And in not a few cases violence and lynch law were applied to officers who had been, in former days, hard taskmakers.
Some people believe that this Lynch is the onlie begetter of lynch law.
"Pretty far, as you see, from American lynch law," said Des Hermies.
This was probably the first instance of lynch law in America.
This was one of the early applications of lynch law in the West.
The crime was not the worst of crimes, and there was no excuse for riot or lynch law.
Some of the great dailies and weeklies have swung into line declaring that lynch law must go.
In fact, it has its origin in "lynch law," or the rule of the Vigilantes.
In short, lynch law prevailed for many years during the Revolution, and the habit became so fixed that it has never been given up.
This is a curious contrast with lynch law, of which I shall speak in another chapter.
The punishment of supposed criminals, especially by hanging, by agreement of a crowd and without a genuine criminal trial. Lynch law was used in the early settlement of the West as a way of maintaining minimal law and order before a sheriff and courts could be set up. It has also been used to deprive unpopular suspects of their rights and to satisfy a mob's thirst for vengeance. Lynch law was often used by whites in the South to terrorize and subjugate blacks.