Why would I deny that Martin was tried for breaking the law?
Some years ago I heard on the radio that a grieving father, whose daughter was killed by a drunken driver, went round the driver's house and shot him in the stomach with a shotgun, paralysing him from the waist down. When it came to court, it was discovered that the driver had been guilty of drunk driving on many occasions, and had received a paltry prison sentence. After very emotional testimony, the grieving father was found not guilty of all charges.
An extreme case of juries deciding to go with the spirit of the law, it happens.
It didn't happen in Martin's case.
I can only agree with your opinion of this.
Sometimes, vengeance rises above everything else in the mind and values of the avenger.
Tho I have not been ardent in my admiration of the TV actor, Mr. T,
I thawt quite well of his character (and of that of his brothers)
when he mentioned to Barbara Walters that after his mother
complained of getting mugged by one of their nabors,
he and his brothers set out in pursuit of him, and:
" u won 't see him no more."
Sometimes, all other considerations are subordinated to personal justice by the avenger, come what may
That reveals something about one 's virtue