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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    What was the intent ... for a moment let's assume Lee had the correct address. He was tweeting this address so a DIFFERENT elderly couple could get death threats and harassed right? It just so happens that he had the wrong address and the wrong elderly couple got the death threats and harrassed. Oh well... common mistake I guess. Doesn't everyone twitter people's addresses so they can get death threats when something doesn't go their way?

    Yes... I hope this couple sues the **** out of Lee, gets a very nice pay day and lives out the rest of their lives somewhere warm and beautiful on Lee's dime. I'm also hoping that Lee is told by the authorities, you do this again, you'll be going to court and jail.
    Someone should check to see if Lee has ties to the Black Panthers.
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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    You know that guy that was arrested for death threats against Trey Parker and Matt Stone (also the dude most centrally responsible for the continued censorship of what should have been one of the greatest anniversary episodes ever) didn't do much more than post addresses and photos of locations with implied justification for harm...
    Which guy? Spike Lee or this maccapone?

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    I believe in free speech and all, but Lee & others would be wise to avoid such "tweeting" in the future...
    That's the problem... he (Lee) offered to tweet the address 2 days later on the 25th. If there are no penalty's and no pain, then it's just "oops... sorry for ruining your life.. haha!" I highly doubt this elderly couple deserves that.
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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    As much as I think Spike Lee is an ass, he didn't originate the information, he just retweeted it. So did hundreds of others.
    So he's not responsible or accountable? I would venture to guess that Lee has more followers than most of the people following him.

    Second... he offered to put the address out again on the 25th. For what purpose?
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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    The elderly couple had to run from their home and take refuge in a hotel. Their son has to leave work to make sure his parents are ok. What is stopping someone from damaging their house. Rediculous.
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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Someone should check to see if Lee has ties to the Black Panthers.
    I think you mean the "New Black Panthers" which have no connection to the old Black Panthers (the original) except they both have somewhere in their name; "Black Panthers".


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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I think you mean the "New Black Panthers" which have no connection to the old Black Panthers (the original) except they both have somewhere in their name; "Black Panthers".
    Why would you name yourself the New Black Panthers if you didn't want a connection to the original Black Panthers? That is like New Coke not wanting a connection to original Coke. It makes no sense. And it is off subject.

    Either way, Spike Lee used his influence irresponsibly.
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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Why would you name yourself the New Black Panthers if you didn't want a connection to the original Black Panthers? That is like New Coke not wanting a connection to original Coke. It makes no sense.
    For the shock and appeal..... No original Black Panthers have any connection and pretty much all of the interviews i have seen have spoken against the New Black Panthers because of their racist, ignorant ways...

    And it is off subject.
    I agree.


    Either way, Spike Lee used his influence irresponsibly.
    I agree.


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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    So he's not responsible or accountable? I would venture to guess that Lee has more followers than most of the people following him.

    Second... he offered to put the address out again on the 25th. For what purpose?
    If you want to go after someone, go after the guy who originally posted the information. Of course, he has no money to go after, so threatening to sue someone well-known or wealthy who did nothing illegal seems silly. I won't argue that Lee is a jerk, he always has been, but he's not criminally or civilly liable for retweeting someone else's information.
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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    If you want to go after someone, go after the guy who originally posted the information. Of course, he has no money to go after, so threatening to sue someone well-known or wealthy who did nothing illegal seems silly. I won't argue that Lee is a jerk, he always has been, but he's not criminally or civilly liable for retweeting someone else's information.
    Both are responsible and accountable. Lee more so because he uses his influence and his large twitter following. Lee knew what he was doing by retweeting the address, he also had a reasonable expectation as to what would happen given the situation. Both should be sued in civil court - and I'd encourage law enforcement to use this as a training tool for the future. ANd your damn right this couple should go after the money... Lee won't learn any other way. It's a teachable moment.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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