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George Zimmerman armed when
stopped for speeding
in Texas, report says

CBS News, by Staff

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 7/31/2013 4:36:37 PM

FORNEY, Texas - George Zimmerman, the former Florida neighborhood watch leader cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was pulled over for speeding in North Texas on Sunday, CBS DFW reports. According to the station, Zimmerman was armed when officers pulled him over on Highway 80 in Forney, east of Dallas. (Snip) The officer reportedly did not recognize Zimmerman, who was driving a Honda pickup. Zimmerman told the officer he was armed and was then told to put the weapon in his glove compartment, according to the station.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 7/31/2013 4:38:10 PM     (No. 9451769)

FTA:

"When asked where he was going, the 29-year-old Zimmerman reportedly told the officer, no place in particular. He was released on a warning......"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: woodenleg, 7/31/2013 4:39:10 PM     (No. 9451770)

My advice for George is.....be careful, the liberal/left are looking to trip you up......they´re waiting for you to make a mistake and they´ll be on you like a nightmare.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mc squared, 7/31/2013 4:42:23 PM     (No. 9451775)

Isn´t everyone armed in Texas? ( that´s a good thing)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 7/31/2013 4:42:35 PM     (No. 9451776)

Aha!

Zimmerman guilty again of obeying the law and being truthful to a policeman! I smell an indictment.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 7/31/2013 4:43:08 PM     (No. 9451777)

Not much to report, huh?

I did notice that See B. S. invited me to READ: Trayvon Martin Shooting: A timeline of events

Fat chance I would waste my time reading the lies of See B. S.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: msjena, 7/31/2013 4:45:39 PM     (No. 9451783)

What´s next? Zimmerman caught littering?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JoniTx, 7/31/2013 4:46:29 PM     (No. 9451784)

Here´s the Dallas Morning News account:

http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2013/07/reports-george-zimmerman-with-gun-in-glove-compartment-was-pulled-over-for-speeding-in-forney-on-sunday.html/

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 7/31/2013 4:46:51 PM     (No. 9451785)

I would have asked for an autograph.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 7/31/2013 4:49:19 PM     (No. 9451787)

GZ would be a fool to go anywhere unarmed and with plenty of spare ammo....

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Reply 10 - Posted by: horacer, 7/31/2013 4:53:43 PM     (No. 9451795)

He needs to find someplace where he can have a life again. He can´t work or go to school or to a restaurant here.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: enuf8, 7/31/2013 4:54:07 PM     (No. 9451796)

# 8 - being issued a warning ticket, he signed it--maybe Highway Patrol officer made a photocopy of it. Someone got the report rapidly to post it online. Usually a waiting period of several days before tickets are normally available for release.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 7/31/2013 4:54:17 PM     (No. 9451797)

Guess what-- Florida and Texas have reciprocity regard their concealed-carry licenses--GZ´s Florida permit is good in Texas. Guess what else--even without a permit, it´s legal to carry a handgun in your car in Texas as long as you aren´t committing a jailable offense (ie not a traffic offense). #3 is not far off the mark... Guess what else? CBS is a putrescent pile of of--well you probably guessed it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 7/31/2013 4:55:04 PM     (No. 9451799)

Good for Texas. No overreaction. The police didn´t even profile him as a white Hispanic.

Seems routine to me. He is a free man and was doing nothing wrong.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/31/2013 4:55:25 PM     (No. 9451800)

In Texas, carrying a gun in a pick up is as legal as a person watching TV in a home at New York city.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: NancyD, 7/31/2013 5:01:28 PM     (No. 9451807)

So Holder didn´t get his way when he stated that Zimmerman shouldn´t receive his gun back.

The only bad thing with this is that Zimmerman´s whereabouts have been disclosed.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: DocH, 7/31/2013 5:13:44 PM     (No. 9451824)

It may not have been Z´s original gun. I read somebody raised $12,000 to buy him a new one and put a security system at his house. You can get a really nice gun for that money.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: neanderthal, 7/31/2013 5:14:07 PM     (No. 9451825)

They now know where he is, but they also know that he´s armed and everybody knows that he´ll shoot them if he´s attacked. He´s not in Texas for nothing. If I was a lib busybody, I´m think twice.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Leshno, 7/31/2013 5:15:02 PM     (No. 9451828)

Now the word is out! Zimmerman is armed.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: august9, 7/31/2013 5:20:07 PM     (No. 9451833)

#´s 11 & 15 ---There´s a lot more posted then the report and location!

Go to DRUDGE and see a still shot from the officer´s car cam.

The vehicle,(with license plate) that Zimmerman is driving is clearly identifiable, and the article gives the make, model and year!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: jsanders, 7/31/2013 5:29:00 PM     (No. 9451844)

Typical See Bee Ess bias in the headline. Zimmerman was not "armed". That infers that you have the weapon on your person. Reading the police report, something the "reporter" at See Bee Ess obviously did not do, it clearly states that Zimmerman informed the officer that he had a gun in the glove compartment, a proper place to carry it while driving.

And still they wonder why their ratings are swirling the bowl.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Mazeman, 7/31/2013 5:29:55 PM     (No. 9451846)

Zimmerman needs to be armed now, more than ever.

Good for him. I hope he upgraded from his trusty Kel Tec.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 7/31/2013 5:34:30 PM     (No. 9451854)

No traffic ticket, just a warning. My kind of cop and state.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: clw54, 7/31/2013 5:36:54 PM     (No. 9451858)

Maybe Brad Thor bought it for him.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: feziwig, 7/31/2013 5:40:09 PM     (No. 9451864)

From the article, "and the case has sparked debate about race and self-defense laws." There has been practically NO debate over self defense laws - it´s all been about "stand your ground" which was not even mentioned in the trial.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: kennedylaw, 7/31/2013 6:09:11 PM     (No. 9451897)

It is perfectly legal to carry a firearm when traveling in Texas. No concealed carry permit is necessary.

http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2007/may/30/new-law-gun-travel-texas/

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Reply 26 - Posted by: hamrman, 7/31/2013 6:25:25 PM     (No. 9451917)

I would trust that he was carrying more than one gun!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: pedro4, 7/31/2013 6:26:25 PM     (No. 9451920)

Most Texans are armed and any respectable driver has a .38 special in the glove box. I love that the coppers had him put the gun in the glove box. Can you imagine how he would be treated in Chicago or NYC?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 7/31/2013 6:29:26 PM     (No. 9451922)

If I were George Zimmerman I would be armed. It is a common sense measure. There have been countless death threats in public and doubtless many more in private. To report this simple and obvious act of self-defense as though it were notable or newsworthy is incredibly foolish and biased. It is characteristic of contemporary journalism.

A headline reading "George Zimmerman found to be unarmed when stopped for speeding" would be newsworthy because it would indicate something contrary to logic and human experience."

This headline and the story accompanying it are the work of sissies.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: harper, 7/31/2013 6:40:36 PM     (No. 9451936)

Zimmerman: law abiding then, law abiding now.
Even though the Media Party cruelly scapegoats "white" latinos, they are the kind of citizens needed in a strong and free country.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/31/2013 6:49:44 PM     (No. 9451947)

Will that police officer now be fired for not arresting GZ?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: droopydog, 7/31/2013 6:59:35 PM     (No. 9451956)

Armed and speeding in Texas...kinda a "dog bites man" story isn´t it?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: bobn.t, 7/31/2013 7:10:58 PM     (No. 9451976)

Zimmerman was armed to protect himself from mobs of rabid, illiterate, criminal Negroes or angry, bleeding heart, anti-gun libnuts.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: lylacat, 7/31/2013 7:18:34 PM     (No. 9451984)

George Zimmerman being armed is a Good Thing. Only the crazy CBS would report this, but it does not help their poor ratings.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: mws50, 7/31/2013 8:22:30 PM     (No. 9452096)

In Texas, you can carry a gun in your vehicle while traveling anywhere in the State. You do not have to inform the officer that you have a weapon, but most Texans do let the officer know we are carrying a gun in our vehicle, out of common courtesy for the officer. Most officers behave exactly like this officer when you do inform them about your pistol.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 7/31/2013 8:34:12 PM     (No. 9452107)

In my experience, everybody in Texas speeds as well.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: kanphil, 7/31/2013 8:55:01 PM     (No. 9452135)

Packin´ heat and exceeding the speed limit--most here in Texas consider both to be inalienable rights.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: KingBubo, 7/31/2013 9:01:01 PM     (No. 9452146)

#12, so we can really blame the Bushes?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 7/31/2013 9:43:04 PM     (No. 9452208)

NBC News online has a video cam recording of the actual stop. The police car pulls in behind him and the license plate is visible.

I couldn´t make out what was on his license tag, but I´m wondering if it is possible to make it clear enough to figure it out. If so, that should not have been made available to news outlets, or anyone else for obvious reasons.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Islander, 7/31/2013 9:53:54 PM     (No. 9452221)

Warning ticket? The cop probably just wanted his autograph.

He may be here house hunting. Had his case happened here it NEVER would have made it to trial. Unlike Florida, in Texas ONLY a Grand Jury can render a felony indictment and no Texas GJ would do it based on that evidence.
It only went to trial in Florida because after the local DA refused to press charges the Governor or AG appointed a special prosecutor who got a judge to render an indictment, something which cannot happen under Texas law.


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Reply 40 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 8/1/2013 12:26:22 AM     (No. 9452366)

Oh My what an open mouth in horror that a not guilty free man has a legal right to a weapon in his vehicle.
Can this be the reason news no longer an honorable profession?


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Reply 41 - Posted by: Holoholo, 8/1/2013 1:24:52 AM     (No. 9452397)

He did do something wrong. He was speeding. You would think that he would really be toeing the line, so as not to attract any attention. Also, his questions about do you recognize me make me wonder why, too.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Teacher, 8/1/2013 2:50:39 AM     (No. 9452410)

Zimmerman may have asked the question, thinking he was being profiled as a White Hispanic!

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Reply 43 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 8/1/2013 8:34:43 AM     (No. 9452627)

When the cop asked Zimmerman where he was going he answered nowhere in particular. The cop asked him why he said that. Zimmerman replied: "Didn´t you see my name?" Of course, he was not going to give his destination.

When he was declared not guilty they gave him back his gun before he left the court house.

Yes, it was wrong to speed. I am also a sinner. I have received a ticket for speeding. Coming back from Georgia, to Florida, I did get a little too eager. So what? Am I a criminal?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 8/1/2013 8:36:48 AM     (No. 9452630)

GZ was acquitted. He is now a private citizen. What is the media trying to do to Zimmerman. Of course he is armed, he needs to be after the way he is being treated by the media. I think that they hope that he gets gunned down on the street. The left wing lowlife media would love that. What scum. Let George be, he didn´t do anything wrong.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 8/1/2013 9:53:52 AM     (No. 9452790)

I am going to guess that the police officer, knowing that the event was being taped, did not want to be on record as giving GZ a warning *because* he recognized him.

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Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
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Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast


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