter followers” and the public.

The lawsuit claims the couple still have trouble sleeping and are anxious and fearful. It also alleges that the market value of their home has dropped because of the publicity.

They are seeking more than $15,000, the standard in cases filed Circuit Court, where the suit was filed in September. The case was transferred in October to federal court.

The couple also reserve their right to seek punitive damages, the lawsuit states.

H/T Breitbart

I wish the McClain’s all the luck in the world. They may need it, as the wealthy reactionary racist filmmaker is tightfisted when it comes to his own money, yet he has no qualms publicly begging from everyday Americans to ‘kickstart‘ his latest film project. Just goes to show you money does not buy class.

Previously:
Elderly Couple Live In Fear Over Spike Lee ReTweeting Inaccurate George Zimmerman Address Update: No Apology, No Comment Update 2: Spike Apologizes On Twitter

Sanford City Council Rejects Police Chief Bill Lee’s Resignation

April 23, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Hopefully this news does not set off any fireworks, Sanford has had enough excitement to last a lifetime.

(NY Post) — SANFORD, Fla. — Officials in Sanford, Fla., on Monday refused to accept the resignation of embattled police chief Bill Lee Jr. after his handling of the Trayvon Martin shooting case came under fire.

Lee, who temporarily stepped down from his post last month amid the furor surrounding Martin’s death, offered his permanent resignation Monday.

But the Sanford city commission, in a 3-2 vote, rejected Lee’s resignation agreement with the city.

Lee will remain on temporary leave, and Capt. Darren Scott will continue to serve as acting chief, FOX News Channel reported.

Lee faced stiff criticism over the decision not to immediately arrest George Zimmerman, the volunteer neighborhood watchman who says he shot Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old African-American, in self-defense on Feb. 26.

But city commissioners in the Orlando suburb came to his defense during a heated debate about his resignation offer Monday, saying Lee was being made a scapegoat by “a minimal number of people with a loud voice.”

Commissioner Patty Mahany called Lee “one of the finest officers in Florida.”

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Also see:
Documents released in George Zimmerman Case

Images of the crime scene

CNN Omitted New Black Panther’s Public Death Threat Against George Zimmerman From Their Report

April 17, 2012 at 10:18 am

This public death threat against George Zimmerman by New Black Panther Chairman Mikhail Muhammad, was conveniently omitted on CNN’s report.

“You kill mine G*d dammit, I got to KILL yours”

Here it is as reported on Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly:

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The official CNN report which conveniently filtered out the volatile statement:

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Gee, I wonder why NBPP  Chair Mikhail  Muhammad has no reservations about waging public death threats against a specific person during a live news conference.

What used to be illegal is now acceptable under the Obama Regime, for those of a certain pigmentation that is.

So much for “equal justice under the law”.

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Video: Harvard Prof. Alan Dershowitz: Zimmerman Arrest Affidavit “Irresponsible & Unethical”

April 13, 2012 at 11:29 am

“There’s simply nothing in there that would justify second degree murder.”

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Mediaite:

Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball where fill-in host Michel Smerconish asked him his opinions of the arrest warrant issued and carried out for alleged Trayvon Martin murderer, George Zimmerman. Dershowitz called the affidavit justifying Zimmerman’s arrest “not only thin, it’s irresponsible.” He went on to criticize the decision to charge Zimmerman for second degree murder by special prosecutor Angela Corey as being politically motivated.

“You’ve seen the affidavit of probable cause. What do you make of it,” Smerconish asked. “It won’t suffice,” Dershowitz replied without hesitation.

“Most affidavits of probable cause are very thin. This is so thin that it won’t make it past a judge on a second degree murder charge,” Dershowitz said. “There’s simply nothing in there that would justify second degree murder.”

Dershowitz said that the elements that would constitute that crime are non-existent in the affidavit. “It’s not only thin, it’s irresponsible,” said Dershowitz.

Dershowitz went on to strongly criticize Corey’s decision to move forward with the case against Zimmerman. “I think what you have here is an elected public official who made a campaign speech last night for reelection when she gave her presentation and overcharged. This case will not – if the evidence is no stronger than what appears in the probable cause affidavit – this case will result in an acquittal.”

After having played his most reckless, incendiary race card to date the; “If I had a son he would look like  Trayvon” card –Obama’s work is done.

Followup: New Photo Shows Back Of George Zimmerman’s Head Gushing Blood *Graphic* –Bail Set At $150K -Dershowitz blasts prosecution: ‘Not only immoral, but stupid’.

Also see:  Doc Drop: George Zimmerman Probable Cause Arrest Affidavit

Doc Drop: George Zimmerman Probable Cause Arrest Affidavit

April 13, 2012 at 10:51 am

Link: State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman — Affidavit of Probable Cause April 12, 2012

H/T William A. Jacobson of Legal Insurrection who notes:

For the investigators to make such a factual assertion under oath in such an important document certainly means the prosecution has conducted its own analysis and has concluded that the term “coons” was not used.

There is nothing else in the affidavit to indicate racial motivation, although there is a cryptic reference that Martin “was profiled by Zimmerman,” although what type of profiling is not specified.

Hmm…

Update: I forgot to mention, that there is no mention of Zimmerman’s injuries in the affidavit. I’m not quite sure what to think of that.

Update April 20, 2012: New Photo Shows Back Of George Zimmerman’s Head Gushing Blood *Graphic* –Bail Set At $150K -Dershowitz blasts prosecution: ‘Not only immoral, but stupid’.

Also see: Video: Harvard Prof. Alan Dershowitz: Zimmerman Arrest Affidavit “Irresponsible & Unethical”

Audio: New Black Panther Mailk Zulu Shabazz: We Have To Build An Army Of Blacks “To Kill” –April 21st Armed ‘Justice For Trayvon’ Rally

April 11, 2012 at 5:57 pm

'O brother' New Blackkk Panther Party Chairman Mailk Zulu Shabazz

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Transcript:

We’re going in soon within a few weeks and we’re going to train the community and community patrols and community self-defense in Sanford. We’re not going to allow some Neo-Nazis to drive around and intimidate black people and we know what we know and are trained how we’re trained.

We have to raise up an army in Florida of black men and black people who will patrol and defend the community and we have to have a ministry of defense in Florida.

You touch us with what we are building for black people and you got a hell of a price to pay. You don’t build a movement – if you don’t develop a movement and defend what you develop with a movement then you gonna be out of luck.

So we gotta do both my sista. [Michelle Williams?]

We got to fight on all fronts.

We got to build and in self-defense we got to kill.

SPLC reports that an April 21st armed rally is teh plan:

The New Black Panther Party (NBPP) and New Black Liberation Militia (NBLM) are planning an armed rally in Sanford, Fla. later this month.

Speaking via phone from Jacksonville, where his group was holding a press conference with NBPP area spokesman Mikhail Muhammad, NBLM head Minister Prince Najee Shaka Muhammad today told Hatewatch that the armed rally, planned for April 21, is part of a crusade to obtain “justice” for Trayvon Martin[...]

[Meanwhile Racist DOJ  Head Thug] “Eric Holder Promises Action On Trayvon Martin Case [Yet Remains] Silent on the New Black Panthers [His Favorite Radical Left-Wing Extremist Black Militants]

Update: What a coinkidinky!

Terry Jones Coming to Sanford FL for George Zimmerman’s Constitutional Rights Saturday, April 21, 1-3pm

Conference Call Audio: New Black Panthers Call For Bloody Race War ‘Kill White Devil Crackers’ –April 9 ‘Day of Action’ For Trayvon

April 8, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Holder’s “people“.

“Suited, booted, armed for this race war…the thing that’s about to happen these honkies, these crackers, these pigs, these pink people, these motherf*er…it has been long overdue….true revolution means some bloodshed”

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Partial transcript via: Erica Ritz at the Blaze.

Michelle Williams [Tampa Bay- St Petersburg New Black Panther Party Chapter Chief of Staff] : I just want to say to all the listeners on this phone call, that if you are having any doubt about getting suited, booted, and armed up for this race war that we’re in that has never ended, let me tell you somethin…the thing that’s about to happen these honkies, these crackers, these pigs, these pink people, these motherf*er purple people…it has been long overdue.”

Chawn Kweli [Nation Spokesman New Black Panther Party]: “Ya, what she said was right– we got to suit up and boot up…and get prepared for the war that we’re in…this stuff got to boil over, and all your great’s talked about that happened to be bloodshed involved with revolution- true revolution means some bloodshed, so there‘s blood being spilled because there’s a new life that is beyond this bloodshed.  There is a new reality that is built upon your original African principles and spiritualities and values and norms that is beyond this bloodshed.  But we gotta go do it.

“And as the Scripture said, you gotta to cross it. We gon’ have to cross the Red Sea….I know y’all thought it was talking about some sea in some Middle Eastern part of the world- hell no.  We’re talking about some blood.  You’re gonna have to cross some blood, and go through some blood and some battles.

“And there are those who wish they could stand in this hour, to see the destruction of the devil‘s world and the devil’s society- and I‘m ain’t talking about no dude underneath the ground with a pitchfork and pantyhose.  I’m talking about that blonde haired, blue-eyed, sometimes brown-eyed, Caucasian walkin around with a mindset, a demonistic mindset, and a nature to do evil and brutality.”

Note: George Zimmerman image with crosshairs mirrors the avatar of the @KillZimmerman Twitter account (click)

Williams: “I say to everyone that is on this call right now, I‘m comin’ out of the gate…my prize right now this evening is going to be the bounty, the arrest– dead or alive– for George Zimmerman.  You feel me?  To every brother, to every female, I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man’s problem just to avoid violence.  You feel me?  It’s time to wake up, I don’t know how else...It’s in me to fight.  It’s in me to raise up soldiers.  It’s in me that every time my feet touch the ground the state of Florida- these crackers- they scared.

“I’m kinda pissed off right now that the state of Florida ain’t on fire.  This could not have happened in L.A. because them brothers up there are not scared to riot.  This could not have happened in St. Petersburg Florida, where the black man over there are ain’t scared to kill a cracker.”

Kweli: “This is real.  We’re attacked anywhere in the world and we would defend ourselves by any means necessary…You starve capitalism, since this racism that‘s being perpetuated and this brutality that’s being perpetuated, and this murder that’s being perpetuated, is built on the table legs of capitalism, you’ve got to starve capitalism.

“An act of war has been declared on us and we have no choice but to fight…[But] we have to be trained how to fight.  See the whole purpose of the maneuver that’s happening in Sanford is to train in self-defense, because many of us think we’re prepared for a battle- just like many of us think we’re prepared for a fight- but if you are not training, if you are not stocking up water, if you are not stocking up food, if you are not stocking up weapons and artillery and survival books, and gas masks, and flashlights, and cantines, and ready-to-eat meals…if you are not stocking that up I don’t know how serious we are right now.

“Absolutely, we want the complete removal of capitalism.  Why?  Because capitalism sets up a class structure and a class society.  As I said in the beginning of the “haves” and “have nots,” [the] pivotal point is racism, it is racism that keeps them perpetuating a capitalistic motion.  So yes, we want capitalism completely eradicated, especially from the minds and hearts and dealings of black people.”

Emphasis (for the most part) theirs.

Some have described the audio with such terms as; “shocking” and “stunning” Not I.  I am neither shocked nor stunned.

Additional info regarding the NBPP ‘Day of Action’ here.

Ahem — Mirror, mirror.

Update: This is as good of a place as any to drop this nugget from Instapundit:

#DRUDGEFAIL: Matt Drudge is still running the bogus neo-Nazis-in-Sanford_Florida story a day after Prof. Jacobson debunked it. Jacobson even forced an update on the original source.

Update 2: Probe Reveals New Black Panther Ties To Hezbollah

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New Black Panther Mikhail Muhammad To CNN’s Anderson Cooper “I don’t obey white man’s law…American law” [Video]

SANFORD FLORIDA: Two Black Teens Ferociously Attack 50 Year Old White Man With A Hammer! [Update: Victim On Life Support]

April 3, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Within an inch of his life, in broad daylight. This wasn’t about jacking the victims SUV, they were out for blood.

The victim remains hospitalized, his injuries are life threatening. The vicious thugs have been apprehended and are being held without bail.

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If Obama had a son…he’d look like the perps of the vicious hammer assault –Yahaziel Israel 19, Julius Bender 18. (Click image)

What Al ”incitement’ Sharpton and the entire race arsonist gang has wrought, from all their stomping around Sanford, Florida pouring gasoline on the racial fire screaming; ‘No Justice. No Peace”.

(WFTV) — SANFORD, Fla. —Two men were arrested in Sanford on attempted murder charges after trying to kill another man with a hammer, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday [April 2, 2012].

Deputies said Julius Bender, 18, and Yahaziel Israel, 19, were charged with attempted homicide, burglary with assault or battery, and armed burglary.

Investigators said Bender and Israel beat a 50-year-old man with a hammer inside his vehicle and then took him into the woods near Beardall Avenue and Lincoln Street, where they continued to attack him.

Investigators said a witness called 911 after hearing the victim’s cries for help and seeing the beating.
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Deputies said they found the victim in the woods, barely conscious and with severe head injuries.

A tip received through Crimeline led investigators to Bender and Israel, authorities said.

Deputies said the witness identified Bender,and Israel was linked to the vehicle through forensic evidence.

Bender and Israel were booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility with no bail.

The victim’s injuries are life-threatening and he remains hospitalized at Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition, deputies said. [...]

See the accompanying video report here for additional details, including audio of the  911 call.

Update:

The victim, a 50-year-old Winter Springs man whose name has not been released, is on life-support at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

In recent related news: 7 Black California Boys Arrested in Attack on 15 Year Old Hispanic Boy

Update 2! Orlando Sentinel Purposefully Omits Race of Victim

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Florida State Atty. “Outraged”, Letter Trayvon Family Atty. Sent To DOJ Contains “Outright Lies”

April 3, 2012 at 8:30 am

Put on a pair of hip-waders, the muck is getting deeeeep.

Someone has put their reputation on the line…but who?

(WKMG) –ORLANDO, Fla. -State Attorney Norm Wolfinger released a statement on Monday saying he is “outraged by the outright lies” contained in a letter written by the attorney of Trayvon Martin’s parents, who are seeking a federal review in the case.

Martin family attorney Ben Crump said he is asking the U.S. Justice Department to review the investigation for possible interference by Wolfinger’s office on the night Martin was shot to death by Neighborhood Watch leader George Zimmerman.

Crump sent a formal request to the Justice Department on Monday, saying, “within hours of the shooting in which Trayvon Martin was killed, Sanford Chief of Police Bill lee met with State Attorney Norm Wolfinger.  We also believe that family members of shooter George Zimmerman were present at the police department.  It was further revealed that State Attorney Norm Wolfinger and Chief Bill Lee overruled the recommendation of the lead homicide investigator, Chris Serino, who recommended that George Michale Zimemrman be arrested for manslaughter for killing Trayvon Benjamin Martin.”

Wolfinger said he was “outraged by the outright lies contained in the letter…” and he, “encourages the Justice Department to investigate and document that no such meeting or communication occurred.”

“I have been encouraging those spreading the irresponsible rhetoric to stop and allow State Attorney Angela Corey to complete her work,” Wolfinger said. “Another falsehood distributed to the media does nothing to forward that process.”

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Zimmerman says he killed Martin in self-defense after the teen punched him and slammed his head on the sidewalk, according to police. Enhanced video of Zimmerman at the police station released Monday appears to show a possible wound on Zimmerman’s head.

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If this case goes to court, George Zimmerman will get a fair trial, sure he will…

Read State Attorney Norm Wolfinger’s statement here.

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NAACP Hosted Justice For Trayvon Rally Blasphemy His Death Compared To The Crucifixion Of Jesus Christ -Scrubbed From News Reports

April 1, 2012 at 4:37 pm
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Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton and Ben Jealous (NAACP) Justice For Trayvon rally Sanford Florida March 31 2012

Beyond the pale. The blasphemous comparison was uttered on the day before –Palm Sunday, of all days. Men of the cloth? Ha! If anyone deserves a good hard God Smack, it is the heathens who had the audacity to compare Trayvon’s death to that of Jesus Christ’s. As tragic as his death was, the analogy is nothing short of blasphemy.

(Current TV) –The Goldsboro community played host to a march and rally Saturday organized by the NAACP that brought together a coalition of civil-rights organizers, community leaders, clergymen and droves of local residents who left their homes to join in the chants demanding the arrest of George Zimmerman.

“We want an arrest. Shot in the chest,” marchers said en route to Sanford Police Department headquarters. “I am Trayvon Martin.”
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Outside police headquarters, the program began with NAACP national president Benjamin Todd Jealous introducing Brenden Mitchell, a youth leader within the organization.

“I am 17 years old. I’m a high school student. I’m a young black man,” Mitchell said in a fiery speech that moved the crowd. “I could be the next Trayvon Martin.”

Following a benediction comparing Trayvon’s death to Jesus Christ’s, local and state leaders addressed the crowd.

Announcement on the NAACP’s website here: http://www.naacp.org/news/entry/naacp-to-host-march-rally-for-trayvon-martin-mar.-31

And lo and behold, the scrubbing has already begun.

Newser: Sanford March Compares Trayvon to Jesus Christ

And here is a screenshot of a Newser article quoting the Orlando Sentinel, (which was also the source of the Current TV piece):
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On a tip from M.