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George Zimmerman Out on Bail: Twitter Reacts

Virtual lynch mob forms on social media site

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Much to the dismay of thousands of people across the United States, George Zimmerman was released on $150,000 bail. The event took place in the middle of the night, as to avoid any unnecessary confrontations with those who feel that Zimmerman should spend the rest of his life rotting behind bars. He will be tried for second degree murder in the fatal shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin later this year.

Not surprisingly, this news did not settle well with many people.

Now that he’s out of jail, authorities have to contend with yet another serious issue: Whether or not any of the threats made on Twitter will amount to anything substantial. People say all sorts of horrendous things on the social networking site, though, in this case, I’d say that many of the posters would probably trying to harm Zimmerman if given half the chance. And while I believe that lots of individuals just enjoy blowing off steam from the safety of their own homes, the threats made against the man are, in my opinion, downright frightening.

Instead of sifting through the endless number of tweets yourself, take a look at the samples embedded below. Regardless of what you may think of Zimmerman’s situation, you have to admit that these posts are a little scary.

I be glad wen dey just kill George zimmerman(image) 24 minutes ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Dear george zimmerman, kill yourself bitch. Sincerely, everyone(image) 34 minutes ago via txt ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I would kill George Zimmerman(image) 11 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

@xSimplyAniya: I think imma personally kill George Zimmerman ..anyone’s welcome to join (:” Leggggoooo !(image) 10 hours ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I need to find a white supremacist to kill off Obong….maybe Zimmerman.(image) 1 hour ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

@DRE3G: Idk why Zimmerman was wearing ah bulletproof vest for bc if they wanna kill em they can jus shoot em in the fuckn head!!” << haha(image) 27 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

So many white people look alike, I be done killed the wrong person, fuckin round tryna kill Zimmerman. @MalcolmPichon(image) 40 minutes ago via TweetCaster for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

#TeamDueProcess RT @Mslips88: someone pass me a gun, imma go follow zimmerman, shoot and kill him and say #imstandingmyground(image) 42 minutes ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

@twitter RT @Rick_Cobain Zimmerman released from jail someone kill the judge!!!!!”(image) 1 minute ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

George Zimmerman Out on Bail: Twitter Reacts
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  • Surprised

    I find it amazing that so much venom is being spewed toward a man who has NOT even been found guilty. He was granted bail because of the LAW that required PROOF before finding someone guilty. ALL we know for sure at this point is that he did shoot him. What we DON’T know is whether or not it was in self defense or not.

    Everyone PLEASE stop showing their ignorance and demanding that he be found guilty in the court of PUBLIC opinion. He is INNOCENT until PROVEN guilty. This is STILL the United States of America.

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