something wrong with this one

OK… lemme see if I get this story right.
 
A guy goes to a club one evening, sometime before his wedding.  Leaving the establishment, three men,  for whatever reason, shot at  him 50 times, and he is killed.  Turns out he was unarmed.
 
The judge rules at the conclusion of the trial that the three men did nothing to cause the wrongful death of this intoxicated Groom-to-Be (I presume he’d had a few, if bachelor party traditions still hold true). Not guilty of man slaughter…really?
 
Did he break some law at that club that required use of deadly force, or did he just look like some other BAD guy.  Maybe he tried to run out of drunken panic.    I don’t know.  I wasn’t there.  But I do know the three "shooters"  happened to be trained professionals.  Firing outside a club, in a city… at an incapacitated target.
 
Up in these parts, were I was raised, just about any male over the age of 16 ( and alot gals as well) can drop a white-tailed buck that’s running for it’s life through a dense Aspen stand from a distance of 100 yards with 1 bullet fired from a LONG rifle. Two, if they get BUCK FEVER.
 
So WHY 50 rounds?  Or am I missing something?  There is something wrong with this one.
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Springtime

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Spring has sprung here in the armpit of the nation.  The snow has all but disappeared and the ice is quickly leaving the big water.  The lilacs and poplar trees are budding, and things are greening up rapidly.
 
While raking the wet, compacted leaves from the lawn ( the ones that fell AFTER I raked last fall) I can thoroughly enjoy the respiratory distress caused by the abundance of ground mold spores.    Saw a Great Blue Heron fly overhead.  You know winter is over when those gangly birds fly back. 
 
The rank aroma of the local Paper Mill digestor was so pungent yesterday, it coulda gagged a maggot.  The biggest local employer, perhaps.  But why does it hafta smell so bad?
 
 
Gas hit $3.59 a gallon locally, I never thought I’d see it, but then pleasant little suprises like that seem so frequent now I can hardly make sense of them.  Let’s see how this affects the #1 local revenue "Tourism" this summer. 
 
They arrested a 12 year old boy, a sixth grader… for calling in bomb threats to the local school district here.  Three seperate threats.  The first time they evacuated all the schools, kind of chaotically, but everyone was delivered safely.  Really shook the kids up.  And dammit… kids shouldn’t hafta be worried about that crap when they are in elementary school.  So ends the innocent life in NowhereVille, USA.  I imagine this one will be tied up in the system for awhile.  Federal Law now allows up to LIFE IN PRISON for such a crime, I believe. 
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Useless Information

It seems to me…
 
When you find yourself HERE,  a move in any direction is a step forward…
 
If the bottom of the ladder is placed on QUICKSAND, climbing to the top will eventually get you just as stuck…
 
There is no such thing as DESTINY, because every stupid little decision changes it’s course…
 
If what Goes around, Comes around…  GET OUT OF THE CIRCLE, you know what’s coming! Kind of a no-brainer there…
 
This constant BATTLE for PEACE is REDUNDANT…
 
Such an ironic ending to the QUEST it must be,  to finally find yourself… and wish you’d found ANYBODY else… 
 
If I find that SILVER LINING, I’m gonna tear it out, melt it down and make an AWESOME NOSE RING
 
 
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