Originally Posted by trapdoors
About the finger prints...
Thanks for helping me think this through!
Keep in mind, Gotham was ignorant in its peace. The Dent Act (that they didn't clarify) seemed to basically give the police free reign to do whatever they want. The people arrested under the Dent Act never got fair trials or anything (remember the scene with Blake and Gordon). So Gotham was only in this improved state because of a lie: the myth of Harvey Dent. That's why Bane exposed it. He wanted the citizens to realize that they were lied to these last 8 years. Once that happened, some people started to turn.