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(Orlando Sentinel)   Parents of George Zimmerman sue Roseanne for tweeting their address and attempting to incite "vigilante justice." Film rights to the trial secured by Spike Lee   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 174
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2014-03-12 01:46:35 AM
Do The Wrong Thing?
 
2014-03-12 02:41:53 AM
I think Roseanne  should stand her ground on this one.

/It's not like Zimmerman is dangerous or anything.
 
2014-03-12 02:58:48 AM
When will it end?
img.wonkette.com
 
2014-03-12 03:57:05 AM
Zimmerman did good, but it would be much better to start dragging them all.
 
2014-03-12 03:57:39 AM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: I think Roseanne  should stand her ground on this one.

/It's not like Zimmerman is dangerous or anything.


phlegmmo: When will it end?
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Calm your erections, this is about his parents.
 
2014-03-12 03:59:56 AM
Your address is public record.

So are the taxes you pay on said address, when you bought it, and how much you paid.
 
2014-03-12 04:06:34 AM
I hope they win. Then they should sue the state of Florida and Eric Holder.
 
2014-03-12 04:07:27 AM
Typical victicrat reaction. Blame SOMEONE! ANYONE!!!
 
2014-03-12 04:11:55 AM
I loves me the Roseanne, up until the last season it's in my top ten favorite shows. But the woman herself, sure, I'd probably want to give her a hug upon initial meeting cause she's motherfarking Mrs.Connor, but beyond that, we would NOT get along.
 
2014-03-12 04:12:31 AM
Maybe I'll get called a troll for this but what legitimate reason did Roseanne have for publishing their home address?
 
2014-03-12 04:14:41 AM

doosh: Maybe I'll get called a troll for this but what legitimate reason did Roseanne have for publishing their home address?


I figure she legitimately wanted a violent mob to go to the address.
 
2014-03-12 04:16:18 AM
Why is it so god damn easy for a farkstick to become a right-wing superstar?

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2014-03-12 04:18:38 AM

studebaker hoch: Your address is public record.

So are the taxes you pay on said address, when you bought it, and how much you paid.


Yeah but this wasn't Zimmerman's address this was his parent's address. Also Roseanne Barr had violated Twitter's terms and conditions prohibiting publication of addresses and other confidential information not once but several times.
One tweet said:
"If Zimmerman isn't arrested I'll rt (re-tweet) his address again - maybe go 2 his house myself." te.

It's against the law to post anything publicly like this without the owner's permission.
 
2014-03-12 04:18:45 AM

doosh: Maybe I'll get called a troll for this but what legitimate reason did Roseanne have for publishing their home address?


She's a political rabble rouser who loves to blame misogyny and her 'activism' for her current lack of career, while completely discounting the fact that she's a farking loon. Sometimes genius=crazy. i still love her, though.
 
2014-03-12 04:27:16 AM
you cant pick your kids
and you cant pick your parents
 
2014-03-12 04:31:13 AM
If you want vigilantism, do it yourself, you lazy cow.

The whole 'inciting stuff' is such a douchey move akin to going on 4chan dropping dox.
 
2014-03-12 04:35:32 AM
liberal democrat FTW
 
2014-03-12 04:35:51 AM
hey savant,

what the hell does that mean?

sorry new to the "new internets"

<3 alaska
 
2014-03-12 04:37:23 AM

kortex: I hope they win. Then they should sue the state of Florida and Eric Holder.


Also Nancy Grace. Just on general principles.
 
2014-03-12 04:39:40 AM

vert0: hey savant,

what the hell does that mean?

sorry new to the "new internets"

<3 alaska


'Dropping dox' means when cowards/internet warriors spill someones personals on the internet for someone else to 'take care' of the problem.
 
2014-03-12 04:43:09 AM

TV's Vinnie: Why is it so god damn easy for a farkstick to become a right-wing superstar?

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You idiot.
 
2014-03-12 04:45:41 AM
With all respect, who cares about Zimmermans parents?

If Zimmerman was over 18 and out of the house, the parents had zero to do with it.
 
2014-03-12 04:45:54 AM

robohobo: vert0: hey savant,

what the hell does that mean?

sorry new to the "new internets"

<3 alaska

'Dropping dox' means when cowards/internet warriors spill someones personals on the internet for someone else to 'take care' of the problem.



thanks man

feel like an idiot now cause i shoulda been able to read that
thats why i keep my personal shiat in paper not on ther intarweb
 
2014-03-12 04:48:40 AM
Roseanne lives in Hawaii. I'm pretty sure an American can't sue someone who lives in Hawaii.
 
2014-03-12 04:53:58 AM

ransack.: Roseanne lives in Hawaii. I'm pretty sure an American can't sue someone who lives in Hawaii.


Because Pele.
 
2014-03-12 04:55:55 AM

SpdrJay: ransack.: Roseanne lives in Hawaii. I'm pretty sure an American can't sue someone who lives in Hawaii.

Because Pele.


He was good at football (soccer for you heathens), but was he really that good?
 
2014-03-12 04:58:10 AM

robohobo: vert0: hey savant,

what the hell does that mean?

sorry new to the "new internets"

<3 alaska

'Dropping dox' means when cowards/internet warriors spill someones personals on the internet for someone else to 'take care' of the problem.


like Michelle Malkin or Fox News? they do this kind of stuff all the time.
 
2014-03-12 05:02:33 AM
Will they also sue all the people that re-tweeted it? I know the headline mentions Spike Lee, didn't they sue him as well, then he paid them like $10k then they said that wasn't enough?

Lots of people lost their shiat over this and acted irresponsibly, and after he stood trial people are still whining about it. I wonder what the OJ case/verdict would have been like with Twitter and Facebook. (or Rodney King or Reginald Denny)
 
2014-03-12 05:13:25 AM
Spike Lee retweeted what he thought was Zimmerman's address, back when Zimmerman was in hiding after receiving multiple death threats. It turned out to be someone else's address. While the information may be a matter of public record, it seemed like borderline incitement, but I guess without an explicit call to violence it's legally permissible.
 
2014-03-12 05:14:19 AM
Sounds like that time Bill O'Reilly gave out Dr. George Tiller's address and called him "Tiller, Tiller Baby Killer" on national television because he was a late term abortion provider. Dr. Tiller was shot in two separate incidents and the second time he was killed.

Bill O'Reilly was wrong and, if this is true, so is Roseanne Barr. Unfortunately, I don't think the lawsuit will go anywhere.
 
2014-03-12 05:27:55 AM
Will people please leave Zimmerman and his family alone. He did nothing to deserve this crap.
 
2014-03-12 05:28:48 AM

T Baggins: Spike Lee retweeted what he thought was Zimmerman's address, back when Zimmerman was in hiding after receiving multiple death threats. It turned out to be someone else's address. While the information may be a matter of public record, it seemed like borderline incitement, but I guess without an explicit call to violence it's legally permissible.


It could fall under public disclosure.  Some hinges on:
Legal action may be taken if an individual publicly reveals truthful information that is not of public concern and which a reasonable person would find offensive if made public.

http://injury.findlaw.com/torts-and-personal-injuries/invasion-of-pr iv acy.html

It's not about what's "permissable", it's about what you can convince a court of.

It's generally frowned upon to advertise identities and contact information of private citizens. Could fall under harassment, stalking, etc. depending on local laws.
 
2014-03-12 05:33:28 AM
alice_600:
One tweet said:
"If Zimmerman isn't arrested I'll rt (re-tweet) his address again - maybe go 2 his house myself." te.

It's against the law to post anything publicly like this without the owner's permission.


I doubt it. Going to someones address is not a threat, and saying what someones address is is not illegal at all.
 
2014-03-12 05:34:44 AM
I'm so conflicted, you guys. On the one hand, there's something I be said for the idea that we don't just become racist teenager killers--we learn it from our families. On the other hand, Roseanne Barr is awesome. On the third hand--which looks to be holding an apple. Wait, that's a penis.

On the penis, this lawsuit would set precedent for Nancy Grace to get her ass (and bump-it) to be sued the f*** off by everyone she's maliciously maligned on her show.

So: f*** the idiots who raised Fat George, f*** Roseanne, or f*** Nancy Grace...? Answer: all of the above.
 
2014-03-12 05:35:24 AM
Leave Zimmerman alone. He served his time.
 
2014-03-12 05:47:01 AM

vert0: hey savant,

what the hell does that mean?

sorry new to the "new internets"

<3 alaska


Some tubes you should be familiar with:

1) Urban Dictionary

2) Know Your Meme

3) Acronym Finder

Look at #1 and #2 at home, do not look at them at work. #3 is okay to look at work.
 
2014-03-12 05:51:59 AM

doosh: Maybe I'll get called a troll for this but what legitimate reason did Roseanne have for publishing their home address?


none
 
2014-03-12 05:59:09 AM
Rosanne to be played by Melissa McCarthy.
Zimmerman to be played by Fat John Travolta.
Nancy Grace to be played by Evil Muppet #3.
 
2014-03-12 06:05:35 AM

omeganuepsilon: T Baggins: Spike Lee retweeted what he thought was Zimmerman's address, back when Zimmerman was in hiding after receiving multiple death threats. It turned out to be someone else's address. While the information may be a matter of public record, it seemed like borderline incitement, but I guess without an explicit call to violence it's legally permissible.

It could fall under public disclosure.  Some hinges on:
Legal action may be taken if an individual publicly reveals truthful information that is not of public concern and which a reasonable person would find offensive if made public.

http://injury.findlaw.com/torts-and-personal-injuries/invasion-of-pr iv acy.html

It's not about what's "permissable", it's about what you can convince a court of.

It's generally frowned upon to advertise identities and contact information of private citizens. Could fall under harassment, stalking, etc. depending on local laws.


I was thinking more of criminal incitement charges, like abortion opponents publishing wanted posters of doctors with their home addresses.

Googling it, the elderly couple whose address Lee posted did at least sue him for civil damages. Their son was also named George Zimmerman, but hadn't lived there in years. Lee apologized and settled with them for $10k once, then they sued him last November, about a year later, allegedly seeking $1.2 million, saying threats of violence against them were ongoing.
 
2014-03-12 06:19:22 AM

studebaker hoch: Your address is public record.

So are the taxes you pay on said address, when you bought it, and how much you paid.


Not too bright, are you?
 
2014-03-12 06:24:24 AM

studebaker hoch: With all respect, who cares about Zimmermans parents?

If Zimmerman was over 18 and out of the house, the parents had zero to do with it.


I don't know, maybe because she said: "If Zimmerman isn't arrested I'll rt (re-tweet) his address again - maybe go 2 his house myself." Do try to pay attention.
 
2014-03-12 06:40:33 AM

studebaker hoch: With all respect, who cares about Zimmermans parents?

If Zimmerman was over 18 and out of the house, the parents had zero to do with it.


This.

/rooting for the parents on this one
 
2014-03-12 06:53:02 AM

jso2897: kortex: I hope they win. Then they should sue the state of Florida and Eric Holder.

Also Nancy Grace. Just on general principles.


I'm on board with this
 
2014-03-12 06:54:14 AM

studebaker hoch: Your address is public record.

So are the taxes you pay on said address, when you bought it, and how much you paid.


Its legal to yell fire too.
 
2014-03-12 07:09:33 AM

studebaker hoch: Your address is public record.

So are the taxes you pay on said address, when you bought it, and how much you paid.


How hard is it to read the FArQ?
Don't post private/contact information no matter how easily obtained.
 
2014-03-12 07:19:14 AM

Pick: Leave Zimmerman alone. He served his time.


You're acting as though the "Justice for Trayvon" crowd can be reasoned with.

Zimmerman shouldn't have ever gone to trial.  The evidence against him was extremely thin and the "star witness" lacked credibility.  The only reason there was a trial was because the state was afraid there would be rioting if they didn't.
 
2014-03-12 07:22:34 AM

omeganuepsilon: T Baggins: Spike Lee retweeted what he thought was Zimmerman's address, back when Zimmerman was in hiding after receiving multiple death threats. It turned out to be someone else's address. While the information may be a matter of public record, it seemed like borderline incitement, but I guess without an explicit call to violence it's legally permissible.

It could fall under public disclosure.  Some hinges on:
Legal action may be taken if an individual publicly reveals truthful information that is not of public concern and which a reasonable person would find offensive if made public.

http://injury.findlaw.com/torts-and-personal-injuries/invasion-of-pr iv acy.html

It's not about what's "permissable", it's about what you can convince a court of.

It's generally frowned upon to advertise identities and contact information of private citizens. Could fall under harassment, stalking, etc. depending on local laws.


Except it wasn't truthful information.
She Tweeted it out as George's address, in an attempt to incite violence, when he hadn't lived there in years.
 
2014-03-12 07:30:54 AM
It would be a shame if some loser with something to prove showed up with a gun.
 
2014-03-12 07:47:04 AM

GardenWeasel: studebaker hoch: Your address is public record.

So are the taxes you pay on said address, when you bought it, and how much you paid.

How hard is it to read the FArQ?
Don't post private/contact information no matter how easily obtained.


This.

There have been several times where I've looked up information on people mentioned in Fark links, in order to better inform myself of the context of what was going on, but I avoid posting the details.  I have pointed people to where they can find the info for themselves, though, which is permissible as near as I can tell.

One thread I can remember specifically was the one about a neighbor complaining about the noise from a private gun range that allowed you to target shoot from a helicopter.  In order to find the property in question so I could see it in Google Earth, I went to that county's GIS website, got the parcel information based upon the owner's name that was in TFA, and I then knew how much it was worth, how many acres, who owned it 25 years ago, etc.

But I didn't post that information in the thread, just a link to where you could find it for yourself.  That's appropriate.
 
2014-03-12 07:57:02 AM

God-is-a-Taco: Summer Glau's Love Slave: I think Roseanne  should stand her ground on this one.

/It's not like Zimmerman is dangerous or anything.

phlegmmo: When will it end?
[img.wonkette.com image 494x305]

Calm your erections, this is about his parents.


It's about his parents, and a lawsuit which is utterly frivolous and without merit.
 
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