The law perverted! And the police powers of the state perverted
along with it! The law, I say, not only turned from its proper purpose
but made to follow an entirely contrary purpose! The law become the
weapon of every kind of greed! Instead of checking crime, the law
itself guilty of the evils it is supposed to punish!
If this is true, it is a serious fact, and moral duty requires me
to call the attention of my fellow-citizens to it.