I don't disagree with the jury and their ruling, however I would like to know what exactly did Zimmerman look like that night? Frankly, the image of him on that night that came from police documenting his wounds makes him look like a gang member.
If was being pursued by someone who looked like a gang member, I might fear for my life, especially if I was unarmed. There are many possible reasons a confrontation could be triggered.
Still, having said that their state laws apply and outcries from people outside their state are irrelevant.