Even the Economist got it wrong.
Now, I don't know it, but I seriously doubt Mr Zimmerman needed to shoot Mr Martin, even though Mr Martin attacked him. And I seriously doubt Mr Martin would have been shot if he hadn't been a black kid. In my heart of hearts, I too think Mr Zimmerman did something terribly wrong.
Nope. Sorry. Needed to shoot? We'd never know if we had a thousand years. But I'd have shot him if he was black, white to polka dot. Shot him dead. And so would you. You would have feared for your life.