Can anything think of a word to describe someone who uses intimation and physical violence to get what they want? Not quite a bully, who intimidates for the sake of violence. Someone who uses...

 
Sean Reiser

Can anything think of a word to describe someone who uses intimation and physical violence to get what they want? Not quite a bully, who intimidates for the sake of violence. Someone who uses intimidation and violence as a means towards a larger goal. Think of The Sopranos. The word used to be “thug” but that now carries a racial implication that doesn't need to be part of this thing I'm writing.