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7th Feb '18 1:17:56 PM Daeolus
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* An episode of ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'' had three cops who did this to criminals they feel didn't get the punishment they deserved. One of the people they kill is a kid who was actually innocent; DNA evidence exonerated him, but the cops never checked.

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* An episode of ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'' had three cops who did this to criminals they feel didn't get the punishment they deserved. One of the people Their Downfall Begins when they kill is a kid who was actually innocent; DNA evidence exonerated him, but the cops never checked.
12th Jan '18 9:57:30 AM Onlythrice
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** An accidental example occurs in another SVU episode; a teenage girl accuses a man of rape, and the detectives let him go due to a lack of evidence. The girl's father then kidnaps him and tries to beat a confession out of him but winds up killing him by accident. The kicker? He was just an innocent bystander [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished trying to return her purse]], the real rapist was the girl's dentist uncle who drugged her and the ending implies that the father will probably get off easy since he attempted CPR.
11th Nov '17 10:29:33 AM eroock
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-->-- '''Mike Hammer''', ''[['Literature/MikeHammer I, the Jury]]''

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-->-- '''Mike Hammer''', ''[['Literature/MikeHammer ''[[Literature/MikeHammer I, the Jury]]''
11th Nov '17 10:29:18 AM eroock
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-->-- '''Literature/MikeHammer''', ''I, the Jury''

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-->-- '''Literature/MikeHammer''', ''I, '''Mike Hammer''', ''[['Literature/MikeHammer I, the Jury''
Jury]]''
11th Nov '17 10:28:44 AM eroock
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-->-- '''Literature/MikeHammer''', ''I, the Jury'' by Mickey Spillane

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-->-- '''Literature/MikeHammer''', ''I, the Jury'' by Mickey Spillane
Jury''
11th Nov '17 9:14:21 AM Medinoc
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* In the ''Series/HighlanderTheRaven'' episode "So Shall Ye Reap", the head of the GovernmentConspiracy to unleash a SterilityPlague on the Third World to save on foreign aid budget gets acquitted; so the old friend of Amanda's who drove the investigation shoots him on the courthouse steps, before being gunned down by his bodyguards.
28th Sep '17 9:35:28 AM DrOO7
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* In an episode of a show, a black man takes his sick daughter to a hospital and demands that she be treated by a white doctor, believing that black doctors are less competent. After some time, the white doctor comes out and tells him that his daughter is going to be fine. Some time later, a black doctor comes out and informs him that she has died due to complications. The father is enraged, believing that it was the black doctor's fault. At the end of the episode, he is found having just murdered the black doctor with an injection and is informed that it was the ''white'' doctor's fault, who has a habit of prescribing potentially lethal doses of medication to his patients.

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* In an episode of a show, ''Series/NewYorkUndercover'' a black man takes his sick daughter to a hospital and demands that she be treated by a white doctor, believing that black doctors are less competent. After some time, the white doctor comes out and tells him that his daughter is going to be fine. Some time later, a black doctor comes out and informs him that she has died due to complications. The father is enraged, believing that it was the black doctor's fault. At the end of the episode, he is found having just murdered the black doctor with an injection and is informed that it was the ''white'' doctor's fault, who has a habit of prescribing potentially lethal doses of medication to his patients.
7th Sep '17 11:35:18 AM StFan
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* ''Film/{{Eraser}}'' - where Arnie kills off the BigBad in this manner, when it becomes clear he will never be convicted.
* ''Film/{{Shooter}}'' - where the protagonist hunts down the villains, who have gotten away with everything, and kills them in their cabin - making the entire thing look like a gas leak. Bonus points for the Attorney General basically hinting that he should do that, knowing that there was no legal recourse.

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* ''Film/{{Eraser}}'' - where ''Film/{{Eraser}}'': Where Arnie kills off the BigBad in this manner, when it becomes clear he will never be convicted.
* ''Film/{{Shooter}}'' - where ''Film/{{Shooter}}'': Where the protagonist hunts down the villains, who have gotten away with everything, and kills them in their cabin - -- making the entire thing look like a gas leak. Bonus points for the Attorney General basically hinting that he should do that, knowing that there was no legal recourse.



* Modus operandi for ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' Morgan. Particularly unusual in that he would have been a SerialKiller in any case, but his adoptive father Harry steered him in a "constructive" direction, and gave him pointers on how not to get caught.

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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': Modus operandi for ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' Dexter Morgan. Particularly unusual in that he would have been a SerialKiller in any case, but his adoptive father Harry steered him in a "constructive" direction, and gave him pointers on how not to get caught.



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* "[[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/01/04/ Ain't that a shame]]."

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* %%* "[[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/01/04/ Ain't that a shame]]."



* This sort of thing happens all the time in countries where war or internal strife leaves the general public vulnerable to violent crime.
** Some examples have begun to pop up in [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/28/vigilante-justice-spreads_n_337479.html Mexico's ongoing war]] [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11394424 on the drug cartels.]]

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* This sort of thing happens all the time in countries where war or internal strife leaves the general public vulnerable to violent crime.
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crime. Some examples have begun to pop up in [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/28/vigilante-justice-spreads_n_337479.html Mexico's ongoing war]] [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11394424 on the drug cartels.]]



* Such was the fate of several [[LesCollaborateurs collaborators]] and {{Quisling}}s after the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
** Ironically, this ''didn't'' include the actual Vidkun Quisling, who was tried and executed (the only execution performed in Norway in the 20th century).

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* Such was the fate of several [[LesCollaborateurs collaborators]] and {{Quisling}}s after the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
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UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Ironically, this ''didn't'' include the actual Vidkun Quisling, who was tried and executed (the only execution performed in Norway in the 20th century).



6th Sep '17 6:37:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* Combine this trope with a [[TorchesAndPitchforks torch-and-pitchfork mob attack]], and you get how Freddy Krueger of ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' died, at least the first time around.

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* Combine this trope with a [[TorchesAndPitchforks torch-and-pitchfork mob attack]], and you get how Freddy Krueger of ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' died, at least the first time around. He got OffOnATechnicality see, and the parents of Springwood were none too happy about it. Though this also forms the reason why he later targets their children when he becomes a demon.
25th Aug '17 5:31:51 PM Willbyr
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* Criminals in the Marvel universe who get off in court should always be wary, for they are likely to have an encounter with [[ComicBook/ThePunisher Frank Castle.]]

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* Criminals in the Marvel universe who get off in court should always be wary, for they are likely to have an encounter with [[ComicBook/ThePunisher Frank Castle.]]Castle]].
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