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Twitter finally suspends George Zimmerman, but not for tweeting Trayvon’s dead body

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Last October, every racist’s favorite hero George Zimmerman retweeted a guy who applauded him for shooting Trayvon Martin, along with a photo of the unarmed boy’s  dead body. While Zimmerman continued to gloat about the fact that he murdered Martin after profiling and following him in a gated community, calls to #BanGeorgeZimmerman began to gain some traction.

Unfortunately, that didn’t seem to matter much to the fine people over at Twitter, because not only did they refuse to do anything about the rotund wannabe neighborhood watchman, they didn’t even provide an explanation for their inaction. I thought Twitter had a comprehensive abuse policy.

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Finally, there has been a minuscule piece of justice now that Zimmerman went even further to prove that he’s nothing more than a low-life piece of scum. Twitter has suspended Zimmerman’s account due to two extremely abusive tweets aimed at a woman. The tweets were geared toward a white woman who he was allegedly dating….and I say allegedly because it’s hard to believe anyone would find a boastful killer, alleged domestic abuser, and MMA failure attractive.

The two tweets in question featured nude photos of the woman, with one caption that read “She cheated on me with a dirty Muslim.” He then shared her phone number and followed it with a classy “She’ll sleep with anyone.”

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The second tweet accused the woman of stealing from him, and included her email address.

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While I’m elated that Twitter finally suspended Zimmerman’s account, I wish the action was taken months ago when he decided to brag about killing someone. Zimmerman has been emboldened by the number of times he’s gotten away with criminal behavior, including several instances of domestic violence. When we live in a society that rewards bad behavior, we can’t be surprised when people behave badly.

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WATCH LIVE: Trump to address the nation after mass shootings leave 29 dead

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US President Donald Trump will address the nation on Monday after two shootings left 29 people dead and sparked accusations that his rhetoric was part of the problem.

The rampages turned innocent snippets of everyday life into nightmares of bloodshed: 20 people were shot dead while shopping at a crowded Walmart in El Paso, Texas on Saturday morning, and nine more outside a bar in a popular nightlife district in Dayton, Ohio just 13 hours later.

Trump will again find himself in the role of consoler-in-chief after a tragedy -- which he has struggled with in the past -- when he speaks at 10:00 am (1400 GMT).

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Trump to address nation after US shootings leave 29 dead

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US President Donald Trump will address the nation on Monday after two shootings left 29 people dead and sparked accusations that his rhetoric was part of the problem.

The rampages turned innocent snippets of everyday life into nightmares of bloodshed: 20 people were shot dead while shopping at a crowded Walmart in El Paso, Texas on Saturday morning, and nine more outside a bar in a popular nightlife district in Dayton, Ohio just 13 hours later.

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Julián Castro destroys NRA’s ‘good guy with a gun’ claim: Armed Texans ‘didn’t keep those people safe’ in El Paso

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Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro reacted to the weekend mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio by knocking down the conservative premise that a "good guy with a gun" can stop the violence.

In an interview on CNN, Castro said that President Donald Trump is "making it worse" by "fanning the flames of bigotry and of hate."

The candidate also blasted the NRA's talking points.

"The NRA, for years, has said that the answer to these mass shootings is more guns, that a good guy with a gun is the answer," Castro added. "We’re in Texas. That shooter went into a situation where people routinely carry guns."

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