put in jeopardy

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No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.
A BOOTLE business which was put in jeopardy by a double-burglary has been praised by a government minister.
We must temper our response with justice," says Wildes, "or put in jeopardy that which we're trying to protect.