There's an even stronger impulse driving some to the vigilante act than grandiosity: the realization that if you do nothing, you've essentially allowed yourself to be held hostage, not necessarily to the perpetrator, but to fear.
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If spontaneous and proportional to the crime, the vigilante act, as opposed to the practice, is not a crime. In fact, there's no shortage of situations which call for taking the law into one's hands.
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