Twitter Buzzes With Talk of Zimmerman Riots

Twitter Buzzes With Talk of Zimmerman Riots

There is a good amount of discussion on Twitter this morning about killing George Zimmerman now that he’s out on bail. But that hasn’t been the only action on Twitter calling for violence. Since Friday, there has been an explosion of tweets surrounding the possibility of rioting if Zimmerman is acquitted – or even because he was released on bail:

It’s not just Tweeters picking up this theme. Mansfield Frazier of The Daily Beast suggested last week, “As George Zimmerman faces murder charges for shooting Trayvon Martin, it’s worth asking if America is in danger of facing Rodney King, Part II? That’s what I see down the tracks: If this case goes all the way to trial, it’s a train wreck waiting to happen … America can only dodge so many racial bullets, and a not-guilty verdict in this case could very easily turn the racial cold war into a very hot one.”

This is a trend that bears watching seriously by law enforcement. And watch also for more and more politicians echoing this message:


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