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June 22, 1986
Goodwin's column is right on target, for he accurately portrays the mind-set that is guiding our present military policy. While President Reagan's policies appear to be new, they are not. We in the West have a rather ignoble tradition of vigilantism. California, especially, was known for vigilante actions in the period of 1850-1900, when the respected middle-class businessman, eager for swift justice, bypassed the law and directly pursued the alleged criminal. I believe we are seeing a repeat of this action today.
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OPINION
June 22, 1986
Goodwin's column is right on target, for he accurately portrays the mind-set that is guiding our present military policy. While President Reagan's policies appear to be new, they are not. We in the West have a rather ignoble tradition of vigilantism. California, especially, was known for vigilante actions in the period of 1850-1900, when the respected middle-class businessman, eager for swift justice, bypassed the law and directly pursued the alleged criminal. I believe we are seeing a repeat of this action today.
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