I'm going to attribute this to Martin Luther King, but I may be wrong:
"One who breaks an unjust law must do so openly, lovingly, and with a willingness to accept the penalty. I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law."
Most "activists" today seem to want to weasel out of the penalties for breaking the laws, to hide from the consequences.

If the crime is unjust, fight the crime.  But if you do the crime, do the time.  Take responsibility.  Stand up in a court of law and say, "yes, I did that."

(Inspired by seeing the quote here.)