Yes, George Zimmerman was stopped in Texas for speeding, and yes he had a gun with him in his car at the time, but no he was not considered a threat to the officer, who seemed to take the situation much more lightly than the recently acquitted neighborhood watchman did. The Zimmerman Dash Cam Video shown on July 31 by KFOR-TV has already made its way to YouTube. And sites like TMZ uploaded their copy of it shortly after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, hoping to get in on what is likely to become a viral hit in the days ahead as more people learn of the traffic stop.
No ticket was issued to Trayvon Martin’s shooter for speeding, with the officer choosing to urge Zimmerman to slow down instead, which is his legal right. But it is highly unlikely the Honda driver will ignore the warning to his peril.
A gun, which was placed in the glove compartment and closed later per the officer’s directive, made the law enforcement patrol officer draw his own weapon initially. But he soon judged that the man in the car he stopped was not a threat to him, so he holstered it.
What do you think of George Zimmerman’s dash cam video and traffic stop? Do you think he was really driving around in Texas without a specific place to go, as he informed the officer?