We have a system of justice in [the US] that treats you much better if you're rich and guilty than if you're poor and innocent. Wealth, not culpability, shapes outcomes.

Bryan Stevenson

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Source: "We Need to Talk About an Injustice." TED2012. Mar. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, means that the American legal system is corrupt and unjust, as it discriminates against the poor and shows favor to the rich; says Stevenson, the system is more likely to favor you if you are rich and guilty of a crime then if you are poor and innocent of said crime. This quote is from Stevenson's 2012 TED Talk about discrimination in the U.S. criminal justice system. Watch the full TED Talk here: Bryan Stevenson - We Need to Talk About an Injustice