Why? Because of his 'roots.' The legal points involved apparently don't matter.
''Joining Piers Morgan for a live interview, the CNN legal analyst shared an exclusive photograph which suggests Zimmerman has black heritage:
"The man in the middle is apparently George Zimmerman's great-grandfather. The woman above him, is in fact his grandmother who is half black," explained Nejame. "And the little child in the gentleman's lap, is his mother. So we see that he really has signifcant multiracial, multicultural roots."
Oh, well, that's all right then. If he were White, as the media originally decreed him to be, or even ''White Hispanic'', the label they invented just for him, then he would still be a 'bigot', and guilty.
How blatant can it be that race is the be-all and the end-all in this case? There's no pretense otherwise at this point.
And from now on, it will be a given that only one group of people, belonging to that 'social construct' they call the White race, will be considered capable of 'bigotry' and 'hate crime.'
Of course that was always so, but now it's open.