- The Washington Times - Friday, June 28, 2013

Supporters of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin say in dozens of tweets that if George Zimmerman is found not guilty of second-degree murder, they’ll kill him themselves.

They’ve taken to Twitter in droves, according to Twitchy, a curation site for the social networking service.

One sample: “If #zimmerman get off ima kill him myself since no one wanna take care of his Mexican burrito eatin [expletive],” one wrote.

Another tweeted: “[Expletive] it. I’ll kill Zimmerman myself.”

Another: “Watching the Zimmerman Trial. If he don’t get life ill kill him myself.”

And yet another: “Ima kill a white person in self defense if Zimmerman go free lol on everything.” And similarly, this: “If they don’t kill Zimmerman Ima kill me a cracka.”

Mr. Zimmerman shot and killed the teen last year in what he says was self-defense. The case garnered national attention in part because it put in question the fate of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” laws that allow permitted gun holders broad discretion to use their weapons in self-defense.

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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