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People that change and try to change should be given some assistance and should be given a second chance, if you will.

Judge Mills Lane

And so they pitched the show to me. It sounded like a good idea. We pitched the show back, and got it sold and got it on the air. And that's kicking the tail.

Judge Mills Lane

I have great faith in the jury system.

Judge Mills Lane

And some people, you've got to lock up. If you don't, they're going to hurt you.

Judge Mills Lane

The color of somebody's skin or the way he wears his hair or clothes has nothing to do with anything.

Judge Mills Lane

We must focus on people as people, regardless of race, creed, color or gender.

Judge Mills Lane

Well, I don't think prisons are the answer to everything, obviously.

Judge Mills Lane

But I do believe this - I believe that fundamentally, society is headed in the right direction or wants to head in the right direction, and I think judges have an obligation to try to help it head there.

Judge Mills Lane

I think, unfortunately, some people are just bad, they're just born bad, and I don't know why.

Judge Mills Lane

We've got to focus on people as people. We've got to get beyond this ethnic thing. We're all Americans, and we've got to recognize that.

Judge Mills Lane

I think racial profiling is wrong. It cannot be defended. It's just flat wrong. And if a matter came before me, and it could be established that the arrest was made strictly on racial profiling, when I was on the bench, it would be gone.

Judge Mills Lane

As a matter of fact, I don't think the case will be difficult for a judge, because the judge really is an arbiter and makes decisions of law.

Judge Mills Lane

Well, I - all cases to me have interest. Every case is important to somebody, the people litigating that case. But the most difficult case for me is the case where one person says a, the other person says b, and you just don't know for certain who is not telling you the truth.

Judge Mills Lane

Well, it has some of that, but what I think also is people like to see conflict. They like to see conflict. And they also like to see it resolved.

Judge Mills Lane

Well, I think every now and again, some people deserve to get their butts chewed. Every now and again some people deserve a pat on the back. What I try and do is compliment folk who deserve a compliment, and chew folks out who deserve to be chewed out.

Judge Mills Lane

But the thing about the murder case, murder is one of the few - I mean, it's the only crime there's no statute of limitations on.

Judge Mills Lane

I think most folks are good folks.

Judge Mills Lane

Every unfortunate event does not give rise to lawsuit.

Judge Mills Lane