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How much punishment can they mete out to boys, who in many cases are only a year or two removed from childhood, who seem to think they are committing pranks with phones and passed-out girls, and for whom the ultimate charge -- rape -- means the end of their lives before they start?
ISLAMABAD -- Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has remarked no one will be allowed to mete out unjust treatment to the minorities and the matter of sale of their land is illegal and constitutional.
14, 2011 (CENS) -- Thanks to booming business, traditional industries will mete out year-end bonus much higher than hi-tech industries this year.
Not that characterisation is allowed to get in the way of people being shot, with Johnson - much like the runaway locomotive from Unstoppable - ploughing through the scenery to mete out justice.
It is this law requiring drug dealers to mete out their own justice that causes drug dealers to mete out their own justice .
Surrounded by mentors and friends succumbing to AIDS, I couldn't conceive of an entity that would mete out this plague as retribution or ignore my pleas for an end to their suffering.
Angry online users may use Googlebombs to mete out vigilante justice for real or imagined offenses.