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Am I The Only One?

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Hunting for Answers

The tragic shootings in the Wisconsin north woods took a turn today, as expected. While at first it seemed the work of a madman, one had to wonder if there was another side to explore. In fact, the shooter claims that the victims fired at him first.

This is shaping up to be a newstory "ripped from the plotlines" of CSI. If forensic analysts can determine that the the shooter fired first, then it's lights out for him. Open and shut case. If, however, they find that the hunters fired first, then we have a unsettling case of "is it self-defense". Clearly a case can be made that the first few victims could have been shot in self defense. But picking off persons attempting to flee on an ATV? It will take a clever lawyer to explain that one to a jury.

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