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the actions of a vigilance committee in trying to enforce the laws

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Mr Hunter denied he was encouraging vigilantism and said he wanted to expose the need for more protection for children online.
Vigilantism has been on the rise in Egypt along with lawlessness as a police force still weakened by the 2011 uprising has failed to rein in a surge in crime.
Superintendent Clare Cowley said: "We do not encourage vigilantism of this kind and would warn those who take this approach they could be breaking the law.
A handful of black-and-white photographs, notes, an index, and a bibliography round out this in-depth chronicle of a survivor who stayed true to his calling amid a morass of loose border security, vigilantism, youth gangs, ethnic violence, and worse.
The gruesome find could signal a worrying new development in the bloody drugs wars rocking Mexico of vigilantism.
London 2012 chairman Lord Coe said: "I'm not suggesting vigilantism but it was actually poetic justice that they happened to be sitting next to a judo player.
Harry Brown STARRING Plan B (AKA Ill Manors director Ben Drew) as a proper evil ASBO hoodie, this gritty 2009 thriller saw Michael Caine, right, play a geriatric former solder who turns to vigilantism in order to get rid of the riffraff from his council estate.
There is nothing outrageous about it, there's nothing that I'm going around to incite violence or to incite vigilantism - that's a characterisation of the people who hear my opinions on self-defence.
On the page at least, this has the kernel of a good idea: the rise of vigilantism to correct perceived imbalances in the legal system.
Acts of hardline vigilantism in Egypt are fuelling debate and concern about the role Islamists will play after the demise of president Hosni Mubarak, who suppressed Islamist groups which he saw as a threat to his rule.
The military said it would return the weapons if needed, but that it had a responsibility to collect weapons not in use to prevent thefts and vigilantism.
It is the context of current vigilantism and militia activities in Uganda that is different.
They also warned against vigilantism and said officers had already arrested a man and given him police bail until November 8.
People have lost all faith in the government and are on a short fuse ready to spring into violence when provoked: a sure recipe for vigilantism and anarchy.
The latest violence has drawn attention to the persistent problem of vigilantism in South Africa, which has one of the highest crime rates in the world.