The 28-year-old Zimmerman is a classic cop wannabe: Loving the thought of himself as a police officer, and witnessing a spate of break-ins in his neighborhood, he decided to patrol the streets in his SUV — carrying a gun (as he was licensed to do) and calling the cops 46 times in the course of a year to report “suspicious” activity. On the night of February 26, a black teenager happened to catch Zimmerman’s eagle eye.
Given that description, you can't jump to the conclusion that Zimmerman's actions were driven by racism, and for the record, Zimmerman is of Hispanic descent. Of course, that doesn't mean he is any less capable of bigotry, it just makes the whole middle-aged, angry, racist, Obama-hating, Tea Party white guy narrative fail. Regardless, you are free to conclude that at the very least he is probably a narcissist with delusions of grandeur. We all know guys like this.
And yes, this incident deserves a whole lot more investigation. I'm guessing that it's not Zimmerman screaming for help on those 911 tapes.