[LMB] Criminals OT:

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Sat Aug 10 02:23:00 BST 2019

On Sat, 10 Aug 2019 00:32:18 +0300, Mervi Hämäläinen
<mhamalainenenator at gmail.com> wrote:

>> From: "James M. BRYANT G4CLF" <james at jbryant.eu>
>> Little Egret observes that:-
>>  > There are burglars who specialise in targeting criminals.
>> Since this is a literary list he might mention Robin Hood
>> and Simon Templar, and, up to a point, Raffles and Modesty
>> Blaise. Any other suggestions?
>This is one of my favorite tropes (love Modesty!) so thanks very much for
>mentioning Raffles. I've downloaded the first short story collection.
>I can't seem to remember many such characters, at least as main characters.
>The most obvious one is the Hustle TV-show where a group of con men often
>steal from outright criminals.
>Also "the Heist" by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg where one of the two
>main characters is a con man and the other an FBI agent who together catch
>bigger criminals. It's the first book in a series.
>Oceans eleven came to mind but I don't think Terry Benedict was actually a
>criminal? Even though he acted like a some sort of mob boss.

He was certainly portrayed like a "made man".
>Also, it depends on how you define "criminal". If we go with vigilante,
>then any super heroes who are former criminals might qualify. :) At least
>the X-Man Gambit seems to be still the head of New Orleans' thieves guild.
>The Black Cat sometimes steals from criminals. On DC's side we got Catwoman
>who also sometimes steals from the criminals, although by no means

As a matter of law, surely *any* vigilante is a criminal, in that they
have no lawful basis for taking action, unless they limit themselves to
citizen's arrest.
The best course of action is one far too many companies seem
only able to recognize in hindsight: don't screw over your

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