There is a very simple reason for that. I believe that the prosecution needs to be held to the highest standard at all times. The power of the state to accuse and incarcerate someone has perhaps the greatest potential for abuse, and as such it needs the most in the way of safeguards. The day could come when any one of us could be in Zimmerman's shoes, facing a highly publicized trial and a prosecutor who is cutting corners to win a high-profile case. (It may not be for the same sort of charge, but it could potentially happen to anyone here.) I would take the same position for anyone, even you. If we don't hold the state to the highest standards in the high profile cases, where there is so much public pressure to throw standards out the window, then we weaken those standards for everyone. I've consistently taken the same position over the years, even back with the OJ Simpson trial when I was in high school. I knew quite a few people who were outraged that he "got off", but I consistently held that he deserved to get off because of the prosecution's misbehavior in the case. One of my greatest historical heroes is John Adams, largely because of his defense of the British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre. I am a very strong believer that it is better for 10, or even 100 guilty men to go free than for 1 innocent man to be imprisoned. At every turn, you have almost blindly accepted any interpretation that puts Zimmerman in the worst light. How is that not discarding the presumption of innocence? From your posts, you barely even attempt to consider any of the evidence that might support his story. How, then, is that any different than your posts, except for the fact that we have taken opposing positions? If you are going to make that accusation against me, then you can't really complain about others making the same accusation of you.