street justice


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street justice

n
(Law) the punishment given by members of the public to people regarded as criminals or wrongdoers
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Chris Harper, who plays the fiend, said: "People talk about street justice but that's not the message we're trying to get across.
All the books (in the series) solve crime with street justice - they never rely on the legal system.
Black Mass" hinges on this increasingly compromising pas de deux, and Edgerton (sporting a flawless Boston accent) is superb at showing how the ambitious but strait-laced Connolly is ever more seduced by the decadent gangster lifestyle, his professional ethics muddied by the clan loyalty and street justice that, in some corners of Boston, are more sacred than the Constitution.
I just disagree with some members of the public who have a mob mentality and who are all for street justice - as it will not help anything.
While talking to media, he stated that street justice culture should be demolished by giving all the rights of justice to court.
Street justice undermines state, reads Nova Makedonija's front-page analysis.
Street justice, street justice, is far worse than anything the government can do.
QUEZON CITY -- The blaring horn got the neighborhood's attention and sent out a call for street justice.
THREE accused in the gang rape case, produced in Saket court on Sunday after expiry of their police custody, got a glimpse of the outrage against them when a " lynch mob" surrounded the court premises, demanding street justice for the trio.
This has been yet another round of street justice because of rising street crime and peoples distrust in the police force.
Therefore the institutions and authorities should work on regaining trust because nobody wants street justice," Mehmeti concludes.