March 31, 2012

The Vigilante Posse Grows

Add Roseanne Barr's name to the list even though she says she doesn't support vigilantism:

MARCH 29--The comedian Roseanne Barr last night tweeted the home address of George Zimmerman’s parents to her 110,000-plus Twitter followers, only to delete the posting after “not fully understanding that it was private not public.”

   “But vigilante-ism is what killed Trayvon. I don’t support that.”
 ...Then why tweet the address ? ...
But while Barr deleted her original posting, the Zimmermans’s address remains in messages in her Twitter stream. Barr’s original tweet was a retweet of a post by a new Twitter user who appears devoted to disseminating the Zimmermans’s address and phone number, as well as contact information for Joseph Oliver, who has made numerous TV appearances in support of Zimmerman, a friend and former coworker.

Still, the entertainer left open the possibility that she would again circulate the Seminole County address of Zimmerman’s parents.
  “If Zimmerman isn’t arrested I’ll rt his address again.”
  “maybe go 2 his house myself.”

There is no indication that Zimmerman, who is reportedly in hiding, is holed up in his parents’ residence.

By tweeting the Zimmermans’ address, Barr appears to have violated Twitter rules that state: “You may not publish or post other people's private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street address or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without their express authorization and permission.”
Has Twitter dumped Barr or at least suspended her account?
I have no idea as I do not use this 'service'.
But I'll bet she is still tweeting, because she's a so-called celeb, even tho just a C-lister.

Some of 400+ comments:

So much for due process. This kind of behavior is the same group think that leads to witch hunts. Be careful in your search for justice that you may become what you stand against. 

"Celebrity Activists" just might be the most vile, ignorant, uninformed, self-absorbed, pandering a**holes on the planet. Especially the ones who no longer have an actual career.

I find this whole hysteria repugnant. Have ALL of the facts before you organize the lynch mob. Isn't this exactly what all the fuss is about anyway? Would this have spiraled so out of control if the dead boy were white, Asian, Native American or Hispanic? I have been afraid to comment because of this mindless mob who will act first and think (maybe) later, but this is just too much!

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