I'm disappointed in you, Hab. Trying the saying something other than what I said deal is someone else's game, not to mention the old ignore the facts bit.
I never called Martin a murderer. I said he was TRYING to do that. Since he didn't succeed, he was merely someone committing an assault, which is backed up not only by Zimmerman's account and the physical evidence, but also apparently by the account of that eyewitness I mentioned, evidently the only other person to actually see what was going on.
As for the detective---I don't get what you're on about---the guy admitted he had no reason to want to arrest Zimmerman! What more do you need? Guy admitted he had nothing at all to back up his desire to arrest Zimmerman, (again, raising the question of why he wanted to in the first place).
And of course the principle is that people like you and Bender, and thousands of others, have tried and convicted Zimmerman on the basis of....you don't like him. Not that he's guilty of anything, the only evidence in the case all points his way, as both your homicide guy and the lead state investigator admitted, one under oath. They admit they have no reason to arrest Zimmerman, and no reason to doubt his account of the case, backed by testimony not only from him, but from the only other guy to see it, and by the physical evidence. A guy the media was out to get from the start, first by posting pictures of the 13 year old Martin along with a mug shot of a fat Zimmerman, then by outright lying with things like audio tapes and descriptions of the evidence---all fueled by the Martin family's demand for revenge, and sundry demagogues like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.
I imagine that with different dead body shot by a different person, you'd be arguing for restraint and respecting the legal system, rather than approving of the mockery being made of it in this case.
Basically, you guys don't seem to care about the facts of the case now that they've been presented, and now that they don't favor the Martin family version. You guys, like the family, just want revenge against Zimmerman. And seem to be as heavily invested in it as I am in the idea of actual justice being done, rather than revenge.
Splitting hairs, it's the same thing.