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Re: Poetic Justice

Posted by Amos on January 20, 2000

In Reply to: Re: Poetic Justice posted by Frankie on January 20, 2000

: : Can anyone tell me what this phrase means?

: I always understood this to mean justice on your afflictor by there own bad luck. As opposed to justice by the courts or your own retribution.
: Hope this helps.

By way of example. If a John Doe were to assault a homosexual man who was infected by the HIV virus and later our vicious John Doe, irrespective of whatever punishment the courts handed down, were to become HIV positive and develop full blown AIDS - contracted as a result of his attack on our homosexual brother - this would be a clear case of poetic justice.