Of course. Typically though it involves someone getting caught red handed doing something considered seriously not kosher. And like I said, sometimes I think people who should be punished will get off scot free to maintain appearances.
Well, again, we’re talking about killing a tribal chief, that is a heavy offense. And I’m actually with the news article on this one - he was already found guilty by the Gallente, Minmatar just sentenced him by their own laws. And I’m guessing Caldari, Gallente and Amarr don’t take too kindly on people who kill their leaders either.
For a more fair look at the issue, let’s say that for example, a Vherokior trader gets conned a hefty sum by a Gallente swindler, to make matters worse, this Vherokior was buying medicine to treat an outbreak on his home colony. Will they send black-ops to find this guy and drag him to the colony to get beaten up by everyone? Probably not. This colony will then likely petition aid from the Tribe - which, in ideal world will take action by securing the medicine somehow, and then raising a ruckus with Gallente diplomats, whom hopefully then would get the ball rolling to punish said swindler according to their laws.
Again this is skirting on treason (leaking military secrets to enemies) and AFAIK they got caught red handed. Are any other empires in EVE more lenient about something like this? But, okay. it could be argued that these two engineers got killed before officials could arrive on the scene because they did something that is unthinkable - betraying what should have been a type of extended family, to a much hated enemy. I just wonder, would have these officials been any more merciful, seeing what they did was if not treason, very close to that.
Don’t take this the wrong way, but I think these examples are kind of bad in the sense that they don’t particularly showcase offending just a small group of people, but of all Minmatar. While Karin Midular was the chieftain of the Sebiestor Tribe, the Ray of Matar was important to all Minmatar.
Really, tbh, I think the only ones who in the setting actually care for due process at all times are the Gallente, and even them not all the time. The thing is, all of the empires are good and bad in a way. I’m just arguing this because I don’t understand why we are so stuck on arguing that the Republic citizens in particular don’t care for due process because of their tribal culture, and then pretty much the only examples put forth to support this argument are both treason and murder, capital offences in many societies. Yet, I don’t think any of the other empires have any qualms about skipping due process “for the right reasons” either.
What would be a good example of ignoring due process, IMHO would have been the purge of the Republic Parliament: https://community.eveonline.com/news/news-channels/world-news/report-mass-murders-reported-at-minmatar-republic-government-facilities/
I don’t remember that anything ever came of that, that the perpetrators were ever brought to justice, this event was simply considered a necessary step to build the tribal republic - indeed, that the purge itself was considered just, even though it was said that the killers were planting evidence on these killed parliament members of their supposed collusion with the Amarr - and, as I recall, this was never investigated by anyone, if the evidence was even real and did those people deserve to die “for the greater good”? Now that is some grade A tribal duplicity bullpoop that should be brought to light, in my opinion, if we want to discuss the Tribal justice system and indeed sense of justice of the people as a whole.