Jay: I've gotta get home.
Alpha: You're gonna have to get Brad's permission for that.
Jay: Why would I need his permission?
Flash: You gotta get his permission for everything.
Alpha: He's our leader.
Flash: The main man.
Alpha: He's the oldest.
Flash: He's fifteen.
Jay: Where can I find him?
Flash: The Tower.
Jay: Where's the Tower?
Flash: Way off. It's hard to get to.
Jay: Forget it. This trial's bogus. It's no fair. Real justice isn't big kids bullying little kids, locking somebody just because he's different. Real justice is where everyone's treated fairly. And you have a chance to tell your side of the story. And they listen, no matter who you are or where you're from or what you look like. Even if you are alone and strange.
Alpha: Wow. Outrageous.
Jay: I don't wanna plead guilty.
Alpha: It's not "guilty", it's "guilty with an explanation."
Jay: What's the difference?
Alpha: We're going for pity. You're a pathetic, lost kid without a club. You're throwing yourself at the mercy of the court. Can you cry?
Jay: But I'm innocent.
Alpha: They'll go harder on you if you plead innocent than if you plead guilty in the first place.
Jay: But what if they do find me innocent?
Alpha: (snickers) Ain't gonna happen.
Alpha: In the name of the Library Club, I claim this book for the benefit of civilization.
(Jay runs after the Monitors; Flash stops him)
Flash: What, are you crazy? You want to get arrested?
Jay: For what?!
Flash: For being different.
Jay: Maybe they could've helped me.
Flash: You kidding? They could've arrested us!
Jay: What for?!
Alpha: They don't have to have a reason! They're Brad's Monitors!