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Mob law is not the right way and Reid should be ashamed of himself to insist on consistently raising this rabble-rousing banner for his own purposes.
The CD's subtitle: Jon Langford and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts Consign Songs of Murder, Mob Law & Cruel, Cruel Punishment to the Realm of Myth, Memory & History.
The first three chapters focus on how law and mob law, formal and informal justice, coexisted harmoniously on and off the plantation, although there is a particular emphasis on the issues of slavery, property, and race.
Christopher Waldrep argues that lynching was more common than generally appreciated and, less surprisingly, that `the horror of racial violence and mob law occupied a universe parallel to but distinct from the language used to describe it'.
It is thus a sort of narrative reflection of the violence borne by these two would-be protectors and defenders against white lynch mob law enforcement, as are the other scars and marks which attest to Ed's and Digger's life work.
"In my case, the prosecution was used as a weapon of mob law; these charges were ordered.
Still, there's nothing in mob law to stop you praying that someone will have a coronary.