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Dagan and Teles argue that the decline in crime rates and in the public salience of domestic crime (compared to terrorism) and Democrats' embrace of tough justice in the 1990s weakened the political purchase of Republicans' previous hardline position.
The film strikes very few false emotional notes, emboldened by Caine's fearless lead performance as a man with nothing to lose as he doles out tough justice to the ruthless street gangs.
A brutal robot police force offers tough justice, but when a police droid named Chappie (voiced by Blomkamp's South African buddy Sharlto Copley, who starred in District 9 and The A-Team) is stolen and re-programmed to think for itself, the authorities will stop at nothing to destroy him.
Which, over four hours with acute jetlag, was very tough justice.
In Oliver Stone's films, the wicked pay heavily for their manifold sins and the Oscarwinning writer-director certainly doles out tough justice to the godforsaken characters in this serpentine and sexually charged immorality tale.
This is in reply to 'Rioters would face tough justice in US' by Somalatha Pereira (GDN, May 2).
And although McCoist has been criticised for demanding to know the names of the three-man panel that exacted such tough justice on Rangers, the man he took over from believes his successor was right to complain so long and so loud.
PEOPLE who want to see tough justice will no doubt have been pleased with the sentence handed down to teenager Jordan Watkinson.
He offers to save the couple from a distressing court trial by doling out tough justice to the rapist, if Will agrees to return the favour in the future.
In the hospital waiting room, Will is approached by an enigmatic stranger called Simon (Guy Pearce), who offers to save the couple from a distressing court trial by doling out tough justice to the rapist.
In the hospital waiting room, Will is approached by enigmatic stranger Simon (Guy Pearce), who offers to save the couple from a distressing court trial by doling out tough justice to the rapist.
A crowd of onlookers gathered in lower Manhattan hoping to see the president, who's credentials as commander-in-chief have been bolstered by the tough justice meted out to bin Laden.