Spike Lee, the black leftist director, has settled with an elderly couple whose lives he endangered when he tweeted their address to his Twitter followers, hoping someone would wreak vengeance upon George Zimmerman, who shot and killed black teenager Trayvon Martin in a gated neighborhood in Sanford, Florida on February 26.
Zimmerman claims he shot Martin in self-defense when he was attacked.
Lee’s insane act, which ended in the couple fleeing their home, is of a piece with the even more egregious act of the New Black Panthers, which offered a bounty for Zimmerman’s “capture.”
The story of Zimmerman and Martin took a new twist on Thursday when Zimmerman’s father spoke with the Fox News affiliate in Orlando. According to Robert Zimmerman, his son never made contact with Martin until the latter attacked him and threatened to kill him. If so, that truth explodes the meme running wild in the media, that Trayvon was merely an innocent boy who was shot because he was “walking while black.”
Yet the near tragedy for septuagenarians David and Elaine McClain did not begin with film director Spike Lee. Rather, as the online site The Smoking Gun reported, it began with someone named “Marcus Davonne Higgins, a 33-year-old Los Angeles man who uses the online handle ‘maccapone.’”
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