Why are there so many criminals running around on the streets today?
The answer is because there are so many wicked judges sitting in courtrooms today. Years ago the judge wasn’t a criminal himself. He wasn’t a tzadik, but he wasn’t wicked either. Today the judges themselves are criminals. They are חברי גנבים – they’re the friends of criminals. You have to know that the judges today are the enemies of our society. They are absolutely depraved characters. If a judge will let out on bail, on $600 bail, a man, a drunken driver who killed three innocent people in his drunken driving, that’s a criminal act. The judge is a criminal. Or there’s another judge who let out on bail a man who tried to kill a policeman, $500 bail.
The judges and the lawyers are murderers because they are encouraging it. And if the people had backbone they would see to it that the judge would feel the wrath of public opinion.
Years ago not only did they catch up with the criminals but many times they ended up in the penitentiary for the rest of their lives. Some ended up in the electric chair; even better. The electric chair you have to know is the best rehabilitation for criminals. There’s no way that more readily solves the rehabilitation problem than the electric chair. But our friend Governor Carey has a soft heart. He likes getting a lot of votes from the criminal element – I won’t say who they are. And therefore he is committed to the cause of opposing the death penalty.
TAPE # 307 (April 1980)