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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-11 05:19 AM
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66. the expression used was "summary execution"
sometimes known also as "extra-judicial execution".

It's what paramilitary death squads and lynch mobs do. Killing w/o charges or trial, without legitimate authority, claiming some other kind of legitimacy (moral, public interest, whatever).

I haven't seen enough facts and details yet to know whether the concept really applies in this case, i.e. whether there was a reasonable alternative to the killing available. I just thought you might want to revisit your question in light of what was actually said.
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