Quotes: Judge, Jury, and Executioner
"I am judge, jury,
What right to we have to pass judgement on a fellow human being?
I ask of you, what right have we to presume him innocent?
We determine the guilty. We decide the punishment.
"Such men are beyond mere mercy."
"I am a Commissar. I am empowered to deliver justice wherever I see it lacking. I am empowered to punish cowardice. I am granted the gift of total authority to judge, in the name of the Emperor, on the field of combat."
"I am not their judge. These people have judged themselves by their own actions. I am their Executioner."
(while welcoming Danny to prison
) I am your judge; executioner; jury; executioner; jailer; and, if necessary, your executioner. Danny:
Uh, you said executioner three times. Walker:
I like that part of the job.
"I'll be judge, I'll be jury,"
Said cunning old Fury;
"I'll try the whole cause,
and condemn you to death."
"Our logical Mikado, seeing no moral difference between the dignified judge who condemns a criminal to die, and the industrious mechanic who carries out the sentence, has rolled the two offices into one, and every judge is now his own executioner."
(a patient smashes a vase over a Judoon trooper's helmet
Witness: The Crime. Charge: Physical Assault. Plea: Guilty. Sentence: Execution! (vaporises him
) Oliver Morgenstern:
You didn't have to do that. Judoon:
Justice is swift.
"Juries... Executioners... Judges"
— Judge Dredd
Civilian: Mercy, sir, mercy. I've done nothing wrong!
Ser Mettin: You harbored a known apostate.
Civilian: What crime is feeding my cousin? She was whipped, half-starving!