It was a culmination, that election, of two generations of political struggle, and lynch was the culminator.
But Dinkins had hired this guy lynch, who had run local campaigns in Harlem going back to the 1970s.
One question was why lynch did not think this was also true of cops who turned their backs earlier on Sunday.
And who, if not Avnon or someone like him, does lynch imagine will successfully do that work?
Some of the images certainly feel contrived, but lynch succeeds in finding grace in these industrial landscapes.
The court of Judge lynch makes mistakes occasionally, but it rarely admits of an appeal from its decision.
God help us, for I don't see any safety for this country 'cept Judge lynch.
And in not a few cases violence and lynch law were applied to officers who had been, in former days, hard taskmakers.
lynch opened his mouth, closed it and then took the notebook.
Judge lynch usually presides, and he is a stern fellow to deal with.
1835, from earlier Lynch law (1811), likely named after William Lynch (1742-1820) of Pittsylvania, Virginia, who c.1780 led a vigilance committee to keep order there during the Revolution. Other sources trace the name to Charles Lynch (1736-1796) a Virginia magistrate who fined and imprisoned Tories in his district c.1782, but the connection to him is less likely. Originally any sort of summary justice, especially by flogging; narrowing of focus to "extralegal execution by hanging" is 20c. Lynch mob is attested from 1838. The surname is perhaps from Irish Loingseach "sailor." Cf. earlier Lydford law, from a place in Dartmoor, England, "where was held a Stannaries Court of summary jurisdiction" [Weekley], hence:
Lydford law: is to hang men first, and indite them afterwards. [Thomas Blount, "Glossographia," 1656]Related: Lynched; lynching.