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Is Vigilantism Ever Permissible?
Unlike the unified and consistent rule of law offered by states, vigilantes act on their own brand of justice, based on
their personal views of good and bad.
This means that it is very easy for vigilantism to slip past the boundaries of moral justification, as they have no unified framework to hold them back.
Vigilantism allows a small minority to hijack justice for their own personal goal, at the expense of other people.
The perception over what is the social norm and what is socially desirable or acceptable cannot be defined by a narrow group of citizens, but must be in line with the virtues of the democratic state and public interest.