I've heard or read all of the following:
1) Zimmerman had his nose broken before he shot.
2) Blacks kill whites all the time.
3) Holder is a racist.
4) We only care about this because the victim was black and the killer wasn't (see #2).
5) We shouldn't judge because we don't know all the facts.
6) Actually, the Stand Your Ground law shouldn't apply in this situation.
All this talk is insane. What people do not understand is that people are most upset not at the crime or the race of the victim, but because the killer of an innocent teenager hasn't been charged with a crime!
Why is this so hard to grasp?
Sure, some who don't understand the point are just racist. But most, I think, actually just have such a gut reaction to any perceived liberal issue that they just take the other side.
If, after all, you think the country is at war with liberals and white-hating Obama and socialists and the 2nd Amendment and national health care, you can't let your guard down just because one innocent kid was killed.
Why is it so hard to let your culture-war guard down and say, gosh, maybe the NRA and Republicans advocated a bad law and maybe Trayvon shouldn't have been followed, assaulted, and killed? And maybe the killer should be charged with a crime, to be settled in a court of law.
Update: If (like many liberals I know) you have no conservative friends, see this piece for an example of "not getting it" and to learn what the other side is saying:
Last weekend in the city of Chicago alone, gangbangers slaughtered ten people and wounded another forty. The youngest fatality is only six years old. The youngest person wounded is only one-year-old. Many of the victim were pedestrians sprayed with bullets in drive by shootings. The national news has said nothing about this.
So why does one shooting in Florida warrant weeks of national news? Why has there been thousands of articles a day, for the last four days, about one single shooting?
Almost all of the news items about George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin contains a combination of false statements, opinions presented as facts, transparent distortions, and a complete absence of some of the most relevant details.
I think you will come to the conclusion that the "mainstream" clearly is pushing an agenda. Even when they have to grossly alter and adjust a story to fit that agenda.