Behind you stands a symbol of oppression. Blackgate Prison, where a thousand men have languished under the name of this man: Harvey Dent, who has been held up to you as the shining example of justice. You have been supplied with a false idol to stop you tearing down this corrupt city! Let me tell you the truth about Harvey Dent from the words of Gotham’s Police Commissioner, James Gordon.
“The Batman didn’t murder Harvey Dent. He saved my boy, then took the blame for Harvey’s appalling crimes so I could, to my shame, build a lie around this fallen idol. I praised a madman who tried to murder my own child, but I can no longer live with my lie. It is time to trust the people of Gotham with the truth, and it is time for me to resign.”
And do you accept this man’s resignation? Do you accept the resignation of all of these liars? Of all the corrupt?
We take Gotham from the corrupt! The rich! The oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity, and we give it back to you… the people. Gotham is yours! None shall interfere. Do as you please, but start by storming Blackgate and freeing the oppressed! Step forward those who would serve, for an army will be raised. The powerful will be ripped from their decadent nests, and cast out into the cold world that we know and endure. Courts will be convened. Spoils will be enjoyed. Blood will be shed. The police will survive, as they learn to serve true justice.
This great city… it will endure. Gotham will survive!