The injustice towards the slaves were increasing day by day. The judge was always in favor of the masters and they always punished slaves even when they were innocent. It was so because freeing the slave judge would get $5 and punishing says would get judge $10. The greed won here. These little amount of $5 and $10 must see in small to you but back at that time they were huge. Apparently there was no equality in the eye of law.