Riot Act


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Riot Act

the reading it to unruly crowds, sheriffs under George I could force them to disperse or be jailed. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 767]
See: Riot
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DON'T BE A VICTIM: Honley High School year nine pupils, Robbie Peto (centre left) and Sally Slingsby (centre right) with actors from The Riot Act (left to right), Bryony Taylor, Mark Godfrey and Craig Warburton who performed a knife awareness performance 'For Marcus' (AC220909Driot-02.
NET services for their entire 2003 Riot Act World Tour which includes shows in North America, Japan and Australia.
Reading the Concerted Indiscipline Act lacks the gravitas of the Riot Act, doesn't it?
Today it emerged the Home Office had agreed to cover 100% of the Riot Act claims from businesses and residents and 85% (pounds 1.
With his side deadlocked at 1-1 at the interval, irate Jones read the riot act to his players.
New producer Phil Collinson introduced a new "zero-tolerance" regime as he read the riot act last week after a string of incidents.
CHIEF executive Ron Gourlay has read the riot act to Chelsea's misbehaving stars in a tough-talking showdown with the squad at the club's training ground this week.
But only a month on, new company The Riot Act has risen from the ashes of CragRats to offer interactive training and workshops to youngsters and staff - and they are already rehearsing for its first job.
Merthyr manager Paul Sugrue read his side the riot act at the break and it seemed to have worked when Gary Shephard pulled one back nine minutes into the second half.
I got McClaren in and read him the Riot Act and said to him that his agent's conduct was a disgrace and that I no longer wanted Colin Gordon involved in any aspect of the club.
And there will be no reading of the riot act to the AM rejected by party members for the North Wales list seat he currently occupies.
A town's anti-noise squad arrived at a late-night party to read the riot act - and found that the mayor and other councillors were the culprits.