Trayvon Supporters Threaten Riots, Looting if Zimmerman Acquitted
Supporters of Trayvon Martin are threatening to stage riots and looting if George Zimmerman escapes a conviction, with scores of Twitter users taking to the social network to promise chaos and violence in major cities across the United States.
As we reported last week in a story that went viral after being picked up by the Drudge Report, numerous individuals have expressed concerns that a 'not guilty' verdict in the trial could spark nationwide race riots.
"I fully expect organized race rioting to begin in every major city to dwarf the Rodney King and the Martin Luther King riots of past decades." warned licensed private detective and former Chicago police officer Paul Huebl, advising people to "be prepared to evacuate or put up a fight to win. You will need firearms, fire suppression equipment along with lots of food and water."
Columnist and former senior presidential advisor Pat Buchanan cautioned last month that, "The public mind has been so poisoned that an acquittal of George Zimmerman could ignite a reaction similar to that, 20 years ago, when the Simi Valley jury acquitted the LAPD cops in the Rodney King beating case."
Political Strategist Charles D. Ellison also warned that, "There is the risk of a flash point as intense as the aftermath of that fateful Los Angeles police brutality verdict in 1992," if Zimmerman escapes a conviction.
Zimmerman haters also celebrated the fact that CNN broadcast his social security number live on air yesterday, with one tweeting, "Now HE can be victimized!"
As we reported during the presidential election, innumerable Twitter users also threatened to stage riots if Barack Obama lost the race, as death threats against Mitt Romney became commonplace in the weeks before the vote.
It is important to recall that Trayvon supporters looted a Walgreens last year as part of a "!demonstration" against the fact that Zimmerman had not been arrested. Video surveillance footage showed teens ransacking a store in North Miami, damaging property and shoplifting goods.
View a sample of the threats to riot and loot by Trayvon Martin supporters below. It is important to emphasize that these are not joke accounts, they are genuine comments. The following tweets were collected from just the last 10 hours.