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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]].
14th Aug '17 6:27:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/InHell'': The protagonist's wife is raped and murdered by a criminal who is soon caught, but is later exonerated by the corrupt court thanks to the man's connections. He then shoots and kills his wife's murderer outside the courthouse in a fit of rage, which results in him being sent to prison.
27th Jul '17 11:20:14 AM BKelly95
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* In Film/TheStarChamber, the secret court exists to order these on obviously guilty murderers who got OffOnATechnicality, two of which are shown to be killed by a hitman. The father of a murdered boy also attempts these when the suspects get off this way, but ends up instead shooting a cop by accident when he tries to stop him.

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* In Film/TheStarChamber, ''Film/TheStarChamber'', the secret court exists to order these on obviously guilty murderers who got OffOnATechnicality, two of which are shown to be killed by a hitman. The father of a murdered boy also attempts these when the suspects get off this way, but ends up instead shooting a cop by accident when he tries to stop him.



* In episode 19 of ''Series/DeepSpaceNine'', the crew investigates the possibility that a visiting Cardassian is an infamous war criminal named Darhe'el, who ran a labor camp during the occupation of Bajor. Eventually it is revealed the visitor is not Darhe'el, but a file clerk at the camp named Marritza who was posing as Darhe'el in order to draw attention to his crimes. Despite this revelation, Marritza is still murdered at the end of the series by a crazed Bajoran, who says the fact that Marritza was Cardassian was reason enough.
9th Jul '17 10:49:03 AM nombretomado
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* Such was the fate of several [[LesCollaborateurs collaborators]] and {{Quisling}}s after the end of WorldWarTwo.

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* Such was the fate of several [[LesCollaborateurs collaborators]] and {{Quisling}}s after the end of WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
16th Jun '17 7:29:10 PM GirlofMassDeconstruction
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* ''ComicBook/{{Tomboy}}'' stars Addison, the granddaughter of Anthony, who used to masquerade as Justicar, who murdered criminals the law couldn't beat. After her boyfriend's murder, he trains Addi to do the same, and she does, in spectacular fashion.
9th Jun '17 12:21:07 PM infernape612
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-->-- '''Literature/MikeHammer'''. ''I, the Jury'' by Mickey Spillane

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-->-- '''Literature/MikeHammer'''. '''Literature/MikeHammer''', ''I, the Jury'' by Mickey Spillane



* ''Manga/DeathNote'' protagonist Light Yagami initially used the Death Note to carry out such executions. Writing someone's name in it causes that person to, at minimum, suffer a heart attack within a minute. He started with known criminals, but quickly escalates to anyone who gets in his way, even if they're law enforcement.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'' protagonist Light Yagami initially used uses the Death Note to carry out such executions. Writing someone's name in it causes that person to, at minimum, suffer a heart attack within a minute. He started starts with known criminals, but quickly escalates to anyone who gets in his way, even if they're law enforcement.
18th May '17 7:38:19 PM sgamer82
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