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Elaine Kolodziej is responsible for this content, which is not edited by the Wilson County News or wilsoncountynews.com.

March 29, 2012 | 2,273 views | 36 comments

Please tell me that Americans have not regressed to the days of lynchings and mob rule.

You can tell me, perhaps, but it appears not to be true.

From The Daily Caller by: David Martosko, Thursday, March 29, 2012

Headline: Twitter account dedicates itself to killing Zimmerman

"The @KillZimmerman Twitter account's image is a photo of gun-sight crosshairs superimposed on Zimmerman's picture.

"On March 24 a “KillZimmerman” Twitter account began publishing calls for violence against George Zimmerman, the self-appointed neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26.

"Five days later, the account is still on its crusade to avenge Martin. ...

“'This Page Is 4 Da Ppl Who Believe Zimmerman Should Be Shot Dead In The Street,” the Twitter account’s description reads, “The Same Way TRAYVON Was. No Justice No Peace.'”

Read more: http://times247.com/articles/killzimmerman-twitter-advocates-violence-against-trayvon-s-killer#ixzz1qYU3nFQZ

I'm not hearing any outrage from those who flipped out when Sarah Palin used the mere graphic of a target over specific geographic areas of the United States. She was symbolically saying that she had Democrats on her radar and in her sights. Palin as in no way telling people to go out and kill or hurt anyone. She was speaking symbolically.

Yet there were howls of protests from the liberals over Palin's graphic.

Where are the howls now when mobs are literally asking, no demanding, that Zimmerman be "brought in." A bounty or bounties have been offered for his "arrest," but he has been charged with no crime.

This, indeed, sets a dangerous precedent. Hoards of people are targeting, literally, targeting Zimmerman and his family over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. With no evidence, and based merely on heresy, rumors, and assumptions, mobs are calling for his arrest. They are inciting violence, and there is no protest from liberals -- not even from the White House. Instead, President Obama has fanned the flames by offering his sympathy and saying that if he had had a son, he would have looked like Trayvon.

Scary times for America. Pray that sanity be restored.
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Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
April 13, 2012 8:23am
Alan Dershowitz: Zimmerman Arrest Affidavit "Irresponsible And Unethical" “Most affidavits of probable cause are very thin. This is so thin that it won’t make it past a judge on a second degree murder charge,” ... More ›

Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
April 12, 2012 2:17pm
Resident, apparently you haven't followed the case very closely, because you have the facts wrong, according to Zimmerman's statement, the 911 tape and timeline, and eye witness statements and police report regarding the injuries ... More ›

April 12, 2012 1:53pm
That George Zimmerman followed a completely innocent person, called the police about this individual and then ignored the polices request to leave it be is all George Zimmermans fault. When I say that Zimmerman instigated ... More ›

Elaine K.  
April 12, 2012 11:26am
"He instigated this entire situation ..." How do we know? The whole point is that we do NOT have access to all the facts. Let us not fall into this mob mentality be assuming to know what happened. Let us pray that ... More ›

Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
April 12, 2012 11:19am
"I'm tickled pink to see George Zimmerman charged. He instigated this entire situation. " How? By attempting to protect his neighborhood from criminals? I wasn't aware that it is a crime to follow someone that ... More ›

Publius Valerius Publicola  
Rome, Tx.  
April 12, 2012 11:03am
It does seem strange that the first group of prosecutors who looked at this found not enough evidence to charge Zimmerman at all and this group found enough evidence to charge second degree murder. Big difference. This special ... More ›

Elaine K.  
April 12, 2012 10:48am
Attorney Angela Corey, special prosecutor for the Trayvon Martin case seeks "justice for Trayvon." Is anyone seeking justice for George Zimmerman or will his future be at the mercy of the mobs? The victim’s family ... More ›

April 12, 2012 10:17am
Hasn't everyone figured out that it is perfectly acceptable to persecute Christains and whites? I mean how long have we had affirmative action? How long has it been a perfectly acceptable practice to have a "Hispanic ... More ›

Elaine K.  
April 12, 2012 9:39am
Where were the mobs when two white people were senselessly and intentionally killed? http://www.knoxnews.com/news/news/local/channon-christian-christopher-newsom-murders/ Christopher Newsom and Channon Gail Christian were ... More ›

Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
April 11, 2012 8:02pm
So, it's going to be 2nd degree murder. Imagine that, a prosecutor swayed by a lynch mob. Let the games begin. I predict; change of venue, then stall until after the election. The mob will suddenly disappear and Zimmerman ... More ›

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