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“If one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges, or the protected members of the middle class. One goes to the unprotected-those, precisely, who need the law’s protection most-and listens to their testimony.”

James Baldwin, The Price of the Ticket

I’ve always been a sucker for a movie in which the main character is on a quest for justice. That’s what I told myself, anyway.

Give me a Liam Neeson going after the guy who took his daughter or a Count of Monte Christo dramatically settling scores.  When the line of police cars is tearing up the road to Shawshank Prison and you know the warden is going down?  Forget about it.

There was so much pain, so much harm in my life and in the world around me, and I wanted wrong things made right

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