Twitter Should Probably Delete This 'Kill Zimmerman' Account (UPDATE)

A Twitter account with the handle “@KillZimmerman” has been active on the social media site for five days now, gaining attention and sparking tension as its owner has fired off more than 450 tweets since its inception. 

Twitchy, conservative pundit Michelle Malkin’s social media website, is where this was first noticed. It remains active in its fifth day on Twitter, and cries for its removal have started to gain steam. The account’s profile image is of Zimmerman’s head in a target. 

The circumstances surrounding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman have ignited impassioned displays by organisers, celebrities and ordinary citizens. Earlier this week, the director Spike Lee tweeted out what he thought was Zimmerman’s address. It turned out to be the wrong address, and Lee eventually apologized to an elderly Florida couple. The New Black Panther Party has also called for a “bounty” for Zimmerman’s capture. 

An email to Twitter support has so far gone unreturned. We’ll update if more information becomes available on that front. 

Here are some of the vile tweets from the account and some calls for its removal:

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Photo: Twitter

UPDATE (2:45 p.m. ET): The Drudge Report has made the @KillZimmerman Twitter account its lead story and linked to the account. The account now has 200 followers, up from no more than 130 early in the day. 

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