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In Oregon, fears about “antifa” are emboldening militia groups and others to set up identity checkpoints, and some of these vigilantes are using Facebook and Twitter as infrastructure to track those who they deem suspicious.

Although military officers continue to express formal commitment to keeping the military nonpoliticized, such actions, if taken, may result in a violent backlash by left-wing vigilantes.

Yardeni coined the term “bond vigilantes” in the early 1980s.

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Social-media companies need to work actively to prevent militias and vigilante groups from staging these armed standoffs.

The ensuing free speech fight unleashed water-hose crowd control, vicious vigilantes and an abusive police chief.

If the idea of a religious vigilante ambushing sex workers in his spare time sets off alarm bells, it probably should.

The lawless law enforcement in eastern Ukraine exists somewhere between Soviet rule and vigilante justice.

And lefties are hailing him as a Batman-like vigilante for taking down a Fox News superfan.

My father had to fly back to town to keep his uncles from enacting vigilante justice over the death.

Slavery, segregation, and abortion led to civil war, vigilante violence, and massive protest movements.

It was in Bongao we first made the acquaintance of Toolawee, the chief vigilante of Sulu.

My luck was pretty good, and I'd have stuffed my wallet had not a sort of Puritan vigilante blown in.

But that's over now—they gave me hell for inciting vigilante action, and confined me inside the dome.

Wives of Vigilante members were struck from invitation lists in important affairs.

Suddenly the Governor slapped the Vigilante chief a rousing whack upon the shoulder.


On this page you'll find 39 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to vigilante, such as: angel, attendant, baby-sitter, cerberus, champion, and chaperon.

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