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Bryan Preston


July 31, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Well, it’s a story, but only because the man’s name is George Zimmerman. Texas is full of white and non-white Hispanic men who get pulled over by the cops every day. They don’t make the news.

While driving through East Texas on Sunday afternoon, George Zimmerman was reportedly stopped by police for exceeding the speed limit.

The recently-acquitted Florida resident was pulled over near Forney, Texas, shortly after noon. Zimmerman showed the officer the firearm in his glove compartment. “Nowhere in particular” is how he responded when asked where he was headed.

According to dashcam footage, the officer replied, “Why is that?” In response, Zimmerman asked, “You didn’t see my name?”

“Wow, what a coincidence,” the officer said before telling the 29-year-old that he was going to perform a “routine check” on the vehicle.

The cop let him off with a warning and an admonition not to “play with” the gun.

The hard-hitting investigative reporters who brought us this vital story failed to report how much over the speed limit the armed white Hispanic Zimmerman was driving. Was he 20 over? Just 5? Come on, media, while you’re reporting on the man’s every move so the New Black Panthers can keep track of him, give us the deets.

This reminds me of a totally unrelated story that aired on KLBJ radio yesterday. Reporters at the station dug through sales records of bars in the Austin area, and found that a couple of new ones are doing strong business. Big shock, right? People who drink like to check out new places to drink. So the story named the two bars and then quoted someone from the Texas alcohol commission warning the bars that if they serve drinks to drunks, they’re liable for that. The tone of the story was, basically, these two specific bars must be spreading the liquor around like Anthony Weiner spreads his pics around and they’re really getting close to the line. Only at the end of the story did the reporters acknowledge that neither bar has been cited for any actual problems at all. There was, in fact, no story there, save that two new bars in a town with a reputation for drinking and checking out new watering holes are serving lots of drinks.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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An armed civilian in TEXAS is a story?

Oh, I get it. "They" want to keep track of him so he can't hide.
1 year ago
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Doing just a little simple research, I found four George Zimmerman[n]s in the Dallas - Fort Worth area alone. So TMZ has decided that anyone named George Zimmerman[n] must be THE George Zimmerman.

Leave the guy alone. He was found not guilty of the charges brought against him. But it seems that Piers Morgan has joined the Al Sharpton crowd; he won't be happy until someone is dead because of him.

Now, to the release of the video: I can't tell if that is a Forney cop. It certainly is not DPS or county. But I can tell you this: if I was Chief of what ever agency had someone release the video, that cop, or whoever, would be fired in a New York minute.
1 year ago
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Its a story because CNN and Piers Morgan want to get him killed. Its what Piers Morgan is all about - look at his history in the UK before he fled to come here and infest us.
1 year ago
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Perhaps it's news that George Zimmerman is still armed.

Although given what he's been through, he'd be insane to be otherwise.
1 year ago
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This was reported in Mail Online, and they showed pictures of his truck. This is inexcusable, and could lead to his death.

You cannot hope
to bribe or twist,
thank God! the
British journalist.
But, seeing what
the man will do
unbribed, there's
no occasion to.
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Maybe George Zimmerman is simply looking for a new place to move his family. Forney is at the edge of the Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex. If he moved to the Metroplex, he wouldn't be alone.
"...The population in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington region grew more than any other metropolitan area in the country between July 2011 and 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.

The region added almost 132,000 people during that period, according to census estimates. The Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area was second, adding more than 125,000 people..."
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