Local opinion on the shooting:
A whole lot more white people think that than black people. But needless to say, there are a whole lot more white people.
This majority doesn't believe this because of the media. The media generally took the view that something was very wrong with the shooting and that the police overreacted to the protests. This is just a deeply embedded worldview --- that unarmed young black men are dangerous and have to be put down. And they aren't choosy about who does the putting. They'll defend George Zimmerman and the police with equal fervor.