That's definitely why people supported him. No bias here.
Bias? I'm impartial observer. I have no vested interest either way.
Then droves of racist gun owners came out to support him because apparently the reason Americans love guns is so they can defend their gated communities from the hordes of inhuman black youths. Also he was acquitted by a jury of dumb Florida rednecks.
That sounds like a bias. Or at least, it has your opinion all over it.
"Racist gun owners."
"Dumb Florida rednecks."
"Americans love guns so they can defend their communities from the hordes of inhuman black youths."
Yeah, that's a non-opinionated answer, right? If you're going to tell someone about an event and/or person (who knows nothing about it), you shouldn't deliver that information with your opinionated watermark all over it. I know I said something about Finn's response being opinionated/bias, but it wasn't nearly as much as yours, Mel.
No impartial observer believes anything other than what I said. If you think Zimmerman deserved to walk free, that he was in the right to follow Trayvon and that shooting him was proportional, then you're motivated by the racist paranoia that pervades American gun culture; it isn't white drug crazed maniacs that they're stockpiling AR-15s to keep at bay.
I'm not sure how you expected me to answer his question.Should I have said "he shot someone in self-defense" even though we know his life wasn't in danger? Should I say "he was trying to catch a criminal" when there's no evidence Trayvon was doing anything but heading to the f*cking shop? Should I say "it's controversial whether or not he should have walked" when precedent screams at us to throw him behind bars?
Should I have fell into the Balance Fallacy and told him what the other side thinks despite knowing that it's bullsh*t?
Is it too hard to say:
"George Zimmerman shot a Florida teen, Trayvon Martin. It stirred up controversy regarding the right to self-defense and whether lethal force should be authorized if someone is attacked with a non-lethal weapon. In this case, firearm against fist."
Or something to that effect. Rather than, "Racist gun owners. Americans love their guns because they can shoot the hordes of black youths, etc."
Not every impartial person thinks that people who didn't agree with the side of Trayvon Martin are racist gun-toting bigots. That's just your opinion.