Revenge Porn

George Zimmerman Suspended From Twitter for Revenge-Porn Posts

Zimmerman posted nude photos and contact information for a woman he alleges cheated on him "with a dirty Muslim."

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Lest anyone think that George Zimmerman—the man who fatally shot Florida teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012—has any redeeming qualities, here's a story about what the 32-year-old has been up to recently. On Thursday, Zimmerman took to Twitter to besmirch an ex-girlfriend whom he alleges cheated on him "with a dirty Muslim." In retaliation, Zimmerman posted nude photos and contact information for the woman. He also accused her of stealing cash and a gun from him. 

Twitter has since removed the tweets, and suspended Zimmerman's account. The company told the New York Daily News that its terms "prohibit sharing someone's personal phone and email addresses, as well as intimate photos taken or distributed without the person's consent."  

As a resident of Orlando, Florida, Zimmerman could face criminal charges for the posts, though there's no indication that police are considering it. Under an anti-cyberharassment law that took effect October 1, Florida prohibits posting so-called revenge porn, defined as "a sexually explicit image of a person that contains or conveys the personal identification information of the depicted person to an Internet website without the depicted person's consent, for no legitimate purpose, with the intent of causing substantial emotional distress to the depicted person."

Carrie Goldberg of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative told the News that the photos Zimmerman posted may not be sexually explicit enough to qualify for revenge porn charges, though he could potentially be charged under stalking or harassment statutes. 

"Zimmerman's publication of the victim's personal information like her phone number and email address suggest an intention to incite third parties to contact this woman in a sort of harassment-by-proxy scenario," Goldberg said. "Not only could he be arrested criminally, but this behavior makes a strong case for the victim to obtain an order of protection from family court."

Zimmerman, who was ultimately acquitted of second-degree murder charges for Martin's death, retweeted a picture of the teen's dead body in September; he later claimed it had been by accident. "I did not, and never will knowingly re-tweet a picture of a deceased body," Zimmerman wrote in response. "I do not want to see or relive the night that I was attacked and had to use lethal force to defend my life." 

In August, Zimmerman began selling a limited-edition run of prints of a painting he did of the Confederate flag. Proceeds from the sales benefitted a gun store that refused to sell to Muslim customers. 

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  1. what a winner.

    1. good lord:

      Twitter told the New York Daily News the company does not comment on individual accounts, but the social media platform’s “rules prohibit sharing someone’s personal phone and email addresses, as well as intimate photos taken or distributed without the person’s consent.”

      Less than a month ago, Zimmerman posted a photo of Trayvon Martin’s dead body on Twitter and later said it was posted in error.

      what a dbag.

  2. Twitter has one excellent quality, it’s useful for outing retards.

    1. You mean anyone who uses Twitter?

      1. No, actually, I’m not that big a meany.

        But it greases the rails of social darwinism.

      2. It’s kinda part of my job.

        1. WELL NOW HUGH THINKS YOU ARE A RETARD!

          YEARGH!

          1. Unfortunately he’s not alone in that belief.

            1. I am in waaaay too glass a house to throw any stones in that regard, m’self.

    2. I dunno, I find it useful for my gaming. Haven’t seen much retardation around that.

      1. lulz

  3. This guy is on your side. He’s one of yours.

    1. What side is that?

      1. Anyone who doesn’t live in the prog-bubble is a Confederate flag waving white supremacist. All within the TEAM, nothing outside the TEAM, nothing against the TEAM.

    2. I’ll take “What is a troll?” for 1000, Alex!

      1. What gave that away?
        The “goatse” reference?

        1. Isn’t that Mary Stack’s m.o.?

      1. That guy has more to say than Bernie Sanders at least.

  4. It is possible the Z-Man’s head got effed up as a result of the Martin shooting and its aftermath instead of the other way around. I doubt it, but, you know, someone has to stir trouble here.

    1. Isn’t that the plot of Rocky V?

        1. I use that term as defined by the FBI.

    2. His life was pretty much ruined by the publicity. I didn’t expect him to go full troll mode, but what do you expect of a man with nothing left to lose?

      1. He could have moved and kept a low profile and probably been fine. He chose not to.

        1. This circus went on for months, and his face was on every major news publication. I don’t think he could disappear on his own. Really there needs to be a witness protection program for people like this.

          1. I’m surprised he didn’t move to Peru, where I thought he had family, and become Jorge Zamora or such. I’m also surprised that someone hasn’t successfully taken up Spike Lee on his implied offer.

          2. Or he could try not behaving like an idiot.

          3. “Really there needs to be a witness protection program for people like this.” Good thought. Not to mention that the anti-discrimination crowd should take a look at the discrimination he faces.

    3. it’s not paranoia if they are actually out to get you, and they were, at levels that probably can’t be understood by others who didn’t go through it. it probably took a toll.

    4. I’m thinking that’s what happened. He had to shoot and kill someone. Any soldier will tell you that that’s a line that messes with your head, even if it’s in self defense.
      Add in immediately afterwards the levels of harassment he underwent and probably fear for his and his family’s life. His marriage dissolves under pressure, and his new girlfriend is someone that thinks these are good conditions to build a romantic relationship under.
      The guy needs a new name and a stay at a mental health facility. He can’t have a normal life after what he’s gone through and honestly continues to go through.

      1. Or he was a douchebag from the get-go and these are the kinds of things douchebags do.

      2. Everything I hear about this guy makes me think he is a kind of stupid asshole with some kind of hero complex who happened to get into a fight where he probably legitimately defended himeself. He had the misfortune of somehow being selected as a target for anti-gun dicks and race hustlers, but other than that, he has brought his problems on himself.

        1. Couldn’t agree more, Zeb.

          1. I could agree more.

        2. That sounds most likely.

      3. I sure hope he didn’t bruise his finger ending Trayvon’s life. This poor man.

        1. You’re a real charmer.

    5. Sadly Fist, you are wrong. I remember hearing a lot of things about him right after the shooting and concluded he was a fruitloop long before the shooting.

  5. All I know is if I was in his shoes after the Trayvon Martin mess I would do my best to stay under the radar.

    1. My thoughts too. Complete anonymity should be his goal.

      1. Great life.

  6. There’s nothing wrong with George Zimmerman that getting hit by a bus wouldn’t fix.

    1. It’d certainly make him thinner.

  7. Well, you gotta hand it to him. He took the niche that was given : fat, angry, right-wing xenophobe idealogue representing Trump supporters. Probably one of the few opportunities he had.

    Stay classy, George…

    1. If only he was white, it would have been like hitting the lottery.

      1. I thought he was a white hispanic?

  8. I am angry and myself and would gladly share some of my own revenge porn with each and every one of you.

    1. with myself, not and myself.

      1. Is this one of the many benefits of subscribing to your newsletter?

      2. I am angry with myself, not and myself and would gladly share some of my own revenge porn with each and every one of you.

  9. The most public libertarian American is Hispanic. Maybe I need to reconsider my immigration views after all.

    Not many would defend free association with such bravado.

    1. The most public libertarian American

      The fuck does this mean?

      1. If it made sense, it wouldn’t be called Trolling

        1. Can you troll if you have MTBI?

          1. i would assume that’s like DWI; “internetting while brain-scrambled”

            It doesn’t excuse one’s behavior, tho it explains it

      2. It is a tale.
        Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
        Signifying nothing.

        1. Who knew some old, dead, white dude from, like, forever ago… would be so useful on the internets?

      3. That he thinks Rand Paul is Hispanic? Who knows?

      4. Oh, golly, my joke was taken seriously…

        … very, very seriously. Good heavens, we’re already at post-natal abortion???

        1. In your case post-anal abortion

          1. But I thought we did that so we wouldn’t need abortions?

    2. Your mom should reconsider post-natal abortion.

      1. “Your mom should reconsider post-natal abortion.”

        As should we all. Abortion (even post-natally) is quite the radical libertarian position, just ask Benjamin Tucker.

        (Seriously, the nut job did support it)

  10. I think the world missed a great opportunity by failing to build a Sitcom around George Zimmerman’s life.

    “This week on, “Hapless George = Fender bender with trans-sexual Asian results in roadside-rage hilarity; George tweets dick-pics to president; media learns the Zimm is racist against his pets, and more!”

    1. His catch-phrase? “You can’t flim-flam the Z man!”

    2. It would be a claymation series airing on Adult Swim at 2:13 am every other Thursday.

    3. Guest staring Joey Buttafuoco and Kato Kaelin. Hilarity ensues.

  11. Lest anyone think that George Zimmerman […] has any redeeming qualities

    Doesn’t shooting Trayvon Martin count? It saved the criminal justice system many future expenses….

    1. Can’t resist it, can you?

      1. Not into sarcastic humor, huh?

        1. Uh-huh.

          1. One fewer murderous POS in the world sounds good, but MUH SIGNALIN

  12. OT: 1st rule of government spending:

    By buy one when you can have two at twice the price?

    Sound Transit may propose another tunnel in $27 billion package

    You know, because the first tunnel is going so swimmingly…

    The agency staff Friday released 15-year, 20-year, and 25-year construction options. Each requires the same $200 a year per adult in tax increases, for urban parts of Snohomish, King and Pierce counties, agency staff say. The longer the timeline, the more can be built.

    http://www.seattletimes.com/se…..b-package/

  13. I don’t have a TV to check, so can anyone tell me what the hell the media is doing to Farook’s apartment? Is it as bad as it looks on all the tweets I’m seeing?

    1. Yes. It’s really bad. They’ve doxxed his mom, including showing her SSN on camera, and are eating food out of the fridge.

        1. its one thing to drone-murder a family in their pakistani home, but goddammit, raiding terrorists fridges is just fucking rude.

          1. Or it could be the landlord with the popsicle. This is why you wait for the facts to come in!

            1. The landlord is an elderly dude.

              1. “Good timing. CNN just called [the old guy] the owner. Striped shirt guy property manager maybe?”

                I dunno, he could be employed there and brought his own delicious treat. Did you see someone else eating some food? I do hope these moments are collected and posted online later.

            2. That’s when people plead “low blood sugar”. I’m waiting for the extension to lack of sleep and low adrenaline.

          2. Or its a guy handing an orange-handled tool to someone

            1. Actual person in the photo tweets “its a screwdriver, dumb-asses”

              1. I didn’t know they made popsicles on screwdrivers now! Creative!

              2. …and like 1000 people are calling him “scum” and “vermin” or something…because…. I just can’t tell anymore. Because they’re upset the terrorists property is being searched?

                oh, and also its RACIST TOO PROBABLY

                “MoJo ?@moejo219 22m22 minutes ago

                @tobyharnden @mattdpearce @Ned_Donovan oh and you should have taken the board down because ? Did u ransack Dylan roofs home or colo shooter
                1 retweet 1 like

                Nanga def ?@artsyTrish 17m17 minutes ago

                @tobyharnden @siomo Landlord has no right to open that apartment. Property of deceased belongs to an estate. Media committed Illegal act.

            2. Aww. It looked like such a tasty popsicle, too.

      1. The film crew never has a sandwich when you want one.

        Hilariously awful if the guy keeled over right after eating the popsicle.

  14. I’m beginning to question this Zimmerman fellow’s decision-making. I have decided to not open a business with him.

    1. You might be on to something.

    2. Based on your sound judgment I have decided to invest in your business.

      1. I’d like to print your newsletter.

  15. Is revenge porn legal? Is there a difference from casually posting pictures and declaring your revenge intent? Inquiring breakfast foods want to know.

    1. There’s a description of the FL law against it in the post. Other states have at least tried to pass laws as well. I don’t know the state of the various efforts. It is difficult to pass a constitutional law against it.

      1. It seems open to interpretation. Which is why I am looking for interpretation. I wonder if I could hack my ex’s wifi, post some cute pictures of myself, then press charges. Hah-hah! Revenge-revenge porn!

        1. Yeah, that precisely the problem. Too open to intepretation. The way it’s framed, it’s overbroad: “without the depicted person’s consent, for no legitimate purpose, with the intent of causing substantial emotional distress to the depicted person”. Note how they worked “for no legitimate purpose” into this — and there’s at least one “and” or “or” missing. It’s remarkable that they felt the need call the distress “substantial”.

          1. There’s at least one “is” and one “r” missing in this post. Anyway, read the ACLU’s related take on US v. Cassidy (federal district court Maryland): http://tinyurl.com/pandvvx (cyber stalking/harassment/violence etc.).

  16. Carrie Goldberg of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative told the News that the photos Zimmerman posted may not be sexually explicit enough to qualify for revenge porn charges

    That ambiguous statement tells me that the photos are not sexually explicit at all. Maybe I’m being a cynic but I don’t think so.

    Lest anyone think that George Zimmerman?the man who fatally shot Florida teenager Trayvon Martin successfully defended his life with a gun in 2012[…]

    There. Less innuendo.

    1. You know he did actually fatally shoot Trayvon Martin though right? Like that’s not even a controversial statement.

      1. Re: Hugh Akston,

        You know he did actually fatally shoot Trayvon Martin though right?

        I know a lot of people who go out and shoot deer. Except people don’t call it “going out to shoot deer”; they call it “going hunting.”

        Saying “The man who shot Trayvon Martin” sounds too much like “the man who shot Jesse James”. There is NO context in that statement. Zimmerman didn’t go out looking for someone to shoot. He DEFENDED his life, successfully, with a gun. Looks like THAT is still a “controversy” within some circles.

        1. Uh okay whatever. My point is that ‘George Zimmerman shot Travyon Martin’ is a statement of undisputed fact. Zimmerman’s mental state or the contents of his pants or whether his action was legally justified are matters of context and interpretation. His action is not.

        2. False. Dispatcher told him to disengage, so yeah he did go out looking for someone to shoot.

          1. “False. Dispatcher told him to disengage, so yeah he did go out looking for someone to shoot.”

            False. At “best” one can infer that he then went to “look” for someone to maybe shoot.

    2. There. Less innuendo.

      I believe you are confused, old chap. The one fact that is incontrovertible, regardless of the position one takes concerning the case, is that Trayvon was fatally shot. Whether or not Zimmerman’s life was in actual danger is the fact that can be disputed.

      Jus’ sayin’

      1. Re: Heroic Mulatto,

        he one fact that is incontrovertible, regardless of the position one takes concerning the case, is that Trayvon was fatally shot.

        The fact that is incontrovertible is that the guy is dead. The fact that Zimmerman shot him is a fact without context. That’s the point. Elizabeth Nolan Brown starts her article with a sentence that makes it look like Zimmerman simply murdered Martin. He didn’t – he DEFENDED his life with a gun. I would’ve shot Martin if it were me. I certainly would not be crying about it later, unlike Zimmerman.

        1. Elizabeth Nolan Brown starts her article with a sentence that makes it look like Zimmerman simply murdered Martin.

          It doesn’t read that way to me. It reads just as a simple statement of fact.

      2. They’re both legally accurate statements:
        1. Fatally shot Trayvon Martin
        2. Defended himself with a handgun

        I wonder how many times the second of those two factually accurate statements is written in the media compared to the former. I get OM’s point. The media is still trying to paint him as a killer in order to destroy him without libeling him.

        1. “Defended himself with a handgun” does not indicate that Martin died as a result. It doesn’t even indicate that shots were fired.

          1. “…who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in self defense” would be completely accurate. I thought that was the goal of a journalist, after all.

        2. Well, he is a killer.

  17. This guy has had his life destroyed by the media. Pretty much his only chance at a life is to somehow do something shocking enough to get on some reality show.

    I wouldn’t be too surprised if a lot of his actions are calculated to raise his profile by being as shocking as possible, in hopes that some tv show producer will give him a ring. The alternative, that he’s really this much of a douche, is just too sad to contemplate.

    1. You give the guy too much credit. If he’s too dumb to be a cop, he’s certainly too dumb to be calculating like that.

      1. He’s,probably getting a lot of advice from some shady agent that wants to see some kind of return on his investment. It’s not good advice, that’s for sure.

  18. I just like the fact that he looks more and more like someone that should be followed around because he looks like he might be about to commit a crime despite any evidence that he has or is about to.

    1. Now he knows how Mickey Rourke has felt for the last few decades.

  19. Daily Mail is nice enough to show her fuzzed-out face and her not-so-fuzzed-out boobies.

    1. Huh. Guess the DM still hasn’t gotten anything more recent than a sixth grade picture of Martin from the AP. How odd, when this one right here is a lot more current and accurately portrays how Martin represented himself.

      1. WHAT YOU PROBABLY THINK WE NEVER LANDED ON THE MOON NEITHER OMG THAT PHOTO WAS ON THE FRONT PAGE OF MOTHER JONES AT LEAST 5 TIMES YOU RACIST YOKEL

    2. Not enough nipple showing.

    3. Do we NEED to call the fuzz on that?

      =======================================

      I’d giver her a B+ – cup size,

  20. Why aren’t you reaching your goal Reason? Meaningless, shit stories like this.

  21. I had Zimmerman pegged as a cop wannabe and a douche right from the get go. Sure he had a right to defend himself with necessary force when his head was being bashed into the ground, which I am reasonably certain was the case, but he was certainly responsible for putting his own dumb ass into the position in the first place.

    Many in the commentariat hate cops for their douche bag ways, Zimmerman was one step below that.

    I have no problem with DIY protection, even at a neighborhood level. But to be such a Barney Fife through the whole thing where someone is dead, which falls on his shoulders. The only way he should have been following directly is if he knew there was a clear and present danger. If someone is following me without cause, I’m not going to take real kindly to it.

    There’s plenty of other incidents since that show he’s not some protector of the world – he is a nutjob. If there was a quiet life afterward, you could extend some leeway. Zimmerman’s just an idiot.

    1. cont

      It’s too bad the left couldn’t just be reasonable about Zimmerman’s obvious faults, they had to deify the kid, and airbrush him, and have Obama be his daddy yada yada yada. The whole thing had to come down to a clean cut black kid out for some skittles is gunned down by a white racist OR a caring neighborhood watch defender was set upon by a ruthless thug and got what he deserved. The facts are a scroungy looking kid, with banger-i-ness traits was tailed by a douchy cop wannabe who had no greater defense than pulling out a gun. No hand to hand, no baton, no taser, nope just his wobbling gun. I am in favor one kind of gun control, those with guns know how to use them, and not go around like a BMOC because they’ve got their gun in their pocket. In short, would Zimmerman have done exactly what he did without the gun on him? Probably not in a million years.

      1. If I were writing a history of the Zimmerman/Martin incident, I’d suggest based on his lifetime pattern of behavior in other cases that you’re almost certainly right.

        That doesn’t mean the jury was *wrong* to acquit him, since they didn’t and couldn’t have access to evidence about his future behavior.

      2. “It’s too bad the left couldn’t just be reasonable”

        OK, pardon me for cutting that sentence short, but really?

        Even assuming Z’s guilt, that didn’t justify making this hispanic, part-black neighborhood watchman into an agent of the murderous honky conspiracy.

  22. I can’t form an opinion without seeing the picture in question.

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