CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Liberal friendly quotes:
"Every time you stop a school, you will have to build
a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like
feeding a dog on his own tail. It won't fatten the dog."
-- Mark Twain, Speech 11/23/1900
"The reformative effect of punishment is a belief that dies
hard, I think, because it is so satisfying to our sadistic impulses."
-- Bertrand Russell, Ideas That Have Harmed Mankind
"For the same criminal behavior, the poor are more likely
to be arrested; if arrested, they are more likely to be charged;
if charged, more likely to be convicted; if convicted, more likely
to be sentenced to prison; and if sentenced, more likely to be
given longer prison terms than members of the middle and upper
-- Jeffrey Reiman, The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison
"The rich rob the poor and the poor rob one another."
-- Sojourner Truth, saying
"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably
by the Prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect
for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which
cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase
of crime in this country is closely connected with this."
-- Albert Einstein, My First Impression of the U.S.A.,
"Brains'll only get you so far, then luck always runs out."
-- Harvey Keitel on the odds of a crime spree paying off, Thelma and
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