It did not take long for death threats to arise on Twitter against George Zimmerman, his family, lawyer, and Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester, who allowed Zimmerman to be released on $150,000 bond. Mr. Zimmerman is charged with second degree murder for the February 26 killing of seventeen year old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman is claiming self-defense.
After being fitted with a GPS monitoring device, Mr. Zimmerman left the Seminole County Jail in Sanford at midnight Monday morning. Below are examples of death threats being tweeted out:
@YouLoveMae: I told my dad if what happened to trayvon Martin happened to Mayori or Marjani, I wouldn’t try to kill Zimmerman. I’d go after his family April 23, 2012
@_xoxoIDGAF: CloseI Hope Somebody Kill Zimmerman Whole Family And His Bitch Ass Lawyer .
April 23, 2012
Here are a series of death threats that have been reported and re-tweeted a number of times:
Jawan’s Girlfriend@WhatItDo_BooBoo ”@xSimplyAniya: I think imma personally kill George Zimmerman ..anyone’s welcome to join (:” Leggggoooo ! April 23, 2012
I WOULD KILL DA SHYT OUTTA DAT ZIMMERMAN DUDE IF I SAW HIS ASSS BOAAAAA— Nay Nay (@HeLoves_SexcNay) April 23, 2012
(H/T The Weekly Standard)
@Rick_Cobain tweeted, “Zimmerman released from jail someone kill the judge!!!!!”
Zimmerman released from jail someone kill the judge!!!!!
— (@Rick_Cobain) April 23, 2012