whitecapping.Criminal law. The criminal act of threatening a person — usu. a member of a minority group — with violence in an effort to compel the person either to move away or to stop engaging in a certain business or occupation. • Whitecapping statutes were originally enacted to curtail the activities of the Ku Klux Klan. [Cases: Extortion and Threats  25.1. C.J.S. Threats and Unlawful Communications §§ 2–20.]
[Blacks Law 8th]