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    Spike Lee in talks with couple forced to flee home

    Spike Lee, the noted film director and civil rights activist, is in talks to resolve complaints from a Florida couple who say they were forced from their home when he retweeted their address to his Twitter followers as part of the ongoing furor surrounding the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

    Elaine and David McClain, in their 70s, left their Sanford, Fla., home after their address was tweeted by a man who thought he had found the home of George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old who shot Martin, 17.
    Martin, a black 17-year-old, was unarmed at the time of the shooting. Zimmerman, 28, the son of a white father and a Latina, said he fired in self-defense in the Feb. 26 incident.

    The McClains happen to have a son named William George Zimmerman who lived there in 1995. Their son is not related to the George Zimmerman who shot Martin.
    Trayvon Martin: Spike Lee apologizes for retweet that drove Fla. couple from home - latimes.com

    I hope like hell Lee goes to jail for this. Unconscionable.

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    Re: Spike Lee in talks with couple forced to flee home

    This elderly couple could have been killed because of Mr Lee's irresponsible tweet. This thing has gotten way out of control thanks to the race those who are inciting hatred.

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    Re: Spike Lee in talks with couple forced to flee home

    LOL, you hope he goes to jail? Please. I'm he apologized though. It was dangerously irresponsible.

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    Re: Spike Lee in talks with couple forced to flee home

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    This elderly couple could have been killed because of Mr Lee's irresponsible tweet. This thing has gotten way out of control thanks to the race those who are inciting hatred.
    There is plenty of hatred going around from all directions. But what he did was akin to yelling fire in a theater in my view. Criminal.

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    Re: Spike Lee in talks with couple forced to flee home

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    LOL, you hope he goes to jail? Please. I'm he apologized though. It was dangerously irresponsible.
    Damned straight I do. What he did was criminal.

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    Re: Spike Lee in talks with couple forced to flee home

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Damned straight I do. What he did was criminal.
    Tweeting someone's address isn't illegal.

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    Re: Spike Lee in talks with couple forced to flee home

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Tweeting someone's address isn't illegal.
    It'll make for a tidy little civil suit, though.
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    Re: Spike Lee in talks with couple forced to flee home

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Tweeting someone's address isn't illegal.
    Couldn't that be considered reckless endangerment?

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    Re: Spike Lee in talks with couple forced to flee home

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    It'll make for a tidy little civil suit, though.
    Well, he's rich, so the tidiness probably won't affect him.

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    Re: Spike Lee in talks with couple forced to flee home

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Couldn't that be considered reckless endangerment?

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    I suppose so, but I doubt it would work with the defense attorney Lee can afford.

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