Celebrities with Philly-ties react to Zimmerman trial on Twitter

Marcus Vick
Marcus Vick

Celebrities and professional athletes with Philly-ties took to Twitter the past few days to voice their opinions on the trial of George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder charges last night in the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Travyon Martin.

These are their Tweets:

Marcus Vick, younger brother of Eagles quarterback Michael, took to Twitter to compare his brother’s conviction for hosting a dog fighting ring to that of Zimmerman.

Tweeting from the @MVFive handle, Vick boasted:

“Zimmerman better get 30+ years in prison. If my brother had to do 2 years it’s a must. NOt self defense when u chase down an innocent kid”

“He could’ve fired warning shots!!! I hope the homes tin the BIG house go bananas on his racist ass.”

“So it’s ok for me to follow n start a fight with someone, let him beat on me then pull a gun in kill them? #NoJustice”

“Like I said before, a dogs life mean more then a human of color.”

Marcus Vick has, of course, gotten in trouble in the past after he called for the Eagles to trade his brother in November for which he later apologized.

Former 76er Derrick Coleman tweeted from the handle @44TheLegend:

“I guess they paying us back for O.J.”

Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, tweeted from the handle @DeseanJackson10:

“That’s the face he make after killing a young black mans life ! Smh”

Hip Hop artist and Philly native Meek Mill, who says he hails from “Killadelphia” on his Twitter page, tweeted from the handle @MeekMill:

“He made out better than mike Vick….. And that was a simple dog fight!”



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
International

Many deaths as boat with African emigrants sinks…

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - A boat packed with up to 250 African emigrants trying to reach European shores sank on Sunday off the Libyan coast…

Local

State health department warns against rare respiratory virus…

The New York State Department of Health is calling upon parents to be aware of the symptoms of enterovirus EV-D68. More than 12 children across the…

National

Liberal Vermont Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency…

By Will DunhamWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bernie Sanders, one of the Senate's leading liberals, said on Sunday he is thinking about running for U.S. president in…

Money

Second Shift: Turning fun into money

In this week's Second Shift series, meet a New Yorker who has established two successful careers around having fun.

Movies

Dan Stevens kisses Cousin Matthew goodbye

Dan Stevens wanted a change and he certainly got one. After quickly developing a devoted fan base as Matthew Crawley on "Downton Abbey," the 32-year-old…

Movies

Nerd alert: Genesis Rodriguez, robot-maker

Geeks of the world, you're about to fall in love with Genesis Rodriguez. There's no point in resisting. The actress, appearing in Kevin Smith's totally…

The Word

The Word: Kanye West wants everyone on their…

Maybe we can blame this one on the migraine, too. Kanye West is drawing ire for halting a performance in Sydney when his demands that…

Movies

That's a wrap on TIFF 2014

This year's Toronto International Film Festival closes without the satisfying sense of certainty that had become a mainstay in recent years. Last year, for example,…

NFL

3 things we learned in Jets loss to…

The wheels came off for the Jets, who gave up 21 unanswered points after a brilliant first 20 minutes in a 31-24 loss at the Packers.

NFL

Victor Cruz catches case of the drops in…

The Giants dropped a tough, 25-14, decision to the undermanned Cardinals Sunday in their home opener. And drop was the operative word of the day,…

NFL

Giants vs. Cardinals: 3 things we learned

The Giants heard all week about how ragged their new offense has looked, but even when they finally answered the bell they still can’t find a way to win.

NFL

About a quarter of football players will get…

About one in four National Football League players are likely to end up suffering cognitive impairments during their lifetime, according to a report.

Home

DIY design: Try this upcycle furniture project

Tiffany Threadgould is living a DIY life. The Chief Design Junkie at TerraCycle, an international waste management company headquartered in Trenton, New Jersey, grew up…

Parenting

The downside of a BFF

For teenage girls a best friend can mean everything, but the way they deal with their problems together can lead to depression

Education

How many colleges should I apply to? Your…

To the average high school senior, creating the perfect college application can seem like a golden ticket into their future. Students and their parents spend…

Career

How Generation Z will change the way Americans…

What to learn how to establish a career in this new economy? Look no further than the current generation of young people - that is,…