Not quite. No one ever gets a verdict of "innocent." "Not guilty" means that the prosecution was not able to prove their case "beyond a reasonable doubt." There was plenty of doubt in this case, and I respect the decision of the jury. But, sometimes, the criminals go free.<quoted text>
Yes, it was so much better when the criminals knew we couldn't defend ourselves.
Not guilty means Zimmerman didn't do anything wrong and it was the right call by the jury.
How did you feel about the O.J. verdict when it was announced?(Assuming you were old enough then to have an opinion.) I'm pretty sure that O.J. did kill those folks, and he got away with it. So did Lizzie Borden, do you remember the old rhyme?
Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done
She gave her father forty-one.
Lizzie beat the rap. It was another case of reasonable doubt. I think she probably did it. But she was judged "not guilty". That's how our system works.