2. There is no sin in not having the same beliefs here
DU is not a zero-tolerance zone for free thought, free opinions, and free expression.
There is a lot that is unknown about the Martin/Zimmerman incident. There is a lot that people think they know that is likely untrue. There is almost nothing known about the most critical part of that incident; what happened between the time Zimmerman said "Ok" after being told "we don't need you to (follow him)" and the time that Martin was shot.
Nobody can deny that a young man now lies dead and will never have the chance to brighten the lives of his family, live his hopes and dreams, or contribute to society. Nobody can deny that some sort of tragedy happened that night.
But the matter of whether Zimmerman is guilty or innocent according to Florida law is not something that defines what it is to be a Democrat, or a Liberal, or a Progressive. This issue is no acid test for our politics. And with the evidence that is known to the public at this time, it is not possible to definitely say what happened in those few short minutes.
So, I certainly hope that you are not saying that dissent on this issue is unwelcome on DU. Personally I'm tired of seeing the same points argued back and forth. At this point, especially in the absence of new evidence, nobody is going to convince anybody to change their mind.