Would you consider the punishment of lynching to be an act
or form of mob violence? According to the oxford dictionary, “a mob is a disorderly
or riotous crowd of people that is bent on or engaged in violence.” Comparing
this to the definition of lynching according to Robert L. Zangrando, author of the article about lynching “Lynching is
the practice whereby a mob usually several dozen or several hundred people takes
the law into their own hands by injuring or killing a person accused of some
wrongdoing.” Although the definitions are not exactly alike they are quite
similar. Lynching is one of the worst acts of violence from mobs. According to
statistics, in the year 2010, over 4700 people
were victims of this absurdity and this included children. Research shows that people
think of lynching as a right way to solve an immediate problem, but in reality,
lynching is a criminal activity that is punishable in law.
Apr 29th, 2015
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