>While cases like the 1992 incident where a Japanese student was shot on
>his way to a Halloween party in Louisiana make international headlines
>(Japan Economic Newswire, May 23, 1993 and Sharn, USA TODAY, September
>9, 1993), they are rare.
Yes indeed, that's the case I was referring to. Now compare what actually happened to the fantasy in QueenMuse's original message.
>Me again; this shooting was deemed lawful by a Louisiana court, for
>reasons which I fail to grasp
As far as I remember, the guy was dressed up in some outlandish costume and after being warned off the front door of the guy's house he tried to get in the back door, even after being threatened with a .44 magnum. It's sad that he got killed, but that's hardly what I'd call intelligent behaviour; the jury obviously agreed.