Lynch mob. In many places, lynch mobs still run riot, groups of people usually driven by hate, or fear of the unknown turn on someone. The victim is hounded to death, or hung without trial.
Kangaroo courts. These 'courts' are one step up from the lynch mob. The concept here is "We'll give you a fair trial, then hang you." Kangaroo courts originated as the title suggests in the outback regions of Australia, where the few police couldn't deal justice. Again, the verdict was cast before the trial began.
In Absentia. This concept is where a person/s is/are tried in their absence, and with no opportunity to defend their actions.
Short Stories. Until last night, I was part of the Bristol reading group Short Stories, then a mix of an In Absentia Kangaroo Court had me ejected.
Autonomy. The 'group' if you can call it that, is run by one man, whose word is Law. Because we had words two months ago, he had me thrown out of the group. He said I was a racist because I said British people in the UK should come ahead of Asians, Coloureds, and Poles when jobs are offered. The row started because I "liked" a post on FB about banning dog-fights, I never saw who put the post up. It would have made no difference, I am against dog-fights. The next thing, he accuses me off paying money to a para-military organisation.
Sheep led by a wolf. When the matter was brought up, nobody thought to ask me, or even say "Wait until Alan is here to explain his view." Nobody said "It's wrong to talk behind his back." Why would they? This is an influential person in the area, and justice for me was never in the equation. He spoke, and the sheep followed.
Arrogance. If I was arrogant, which I am not, I could think the person was jealous, and thought I was a better story teller than him. I had that happen on another site, but as I say, I am not arrogant.