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He was obsessive about lifting weights, according to former Maine Coach Jack Cosgrove, and as his body grew into its eventual 311-pound frame, so did his confidence to mete out punishment.
Their execution, “was the swiftest punishment ever meted out under the Lindbergh Law,” one news article said, referring to the federal kidnapping statute passed by Congress after the historic Lindbergh kidnapping.
A trailer for the film posted a few months later shows Profitt starring as Detective John Davis, who resigns from his department to mete out justice on his own terms.
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In my family, I felt anyway, like love was somewhat proportionately meted out according to your accomplishments.
First, however, I should like to ask you what punishment you think should be meted out to the boys who are guilty?
The same fate has been meted out to that other venerable test of sex, the position of the air-bag at the blunt end of the shell.
Even when she meted out punishment to her, Nancy knew that the punishment was just.
A LITTLE MISS NOBODYAMY BELL MARLOWE
But Rhode Island was not a place where so severe a punishment could be meted out to such an offence.
A SHORT HISTORY OF RHODE ISLANDGEORGE WASHINGTON GREENE
But if stern justice is to be meted to us all, after your merciless fashion, then Heaven help us!
As a matter of fact, no investigation followed and no punishment was meted out.
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