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11th May '18 11:43:19 AM tromag
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* Subverted in ''Film/ThorRagnarok''. The [[EvilOverlord Grandmaster]] is more than willing to casually execute people, but is [[EvenEvilHasStandards clearly shocked]] when his chief enforcer expects him to kill Loki for speaking out of turn.
-->"Why are you handing me the melting stick? He interrupted me, that's not a capital offense!"
1st May '18 2:10:04 AM Morgenthaler
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** Mechanismo was a program for new robotic Judges implemented after severe manpower shortages. They [[AIIsACrapshoot quickly started to malfunction]] during live field tests, handing out Isocube sentences that exceed even the disproportionate standards of the regular Judges (25 years for littering?), and later going on murderous rampages to kill "criminals".

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** Mechanismo was a program for new robotic Judges implemented after severe manpower shortages. They [[AIIsACrapshoot quickly started to malfunction]] during live field tests, handing out Isocube sentences that exceed even the disproportionate standards of the regular Judges (25 years for littering?), littering? Judge Dredd might be an asshole, but he'll probably settle for 1 week in the cubes), and later going on murderous rampages to kill "criminals".
31st Mar '18 3:56:00 AM Dragon101
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*** Later, in ''Treehouse of Horror X'', repeat offender Snake falls afoul of Springfields ludicrous "Three Strikes" law [[note]]see the real life section for more on this [[/note]]. His first strike was torching an orphanage, his second was blowing up a bus full of nuns (Snake claims [[InsaneTrollLogic "that was self-defence"]]), but he is sentenced to death for his third crime- [[DisproportionateRetribution smoking in a no-smoking area]].
6th Mar '18 8:24:18 PM Fireblood
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* Several Western countries are under pressure to crack down heavily on antisemitic comments and actions here. The problem, as critics have pointed out, is that the interpretation of antisemitic speech is so broad that it would also place legitimate criticism of actions undertaken by the state of Israel on the same level as Holocaust denial, or random acts of violence against Jewish people. It has been pointed out that it would not only serve some vested interests if criticism of Israeli government actions was stifled, it would actually encourage [[ConspiracyTheorist people]] who believe the AncientConspiracy exists and a certain ethnicity is behind it and make them even more strident in the perceived defense of their right to free speech. The venerable American Anti-Defamation League has been accused of doing this commonly and seems to view ''all'' efforts at pressuring Israel into changing policy as an antisemitic campaign. In fairness, we must note that antisemites typically do not look fondly on Israel, as you would expect, and legitimate criticisms can get mistaken for bigotry. On the other hand, this seems to be conflated deliberately, too, at times as a means of tarring critics as being antisemites (even ''Jewish'' ones--they're supposedly "[[InternalizedCategorism self-hating]]") and thus discredit them. In the US, hate speech isn't illegal. However, elsewhere there have been serious legal issues (including punishment) regarding this. While it may not be illegal in the US, there have still been legal attempts to stifle protests against Israeli policy, even though they are constitutionally protected. The difference is only that they aren't ''criminal'' sanctions, as with those under hate speech laws in other nations.

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* Several Western countries are under pressure to crack down heavily on antisemitic comments and actions here. The problem, as critics have pointed out, is that the interpretation of antisemitic speech is so broad that it would also place legitimate criticism of actions undertaken by the state of Israel on the same level as Holocaust denial, or random acts of violence against Jewish people. It has been pointed out that it would not only serve some vested interests if criticism of Israeli government actions was stifled, it would actually encourage [[ConspiracyTheorist people]] who believe the AncientConspiracy exists and a certain ethnicity is behind it and make them even more strident in the perceived defense of their right to free speech. The venerable American Anti-Defamation League has been accused of doing this commonly and seems to view ''all'' efforts at pressuring Israel into changing policy as an antisemitic campaign. In fairness, we must note that antisemites typically do not look fondly on Israel, as you would expect, and legitimate criticisms can get mistaken for bigotry. On the other hand, this seems to be conflated deliberately, too, at times as a means of tarring critics as being antisemites (even ''Jewish'' ones--they're supposedly "[[InternalizedCategorism self-hating]]") and thus discredit them. In the US, hate speech isn't illegal. However, elsewhere there have been serious legal issues (including punishment) regarding this. While it may not be illegal in the US, there have still been legal attempts to stifle protests against Israeli policy, even though they are constitutionally protected. The difference is only that they aren't ''criminal'' sanctions, as with those under hate speech laws in other nations. Nonetheless, legislation that would make it illegal for businesses to boycott Israeli products has been introduced in the US Congress, punishable with a million dollar fine. France has already applied its hate speech and anti-discrimination laws to BDS protests. The city of Munich, Germany has banned anti-Israel boycotts too.
22nd Feb '18 9:40:03 AM Fireblood
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** In the US, the line gets drawn when freedom of speech interferes with ''other'' rights. Thus the famous "FIRE! in a crowded theater" test handed down in ''United States v. Schenck (1918)''. Denouncing people or practices is one thing; ''inciting violence'' a is whole other matter.

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** In the US, the line gets drawn when freedom of speech interferes with ''other'' rights. Thus the famous "FIRE! in a crowded theater" "imminent lawless action" test handed down in ''United States with ''Brandenburg v. Schenck (1918)''. Denouncing Ohio (1969)''. Criticizing people or practices is one thing; ''inciting violence'' a is whole other matter.isn't (per this standard, the threat must be immediate and likely to occur).
22nd Feb '18 8:01:46 AM WhosAsking
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** In the US, the line gets drawn when freedom of speech interferes with ''other'' rights. Thus the famous "FIRE! in a crowded theater" test handed down in ''United States v. Schenck (1918)''. Denouncing people or practices is one thing; ''inciting violence'' a is whole other matter.
15th Feb '18 8:20:04 AM UchuuFlamenco
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* In ''Series/TheGoodPlace'', at eyes of the Bad Place, everyone there merits to be tortured regardless of exactly how minor their transgressions were on Earth, or if they were just jerks instead of actually being evil: [[spoiler:Jason was a petty criminal who dealt drugs and would frequently burn things down with Molotov Cocktails to avenge himself against those who "wronged" him, and died trying to rob a restaurant. Eleanor was just unbelievably rude and selfish. Chidi, while a decent fellow, made everyone around him miserable with his dithering. And Tahani did good things, but not for altruistic reasons -- it was her way of proving to her parents she was just as good, if not better, then her sister.]] It's implied that the demons don't really care about a person's actions at all, they just take pleasure in torturing whoever the system sends their way.
28th Jan '18 3:22:05 PM DaibhidC
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* In the very last episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', "Judgment Day," a vigilante called The Judge (a [[TheBlank faceless]] British judge, complete with a powdered wig atop his cloak), believes that criminals who avoid prosecution must be privately killed for justice to be served. A Gotham City councilman who wants to appear tough on crime likes this attitude, and begins cooperating with the Judge. This alliance [[HoistByHisOwnPetard backfires horribly]] when the Judge discovers that the councilman has been keeping a slush fund, and decides ''that'' is a crime punishable by death. The Judge also attempts to kill The Penguin, Killer Croc, and Two-Face - even though all Penguin, Croc, and Two-Face had done was participate in a black-market jewel deal and manage to avoid getting caught for it. At the end of the episode, when the Judge is unmasked, he turns out to be [[spoiler: Two-Face, who had developed a]] ''[[spoiler: third]]'' [[spoiler: identity that subsequently targeted for death his two other identities]].

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* In the very last episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', "Judgment Day," a vigilante called The Judge (a [[TheBlank faceless]] British judge, complete with a powdered wig atop his cloak), believes that criminals who avoid prosecution must be privately killed for justice to be served. A Gotham City councilman who wants to appear tough on crime likes this attitude, and begins cooperating with the Judge. This alliance [[HoistByHisOwnPetard backfires horribly]] when the Judge discovers that the councilman has been keeping a slush fund, and decides ''that'' is a crime punishable by death. The Judge also attempts to kill The Penguin, Killer Croc, and Two-Face - even though all Penguin, Croc, and Two-Face had done was participate in a black-market jewel deal and manage to avoid getting caught for it. At the end of the episode, when the Judge is unmasked, he turns out to be [[spoiler: Two-Face, who had developed a]] ''[[spoiler: third]]'' [[spoiler: a ''third'' identity that subsequently targeted for death his two other identities]].
26th Jan '18 12:13:00 AM foxley
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* The ''Series/MacGyver'' episode "Jack in the Box" combines this with the CorruptHick trope to create a plot wherein a town in the DeepSouth uses their "justice" system to recruit workers for a mine said to contain treasure.

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* The ''Series/MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver1985'' episode "Jack in the Box" combines this with the CorruptHick trope to create a plot wherein a town in the DeepSouth uses their "justice" system to recruit workers for a mine said to contain treasure.
14th Jan '18 3:09:24 PM nombretomado
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* In LiberalCrimeSquad, if death penalty laws go Arch-conservative, every crime is punished by death. From terrorism (causing a meltdown at the nuclear power plant) to loitering.

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* In LiberalCrimeSquad, ''VideoGame/LiberalCrimeSquad'', if death penalty laws go Arch-conservative, every crime is punished by death. From terrorism (causing a meltdown at the nuclear power plant) to loitering.
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