george zimmerman pulled over for speeding near dallas - packing heat

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  1. geo

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    FORNEY, Texas – George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who was cleared of all charges in the Florida shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, was stopped for speeding on a highway near Dallas, officials said Wednesday.

    Forney police stopped Zimmerman on Sunday as he drove west on U.S. 80, about 20 miles east of Dallas. A police dashcam video released Wednesday shows an officer interacting with Zimmerman after pulling him over.

    The officer, who was not identified, asks Zimmerman, "Where you headed this weekend?"

    After an unintelligible response, the officer asks, "Nowhere in particular? Why you say that?"

    "You didn't see my name?" Zimmerman replies.

    "Nuh-uh," the officer says.

    "What a coincidence!" the officer adds. "Are you clear of warrants and stuff?"

    "Absolutely sir," Zimmerman says.

    "Calm down man, you're good," the officer reassures Zimmerman. "I'm going to go back (to check his license), and why don't you slow down a little bit for me. We'll let you off with a warning."

    After an unintelligible response from Zimmerman, the officer says, "Just take it easy. Go ahead and shut your glove compartment. Don't play with your firearm."

    After returning Zimmerman's license, the officer says, "All right, sir. Slow down." He wishes Zimmerman a safe trip.

    The traffic stop was first reported by TMZ.

    Police records do not show how fast Zimmerman was driving, City Manager Brian Brooks said. Police handled Zimmerman as they would have any other motorist in a comparable situation and gave him no special treatment, Brooks said.

    The city manager repeatedly declined to identify the officer involved in the traffic stop.

    "He obviously didn't expect to pull over George Zimmerman. I don't think he wants the notoriety," Brooks said.

    Shawn Vincent, a spokesman for Zimmerman's legal team, said the attorneys had not been able to confirm the account of Zimmerman's road stop independently, but he said he had no reason not to believe the report.

    "Anytime his life intersects with anyone now, somehow that's news," Vincent said. "How many people, when they get a warning, become a national headline?"

    Vincent would not discuss what Zimmerman was doing in Texas or say anything about Zimmerman's current location, citing safety concerns.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/3...r-dallas-released-with-warning/#ixzz2agPGh0et
     
  2. AmishGirl

    AmishGirl Well-Known Member VIP

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    If I were him, I'd drive the speed limit, all the time ....
     
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    jaw_belize Well-Known Member VIP

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    i see no problem at all

    why is this even a news item?
     
  4. jdwhatever

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    Whooptee doo
     
  5. jdwhatever

    jdwhatever Fesh Gold

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    Dumb
     
  6. Billy Brown

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    No big deal.

    Non-Story.
     
  7. jaw_belize

    jaw_belize Well-Known Member VIP

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    its appears that everyone of importance is in agreement

    including billy
     
  8. DroppingLoads

    DroppingLoads New Member Banned User

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    White cop in the south pulls him over...he is good. Trust that.
     
  9. Capn Crud

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    Lulz

    A Ridgeline :jj:
     
  10. HeinousMark

    HeinousMark Creepy-Ass Cracka VIP

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    He's gonna have to get a new vehicle now :facepalm:
     
  11. Apple the cat

    Apple the cat Moral conscience of the Shed

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    Can't say I blame him for carrying heat- there are a lot of colored folks who'd like to bust a cap in him.
     
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    HeinousMark Creepy-Ass Cracka VIP

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    Exactly, and not wanting to say where he's going.
     
  13. RobinsBedSores

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    How does he even have a gun?!? I thought the state of Florida still had it!
     
  14. Apple the cat

    Apple the cat Moral conscience of the Shed

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    As crazy as it sounds, the state may have let him buy another one.
     
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    That is so freaking insane! This guy is a loose cannon and they let him have another firearm! What the heck!
     
  16. HeinousMark

    HeinousMark Creepy-Ass Cracka VIP

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    No reason to keep it :dontknow:
     
  17. jaw_belize

    jaw_belize Well-Known Member VIP

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    He was I was proven innocent

    Just wouldn't they have given him the first gun back?
     
  18. Apple the cat

    Apple the cat Moral conscience of the Shed

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    I agree. Idiots like him shouldn't have access to guns, but most state laws only forbid gun ownership if you're a convicted felon, have verified serious mental issues, or have renounced your US citizenship. Makes you wish it took an IQ test to be able to own a gun, doesn't it?
     
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    He has very serious mental issues. Didn't he allegedly get into a fight with a police officer?