Judge Dredd (1995)
Jürgen Prochnow: Judge Griffin
Judge Griffin : My fellow Judges, have we forgotten the lessons of history? However quickly these block wars can be contained, it's clear that they're becoming an epidemic. An epidemic that should be dealt with immediately. The only solution is a tougher criminal code.
Judge Silver : Our situation gets worse every day. 73 citizen riots in 16 different sectors in the last 2 months alone.
Judge McGruder : Violent crimes rising at 15% every quarter. If we don't increase our resources they will be inadequate in less than three years.
Judge Esposito : Three years? Our resources are inadequate now!
Chief Justice Fargo : My fellow council members, as a city we continue to grow, and growth is painful. 65 million people living in an area designed for no more than 20. It's not enough that they rely on us for food, clothes, water, clean air...
Judge Griffin : Chief Justice, this city is in chaos! For social order we need tighter reigns! Incarceration hasn't worked as a deterrent, I say we expand execution to include lesser crimes!
Chief Justice Fargo : My fellow judges, I was barely in my teens when I put on this badge. When the time comes for me to take it off, please let me do so knowing that it still stands for freedom and not for oppression.
Judge Griffin : [holds up the Mega City One Book of Law, which resembles a bible, while sentencing Judge Dredd to life imprisonment] As it is written.
Judge Griffin : [has just sentenced Judge Dredd to life imprisonment] Let the betrayal of the Law be taken from our court. May his armor be taken from him, and all of his garb of justice. Let him be stricken from our hearts and our memories, forever.