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“Every time we turn our heads the other way …”

“Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted, when we tolerate what we know to be wrong, when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy or too frightened, when we fail to speak up and speak out, we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice.”

― Robert F. Kennedy



Kennedy testifies before the Senate Committee on Government Operations’ Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations about organized crime, September 1963.

Photo credit: Warren K. Leffler, U.S. News & World Report Magazine [Public domain]