Yes acquittal was the right verdict it was a case of self defense and he acted within then law.
As for accountability He was attacked and he defended himself. The ballistic evidence says it happened just as he sad it did. This is why the original investigators didn't file any charges, none should have been filed.
When it comes to him and the dispatcher if you didn't actually watch that portion of the trial it is a very grey area.
The dispatcher asked "are you following him?"
Zimmerman replied "yes"
Dis "We don't need you to do that" He didn't say not to or to return to his vehicle.
Dis "what is the address"
Z "I'm not sure"
Dis "can you see where he is now"
Z "No I can't see him"
Dis "can you tell which way he went"
The dispatcher is asking, indirectly, for Z to locate the direction. That is when he went in search of where Martin had headed and when he was confronted /attacked.
But regardless of all of this is the simple fact that under no circumstances does anyone have a right to physically assault you. It makes no difference whether you like them watching you or whether you are angry.
So were I on a jury I wouldn't award anything in a civil court either.
Where is the outrage over Martin assaulting Zimmerman? This is what really lead to his death. Everyone wants to absolve him of his responsibility for what happened. He committed an act of violence against Zimmerman.
Martin had plenty of time to leave and go home but he choose to either hide and wait for Zimmerman or double back to confront him when he should have just gone home.
Remember this is a private housing complex where numerous burglaries had occurred and Zimmerman was part of the Neighborhood Watch. He had a perfect right to see if a stranger was up to no good.
The prosecution withheld evidence from Martin's cell phone showing a pile of jewelry on his bed and he, an unemployed 17 year old had $40 cash in his pocket. I was an employed 17 year old and rarely had $40 in my pocket. I don't buy the whole innocent little boy story being spewed by the media and prosecution. It has nothing to do with race I would be just as suspicious of a white or Hispanic under the same circumstances.
To try and compare this to the OJ case where there was a mountain of evidence that he committed 2 horrific murders "allegedly" is just silly.