The Ludgonian Industrial Union sports some of the lowest crime figures in the universe. Some say this is the result of its tough prisons, while others claim that it is the result of the LIU's massive police force. But we're here to show you the real reason we have so little crime...the LIU Justice Buildings. There are hundred of these buildings spread throughout the LIU.
Several parts of the justice system take place in these buildings, like crime labs, courts, processing centers, and executions.
The Justice Building's walls were designed to be white to reflect the purity of the system...Ok, fine, who are we kidding anyway. We just like white.
The columns and other architecture give this white box a courthouse-like appearance. You will notice in the previous pics that all the windows in the Justice Building are fake. This was a necessary feature, as it helps to keep privacy and protects workers from attack. Not too many people like these places.
The symbol of the LIU justice system is a man holding a white box. The white box's even sides reflect more than our building style. They also reflect the LIU's view on justice, fairness for all.
The sides and back are bare, as the building is usually jammed between several others.
Let's open the doors and head inside.
When you first come inside, you are in the Justice Building's main lobby. This floor is the only room open to the public.
An armed guard mans the metal detector. No guns, knives, bombs, or energy swords allowed. Actually, no Halo anything allowed.
A ticket counter is located on the left side of the lobby. No, its not a place to buy tickets to court or executions. Its a place for citizens to come and pay their tickets. Most crimes in the LIU result in heavy fines instead of jail time (it's much more profitable). You can mail in your fine or pay it at your local Justice Building.
Here is the line without all the people in the way. Arrows direct the uneducated criminals through the simple winding line.
A guard desk, some flowers(couldn't think of anything else to squeeze in the little spot), and the elevator are all located on the right side.
If you take the elevator downstairs to the basement, you enter the processing center. Criminals that are waiting to be tried in court are housed and processed here.
Two small cells can hold up three prisoners a piece. Even if you end up being innocent, you still get to experience a little prison overcrowding.
Criminals are photographed, fingerprinted, and strip searched by these very unfriendly guards.
Name: Tony Williams Crime: Mooning a LIU Governor Proposed Sentence: Life in an Orbital Prison
If you head back to the elevator and go up two floors, you enter the Justice Building's court room.
A guard keeps out unwanted guests and keeps the accused from fleeing.
The crowd watches on as a man and his appointed lawyer attempt to beat a federal theft charge.
"I swear to you! I didn't realize that dime belonged to the LIU! I just found it on the ground!"
"You heard my client. We all know that you can't lie when you swear..."
The LIU justice systems revolves around three judges instead of a jury. The High Judge has the most power and gets a full vote. The two Lesser Judges get only a half of a vote. The outcome depends on the final vote score. If the vote ends up tied, the trial is moved to another Justice Building and tried again.
"By a score of 1.5 to .5, the Judge Collective of the Midwest Justice Building finds you guilty of theft of federal property. Being that theft was of currency, we sentence you to death...."
"As the one judge that voted in your defense, I'd like to say one thing...ITS ONLY A DIME! Are you people crazy?"
Back to the elevator and one floor up, we come to the Justice Building's Execution Room. Criminals convicted of capital crimes are taken immediately upstairs and executed. The room has two gas chambers and one electric chair.
The man convicted up theft in the court below is strapped to a stretcher in the gas chamber.
"It was only a di.."
A convicted terrorist is strapped into the electric chair. The guard prepares to pull the switch as the victims of the crime look on.
Up one more time to the Justice Building's Crime Lab. Crimes are solved up here on the top level.
A crime tech works one the lab's DNA analyzers. He likes to sneak a hair sample from his other crew members and have it tested when they have some down time. "Hey Jim, I didn't know James wasn't you real father. Oh, you didn't know that either. Uh..well, surprise??"
No, its not a carnival game (although it really looks like it), it a ballistic test chamber. Bullets are fired from a suspected weapon into the target. They are then pulled out and compared to rounds found at the scene.
Advanced computers analyze evidence and compute suspects.
Note: Before the complaints and hate mail start rolling in, let's get this straight. The LIU only executes criminals that fit a certain criteria. They have not executed anyone that has ended up innocent, well..as far as we know. Executions may be more humane in the case of the LIU, just ask the prisoners in our Orbital Prisons.
any money on the floor belongs to the liu! lol!
great build-system-structure! i did nt expect the sentences to be carried out on the spot, once you get inside that building, sometimes you ll never leave! great work!
Hahaha "but it was just a di.." haha great stuff once again. I was enjoy seeing the amount of detail you put into these creations. Well I finally added more mocs! Check them out if you get a chance. Great work!
I always love seeing the interior details you put into your MOC's, and this one's no exception! Let me know if tickets ever go on sale for executions, and I'll be the first in line to watch those plastic, penny-pilfering perps get the chair - could be a cash cow for the LIU!
I've been in a real crime lab, and contrary popular beleif they are not one big room, but many seperate small rooms, all dedicated to something different than the others. Just a suggestion if you ever want to improve it.
Love the fake windows. :)
Dictatorships and corrupt unscruplous governments are always more fun to build and play than sappy democracies. Which isn't to say I don't prefer the latter in the real world. ;)
As usual very good. Can't you ever make a bad moc? ;) Becuase of my own faction's growth and shrinking need for allies, we are no longer your allies. We are prone to attack you, as we are on an offensive campaign. But stay out of our way, give us some credits, and we won't bother you. You have gronw to be very powerful, and our citizens are fearing you will take over us if we are too close allies. But don't worry, we're not on bad terms. (Sorry, a dumb excuse for me not wanting to be your ally anymore. Good luck, though!)