Johnston, a magistrate, was there to read the Riot Act if necessary.
Run line had on her the effect of the reading of the Riot Act.
He asked, if the riot act was not an encroachment on the rights of the people?
A magistrate was sent for, who, amid a shower of stones, read the Riot Act.
"I'll have you read the Riot Act instead of doing it myself," added the Mayor.
Even there the Riot Act had to be read and the Guards sent for.
Then Mac called the men together and read the riot act to them.
Then I flew back to the provost, and I cried to him, “Read the riot act!”
Daddy read the riot act and sent me back on the next steamer.
It also means that the riot act has been read to Garwood by some people who are in a position to read it.