jackboot tactics

n.1.Harsh strongarm tactics; repressive, bullying and militaristic tactics like those used in authoritarian or totalitarian countries; - used opprobriously, and often in hyperbolic exaggeration of police tactics in democratic countries.
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They've been recruited as the party have sought to tone down their reputation for racist, jackboot tactics and broaden their appeal.
Mr Smyth added: "The company is using jackboot tactics.
That's not clumsy, cackhanded management, it's the brutal, jackboot tactics of bully boys imported from corporate America who represent the hard, nasty edge of capitalism.
The Palestinians say it is theirs, the Israelis beg to differ although "beg" doesn't do justice to the jackboot tactics of the Israeli government.