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"Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius."note 
—Attributed to Arnaud Amalric, advising a Crusader who was worried about killing orthodox Catholics along with the heretics

Well raise 'im high and string 'im up!
We've gotcha now, you're good as dead!
From the gallows to your grave
It's gonna take your breath away!

Crime they say, does not pay
And you’re the living proof
But not for long, cause you’ll be hung
By your neck
Heathen - "Death by Hanging"

Justice is swift in the Court of Miracles
I am the lawyers and judge all in one
We like to get the trial over with quickly
Because it's the sentence that's really the fun!

Old judge Jones never gave a man a break
On his hangin' tree the leaves don't shake
That man in black, what did he say?
A hundred years and one dark day
Old Judge Jones, Lesdudek

"Claims of innocence mean nothing; they serve only to prove a foolish lack of caution."
Judge Traggat, Selected Sayings, Warhammer 40,000

"When passing sentence, always err to the side of harshness. Remember: there is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt."
Credo Inquisition, Selected Sayings, Warhammer 40,000

"Innocence Proves Nothing."
Inquisitorial Motto, Warhammer 40,000

“There was polite laughter in the courtroom. Bosch noticed that the attorneys — prosecution and defense — dutifully joined in, a couple of them overdoing it. It had been his experience that while in open court a judge could not possibly tell a joke that the lawyers did not laugh at.”
Michael Connelly, A Darkness More Than Night

Mayor: I pronounce the trial over and both of you guilty!
Defense Lawyer: Your honor, the defense requests that we have the trial first.
Team Fortress 2, Unhappy Returns

"No lawyer, no witnesses? What sort of due process is this?"
"Your guilt has been determined. This is merely a sentencing hearing. Now, what will it be? Death or exile?"
Jim Gordon and Johnathan Crane, The Dark Knight Rises

"Soldiers, you will press those triggers if this criminal answers with any word other than 'guilty'."
Q, ''Star Trek: The Next Generation ("Encounter at Farpoint")

"You have been tried by twelve good men and true, not of your peers but as high above you as heaven is of hell, and they have said you are guilty. Time will pass and seasons will come and go. Spring with its wavin' green grass and heaps of sweet-smellin' flowers on every hill and in every dale. Then sultry Summer, with her shimmerin' heat-waves on the baked horizon. And Fall, with her yeller harvest moon and the hills growin' brown and golden under a sinkin' sun. And finally Winter, with its bitin', whinin' wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow. But you won't be here to see any of 'em; not by a damn sight, because it's the order of this court that you be took to the nearest tree and hanged by the neck til you're dead, dead, dead, you olive-colored son of a billy goat."
Judge Roy Bean, passing sentence upon a cattle rustler

"When you slithered out of your hole that day and spewed your venom over that defenseless young girl you made this court's list of the worst criminals this land has to offer. In a way the best sentence would be no sentence at all because if you left this court house I very much doubt you would be alive in five minutes. You are nothing but a weed among the wheat. And it is my duty to remove you because if I don't you will choke the wheat. Therefore I am going to put you away for as long as I possibly can."
— Judge Wyatt Mckay, who adored Bean and has one of his quotes on his wall, passing sentence on a man who kidnapped, robbed, bashed and repeatedly raped a four year old girl

Judge Doom: Does the condemned have anything to say before his sentence is carried out?
Roger: Well, actually I—! (Judge chokes him out, silencing him)

"Alright! I wanna know who's responsible for wreckin' our town, Sheriff. I want his hood on a platter. I'm gonna put him in jail 'til he rots. No, check that, I'm gonna put him in jail 'til the jail rots on top of him, and them I'm gonna move him to a new jail and let that jail rot..."
Doc Hudson, Cars

"Yes indeed, sir, once the seat of the Hangnail family and most notably of Lord Justice Hangnail, who famously declared that he never took account of any plea of not guilty on the basis that 'criminals always lie' and was, by happy chance, the Worshipful Master of the Benevolent Company of Rope Makers and Braiders. With any luck, we'll not see his like again."
Willikins, Snuff

"Start the court! Start the court! Convict! Death!"
The Master of the Court, Capriccio Farce

"No no, a fine won't do. You'll just go out and loiter again, won't you? No, we've got to look for a more permanent solution. I think I'll sentence you to death, how does that sound?"
Judge Death, Judge Dredd, Young Death: Boyhood of a Superfiend

The NCR's military doesn't like being in the role of "peace-keeper". Crimes across the Mojave are typically punished by death.
Loading screen tip, Fallout: New Vegas

"Cheery was aware that Commander Vimes didn't like the phrase 'The innocent have nothing to fear', believing the innocent had everything to fear, mostly from the guilty but in the longer term even more from those who say things like 'The innocent have nothing to fear'."

"I will act as your impartial judge. Though you disgust me beyond measure!"


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