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George Zimmerman pulled over for speeding, media deeply interested for some reason
Hot Air ^ | July 31, 2013 | Allahpundit

Posted on 07/31/2013 9:49:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

TMZ broke the story (“STILL PACKING HEAT”) and now it’s been picked up by, among others, CBS, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Times, and even Britain’s Daily Mail.

Why is this news?

Zimmerman told the officer that he had a weapon in his glove compartment and was going “nowhere in particular,” said Brian Brooks, city manager of Forney, Texas, about 25 miles southeast of Dallas, where Zimmerman was stopped.

The gun in the glove box is legal in Texas, and police routinely ask motorists if they have weapons in the car, Brooks said. He said the entire stop lasted less than five minutes.

“It wasn’t for super-excessive speeds, they just got him on regular speeding,” Brooks said. “It’s a pretty routine stop except for the fact that it was George Zimmerman.”…

Zimmerman, 29, who is white and Hispanic, was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter on July 13 in Florida after a racially charged trial in the shooting of Martin in February 2012. Thousands of people demonstrated across the United States after the verdict.

Not even a story about a routine traffic stop, where he wasn’t so much as ticketed, can be spared the eternal “white Hispanic” mention. The “news” here, I guess, is that Zimmerman’s got himself a new gun and is riding around with it. (TMZ’s lede: “George Zimmerman is still armed and theoretically dangerous.”) Why anyone would be surprised that a guy facing thousands of death threats is carrying is unclear. But I guess if, like Piers Morgan, you’re intent on believing for your own political reasons that Zimmerman is a murderer despite what Florida cops, a Florida jury, and the vast bulk of the evidence say, then yeah, obviously you’ll be pretend-concerned to be reminded that he’s out there, just waiting to trick an unsuspecting teen into bashing his head against the sidewalk as a pretext to shooting him. Or maybe I’m giving them too much credit. Maybe this is just the media equivalent of a BOLO, to remind Zimmerman that no matter where he goes, his whereabouts will be publicized. If they can’t get him on a murder charge, they can at least make sure he sleeps with one eye open. TMZ was even nice enough to post the dashboard-cam photo of Zimmerman’s truck and to note that he was traveling without a disguise. Better not turn the lights out tonight, murderer.

Here’s the real news: Why is a guy whose life is in danger driving around by himself, without any attempt to conceal his identity, heading “nowhere in particular”? And why would he do something as stupid as speeding, knowing that even the most minor legal infraction might reveal his whereabouts? (I don’t know why the cops in Texas decided to alert the media about a traffic stop that didn’t result in even a fine, but you can guess the motives in leaking.) I can understand him not wanting to hole up round-the-clock in a safe house like a trapped rat, but that’s mighty foolish given his notoriety. At least bring someone with you if you’re going out.

In other Zimmerman news, the Smithsonian Institution is hoping to racialize this case, which even the Martin family’s own lawyer said wasn’t about race,for posterity. The Teachable Moment will be taught, whether the facts support it or not.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: msm; texas; trayvon; zimmerman
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Why isn't he in Peru?
1 posted on 07/31/2013 9:49:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m pretty sure the state-controlled “media” isn’t concerned that “racial profiling” might have occurred here.


2 posted on 07/31/2013 9:52:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is just commie DemocRAT code for genocide.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course he’s still packing. People have threatened to kill him and his family.


3 posted on 07/31/2013 9:58:36 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“George Zimmerman brings books back to library LATE!!!”

Reporter fantasy stories yet to be realized.


4 posted on 07/31/2013 10:02:40 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What they are most interested in is telling as much of the country as possible, “Hey! If anyone’s looking for George Zimmerman he’s in Texas! We’re just sayin’.”


5 posted on 07/31/2013 10:09:12 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am curious how the media picked up on this.


6 posted on 07/31/2013 10:13:14 PM PDT by ronnietherocket3 (Mary is understood through the heart, mind and scripture, not mind and scripture.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Of course not. They had to add “white” to his race so as to make this a race case all the way around. The media in this country make me sick......damn jackals in the pockets of every race pimp in the country. I applaud the Forney officer that let him go about his business. I know people in Forney that could put Zimmerman up.......hey George, call me. :)


7 posted on 07/31/2013 10:15:37 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Originally I thought this was a joke article or that there was someone named GZ in Texas. Then Levin mentioned it and I took it seriously.

I’m glad Mr Zimmerman is going nowhere in particular, I don’t care to know where he goes. I hope he has a pleasant time where ever he goes.

Surprised he only has one gun, but then if he had more it would look suspicious.

Next, why is he still news? Isn’t there some scandal the media could be focused on? How’s Ben Ghazi doing?


8 posted on 07/31/2013 10:18:12 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the MSM can get Zimmerman the HispanoCracka killed they stand to make a lot of money.


9 posted on 07/31/2013 10:18:25 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Zimmerman told the officer that he had a weapon in his glove compartment and was going “nowhere in particular,” said Brian Brooks, city manager of Forney, Texas, about 25 miles southeast of Dallas, where Zimmerman was stopped.

I wouldn't bet the farm that's what he told the officer.  I'll bet he told the officer respectfully exactly where he was headed.  The officer that didn't ticket, didn't spill his gutts.  Eather that or he trusts his supervisors and the system in that town, and explained that they shouldn't tell where Zimmerman was headed, and they agreed not to tell.  Speaks well of them all.



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10 posted on 07/31/2013 10:19:54 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I understand that it was the city manager that broke the news. As to why he said he was not going anywhere in particular, he was trying to avoid giving any further information regarding where he is staying.
11 posted on 07/31/2013 10:25:12 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: oldbrowser

Why would he/she leak this to the media? Where’s the news in it?


12 posted on 07/31/2013 10:27:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why would he/she leak this to the media? Where’s the news in it?

A small time city manager has a tidbit of information that will give him his fifteen minutes of national attention. The media is still trying to squeeze the last drops out of this non-story. Anything to stay away from the phony scandals in Washington.

13 posted on 07/31/2013 10:42:44 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: oldbrowser

Will we need to know boxers or briefs? What kind of toilet paper he uses, what he reads, favorite breakfast cereal, how he met his wife, blah, blah, blah....


14 posted on 07/31/2013 10:46:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Zimmerman, 29, who is white and Hispanic

Why is this relevant?

15 posted on 07/31/2013 11:06:18 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: FatherofFive

Relevant? It isn’t even true:

George Zimmerman’s Black Ancestry is Revealed
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2876811/posts

George Zimmerman: the black, Hispanic, Peruvian, kind-hearted non-white, not-racist poster boy
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2876692/posts

George Zimmerman Has ‘Black Roots’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2876518/posts


16 posted on 07/31/2013 11:07:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Zimmerman, 29, who is white and Hispanic <<<

how can u read more???...as in.... Obama, 51, who is white and African American... or a negro white man...Gawd..too confusing to me!!

17 posted on 07/31/2013 11:14:35 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: M-cubed

Someone here once showed that Mr. Obama is about 44% Arab, 6% black and 50% white or some such.


18 posted on 07/31/2013 11:17:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: Beowulf9; Larry Lucido; Gamecock

It wasn’t ‘Tropic of Cancer’ was it?


19 posted on 07/31/2013 11:43:38 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: smokingfrog

He should get a job in a Gun shop. Salesman of the year.


20 posted on 08/01/2013 12:15:44 AM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Going nowhere in particular:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB6fJQYlJRg


21 posted on 08/01/2013 12:40:24 AM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: FatherofFive

Zimmerman, 29, who is white and Hispanic

Why is this relevant?

Totally relevant: Barack Obama, “who is white and African”
Isn’t that how he’s referred?


22 posted on 08/01/2013 12:41:57 AM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: If You Want It Fixed - Fix It

If there is one state that Zimmerman is probably safest in, it is Texas.


23 posted on 08/01/2013 2:04:21 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: oldbrowser

trying to avoid giving any further information regarding where he is staying.

Legally of course, you don’t have to tell the cops “where you are going”.

Nowhere in particular, is probably the best answer GZ could have given, since if he made up a destination he could be charged with giving false information to a police officer.


24 posted on 08/01/2013 2:12:00 AM PDT by Paisan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Never had a cop ask me if I had a gun in the car. I’m bothered by that. I frequently travel with a concealed NON REGISTERED gun. Not their business unless they have probable cause to search my vehicle. They shouldn’t be allowed to ask without probable cause. Why would someone intending harm tell the truth?


25 posted on 08/01/2013 3:19:17 AM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: ronnietherocket3

Could be this PD just wanted to give Obama the finger.
I think it’s hilarious.

It’s not shocking that anyone in Texas would say “yea, he’s here and we welcome him WITH OPEN ARMS....oh and we only gave him a warning too, nanner nanner.”

I’d do it. Just to piss off Obama and the media pimps. Plus if he’s in east Texas, ain’t no outside Obama voters gonna come in to make trouble. Those folks don’t play that.

I LOVE that he’s in Texas.


26 posted on 08/01/2013 3:31:14 AM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Zimmerman was in one of the safest places he could be. I have family in and near Forney.....Zimmerman has a lot of support there. Folks in those parts have gun safes bigger than my residence


27 posted on 08/01/2013 3:32:30 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Difference between George Zimmerman and Al Sharpton is that Sharpton woulda let honky family burn)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I remain unconvinced that this was THE George Zimmerman.


28 posted on 08/01/2013 3:40:15 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: DrewsMum
"I love that he's in Texas!"

But at THE FORNEY-GATE?

29 posted on 08/01/2013 4:17:02 AM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

His wife goes to trial for her perjury accusation in 3 weeks —


30 posted on 08/01/2013 4:29:38 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

They just cannot leave George well enough alone. The cop handled the stop appropriately and was kind enough to give George a warning and told him to slow down.


31 posted on 08/01/2013 4:45:10 AM PDT by toolman1401
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why isn't he in Peru?

Because he's a US citizen? Because this is his home?

32 posted on 08/01/2013 5:01:48 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: servo1969

Yes, and my bet is most of the state will be happy to help keep the crazies who want to harm him in check.

There are exceptions and places in TX where he should simply stay away. Suspect he understands that.

Hope he finds a nice job, quiet little town with good neighbors and lives out his life peacefully.


33 posted on 08/01/2013 5:21:15 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Once a Republic, since then a State in the US, but it is Still Texas where I live.)
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To: flaglady47

BUMP!


34 posted on 08/01/2013 5:22:53 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Once a Republic, since then a State in the US, but it is Still Texas where I live.)
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To: MaxMax
Obama or GZ?

I know O-B has sold more guns in America.

35 posted on 08/01/2013 5:36:29 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One thing I would suggest to Zim: You should know better. Don’t draw attention to yourself. Don’t speed. Lay low. You don’t need to give them any help locating you.


36 posted on 08/01/2013 5:41:11 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And why would he do something as stupid as speeding, knowing that even the most minor legal infraction might reveal his whereabouts?

That section of road has a slower speed limit than the surrounding highways, especially if you are approaching from the east.

Zimmerman wouldn't have gotten off with a warning unless he was just over the speed limit (i.e. driving 70 in a 60 mph zone). I suspect he wasn't watching carefully and didn't notice the limit had changed.

37 posted on 08/01/2013 5:45:17 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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Zimmerman, 29, who is white and Hispanic,

When is the media going to stop this nonsense?

5.56mm

38 posted on 08/01/2013 5:47:31 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: ronnietherocket3

Hell...that’s easy....police radio...all the guys at work had access...


39 posted on 08/01/2013 5:51:44 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I was watching the cars going by....bet they were ALL speeding.

I remember my boss....flaming mad...said he got stopped for going 40 in a 35 mile zone....And he got a ticket.

40 posted on 08/01/2013 5:53:29 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Uncle Chip
Extenuating circumstances and no knowledge of the future.....

Tried for murder.....unimaginable.

I'd lie my a** off, too. No one's business how much money I have.

41 posted on 08/01/2013 5:57:56 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: M Kehoe
When is the media going to stop this nonsense?

About the same time they stop explicitly naming SUVs as the culprits in highway accidents.

42 posted on 08/01/2013 6:05:09 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: savedbygrace

It was. My cousin’s husband saw him at an Academy Sports store in the same area.


43 posted on 08/01/2013 6:09:39 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: M-cubed
Obama, 51, who is white and African American... or a negro white man...

Nah....Zer0 beez a "Black Crazy Ass Cracker"

...and you can take the term "ass cracker" any way you see fit

44 posted on 08/01/2013 6:22:56 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: al_c

Shoulda got his autograph.

;-)


45 posted on 08/01/2013 6:23:07 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: flaglady47

West of I-35 maybe.


46 posted on 08/01/2013 6:35:12 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: DrewsMum

I was going to comment on that. I was an LEO for many years and without any real suspicion never asked one person I stopped if they had a gun. I just always assumed everyone did and did my business. Of course small city cops are sometimes a bit different.


47 posted on 08/01/2013 6:37:30 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is not unusual for Forney, Tx. They make a lot of speed stops on US 80 in Forney. They usually use 7 mph over posted limit.

Lot of others have been ticketed or given warnings, but never made the news for getting a ticket.


48 posted on 08/01/2013 6:45:52 AM PDT by Chief901 ("Peace is that brief glorious moment when everybody stands around reloading".)
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To: toolman1401

I’m glad he’s out there driving and is not hiding out in some dark secure basement.

What comes to mind is the last scene of “Six feet under” when the daughter gets into her car and just drives away...leaving the past behind and looking towards a new future. That’s how I see Mr Zimmerman now.

I pray for him and his family. They appear to be very decent folks.


49 posted on 08/01/2013 9:25:36 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: al_c

That’s good evidence, I think.


50 posted on 08/01/2013 2:00:33 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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