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  1. We cannot forget the need to use the law as a shield, but we must remember other forces of the law.
  2. We’re all in this together, and we all have to make an investment in our most precious possession and in the foundation of our future: our young people.
  3. If the end brings me out right, what people said about me won’t make any difference, and if the end brings me out wrong, 10 angels saying I was right won’t make any difference.
  4. If somebody thinks I have an integrity problem, then the honest thing to do is to tell me what they think it is and let me address it.
  5. You are not going to put 100,000 police officers on the streets overnight and do the right job. To put them on the streets, to see that they’re properly trained; you have to do it in an orderly way over a period of time.
  6. I want to do what I can to make the law make sense to citizens and businesses alike. I want the laws to assist them in worthwhile endeavors, not to stand as bureaucratic obstacles.
  7. Under a death penalty statute that is going to stand up to constitutional muster, you look at the aggravating circumstances and the mitigating circumstances.
  8. We tried our best for the longest time to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the matter, and at each step, we were thwarted by those that said, No, we will not turn the boy over to his father.
  9. When I went to law school, I had Roger Fisher for Civil Procedure. I never heard anything about negotiations.
  10. A street criminal can steal only what he can carry, but with a stroke of a pen, the dialing of a telephone or the pushing of a computer key, the white collar criminal can and does steal billions.
  11. I want there to be a real partnership between the Department of Justice in Washington and U.S. attorneys.
  12. Let us develop an agenda for children that says we can do something about teen pregnancy. Let us make sure that parents are old enough, wise enough, and financially able to take care of their children.
  13. It helps to know how to lose. You know it is not the end of the world, and you pick yourself up and move ahead.
  14. I’m not fancy. I’m what I appear to be.
  15. I think the answer to civil disorder in America, the answer to police problems in America, the answer to jail overcrowding and all the problems that we see is — the one answer is that government must go back to its people.
  16. We recognize that violence is a learned behavior. One of the best classrooms for learning violence is in the home.
  17. While service in the Department of Justice is itself one of the highest forms of public service, the Department further strides to increase access to justice for all and to strengthen our communities.
  18. Do and act on what you believe to be right, and you’ll wake up the next morning feeling good about yourself.
  19. One of the problems in America is that everybody focuses on their own narrow little bit of the problem without connecting punishment and prevention together, without connecting the schools and the police together, without connecting the pediatricians and the social workers together.
  20. Juveniles as well as adults need to know they’re going to be punished for their violent acts.



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