There is some justification to the current belief some entertain that there was an element of racism in the tragedy. Just because Zimmerman identifies himself ethnically as 'Hispanic' does not disqualify him from possibly being racist. I accept there is/was a common (mis)perception, in this case, that the allegations of racist behaviour meant Zimmerman was white, possibly also because his name is not usually associated with a person of Hispanic descent, but that is by-the-by.
In my opinion the shooting cannot be justifiable under the "Stand your Ground" law, because Zimmerman pursued Martin. However, if the courts find insufficient cause to prosecute Zimmerman then the public will have to focus their sense of injustice on the poorly conceived 'law' that led to this killing becoming a debate in the first place.
I do not think everyone will be 'ok' with Zimmerman walking free, but that is irrelevant to the point I made to contradict yours - that people are, in the main, attempting to ascertain for themselves the facts of what actually happened.
Edited by Leonardo, 26 March 2012 - 05:13 PM.