Mobbing and rioting

MOBBING AND RIOTING, Scotch law. The general term mobbing and rioting includes all those convocations of the lieges for violent and unlawful purposes, which are attended with injury to the persons or property of the lieges, or terror and alarm to the neighborhood in which it takes place. The two phrases are usually placed together, but, nevertheless, they have distinct meanings, and are sometimes used separately in legal language; the word mobbing being peculiarly applicable to the unlawful assemblage and violence of a number of persons, and that of rioting to the outrageous behaviour of a single individual. Alison, Prin. C. Law of Scotl. c. 23, p. 509.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Around a dozen police vehicles eventually arrived and five men were arrested for mobbing and rioting.
Gary McKechnie, 30, Gary Ross, 25, David Milne, 30, and Scott Ferguson, 25, pled guilty at the High Court in Glasgow to a charge of mobbing and rioting.
Last night, a Faslane spokesman said: "Men from the Royal Marine's Protection Group in Faslane were in custody and have been charged with mobbing and rioting.
Ian Carson, 40, from Airdrie, and John Hepburn, 40, James Gallagher, 34, and twins Stewart and Steven Mackie, 24, all from Dundee, were found guilty of mobbing and rioting.They were remanded in custody