But on Thursday (Dec. 3), Twitter finally suspended Zimmerman's account after he released personal information about a woman he claimed to be his ex-girlfriend. It's a small but noteworthy win that George Zimmerman won't be able to deliver his hateful speech to people's timelines.
New York Magazine reports that Zimmerman posted photos of the woman in addition to "her name, phone number, and e-mail address," which "violated Twitter’s policy against posting personal contact information or intimate photos without consent." He also "accused the woman of cheating on him with a 'dirty Muslim.'"
While it's certainly a relief that Zimmerman's account has been suspended, it's disturbing that Twitter's current policies have allowed his hateful antics to continue for so long. Earlier this year, after a Twitter user allegedly threatened to slap him, Zimmerman responded: "We all know how it ended for the last moron that hit me. Give it a whirl cupcake."
In September 2015, Zimmerman retweeted a photo of Trayvon Martin's dead body along with one user's message that praised him for being "a one man army."
So while it's a (very tiny) victory that Zimmerman won't be able to espouse his violent trash rhetoric on Twitter, let's not forget that he has yet to show remorse for killing a child.