I know here if a policeman shoots anyone armed or not, they do a minor investigation and then let him free with a hand slap or week without pay.
We have a trial going on in my little town, last year a boy kidnapped and killed a local girl. Its been hard to listen to the info coming from the news they are starting to tell the nitty gritty of how he basicly tortured and killed her. He is a pretty nasty piece of work. They were talking about all the nice trees around the courthouse from which to hang him at the dentist today.
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- Anatole France