Edward Humes Quotes.

1. "They do horrible, unchildish things because they they have had very horrible, unchildish lives."
- Quote by Edward Humes

2. "immorality, materialism, and godlessness."
- Edward Humes, Monkey Girl: Evolution

3. "we are waiting and waiting and doing nothing, until it is too late, and they commit crimes so serious that all society wants to do is punish instead of rehabilitate."
- Edward Humes, No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court

4. "Is it always in the interest of the public safety to seek the prosecutor's traditional solution -- the harshest penalty possible? Or is the public best served by finding ways to change a kid's lot in life for the better, even if that means opening the prison door?"
- Edward Humes, No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court

5. "Officially, he was no longer a victim, he was a criminal"
- Edward Humes, No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court

6. "Locking everyone up is not the solution,' she sighs, staring into a cup of coffee gone cold as The Box at Juvenile Hall. 'It's just the symptom of the problem. It's the proof that we're doing something wrong."
- Edward Humes, No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court

7. "Take a trip in my mind see all that I've seen, and you'd be called a beast, not a human being... Fuck it, cause there's not much I can do, there's no way out, my screams have no voice no matter how loud I shout... I could be called a low life, but life ain't as low as me. I'm in juvenile hall headed for the penitentiary. George Trevino, sixteen, "Who Am I?"
- Edward Humes, No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court

8. "It's not like they can take anything from me,' he says later, back with his homeboys in Juvenile Hall. 'Ain't got nothing to give. Nothin' but time, that is. And I been doin' time my whole life, one way or the other."
- Edward Humes, No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court

9. "These kids are already hard. They don't need to be made harder. The issue is softening them up. They need to learn how to care about life again. They've lost that. That's what we need to give back to them."
- Edward Humes, No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court

10. "from a child in danger to a dangerous child"
- Edward Humes, No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court

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