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extortion
the felonious act of extorting money by use of threats of violence. Extortion, as it is defined in Hobbs Act, is the obtaining of another person's property or money, with (his)(her) consent when this consent is induced or brought about through the use of actual or threatened force, violence or fear. (8 U.S.C. S 1951(b)(2)) A public (official)(employee) … Full Definition »
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Protective custody is an action taken by a government official by placing a person in a secure setting to protect that person from harm of others. Examples: a child placed in temporary foster care because of abuse of a parent; a wife escaping an abusive husband given a temporary shelter; protective custody to a witness to a crime that is threatened to … Full Definition »
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