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George Zimmerman stopped for speeding in Texas

In this image taken from dashcam video provided by the City of Forney Police Department, a police officer speaks with George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted by a Florida jury of charges in the fatal shooting of a Black teenager, after he was pulled over for speeding along U.S. 80, about 20 miles east of Dallas on Sunday, July 28, 2013. Zimmerman was released with a warning. (AP Photo/City of Forney Police Department) FORNEY, Texas (AP) — 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 and letting him go with a warning.

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Minority Zimmerman juror: He ‘got away with murder’

Robin Roberts, left, interviews Juror B-29, the only minority juror from the George Zimmerman trial. The juror’s attorney, David Chico, is at right. (Donna Svennevik/ABC) (CNN) — The only monority juror in the George Zimmerman trial says she feels the man who killed Trayvon Martin “got away with murder.” “George Zimmerman got away with murder, but you can’t get away from God. And at the end of the day, he’s going to have a lot of questions and answers he has to deal with,” Juror B29 told ABC, according to an article posted on the network’s website Thursday. “(But) the law couldn’t prove it.”

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Social media infiltrates Zimmerman trial

In this undated photo posted on Instagram, George Zimmerman defense attorney Don West, right, eats ice cream with his daughters. Prosecutors have asked a judge in the George Zimmerman trial to conduct an inquiry into the Instagram photo, but the lawyer said Tuesday, July 2, 2013, that it was unrelated to testimony in the case. Social media has become inextricably tied to daily life, a fact reflected by its presence in Zimmerman’s murder trial. The trial is a top trend almost daily, with thousands of people tweeting their thoughts with the hashtag #ZimmermanTrial. (AP Photo, File) by Mike Schneider SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Trayvon Martin’s fatal shooting garnered worldwide attention when the man who fatally shot him wasn’t arrested for weeks — a backlash fueled largely by social media. Now, social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook have permeated George Zimmerman’s trial both inside and outside the courtroom.