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Fulfilling Justice Quotes and Sayings to Understand the Criminal System

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Justice is the quality of being just, the act of treating people with fairness, or a virtue establishing rational order. List of top 95 Fulfilling Justice quotes and famous sayings to read and share with friends on your Facebook, Twitter, and blogs.

Justice quotes that’ll tell you more about righteousness. Here are the best justice quotes to read from famous people that will enlighten you about the matter.

Fulfilling Justice Quotes

May these quotes about justice help you find the true meaning of justice, how it affects people’s lives and society as a whole.

1. The criminal justice system, like any system designed by human beings, clearly has its flaws. – Ben Whishaw

2. I want to be a figure for prison reform. I think that the criminal justice system is rotten. –  Henry Louis Gates

3. We need to incorporate that age-old concept of redemption into the work that we do in the criminal justice system in California. –  Kamala Harris

4. As a former attorney general. I have the greatest respect for the criminal justice system. But it is not good at intelligence gathering. –  Kelly Ayotte

5. Dealing with a simple burglary can require 1000 process steps and 70 forms to be completed as a case goes through the Criminal Justice System. That can’t be right. –  Theresa May

6. Dealing with a simple burglary can require 1,000 process steps and 70 forms to be completed as a case goes through the Criminal Justice System. That can’t be right. – Theresa May

7. The criminal justice system should have the authority to determine the immigration status of all criminals, regardless of race or ethnicity, and report illegal immigrants who commit crimes to federal authorities. –  Susana Martinez

8. I, therefore, believe that our system does not have a word for failed trials, and that is where the American public does not realize that our criminal justice system sometimes makes mistakes. –  Sam Sheppard

9. I represented many of these kids as they become young adults in the criminal justice system when I was a public defender. One way of reaching out is by the mind of experimentation. –  Matt Gonzalez

10. Johnny Cash was a rebel, not only just in the musical sense, but he was somebody who was for the people, and an advocate for labor, for workers, for prisoners, people who have been trapped by the criminal justice system. –  Michael Franti

11. Once brave politicians and others explain the war on drugs’ true cost, the American people will scream for a cease-fire. Bring the troops home, people will urge. Treat drugs as a health problem, not as a matter for the criminal justice system. –  Larry Elder

12. Our criminal justice system is fallible. We know it, even though we don’t like to admit it. It is fallible despite the best efforts of most within it to do justice. And this fallibility is, at the end of the day, the most compelling, persuasive, and winning argument against the death penalty. –  Eliot Spitzer

13. America’s criminal justice system isn’t known for rehabilitation. I’m not sure that, as a society, we are even interested in that concept anymore. –  Steve Earle

14. Our criminal justice system has swallowed up too many people I love. – Michael K. Williams

15. The civil justice system is a backup system when the criminal justice system fails. –  Ralph Nader

16. It is apparent, if you go back through our history, that the grand juries of the criminal justice system do not value black lives. –  William Lacy Clay, Jr.

17. The reason I like the criminal justice system is there aren’t Republican or Democrat victims or police officers or prosecutors. It’s about respect for the rule of law!. –  Trey Gowdy

18. I went into journalism to learn the craft of writing and to get close to the world I wanted to write about – police and criminals, the criminal justice system. –  Michael Connelly

19. I went into journalism to learn the craft of writing and to get close to the world I wanted to write about — police and criminals, the criminal justice system. –  Michael Connelly

20. All decisions in the criminal justice system must be determined by the physical and scientific evidence, and the credible testimony corroborated by that evidence, not in response to public outcry. –  Robert P. McCulloch

21. I think the federal government should be doing only what the Constitution says it should be. We don’t have authority under the federal Constitution to have a big federal criminal justice system. –  Paul Broun

22. Besides taking jobs from American workers, illegal immigration creates huge economic burdens on our health care system, our education system, our criminal justice system, our environment, our infrastructure and our public safety. –  Jan C. Ting

23. Whether or not we can save Lake Michigan, whether or not we can avoid a breakdown in our criminal justice system are more important than whether or not I’m going to be governor. –  Bill Scott

24. Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the `criminal justice system,’ I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal. –  Ron Paul

25. We have this long history of racism in this country, and as it happens, the criminal justice system has been perhaps the most prominent instrument for administering racism. But the racism doesn’t actually come from the criminal justice system. –  Ta-Nehisi Coates

26. The criminal justice system is accurately symbolized by a large sculpture that sits at the foot of the United States attorney’s building: four metal circles that interlock. The wheels of justice, as it were, frozen in legal and social gridlock. –  Jonathan Larson

27. The whole future of America’s black community is at risk. One out of every three young black men in Washington, D.C., is under one arm or the other of the criminal justice system. These are the continuing consequences of slavery. –  Randall Robinson

28. Our constitutionally-based criminal justice system places a high value on protecting the innocent. Among its central tenets is the idea that it is better to let a guilty person go free than to convict someone without evidence beyond a reasonable doubt. –  Robert Shapiro

29. In January 2013, I told the people in the Justice Department after the re-election that I wanted to focus on reforming the federal criminal justice system. I made an announcement in August of that year in San Francisco, when we rolled out the Smart on Crime initiative. – Eric Holder

30. The fact that more than half of the young black men in any large American city are currently under the control of the criminal justice system (or saddled with criminal records) is not – as many argue – just a symptom of poverty or poor choices, but rather evidence of a new racial caste system at work. – Michelle Alexander

31. You have young men of color in many communities who are more likely to end up in jail or in the criminal justice system than they are in a good job or in college. And, you know, part of my job, that I can do, I think, without any potential conflicts, is to get at those root causes. –  Barack Obama

32. Well, the terrible thing right now, and I don’t know the statistics, but there’s a growing concern in some communities about how rapidly people are sent from school to jail, how quickly they’re put into the criminal justice system.

And of course the rapidly growing number of brown people, both men, and women, in prison. And this is terrible. –  Anna Deavere Smith

33. These are young people who made mistakes that aren’t that different than the mistakes I made and the mistakes that a lot of you guys made, we have a tendency sometimes to almost take for granted or think it’s normal that so many young people end up in our criminal justice system. It’s not normal. … What is normal is teenagers doing stupid things. –  Barack Obama

34. A large portion of American citizens, especially people of color, have lost confidence in our criminal justice system. Many have called for appointing special prosecutors when a police officer kills or injures a civilian.

If you were elected president, would you publicly support special prosecutors in these cases, and what is one other thing you would do to fix our broken justice system?. –  Russell Simmons

35. Over the last few years a lot of people have become aware of the inequities in the criminal justice system, right now, with our overall crime rate and incarceration rate both falling, we’re at a moment when some good people in both parties.

Republicans and Democrats and folks all across the country are coming up with ideas to make the system work smarter and better. –  Barack Obama

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36. Race determines everything in the criminal justice system. –  Mark Geragos

37. We’ve got to address the systemic racism in our criminal justice system. –  Hillary Clinton

38. America’s criminal justice system has deteriorated to the point that it is a national disgrace. –  Jimmy Webb

39. For too long, the victims of crime have been the forgotten persons of our criminal justice system. –  Ronald Reagan

40. Capital punishment, like the rest of the criminal justice system, is a government program, so skepticism is in order. – George Will

41. States and counties routinely bear the costs associated with incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens once they enter the criminal justice system. – Michael Dean Crapo

42. I’ve laid out a platform that I think would begin to remedy some of the problems we have in the criminal justice system. – Hillary Clinton

43. In the criminal justice system you see the worst people on their best behavior, unlike the civil system, where the best people behave at their worst. – Edna Buchanan

44. To change criminal justice policy in any meaningful way means to propose changing a very longstanding system. It’s not realistic to think you can do it overnight. –  Kamala Harris

45. The Indian criminal justice system was market-like garbage, Abdul now understood. Innocence and guilt could be bought and sold like a kilo of polyurethane bags. –  Katherine Boo

46. A subject I’m particularly passionate about is the criminal justice system and almost all of the policies that impact people’s lives are determined on a local level. – Aldis Hodge

47. Specifically, the growing threat that sexual predators pose to our Nation’s children and their families represents an area where our criminal justice system has failed the American people. –  Paul Gillmor

48. Our criminal justice system has swallowed up too many people I love. I am proud to join the ACLU in the fight to make mass incarceration a thing of the past. – Michael K. Williams

49. I think the clearest manifestation for anyone who doubts that racism and classism exist in America, all one needs to do is take a real serious objective look at our criminal justice system. – Tim McDonald

50. The nature of the criminal justice system has changed. It is no longer primarily concerned with the prevention and punishment of crime, but rather with the management and control of the dispossessed. –  Michelle Alexander

51. One out of three black men are in the criminal justice system in some form. Their despair is beginning to resonate through the entire culture; that is why suburban children want rap music. – Robert Bly

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52. All we want is justice for John Crawford and everyone responsible for John Crawford’s death should be held responsible, the criminal justice system refused to hold those accountable so the civil system must. –  Michael Wright

53. Unfortunately, race still determines too much, often determines where people live, determines what kind of education in their public schools they can get, and, yes, it determines how they’re treated in the criminal justice system. –  Hillary Clinton

54. My heart and passion have always been to reform the criminal justice system. I want to be a public servant, and I wanted to be a prosecutor because I felt it was the best way forward. – Marilyn Mosby

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55. We have to face up systemic racism. We see it in jobs, we see it in education, we see it in housing. But let’s be really clear; it’s a big part of what we’re facing in the criminal justice system. – Hillary Clinton Fulfilling Justice Quotes

56. For years I supported capital punishment, but I have come to believe that our criminal justice system is incapable of adequately distinguishing between the innocent and guilty. It is reprehensible and immoral to gamble with life and death. – James Frey

57. There’s something almost impossible about the criminal justice system when it comes to sexual assault cases. It immediately sets up a trial, where witnesses may have been drunk or maybe there were no witnesses and maybe there’s no evidence. – Jon Shenk

58. The criminal-justice system is, obviously, the sole source of racial tension in this country [USA] or the key institution to resolving the opportunity gap. It is a part of the broader set of challenges that we face in creating a more perfect union. – Barack Obama

59. The fate of millions of people””indeed the future of the black community itself””may depend on the willingness of those who care about racial justice to re-examine their basic assumptions about the role of the criminal justice system in our society. – Michelle Alexander Fulfilling Justice Quotes

60. It’s just a fact that if you’re a young African-American man and you do the same thing as a young white man, you are more likely to be arrested, charged, convicted, and incarcerated. So we’ve got to address the systemic racism in our criminal justice system. – Hillary Clinton

61. Young black men are not only being arrested and channeled into the criminal justice system in record numbers, but they are also being targeted by the police, harassed by security forces, and in some instances killed because they are black and assumed to be dangerous. – Henry Giroux

62. After reading The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander’s stunning work of scholarship, one gains the terrible realization that, for people of color, the American criminal justice system resembles the Soviet Union’s gulag—the latter punished ideas, the former punishes a condition. – David Levering Lewis

63. Our current criminal justice system has no provision for restorative justice, in which an offender confronts the damage they have done and tries to make it right for the people they have harmed.

Instead, our system of “corrections” is about arm’s-length revenge and retribution, all day and all night. – Piper Kerman Fulfilling Justice Quotes

64. In order to ensure our criminal justice system is fair and equitable, my office is conducting an immediate assessment of every prosecution within the past 10 years where these officers were involved, this is a shameful incident that the public deserves to have addressed in a meaningful and expeditious manner. – George Gascon

65. Justice is sweet and musical, but injustice is harsh and discordant. – Henry David Thoreau

66. At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. –  Aristotle

67. Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it. – Malcolm X

68. Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. – Groucho Marx

69. The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice. –  Martin Luther King, Jr.

70. A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers. –  H. L. Mencken

71. There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. –  Martin Luther King, Jr.

72. Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. – George Washington

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73. Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. – Nelson Mandela Fulfilling Justice Quotes

74. True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

75. Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary. –  Reinhold Niebuhr Fulfilling Justice Quotes

76. Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged. – Samuel Johnson

77. Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. – James A. Baldwin

78. Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. –  Benjamin Franklin Fulfilling Justice Quotes

79. The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them. –  Lois McMaster Bujold

80. There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice. – Charles de Montesquieu

81. There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts. – Mahatma Gandhi

82. All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. –  Winston Churchill

83. Law and justice are not always the same. When they aren’t, destroying the law may be the first step toward changing it. – Gloria Steine Fulfilling Justice Quotes

84. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. –  Martin Luther King, Jr.

85. Justice must always question itself, just as society can exist only by means of the work it does on itself and on its institutions. –  Michel Foucault

86. It is essential that justice be done, and it is equally vital that justice not be confused with revenge, for the two are wholly different.  – Oscar Arias

87. The criminal justice system should have the authority to determine the immigration status of all criminals, regardless of race or ethnicity, and report illegal immigrants who commit crimes to federal authorities. – Susana Martinez

88. America’s criminal justice system isn’t known for rehabilitation. I’m not sure that, as a society, we are even interested in that concept anymore. – Steve Earle

89. I want to be a figure for prison reform. I think that the criminal justice system is rotten. – Henry Louis Gates

90. We need to incorporate that age-old concept of redemption into the work that we do in the criminal justice system in California.- Kamala Harris Fulfilling Justice Quotes

91. I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. – Abraham Lincoln

92. I went into journalism to learn the craft of writing and to get close to the world I wanted to write about – police and criminals, the criminal justice system. – Michael Connelly

93. Justice is always Violence to the Party offending, for every Man is Innocent in his own Eyes. – Daniel Defoe

94. Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear. – Karl Kraus

95. As a former attorney general. I have the greatest respect for the criminal justice system. But it is not good at intelligence gathering. – Kelly Ayotte

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