Jack booted is a derogatory term used to describe an overly oppressive and authoritarian individual or group, often denotes violent tendencies. Thugs, thus described, are those in the service of an oppressive authoritarian, usually employing violence to achieve his/her/their master's goals.
Jack booted thugs stormed in, broke my furniture, kicked my dog, and took my still.
by GJohnW June 9, 2006
individuals or groups who are bullies, frequently using violence or the threat thereof to take what they want.
by anamenotalreadybeingusedbysome October 24, 2010