Best Quotes About Police

Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb. -Spiro T. Agnew

All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl. -Charlie Chaplin

A recent police study found that you're much more likely to get shot by a fat cop if you run. -Dennis Miller

It used to be that a fellow went on the police force when everything else failed, but today he goes in the advertising game. -Kin Hubbard

We Americans have no commission from God to police the world. -Benjamin Harrison

I'm not against the police; I'm just afraid of them. -Alfred Hitchcock

The mugger who is arrested is back on the street before the police officer, but the person mugged may not be back on the street for a long time, if ever. -Mario Cuomo

The policeman isn't there to create disorder; the policeman is there to preserve disorder. -Richard J. Daley

How do you know love is gone? If you said that you would be there at seven and you get there by nine, and he or she has not called the police yet – it's gone. -Marlene Dietrich

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's. -Harry S Truman

The police must obey the law while enforcing the law. -Earl Warren

There is no requirement that police stop a person who enters a police station and states that he wishes to confess a crime or a person who calls the police to offer a confession because volunteered statements of any kind are not barred by the 5th Amendment. -Earl Warren

Surely the fact that a uniformed police officer is wearing his hair below his collar will make him no less identifiable as a policeman. -Thurgood Marshall

It is anomalous to hold that in order to convict a man the police cannot extract by force what is in his mind, but can extract what is in his stomach. -Felix Frankfurter

Chemists employed by the police can do remarkable things with blood. They can weave it into a rope to hang a man. -Margery Allingham

After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military. -William S. Burroughs

Who will protect the public when the police violate the law? -Ramsey Clark

The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory. -Jeff Cooper

There is no reason for anyone in this country, anyone except a police officer or a military person, to buy, to own, to have, to use a handgun… and the only way to do that is to change the Constitution. -Michael Gartner

Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police. -Robert Louis Stevenson

The police are not here to create disorder, they're here to preserve disorder. -Richard J. Daley

There are not enough jails, not enough police, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people. -Hubert H. Humphrey

Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say? -Kurt Vonnegut

Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice. -Lin Yutang

In West Virginia yesterday, a man was arrested for stealing several blow-up dolls. Reportedly, police didn't have any trouble catching the man because he was completely out of breath. -Conan O'Brien

I am scared easily, here is a list of my adrenaline – production: 1: small children, 2: policemen, 3: high places, 4: that my next movie will not be as good as the last one. -Alfred Hitchcock

I don't think there's any reason on Earth why people should have access to automatic and semiautomatic weapons unless they're in the military or in the police. -John Howard

For target shooting, that's okay. Get a license and go to the range. For defense of the home, that's why we have police departments. -James Brady

A functioning police state needs no police. -William S. Burroughs

A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman. -Robert Frost

However low a man sinks he never reaches the level of the police. -Quentin Crisp

To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well. -Albert Camus

When truth is no longer free, freedom is no longer real: the truths of the police are the truths of today. -Jacques Prevert

A holding company is a thing where you hand an accomplice the goods while the policeman searches you. -Will Rogers

I've never had a problem with drugs. I've had problems with the police. -Keith Richards

I decided that if the police couldn't catch the gangsters, I'd create a fellow who could. -Chester Gould

I haven't reported my missing credit card to the police because whoever stole it is spending less than my wife. -Ilie Nastase

We can't do much about ensuring that the homeland is safe if our local police and sheriffs' departments don't have the personnel they need to keep our streets and neighborhoods secure. -Dick Durbin

The time has come to stop beating our heads against stone walls under the illusion that we have been appointed policeman to the human race. -Walter Lippmann

I do not believe in people owning guns. Guns should be owned only by the police and military. I am going to do everything I can to disarm this state. -Michael Dukakis

I was always a drama queen. I remember playing in the kitchen, trying to get my mom to think I was dead and call the police. When she didn't, I would cry. I was always theatrical. I don't think any of my relatives are surprised. -Amy Lee

There are 40,000 Iraqi police on duty around the country. If they detect an attack about to happen, the police are the ones who are supposed to stop it. -Paul Bremer

Unless we abandon elements which resemble a police state, we can't meet the demands of being a modern society. -Ahmet Necdet Sezner

Unquestionably, it was going to be highly dangerous. Yet I felt it was quite natural to jump at the task. After all, if you don't like action and excitement, you don't go into police work. And, what the hell, I figured, nobody lives forever! -Eliot Ness

Bush can talk about 100,000 people wanting to go work in the police or in the army. It's because there's nothing else for them to do. They're willing to stand in line to get bombed because they want to take care of their family. -Seymour Hersh

On the one hand, the guns were there to help capture the imagination of the people. But more important, since we knew that you couldn't observe the police without guns, we took our guns with us to let the police know that we have an equalizer. -Bobby Seale

We were like heroes, to stand there and observe the police, and the police were scared to move upon us. -Bobby Seale

I got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening. That was it. I'd seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it. -Bryan Adams

Truths begin by a conflict with the police – and end by calling them in. -Emil Cioran

I promise you a police car on every sidewalk. -Marion Barry

It is poor civic hygiene to install technologies that could someday facilitate a police state. -Bruce Schneier

Dictators must have enemies. They must have internal enemies to justify their secret police and external enemies to justify their military forces. -Richard Perle

To one who believes that really good industrial conditions are the hope for a machine civilization, nothing is more heartening than to watch conference methods and education replacing police methods. -Frances Perkins

I think our police are excellent, probably because I have not done anything that has occasioned being beaten up by these good men. -Clement Freud

That's libertarians for you – anarchists who want police protection from their slaves. -Kim Stanley Robinson

When my dad first started out in the police force, wearing the uniform was a sense of pride, and it was respected in the community for what the police force was all about. Unfortunately today, the uniform is a target. -Jerry Doyle

We met in Cracker. I played a maniac fan who murders a policeman and she did my makeup. I thought anyone interested in me looking like that must have genuinely liked me. -Robert Carlyle

We pass bills authorizing improvements and grants. But when it comes time to pay for these programs, we'd rather put the country's money toward tax breaks for the wealthy than for police officers who are protecting our communities. -David Price

I feel very sorry for the one or two North Korean defectors who were caught by Chinese police while entering South Korean or foreign embassies in Beijing, but their arrest drew the whole attention of the world. -Kim Young-sam

Let them police themselves, and then it goes another step past them to my coaches and there a coach that is responsible for a different area and different category on the field. -Dusty Baker

One can only guess the amount of magic mushrooms a sane person would have to consume to believe that a frisbee constituted a genuine threat to roughly 3,000 police officers. -Mark Thomas

The larger the state, the more callous it becomes… the colder its heart. It is also true that the bigger the corporation, the more callous its heart. But unlike the state, corporations have competition and have no police powers. -Dennis Prager

When the penalty for a policeman's mistake is to put a criminal back out on the street, then we are hurting America; we are hurting our law-abiding citizens. -Gary Bauer

The policemen or soldiers are only a gun in the establishments hand. They make the racist secure in his racism. -Huey Newton

Even the police have an unlisted number. -Morey Amsterdam

Well, I'm not going to go into what the letter says, because the police are looking at that. But as you say it's in Bahasa. But of course that's not to suggest that the letter came from outside of Australia. It came from in Australia. It came from Victoria. -Alexander Downer

In the last 5 years I've been working with the LAPD, training police officers in first aid and CPR. -Bobby Sherman

When teachers try to teach, nurses try to nurse, small businesses try to serve their clients and the police try to arrest criminals, there is always a regulator or three breathing down their necks. Conservatives want to make people's lives easier. -John Redwood

Our people went out every single night trying to stop crime before it happened, trying to take people off the street that they believed were involved in crime. That made us a very aggressive, proactive police department. -Daryl Gates

No one knew what Rodney King had done beforehand to be stopped. No one realized that he was a parolee and that he was violating his parole. No one knew any of those things. All they saw was this grainy film and police officers hitting him over the head. -Daryl Gates

No police department should hire more quickly than they can assimilate the people that they bring in, and we did. I take responsibility for it. It was the first opportunity I had to hire, and I wanted to do it, and I take responsibility. -Daryl Gates

Secondly, I thought it was ridiculous to have two undercover policemen driving around in a striped tomato. -Paul Michael Glaser

If they tell the police, the police will find out she was driving, and her career will be put into hell. -Nicholas Mosley

Well, I don't throw things. This particular night I brought one from the floor so to speak, and he ended up getting a cut over his head, and the police came, took him to another side of the hotel, and that was like September 6, 1981. -Tanya Tucker

My father was a sergeant with the Connecticut state police. My mother was a hairstylist. -Michael Bergin

Every place in the country you should get a license that shows you know how to safely store it, keep it away from your children or grandchildren. You should have to license it so the police can trace it if it's used in a crime. -Michael D. Barnes

The gun dealer is not only paying these two police officers, but more importantly, the gun dealer has said he will never again sell more than one gun to a customer. This is exactly what we're trying to get the gun industry across the country to do. -Michael D. Barnes

We're trying to publicize this one and make people realize that the gun industry can clean up its act and can operate in a way that can reduce the likelihood of guns killing police officers and other innocent people. -Michael D. Barnes

Many later commented on the fact that large numbers of those engaged in the most senseless acts of destruction were left well alone by cops, indeed people dressed as Black Block members were seen freely making their way across police lines and talking to cops. -John Blair

Initially charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest I was held for 36 hours, was beaten by cops and made to stand spread eagled against the cell wall for 12 hours with no food or water, until I collapsed. Everyone was strip searched on the way in. -John Blair

My buddies wanted to be firemen, farmers or policemen, something like that. Not me, I just wanted to steal people's money! -John Dillinger

You know, many people have called me, friends from the nationalist camp, revisionists and so on, from around the world, have called me over the years – and now again because of what happened – and they are all very cynical about the police and the authorities. -Ernst Zundel

They have accorded me my constitutional rights, and that is to their credit because the media hate campaign against me has been so intense and so vicious that it's a miracle that the police have taken such a professional approach. -Ernst Zundel

I went back to the States and started at a small newspaper in Riverside County, California, covering the police; I was making $280 a week covering the police. -John Pomfret

Popular culture tells you that schools and parents don't know what's going on, the police are dogs, politicians are all liars and scum, and any crime that's not committed by the Mafia is done by the CIA. -Stanley Crouch

On one occasion in 1987 the security police came looking for me because of a drawing that I'd published. -Jonathan Shapiro

I'm the one who gets called up about a problem. I'm the one who gets called up about the street lighting and the abandoned car. I'm the one who gets blamed if the police don't arrive. I'm the one they blame if a city truck is broken down. -Richard M. Daley

I haven't heard from Bobby since May when we had our conversation, but then this thing broke last week, where they arrested him, and we were watching what was going on on the whole deal, and I was actually flabbergasted, at what the then police chief Parks was saying. -Tommy Bond

Nothing escapes the vigilance of the New South Wales police; their reputation is known the world over. -Joshua Slocum

I will lobby tirelessly in cooperation with other mayors around the country to insure that federal funding for our recently added police officers continues. -Alan Autry

An administration without a police executive is powerless and there were many proofs of this. -Hans Frank

Concentration camps were entirely a matter for the police and had nothing to do with the administration. -Hans Frank

The police officers, so far as discipline, organization, pay, and orders were concerned, came exclusively under the German Reich police system and were in no way connected with the administration of the Government General. -Hans Frank

Most well-known serial killers have victims numbering in the dozens, have sent taunting letters to the police or have done bizarre things to the bodies. -Pat Brown

Serial killers kill for the power and control they experience during the murders and for the added ego boost they get in the aftermath from community fears, media coverage, and the police investigations. -Pat Brown

While there are many wonderful police investigators out there doing some very fine work, the majority of the time it is not brains that catches serial killers. -Pat Brown

How, possibly, could the police have made the 'mistake' of charging the wrong man with the notorious Red Light Bandit crimes? That also is something that is fully revealed in the Pandora's Box of facts I have prepared. -Caryl Chessman

CBS fought very hard on this because it believed and believes that there's a principle at stake here. The principle is that Dan Rather doesn't work for the police, and that people that speak to Dan Rather understand that he's a journalist and not a police agent. -Floyd Abrams

You learn that you either are going to have a police state where you don't have any freedom left, or you're going to build a world that doesn't create terrorists – and that means a whole different way of 'getting along.' -John Shelby Spong

If the word gets out, if the perception exists that by speaking to a CBS journalist you are, therefore, inevitably, immediately speaking to the police, I don't think there's any doubt but that people won't talk. And, therefore, the public won't learn. -Floyd Abrams

This is going right to the police. So, it's a very dangerous precedent. -Floyd Abrams

The police had already found the cartridges and the rifles and the bag in the Texas School Depository and within a half an hour, those facts were known. -John Sherman Cooper

They cannot count on the press and they cannot count on Congressional committees to bring the problems of the scientific community to their own attention, or to police the scientific community. -Serge Lang

The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence. -Robert Peel

You'd never have a motorcycle policeman out on the Indian reservation. -Alex Cox

I always played a soldier, sailor, or policemen. -John Ratzenberger

We are very grateful for what the Ontario provincial government is doing, and for cooperation from provincial and local police forces all across Canada. -Paul Cellucci

She's in a situation she tried to, that's what's complicated. She followed orders; she called off the raid. This is a dangerous situation. Somebody in DC police went ahead and started. -Julianne Moore

So there's no such thing as one too many this, one too many that. I remember, you're reminding me of early in my career, somebody said to me: why are you taking so many roles as a policeman. -Harvey Keitel

Without the right tools, we can't police our markets from illegal trade. -Chris Chocola

In my home State of Minnesota, I have seen firsthand the importance of Byrne grants to local police in reducing crime and drugs and improving public safety. -Jim Ramstad

The police chief of Hiroshima welcomed me eagerly as the first Allied correspondent to reach the city. -Wilfred Burchett

We had a lot of riots. We came under attack from many of the police departments. It certainly wasn't some publicity thing. I was afraid for many years. We couldn't play in LA for many years. A lot of people got very cynical. -Greg Ginn

Marriage, laws, the police, armies and navies are the mark of human incompetence. -Dora Russell

If the police ever try to pick me up, Michael Jackson told me I can hide out at his house. -Gilbert Gottfried

The War on Drugs employs millions – politicians, bureaucrats, policemen, and now the military – that probably couldn't find a place for their dubious talents in a free market, unless they were to sell pencils from a tin cup on street corners. -L. Neil Smith

I'm tired of living in a police state. -L. Neil Smith

A parent being called to the school because their child had misbehaved was as serious as a parent being called to the police station because their child had robbed a bank. -Martin Lewis Perl

In the context of September 11, there were so many that lost their lives that – how do you single out one person? There were so many acts of heroism that day from so many people, whether it be firemen and police officers in New York and our agents also. -Robert Mueller

What do you mean you have my children at the police station? Why are my kids at the police station? -O. J. Simpson

Actually I ran away from school when I was 13. No one could find me, and the police were called. I was just hiding in a little thicket of grass at my school, and went to sleep. -Zhang Ziyi

No organization, whether it's police or physicians or whatever, wants to have its errors held up to the light of day, but it's wrong, as is coming out so well. -William P. Leahy

I always seemed to fall in love with policemen. -Cynthia Payne

I do remember being in high school and trying to go to an Outlaws concert, but I was too drunk and ended up in trouble with the police at some truck stop on 95 in Connecticut. -Jim Coleman

I've always had a natural fear of the police, or abuse of their power. -Terrence Howard

We need to police ourselves in the media. -Bob Woodward

The objective of the demonstrators is to win the affection of the armed agents of the government. Most of the Kiev police have now pledged their support for the people. -Bob Schaffer

No nation ought to keep a navy larger than is necessary to do police duty. -George William Norris

I think Morse's thing about being a poor policeman but a good detective is a very good description of him. -John Thaw

As a child, I've always been in trouble with men and the police have always had to get involved, through no fault of my own. -Katie Price

Towards the end of the Lord Chamberlain's era, when his hold was being loosened, private prosecutions began to happen. A member of staff at the Royal Court ordered to stop the play, and the police were brought in. -Timothy West

Prosecution I have managed to avoid; but I have been arrested, charged in a police court, have refused to be bound over, and thereupon have been unconditionally released – to my great regret; for I have always wanted to know what going to prison was like. -Laurence Housman

They think something's gone wrong, but in Don't Look Now, for instance, one scene was made by a mistake. It's the scene where Donald Sutherland goes to look for the policeman who's investigating the two women. -Nicolas Roeg

There was no doubt that there was a vast organization which was making fools of all the liberals in Hollywood and taking their money, that there was a police state among the Left element in Hollywood and Broadway. -Elia Kazan

To be a member of the Communist Party is to have a taste of the police state. It is a diluted taste but is bitter and unforgettable. -Elia Kazan

Instead of the international police action we had hoped for during the war in Kosovo, there are wars again – conducted with state-of-the-art technology, but still in the old style. -Jurgen Habermas

I hadn't realized until I covered the police beat just how seedy crime is. -Jessica Savitch

On a royal birthday every house must fly a flag, or the owner would be dragged to a police station and be fined twenty-five rubles. -Mary Antin

One positive command he gave us: You shall love and honor your emperor. In every congregation a prayer must be said for the czar's health, or the chief of police would close the synagogue. -Mary Antin

I never saw anything more like real warfare in my life – only the attack was all on one side. The police, in spite of their numbers, apparently thought they could not cope with the crowd. -Walter Crane

When we talk about justice in America we're really talking about justice brought about by the people, not by judges who are tools of the establishment or prosecutors who are are equally tools of the establishment or the wardens or the police officers. -William Kunstler

In the police force, two, three, five traitors are detected who are really working for someone else. When we cleanse the police of them, the problem will be simplified a lot. Terrorists will have no one to contact – they will be left without informers. -Akhmad Kadyrov

We need a strong police force – the Interior Ministry of the Republic of Chechnya. We have to get rid of the traitors who have managed to penetrate into the law-enforcement department. -Akhmad Kadyrov

What you do as a policeman might be the right thing to do, but it's not entertaining. I left that behind me. -Dennis Farina

I'm in prison. But my heart and mind is free. Gangsta haters on the streets are doing more time than me. They need 30 police escorts with them every time they walk down the street. -Suge Knight

The real evil of the Russian communist state is not communism. It is the secret police and the concentration camp. -John Boyd Orr

I remember when the first police scary video thing came out, and you thought, wow, ooh, look at this, come and look, come and look. And now it's on every channel. -Jennifer Saunders

The military has been tremendously important in the past during catastrophes and in protecting the population. But it shouldn't become an auxiliary police force. -Otto Schily

Incidentally, our railroad facilities are under video surveillance by the federal police. However, the federal and state governments will have to determine whether video surveillance shouldn't be significantly expanded to a certain degree. -Otto Schily

Nevertheless, I do know that we are part of a danger zone, we have military operations in Afghanistan and we're training the Iraqi police force. The terrorists also have us in their sights. -Otto Schily

I met Sable when she was 15 and I was 18. I sent her home to New York while we carried on the tour. When we got back the police were looking for her at the airport and everywhere! -Johnny Thunders

I was in the Square at the time. The crowd was a most good-humoured, easy going, smiling crowd; but presently it was transformed. A regiment of mounted police came cantering up. -Edward Carpenter

The attractive idea that we can now have a parliament of man with authority to control the conduct of nations by legislation or an international police force with power to enforce national conformity to rules of right conduct is a counsel of perfection. -Elihu Root

The toilets at a local police station have been stolen. Police say they have nothing to go on. -Ronnie Barker

When he realized who he'd pulled over, the policeman shook his head in disbelief. He told me of all people I should know better. He gave me a real dressing down, but let me go. -Dennis Franz

I'm from Chicago. My grandfather was a policeman, and my aunts are married to policemen. -Robin Tunney

There is insufficient support for the police and safety and law enforcement, in general, in the city council. -Steve Chabot

First of all I thought it was ugly, I thought it was ridiculous that undercover police guys would drive a striped tomato and I've never been a big champion of Ford. -Paul Michael Glaser

Geez, I wish I could tell you I had a whole bunch of '80s hair bands, you know something you really wouldn't expect, but I don't know that the music police would be that surprised, because most of the stuff that I am influenced by is in evidence in the music. -John Sebastian

There's only so much you can do with an attorney on a show that's about New York policemen. -Sherry Stringfield

It is obvious that the RUC is no longer accepted as an impartial police force. -Jack Lynch

The Onion Field, that one got pretty close to me because I was a cop when it happened. I saw some of the indifference that my police department showed to the surviving officer. -Joseph Wambaugh

The war was declared over – the end of major combat operations – in May 2003. Release procedures got under way immediately; reducing the population from 8,000 to just over 300, of course, requires fewer military police soldiers. -Janis Karpinski

There was a military police brigade with over 3,400 soldiers getting ready to go home because their mission – prisoner-of-war operations – was finished. -Janis Karpinski

That policy was abandoned very quickly, and the military police were tagged with the responsibility of conducting training, which they did. We were not equipped or set up with personnel to recruit new Iraqi guards. -Janis Karpinski

If they conducted a raid in this room, you'd all be policed up. They'd take all of you to Abu Ghraib and turn you over to the soldiers. Maybe there's only one or two of you in this group who was a known associate or had any piece of information that they are trying to exploit. -Janis Karpinski

Military police know what to do, they know the Geneva Conventions, and their objective is to provide a safe, secure, fair environment for prisoners under their control. -Janis Karpinski

Military police is very timely for our army. -Vladimir Zhirinovsky

The job of training an Iraqi police force is one of the most important tasks being undertaken in Operation Iraqi Freedom. It is also one of the most difficult. -John Boehner

We have to make a determination of what the minimum standards are for police, fire and emergency services in all of America's major cities. Once we determine that, then we can decide what the funding is. -Warren Rudman

There's a rumor that there may be an attempt at organizing a possible script for a series on my life, which, when you look at my police record, you'd have to have more than one hour to tell the story. -Merle Haggard

Well, Mr. Speaker, if so many of these Iraqis are ready to come up and to provide the security, the police work in the country, then surely there should be no problem with putting American forces into the background instead of having them up front. -Marty Meehan

I know there were many good policemen who died doing their duty. Some of the cops were even friends of ours. But a cop can go both ways. -Martin Scorsese

Society questions the police and their methods, and the police say, Do you want the criminals off the street or not? -Kurt Russell

Well I grew up in England, and I was in the London police. -Tony Greig

So rather than face the bitter truth, China has placed severe restrictions on the Internet and enlisted America's high-tech companies as their Internet police. -Tom Lantos

The way they were writing Christine as this older woman who got married, which she shouldn't have. Obviously got divorced right away. Reached the glass ceiling in the police precinct. So there is a part of her that died because she knows she couldn't go any farther. -Sharon Gless

People in my books tend to get their just deserts, even if not at the hands of the police. -Antonia Fraser

I put a lot into it, and when I am done playing, I plan on going undercover and then being the sheriff or chief of police somewhere, either Miami or Orlando, I don't know yet. -Shaquille O'Neal

Along the borders to Ethiopia and Somalia, anarchy reigns, the police and military have retreated quite some distance. -Richard Leakey

I talked to General Downer about some of the funding about the National Guard and some of the civil defense workers, the firefighters, the police officers, and the way that FEMA is making them spend that money. We have got a problem there. -Lynn Westmoreland

A policeman, as you discover, has to put up with a hell of a lot of abuse. A man in any other line of work would nail a guy who laid that kind of abuse on him. I know I would. -Kent McCord

In the remaining months, we should focus on achieving more robust international involvement in training of Iraqi soldiers, police officers, judges, teachers, and doctors – all key elements needed to end the sectarian and civil conflict and build Iraq's future. -John Olver

A diplomat had been kidnapped, a cabinet minister had been kidnapped, they were under threats of murder. The police forces were rather tired. After a whole week, we were unable to find those that had effected the kidnappings. -Robert Bourassa

I just put myself in a hotel and was smoking coke for a while. Then I met up with the wrong people. I ended up getting in a hassle. I had to call the police and get myself arrested or get attacked, ripped off and got to jail. So I called the cops on them and myself. -Marc Wallice

The only dead bodies from marijuana are in the prisons and at the hands of the police. This is ridiculous. -Jack Herer

A police force, wherever they are, is made up of amazing people, and I respect them a great deal. -Nancy McKeon

The book grew out of the introduction I did for Brady's Gates of Janus. I knew that the writing in that introduction had a better than average chance of being read by people involved in Brady's life – parents of victims, police, Brady himself. -Peter Sotos

First and foremost it's important that we're able to put something back in the game, which we have always done. We're doing this to help needy charities along with the police forces in different towns and cities. -Bobby Hull

I believe that the human race has developed a form of collective schizophrenia in which we are not only the slaves to this imposed thought behavior, but we are also the police force of it. -David Icke

Kickback is a police thriller which I wrote. I'm very proud of it. I did it in two parts for France because when I wrote it, there wasn't the audience demand for crime stuff that there is now. -David Lloyd

When we were talking about this, an idea for this master vigilante, it was an urban guerilla. One of my ideas was that he would be a member of the police force who turned on the government. -David Lloyd

Let me be clear about this. I don't have a drug problem. I have a police problem. -Keith Richards

My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place – police, firefighters and members of our armed forces. -Sidney Sheldon

Television is a powerful medium that has to be used for something better than sitcoms and police shows. On the other hand, if you don't recognize the forces that play on what people watch and what they don't then you're a fool and you should be in a different business. -Roone Arledge

I have never read horror, nor do I consider The Exorcist to be such, but rather as a suspenseful supernatural detective story, or paranormal police procedural. -William Peter Blatty

Kids are always asked, What are you going to be when you grow up? I needed an answer. So instead of saying, a fireman, or a policeman, I said, a reporter. -Charles Kuralt

We're not anti-police… we're anti-police brutality. -Al Sharpton

Colonel Parker asked Henry and me to come to Elvis' suite and have breakfast. There were at least five policemen stationed up there. He was talking on the telephone. -Minnie Pearl

When we got to the hotel, the Hawaiian Village, there were 500 screaming women there. The police were trying to keep the crowd back. It was very dangerous. -Minnie Pearl

I hope it will be set in California. In a way, I made a mistake, because a New Jersey policeman can't operate that way in New York. But in California, he can move between different counties. -Patricia Highsmith

HATE, even if it's making money. is an underground movie, that's how it was made. It's a film about police brutality in the largest sense, it's about the whole of society and not just about the hood. -Mathieu Kassovitz

In France they spend six months training policemen, then they give them a gun and put them on the streets, and I don't know that that's enough. The film's not against the police – although I think that if someone wants to be a cop there's got to be a problem. -Mathieu Kassovitz

Every single day, we have hundreds, if not thousands of police officers protecting the lives of not just New Yorkers, but the millions who come to New York City to work and to vacation. -Vito Fossella

In the fight against terrorism, national agencies keep full control over their police forces, security and intelligence agencies and judicial authorities. -Gijs de Vries

What impressed me particularly in Vienna was the strict order everywhere. No mob disturbances of any kind, in spite of the greatly increased liberty and relaxation of police regulations. -Fritz Kreisler

Radio interoperability is essential for our police, fire, and emergency medical service departments to communicate with each other in times of emergency. -Lucille Roybal-Allard

Where the stakes are the highest, in the war on terror, we cannot possibly succeed without extraordinary international cooperation. Effective international police actions require the highest degree of intelligence sharing, planning and collaborative enforcement. -Barack Obama

Natalie's estate is handled by Global Icons, and they police the world so her picture isn't on a T-shirt or coffee cup unless we approve of it. -Robert Wagner

Radical conservatives want to police bedrooms. -Robert Reich

There's only two people in your life you should lie to… the police and your girlfriend. -Jack Nicholson

I have never seen a situation so dismal that a policeman couldn't make it worse. -Brendan Behan

An invitation to a wedding invokes more trouble than a summons to a police court. -William Feather

A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard. -Billy Wilder

MAC gave me 55 lipsticks to test. These are the same lipsticks I got caught stealing by the police when I was 15. How ironic. -Eddie Izzard

I rank myself no higher in the scheme of things than a policeman – whose utility would disappear if there were no criminals. -Lord Salisbury

When I was in jail, I was a lot of people's favorite person. I practically ran the jail. I had more freedom than the police. -Flavor Flav

Most middle-class whites have no idea what it feels like to be subjected to police who are routinely suspicious, rude, belligerent, and brutal. -Benjamin Spock

In an era when information can be sent instantaneously anywhere, it is utterly nonsensical that our Nation's police, the fire, and EMS personnel cannot consistently communicate with each other. -Bill Pascrell

Let me be clear – no one is above the law. Not a politician, not a priest, not a criminal, not a police officer. We are all accountable for our actions. -Antonio Villaraigosa

The police belongs to the people and the people belong to the police. -Todor Zhivkov

How did we win the election in the year 2000? We talked about a humble foreign policy: No nation-building; don't police the world. That's conservative, it's Republican, it's pro-American – it follows the founding fathers. And, besides, it follows the Constitution. -Ron Paul

The acknowledged legislators of the world take the world as given. They dislike mysteries, for mysteries cannot be coded, or legislated, and wonder cannot be made into law. And so these legislators police the accepted frontiers of things. -Ben Okri

Let's stop pretending we can arrest our way to safety and security. Despite all the fine work that policemen and women do, we have got to find other solutions to deter crime. -Carrie P. Meek

Scandal begins when the police put a stop to it. -Karl Kraus

There is nothing more unaesthetic than a policeman. -Arthur Conan Doyle

There are all sorts of ways of murdering a person or at least his soul, and that's something no police in the world can spot. -Max Frisch

Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman. -Louis D. Brandeis

As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with an irrational fear of life become publishers. -Cyril Connolly

I went to Zimbabwe. I know how white people feel in America now; relaxed! Cause when I heard the police car I knew they weren't coming after me! -Richard Pryor

When you have police officers who abuse citizens, you erode public confidence in law enforcement. That makes the job of good police officers unsafe. -Mary Frances Berry

The atom bombs are piling up in the factories, the police are prowling through the cities, the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers, but the earth is still going round the sun. -George Orwell

Indiscriminate firing by police on people is absolute barbarism. Instead of solving their problems, the government is trying to suppress the people by force. -Sheikh Hasina

I don't want my kids going through what I went through – police stopping you, searching you and all that malarkey. -John O'Neill

The majority of information I gave police was about my wife and her family, which is what they wanted. -Robert Blake

America needs to be defended. We need missile defense to better police the skies over the United States. -Rudy Giuliani

When police or prosecutors conceal significant exculpatory or impeaching material, we hold, it is ordinarily incumbent on the state to set the record straight. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Clearly it is better that, when someone is wanted by the international police, and this person travels, and a country knows about it, that country reports the fact. -Ricardo Lagos

I mean that the function of the police is to solve problems that have law-enforcement consequences in a way that is based on a genuine partnership with the neighborhood in both the venting of the problem and the discussion of the solution. -James Q. Wilson

Asking questions is an essential part of police investigation. In the ordinary sense a police officer is free to ask a person for identification without implicating the Fourth Amendment. -Anthony Kennedy

Yes. I did more research than I ever wanted to and saw some things I wish I didn't. I went on ride-alongs, spent time with Homicide, Cold Case, and SVU detectives, hung out in subways learning how to spot pervs and pick-pockets, viewed an autopsy, went to a police firing range, and witnessed court cases and I read, read, read. -Mariska Hargitay

As recent as the year 2000 we won elections by saying we shouldn't be the policemen of the world, and that we should not be nation building. And its time we got those values back into this country. -Ron Paul

If a university official's letter accusing a speaker of having a proclivity to commit speech crimes before she's given the speech – which then leads to Facebook postings demanding that Ann Coulter be hurt, a massive riot and a police-ordered cancellation of the speech – is not hate speech, then there is no such thing as hate speech. -Ann Coulter

When I was young and we got caught pinching apples, we got a smack from the local policeman. Today if that happened he would be sued. There is a tendency to punish the victim, not the criminal. If someone broke into my house or my mum's house, I worry that the burglar has more rights than me. -Simon Cowell

Where I grew up – I grew up on the north side of Akron, lived in the projects. So those scared and lonely nights – that's every night. You hear a lot of police sirens, you hear a lot of gunfire. Things that you don't want your kids to hear growing up. -LeBron James

I have been threatened occasionally. But that happens to everybody who is writing this kind of things. Threats will come without fail. It might happen to the most 'innocent' texts. If it gets too much we call the police. -Stieg Larsson

We need to put undercover security armed people at the curbside of the terminal with the uniform of policemen. We need to protect the terminal. We need to protect the security checkpoint, the gate, the aircraft, the perimeter. -Isaac Yeffet

The corruption in reporting starts very early. It's like the police reporting on the police. -Julian Assange

Spending time at the Federal Reserve was a good learning opportunity for me. It helped me to understand economic philosophies and polices that I had not previously known about. -Herman Cain

My father was a police officer before he retired. One of my brothers is also a police officer, and I think they kind of expected I would do something along those lines, like become a fireman or something. -Ryan Reynolds

The interesting thing about Hain is that he's not a very interesting character. He's not fabulously clever. He's not a great policeman. He's not hugely charismatic. I'd describe him as a kind-of Chekhovian character. He's an ordinary bloke, to whom extraordinary things have happened. Which is quite hard to play, I have to say. -Robbie Coltrane

Well can I just make a point about the numbers because people talk a lot about police numbers as if police numbers are the holy grail. But actually what matters is what those police are doing. It's about how those police are deployed. -Theresa May

And it is crucial of course that chief constables are able to make decisions within their budgets about how they deploy their police officers to the greatest effect to ensure that they're able to do the job that the public want them to do. -Theresa May

We're getting rid of bureaucracy, so that we're releasing time for police officers to be crime fighters and not form writers. -Theresa May

What we're also doing is helping police forces in terms of issues like procurement and IT, so that savings can be made in those areas which I think is the sort of thing that everybody is going to want us to be doing. -Theresa May

I believe it's important that we ensure that the police have a modern and flexible workforce. I think that's what is necessary, so that they can provide the public with the service that they want. -Theresa May

We are mandating forces to hold regular neighbourhood beat meetings. These meetings will give local people the chance to scrutinise the work of their local police. -Theresa May

People will be able to raise their concerns: what are local officers doing about the drug dealing in the local park? What's happening about the pub where all the trouble is? And the police will have to respond. -Theresa May

Today I can announce a raft of reforms that we estimate could save over 2.5 million police hours every year. That's the equivalent of more than 1,200 police officer posts. These reforms are a watershed moment in policing. They show that we really mean business in busting bureaucracy. -Theresa May

Let me completely condemn these sickening scenes; scenes of looting, scenes of vandalism, scenes of thieving, scenes of people attacking police, of people even attacking firefighters. This is criminality pure and simple and it has to be confronted. -David Cameron

You built a factory out there, good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads that the rest of us paid for. You hired workers that the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. -Elizabeth Warren

Racism is a moral catastrophe, most graphically seen in the prison industrial complex and targeted police surveillance in black and brown ghettos rendered invisible in public discourse. -Cornel West

My life had become a catastrophe. I had no idea how to turn it around. My band had broken up. I had almost lost my family. My whole life had devolved into a disaster. I believe that the police officer who stopped me at three a.m. that morning saved my life. -Trey Anastasio

The relationship between 'My Chemical Romance' and Michael Pedicone is over. He was caught red-handed stealing from the band and confessed to police after our show last night in Auburn, Washington. We are heartbroken and sick to our stomachs over this entire situation. -Frank Iero

France is a pretty stable democracy, but incidents occur. And I was pleased to have police accompaniment. -James Douglas

My epiphany came in that police cell: I realised I was about to lose everything and it didn't bother me, not in the slightest. I'd come to hate cycling because I blamed it for the lie I was living. -David Millar

I don't believe that the U.S. needs to take a police role. I think it needs to support African nations that have said they want to become a part of the solution. -Don Cheadle

There are lots of concerns facing English football but for me the major one is the way in which football clubs are run by owners, whether they are growing organically and sustainably and how that is being policed by the football authorities. -Gary Neville

Of course I've had a bunch of broken bones, sprains and I've had five or six concussions, with three serious ones. I also got a real heavy duty blood clot and internal bleeding from where I was shot in the stomach with a beanbag bullet that the police use for crowd control. I've also had six stitches in my head. -Johnny Knoxville

I went into journalism to learn the craft of writing and to get close to the world I wanted to write about – police and criminals, the criminal justice system. -Michael Connelly

'Detroit 1-8-7' – the numbers are police slang for murder – is filmed in that blue-collar Michigan city, providing a flavor of authenticity. Detroit offers a unique visual landscape that tells the story of the city and what it's been through. -Michael Imperioli

In England, we have such good manners that if someone says something impolite, the police will get involved. -Russell Brand

We knew that if the photos of CIA officers conducting authorized EIT (enhanced interrogation techniques) ever got out, the difference between a legal, authorized, necessary, and safe program and the mindless actions of some MPs (military police) would be buried by the impact of the images. -Jose Rodriguez

Wrongful convictions happen every week in every state in this country. And they happen for all the same reasons. Sloppy police work. Eyewitness identification is the most – is the worst type almost. Because it's wrong about half the time. Think about that. -John Grisham

I've never been in trouble with the police. -Ricky Williams

Bulgaria is fascinating. Because it had been a Communist country until the mid-80s, so it had just recently transitioned. And there were still the police towers on the street corners, where they look down – they were still there, although no one was in them. -Joan Cusack

For security you need more soldiers, you need more policemen, you need more vehicles, you need more planes, you need more guns, you need more communications. -Alvaro Uribe

I wanted to be a leading man – the black lawyer, the black doctor, the black policeman. -David Alan Grier

When I was about 16, I got my ball taken off me by the police for playing in the street – which is pathetic really. -Wayne Rooney

I can't think of a bigger waste of police time than chasing somebody who has said something offensive on Twitter. -Tony Parsons

The police need to come down to street level. -Alexander McQueen

You look at the pillars of the state: politics, the media, police, lawyers – they've all got their formal role, and then nestling above that is that power elite who are networked in through soft, social links, that are actually running the show. Why didn't I know that 10 years ago, and why didn't I rail against it? Why did I become part of it? -Tom A. Watson

I've been a police officer for over 20 years, and I've investigated murders and all kinds of different crimes. -Steven Seagal

It is a lot harder now to be a police officer than what it used to be. -Steven Seagal

The most experience I had in the criminology field is playing a thug as an actor. That was my first paid job. The police academy at the college was paying people to reenact the calls that potential cops would get. So I got to play thugs and people who were unruly. -Jeremy Renner

Bain also asked Kansas City for a $3 million tax break. The Bain executives were taking home $36 million in borrowed funds and were asking Kansas City to forfeit $3 million in public money for police officers, roads and schools? More free stuff! -Jennifer Granholm

There's nothing like turning on the radio and listening to the high-speed chase that you're leading police on! -Danny Bonaduce

I realize I will always be the poster child for police brutality, but I can try to use that as a positive force for healing and restraint. -Rodney King

I think the success of democracy is not really police security; it's the presence of a broad middle class. The stronger the middle class of a people is, the less you have to worry about one group coming in and exploiting the democratic process for its own ends. -Abdullah II of Jordan

Soldiers are not policemen, and it's very unfair, even for those soldiers who have some police training, to burden them with police duties. It's not what they're trained for, or equipped for. -P. J. O'Rourke

Congress should consult experts and consider alternatives and make 100% sure that any step it takes to police the Internet doesn't change the Internet as we know it. -Ron Wyden

The web of influence which News Corporation spun in Britain, which effectively bent politicians, police and many others in public life to its will, amounted to a shadow state. -Thomas Watson, Jr.

One night I was standing on Third Avenue playing my guitar, when this big Irish policeman came strolling by, and stopped to listen to my singing and playing. When I was done, he politely handed me a ticket for disturbing the peace, while at the same time telling me how much he liked my voice. I wish I still had that ticket. -Frank Stallone

I think in the end the big issue is that the private sector still needs more help. And the answer is not more big government. I know in my state our reforms allowed us to protect firefighters, police officers, and teachers. -Scott Walker

You only lie to two people in your life, your girlfriend and the police. -Jack Nicholson

I'm afraid that this is me getting on my high horse now but we have yob television, yob newspapers, and funny enough whereas it was my mum and dad, school, police, church who used to set the standards, now it's tabloids and yob television who set the standards by which people live. -Gordon Strachan

In my opinion, New York City police officers are brave. -Heath Ledger

The police came to me to say I had death threats and that I had to be careful! -Heather Mills

As a southerner born after the epic events of the civil rights movement, I've always wondered how on earth people of good will could have conceivably lived with Jim Crow – with the daily degradations, the lynchings in plain sight, and, as the movement gathered force, with the fire hoses and the police dogs and the billy clubs. -Jon Meacham

We'd all survive if Twitter shut down for a short while during major riots. Social media isn't any more important than a train station, a road or a bus service. We don't worry about police temporarily closing those. Common sense. If riot info and fear is spreading by Facebook and Twitter, shut them off for an hour or two, then restore. -Louise Mensch

And if you want to know why great editors scare the pants off of writers everywhere, read 'Eats, Shoots and Leaves' by Lynne Truss. The punctuation police are everywhere! -Dorothea Benton Frank

I still believe that at any time the no-talent police will come and arrest me. -Mike Myers

We live in an era where pizzas show up faster than the police. -Claude Chabrol

I have apologised to the police. -Andrew Mitchell

I know L.A. well, but it's a police state. -Morrissey

Anywhere, anytime ordinary people are given the chance to choose, the choice is the same: freedom, not tyranny; democracy, not dictatorship; the rule of law, not the rule of the secret police. -Tony Blair

My belief, for what it is worth, is that city dwellers cannot understand the world. Insulated from reality by complex and expert systems of provision and police, baffled by fashion and spectacle, city dwellers can distinguish neither the sources of their existence nor the consequences. -James Buchan

One of the consequences of the Iranian revolution has been an explosion of history. A country once known only from British consular reports and intrepid travelogues is now awash with historical documents, letters, diaries, grainy video, weblogs and secret police files of questionable authenticity. -James Buchan

And across Afghanistan, every single day, Afghan soldiers, Afghan police and ISAF troops are serving shoulder-to-shoulder in some very difficult situations. And our engagement with them, our shoulder-to-shoulder relationship with them, our conduct of operations with them every single day defines the real relationship. -John R. Allen

I'm always followed by two or three cars and have police around. Even walking in the park, you see them taking photos behind the bushes and trying to videotape everything. -Ai Weiwei

Just as the police review their operational tactics, so we in the Home Office will review the powers available to the police. -Theresa May

I am willing to consider powers which would ban known hooligans from rallies and marches and I will look into the powers the police already have to force the removal of face coverings and balaclavas. -Theresa May

If the police need more help to do their work, I will not hesitate in granting it to them. -Theresa May

Obviously local people will have their local voice through the police and crime commissioners that they've elected to determine their local policing. -Theresa May

Local people do want to see more police on the streets. -Theresa May

In the US, you even lose legal rights if you store your data in a company's machines instead of your own. The police need to present you with a search warrant to get your data from you; but if they are stored in a company's server, the police can get it without showing you anything. -Richard Stallman

Religion is run by thought police. 'Obey. Listen. This is what you do. Don't ask questions. Go die for your country.' The spirituality says, 'Okay, you can die for your country, but know what you're doing while you're doing it.' -Tommy Chong

I visited the compound of the American embassy and talked to the police and the people and encouraged them, and I told them to take the proper measure and apply the law against the people who are attacking them and attacking the buildings. -Hesham Qandil

Fifty thousand people in Mexico have been murdered. Puerto Penasco, 60 miles south of our border, just had five people and a police officer killed. That is like part of Arizona, and it is spilling over into our state. -Jan Brewer

It wouldn't matter whether you were Latino or Hispanic or Norwegian. If you didn't have proof of citizenship and if the police officer had reasonable suspicion, he would ask and verify your citizenship. I mean, that's the way that it is. That's what the federal law says. And that's what the law in Arizona says. -Jan Brewer

Unless you're trying to make a movie on the sly, there's no way to get around this. If you want to use public spaces, film on the streets, have the cooperation of the police, you have to have a permit. -Asghar Farhadi

You can't be afraid to put out a fire if you're a fireman. You can't be afraid to be a police officer and carry a gun if you're afraid to get up and go out there. So you've got to put that fear to the side and go out in faith to overcome that. -Duane Chapman

I originally worked as an archaeologist in North Carolina, and when bones were found police would take them out to the bones lady at the university, and that was me. -Kathy Reichs

I never let anyone pluck, including myself, unless my mom approves. She guards my eyebrows. She's like the eyebrow police! -Isabelle Fuhrman

The P.C. police are out in force at all times… We've reached a point where people are actually afraid to talk about what they want to say. -Ben Carson

How can I make a movie about the violence of the police if the police aren't going to let me film it? -Jose Padilha

No wonder we have a lot of violence in Rio: the corrupt and violent policemen meet the violent criminals in the streets. What else is going to happen? -Jose Padilha

To survive in a lot of male-dominated situations – the police, the military, what have you – you put on a bit of the crass, blowhard thing, because you just can't survive being the nice guy in those environments. -Dean Norris

I am a military police officer and I have served on two deployments; my first was to Iraq, in a medical unit, and my second deployment was to Kuwait, as a military police platoon leader. -Tulsi Gabbard

I think the police are a major part of the glue that holds civilised life together. They're not highly paid. -Peter James

The police feel that most of the public are against them and that there is a lot of bad feeling. -Peter James

There's a really classic cliche every time you switch the TV on – you see cops arguing. I have spent a day a week for many years in the presence of police and I have never seen them argue. It's a military hierarchy. They do what they're told. There's no bickering. -Peter James

In America, the policeman is a working-class hero. In England, the policeman is a working-class traitor. -Martin Amis

The war on terror, I believe, will be waged by effective intelligence and police work and cruise missiles. -Michael Mandelbaum

Let's let everybody believe what they want to believe. And that means, P.C. police, don't you be coming down on people who believe in God and who believe in Jesus. -Ben Carson

Racial profiling punishes innocent individuals for the past actions of those who look and sound like them. It misdirects crucial resources and undercuts the trust needed between law enforcement and the communities they serve. It has no place in our national discourse, and no place in our nation's police departments. -Benjamin Todd Jealous

Quite a few of the dogs that come back from Afghanistan or Iraq or police dogs that are involved in violent confrontations where there's gunfire can in fact exhibit the symptoms and suffer from PTSD. -Robert Crais

My family was all police and hard hats at the refineries; they didn't know what to think about me. So I became a closet writer. -Robert Crais

When I was younger I was always big; I was a fat boy at school. I had an early growth spurt, and when I went to secondary school I was tall enough to be a policeman. -Alfred Molina

I think that although we say we don't want to be the policeman of the world and et cetera, when 911 is dialed, it's the United States that has to answer the call. -Richard Armitage

Prison opened my eyes to so many things. It was a great time. I met interesting people. I got to understand the behaviour of the police and the media. I am an observer of the human race. -Jonathan King

To call the police is a really big deal because you don't snitch – that's the culture you grow up in. -Sonja Sohn

The army should go back to their assigned duties, and police should take the responsibility of fighting the cartels. -Vicente Fox

I came from a socially deprived background when I was 15, 16 years old, but one thing I knew was one – you don't abuse a policeman, and two – you don't steal things. -Alan Sugar

When I was a kid, a policeman was someone you looked up to and respected. -Alan Sugar

The business of popularizing crime is how we expose the faults in our justice system. It's how we expose police misconduct. -Bill James

Tamerlan Tsarnaev is telling no tales. The older of the two brothers who committed the Boston Marathon bombings was likely the one who planned the attack, but when he died in a shootout with police just days after the blasts, his thoughts and motivations vanished with him. -Jeffrey Kluger

There are popular celebrities, there are unpopular celebrities and then there are the walking dead. You know the walking dead when you see them: they look like Mel Gibson, still striving for drunken charm in an L.A. County mug shot, after getting picked up on a DWI charge that included anti-semitic slurs directed at the police. -Jeffrey Kluger

My most embarrassing moment was when I was a student at Tufts University and decided to go 'streaking' with a group of girls in the middle of January. Somehow I lost them and ended up being chased by the campus police. -Meredith Vieira

Once Joe Paterno learned that his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was showering with a young boy in the Penn State football locker room, he had two choices: think of the child as his own and call police. Or not. He chose the latter. -Christine Pelosi

Two successive commissioners in London police were fired by the mayor that came into office. That doesn't mean the police in London is not independent and does not exercise powers. Ultimately it is the political executive that has to answer. -P. Chidambaram

The police force cannot be completely independent of the executive government. -P. Chidambaram

I am excited to be doing 'SVU' – I think there's a lot of inherent drama and a lot of inherent conflict in procedural shows. I have a lot of respect for police officers and the work that they do. There's a lot of nobility to depicting what these officers do on a day to day basis. -Danny Pino

I don't mind payin' for the police and for streets and sanitation, or road work, bridges, trains, food subsidies and welfare. But I don't wanna pay for bombs to fight proxy wars in the middle of nowhere against enemies in the night. -Lupe Fiasco

I enjoyed being a police officer; I enjoyed the investigations. -Julia Pierson

When I first joined the Secret Service in 1983, I was right out of college, having spent the last two or three years of my college experience working as a police officer for the city of Orlando, Florida. -Julia Pierson

It's hard to describe yourself as a hero – I just like to think of myself as a policeman. People can look to you like that, as a good guy who can help people. -Steve Wilkos

It's basically taking a 911 call, bringing them on stage and dealing with it just like when I was a Chicago policeman for 12 years. I personally become involved. Where Jerry lets people tell their story and lets everything happen on stage, I kind of go after the bad guy and protect the little guy. -Steve Wilkos

Bathtub falls and police officers kill more Americans than terrorism, yet we've been asked to sacrifice our most sacred rights for fear of falling victim to it. -Edward Snowden

Indiana taxpayers, retired Hoosier state policemen and teachers are neither greedy speculators nor unpatriotic. They are, however, secured creditors of Chrysler. They deserve to have their funds protected under the full auspices of the law. -Richard Mourdock

In 1975, no State or Church guidelines existed in the Republic of Ireland to assist those responding to an allegation of abuse against a minor. No training was given to priests, teachers, police officers or others who worked regularly with children about how to respond appropriately should such allegations be made. -Sean Brady

From zoning to labor to food safety to insurance, local food systems daily face a phalanx of regulatory hurdles designed and implemented to police industrial food models but which prejudicially wipe out the antidote: appropriate scaled local food systems. -Joel Salatin

I've always liked police-blotter kind of writing, or the writing of a policeman, right to the point and hardboiled. That's how I see at least the prose elements of scriptwriting. -Jonathan Ames

The police can't protect consumers. People need to be more aware and educated about identity theft. You need to be a little bit wiser, a little bit smarter and there's nothing wrong with being skeptical. We live in a time when if you make it easy for someone to steal from you, someone will. -Frank Abagnale

I've never been given a ticket by a police man. -Lisa Vanderpump

When I was growing up and watching 'The Sweeney,' the notion of police officers being an inch away from the villains that they're chasing was commonplace. -Lennie James

Criticism always seemed to me a lot like police work. You look for clues, fingerprints, motives. You need to construct an airtight case. -Nathaniel Rich

I was part of the first generation of girls and women to be educated and go to grammar school even if we didn't have much money. Then that generation went, 'OK, great', and went into medicine or the police, and hit this wall of discrimination from older men who hadn't caught up. -Helen Mirren

Over the years, Western governments have been criticized for working with foreign police who have proved abusive or corrupt. -Samantha Power

International institutions are composed of governments. Governments control their own military forces and police. -Samantha Power

I lived in Saudi Arabia in the late 1970s. It was, for a Westerner, pretty idyllic. There were the religious police; there were the rules; there were the prayer times. But it was as if we were existing in two separate universes. The Westerners were just allowed to get on with their way of life. -Robert Lacey

I was the weirdest kid: I wanted to see the police file – in grade school! I was convinced I could crack the case if I just had that file. -Alafair Burke

In my neighborhood… they view the police as someone who comes to take their loved ones away. -Curtis Jackson

I sometimes think it ironic for an ex-seaman, longshoreman, truck driver, policeman, bus driver, etc… to find success writing children's novels. -Brian Jacques

Protestantism has actually put a man in the position of a country governed by secret police. The spy and eavesdropper, 'conscience,' watches over every motion of the mind, and all thought and action is for it a 'matter of conscience,' i.e. police business. -Max Stirner

I hold that the beginning of modern Irish drama was in the winter of 1898, at a school feast at Coole, when Douglas Hyde and Miss Norma Borthwick acted in Irish in a Punch and Judy show; and the delighted children went back to tell their parents what grand curses 'An Craoibhin' had put on the baby and the policeman. -Lady Gregory

My live sound does not work in the studio, which is a completely different animal. Every little thing is detrimental to the sound. And if someone moves a mic, you've lost it. It's pretty much a case of 'lock the door and set up a police line.' -James Hetfield

I am deeply aware of the pain caused to any victim of child abuse, especially at the hands of a trustworthy person within the church. I do encourage any person who believes they have been a victim of abuse to come forward and to inform the police. -David Hope, Baron Hope of Thornes

In New York City we have the biggest police force in the country. We have 35,000 uniformed officers. We're able to mass officers in significant numbers if we had to. -Raymond Kelly

My politics were pretty anarchistic until 1969 when the Montreal police went on strike. Within hours, mayhem and rioting broke out and the Mounties had to be called in to restore order. It instilled in me that one's convictions can be subjected to empirical test. -Steven Pinker

A decent government with an effective, but not gratuitously violent, police force and a fair court system are essential. This deters and incapacitates psychopaths, bullies and hotheads – and if it earns the confidence of the people, they don't have to become violent in self-defence. -Steven Pinker

In the sixties, for anybody to suggest that the government didn't have our best interests at heart and policemen sometimes killed people would have automatically made them a radical firebrand lefty. That's not the case anymore. -Alan Moore

We shouldn't need riot police at schools. -Noel Gallagher

Being a rock & roll star has become as legitimate a career option as being an astronaut or a policeman or a fireman. -Trent Reznor

You can limit the number of invitations to an in-person fashion show, but you can't police the Internet. -Erin McKean

Look at something like cooking. Now, you would hear a lot about smart kitchens and augmented kitchens. And what do those smart kitchens actually do? They police what's happening inside the kitchen. They have cameras that distinguish ingredients one from each other and that tell you that shouldn't mix this ingredient with another ingredient. -Evgeny Morozov

In China, Internet surveillance has already become a profitable industry. In fact, a growing number of private firms eagerly assist the local police by aggregating this data and presenting it in easy-to-browse formats, allowing humans to pursue more analytical tasks. -Evgeny Morozov

When I say, 'I am supporting the police or the army,' I am talking about the army in general and the police in general. In general, those institutions are good institutions. -Mohammed Morsi

The press doesn't stop publishing, by the way, in a fascist escalation; it simply watches what it says. That too can be an incremental process, and the pace at which the free press polices itself depends on how journalists are targeted. -Naomi Wolf

I've always been kind of a mutt creatively. I started off in journalism, and I've actually done more police and procedural shows than I've ever done science fiction shows. I was on 'Murder She Wrote,' I was on 'Walker, Texas Ranger,' I was on 'Jake and the Fat Man.' -J. Michael Straczynski

The wrongful arrest of tens of thousands of British Muslims after the September 11 attacks can be explained by the very poor intelligence the police had, and, just possibly, excused by the fact that a terrorist action in Britain linked to British Muslims would have been hugely damaging. -Geoff Mulgan

Many of us are under the delusion that the police exist solely to deal with crime and keep us safe. That is to ignore the major focus of many of today's top cops on managing reputation – both of their force and, by default, their careers. -Heather Brooke

It seems appropriate that the author of '1984' was a British citizen. George Orwell must have seen how easily the great British public's lamb-like disposition toward its leaders could be exploited to create a police state. -Heather Brooke

Every country in the world has its own security system and its own security forces, its own police and its own army. -Osama bin Laden

Freelancers are 'free' because they take risks – they don't like being told what to do. That's both exciting and daunting, because you have to police you. -Chris Hardwick

Protecting Americans from harm goes beyond police and national defense. It's imperative that we not destroy the commons, the physical environment on which we rely. -Kevin O'Leary

My brother is a policeman; my sister's an English teacher. When I hear what they make versus what I make, it's ridiculous. -Robert Sean Leonard

I think that when we start thought-policing people and idea-policing people, then that's crossing a line. And I think, you know, everybody's so afraid of this imaginary line of thought police that they forget their own personal safety. -Ashton Kutcher

If Google decided at any point to publish my search history, or your search history, or anyone's search history, there's a litany of things they could idea police you about, and if it was published, you would be publicly shamed. Everyone would be publicly shamed. But we trust Google, and we trust the people that run that company. -Ashton Kutcher

Where did the world come from? The question has an answer, even though I cannot get to it. It is a good question. It is like a crime that has not been solved. There is an answer, even if police do not know it. -Jostein Gaarder

Every year Swedish society produces a new generation of threatened women who can testify to the lack of legal rights and the lukewarm interest shown by the police and other authorities. -Stieg Larsson

In high school, a teacher's friend in the police department asked me to go into a bar and flash a fake ID saying I was 21 even though I wasn't. They were assuming the bar wasn't carding people. Anyway, she forgot to ask for it back. I used it all freshman year in college. -Betsy Brandt

In the liberal remake of 'Casablanca,' the police captain comes upon the scene of the shooting and orders his men to 'round up the usual weapons.' It's always the weapon and never the shooter. -Charles Krauthammer

On television and in the movies, crimes are always solved. Nothing is left uncertain. By the end, the viewer knows whodunit. In real life, on the other hand, many murders remain unsolved, and even some that are 'solved' to the satisfaction of the police and prosecutors lack sufficient evidence to result in a conviction. -Alan Dershowitz

When I was in my teenage years, I went to sign up as a cadet entrant to the police force but was at the very last moment rejected, just as I was about to sign my name on the dotted line. I won't get into why that happened, but it was a moment where it could've been predetermined then that I was off to become a policeman. -Ian Anderson

I actually wanted to be a police officer like my dad for the longest time, up until my sophomore year in high school when I started doing plays. I did plays when I was little, but in high school, I started getting into acting. -Chad Lindberg

I have a coffee mug that my dad gave me years ago that has the San Mateo police logo and my dad's name on it, so I brought it to set and used it in a scene. I mean, you don't see it, it's not prominently featured, but I just wanted that connectivity. -Michael Trucco

I don't mind being identified as any character as long as I'm doing a good job as an actor. I have done all kinds of roles – from an editor, judge, police officer, murderer to a corrupt businessman. -Boman Irani

If the City Council wants to hold the police accountable, it has the subpoena power and oversight responsibility to do so. They don't have the courage to do it. -Sal Albanese

Hitler had a police state of the first order. And those who showed any sign of being weak-kneed faced prison or often summary execution. That prevented a lot of people who knew that the war was not going to turn out well for Germany from giving up. -Rick Atkinson

I have lived in Kentucky all of my life. I am married to my high school sweetheart, David, a local police captain who has no shame in telling his coworkers that he is the inspiration for all of my heroes. -Molly Harper

I loved my job at the paper. I loved meeting new people every day and never knowing where I would end up. But somehow, the ever-shifting schedules of a police officer and a reporter did not equal 'family friendly.' One of us needed to take a normal job for the sake of our young daughter. -Molly Harper

Scientology is a model control system, a state in fact with its own courts, police, rewards and penalties. -William S. Burroughs

I feel like when you have an unauthorized police badge and something that looks like it could be a concealed weapon in the small of your back that when you, someone crosses you, pisses you off, road rage, I think just the slight badge and the little moving away of the jacket and not losing eye contact does amazing things. -Sandra Bullock

Since 9/11, the Bush administration has used that tragic event as a justification to rip up our constitution and our civil liberties. And I honestly believe that one or two 9/11s, and martial law will be declared in our country and we're inching towards a police state. -Michael Moore

Everybody loves 'The Wire,' and I think it's okay, but in the end it's just a police series. -Salman Rushdie

Athletes and musicians make astronomical amounts of money. People get paid $100 million to throw a baseball! Shouldn't we all take less and pass some of that money onto others? Think about firefighters, teachers and policemen. We should celebrate people that are intellectually smart and trying to make this world a better place. -Kid Rock

When I was growing up, I did not exercise at all. I was raised in the French Quarter in New Orleans. If I saw someone running, I would call the police because I thought they stole something on Royal Street. -Richard Simmons

If waterboarding's OK, why don't we let our police do it to suspects so we can learn what they know? We only seem to waterboard Muslims… Have we waterboarded anyone else? -Jesse Ventura

If you think people are inherently good, you get rid of the police for 24 hours – see what happens. -Sylvester Stallone

In 1995, Russia virtually gave Chechnya de facto statehood and independence even though, de jure, it didn't recognize Chechnya as an independent state. And I would like to emphasize strongly that Russia withdrew all of its troops, we moved the prosecutors, we moved all the police, dismantled all the courts, completely, 100 percent. -Vladimir Putin

Coming up in the Bay Area and being African American in a city that has a history of complex issues of violent crime, interaction with the police is always intense. That's something you have to learn. My mom taught me at a young age that if ever a cop stops you, you put your hands up and freeze – don't move. -Ryan Coogler

Parties are only bad when a fight breaks out, when men fight over women or vice versa. Someone takes a fall, an ambulance comes, and the police arrive. If you can avoid those things, pretty much all behaviour is acceptable. -Bill Murray

Surveillance technologies now available – including the monitoring of virtually all digital information – have advanced to the point where much of the essential apparatus of a police state is already in place. -Al Gore

Punitive murder by the police and by vigilantes has existed in all societies at some point, and probably still exists in most. -Teju Cole

The Hell's Angels try not to do anything halfway, and anyone who deals in extremes is bound to cause trouble, whether he means to or not. This, along with a belief in total retaliation for any offense or insult, is what makes the Hell's Angels unmanageable for the police and morbidly fascinating to the general public. -Hunter S. Thompson

When a police officer tells you to stay in the car, you stay in the car. -Reese Witherspoon

People don't seem to make the connection between their tax money and the benefits that they get from their tax money, like free education, and the fire department, and police protection, and everything else. It drives me bonkers, because it's pretty straightforward to me. -Michael Schur

Becoming a writer is not a 'career decision' like becoming a doctor or a policeman. You don't choose it so much as get chosen, and once you accept the fact that you're not fit for anything else, you have to be prepared to walk a long, hard road for the rest of your days. -Paul Auster

The power to prevent violence is a power that no police force seems to have anywhere in the United States. -John Abizaid

The more democratic and open a society is, the more it's exposed to terrorism. The more a country is free, not governed by a police regime, the more it risks hijackings or massacres like the ones that took place for many years in Italy and Germany and other parts of Europe. -Oriana Fallaci

Governments are out of control, irresponsible, never have enough money, never tighten their own belts, and when they are forced to, they always threaten to shut down police departments and teachers and all these things. -Rush Limbaugh

I played in front of every conceivable audience you could face: an all-black audience, all-white, firemen's fairs, policemen's balls, in front of supermarkets, bar mitzvahs, weddings, drive-in theaters. I'd seen it all before I ever walked into a recording studio. -Bruce Springsteen

The Jersey Shore is the kind of place where the policeman has a little cottage that might have been in the family for years and many other people call home. -Bruce Springsteen

I read Freud because I find him an excellent writer… a writer of police thrillers that can be followed with great passion. -Italo Calvino

I rebelled against all form of authority, against my grandfather, my step-father, the Church, the police, the government, the bosses. Everything male that was there, and was determining my life. -Isabel Allende

I have quite a few good friends in Philadelphia who were police officers. -Bobby Seale

The FBI's Counter-Intelligence Program would work hand-in-hand with police departments, literally planning attacks on Black Panther Party offices throughout the United States of America. They did this over a period of time. -Bobby Seale

U.S. society doesn't want to play the role of international policeman. -Vladimir Putin

At a certain point, we saw the police cracking down on the Occupy Wall Street activists. I won't call the actions of police appropriate or inappropriate. -Vladimir Putin

Communism in Cuba will collapse sooner or later because you can't control the free flow of information. Communism prevents organizations from developing by stopping the flow of information. The system is based on police and listening devices and triggers the worst characteristics in humans. -Lech Walesa

I always like to have faith that an audience will suspend their disbelief, if you present it to them in the right way. I find it peculiar when people scoff at one bold idea, and yet they'll then turn over and watch a man travel through time in a police phone box. I think it's just how you present the idea. -Tom Mison

'Moral police' is my new word. I am very against the media doing moral policing, giving opinions on actor's lives. Media should not become moral police; they should just report. -Katrina Kaif

There are terrible, terrible memories of September 11th, things that I saw, people that I lost, the devastation, the identification of bodies. I mean, all these memories come back to you at different times. And then the other side of it this tremendous response with the firefighters and the police officers saving people, the rescue workers. -Rudy Giuliani

When I get stopped by the police, I keep my hands on the wheel. I'm not going to move. -Hill Harper

America has a rap sheet. You can't police the world and tell the world how to act when you're just as bad yourself. -Paul Mooney

I shy away from showing cruelty on the page. A lot of the violence in my books actually happens off stage. The police come on to the scene after the event has occurred. -Tess Gerritsen

I love race car drivers, I love gymnastics, I love UFC, I love police officers, I love firefighters. I just try to give them the same enjoyment they give me. -Shaquille O'Neal

All of us are citizens in a republic much larger than the Republic of America. It is the Republic of Letters, a realm of the mind that extends everywhere, without police, national boundaries, or disciplinary frontiers. -Robert Darnton

You gotta improvise in life. You gotta improv if the police pull you over. -J. B. Smoove

One time, a burglar came to my apartment, so we called the police. My son was here, so I think they left before they tried to steal something. So the police come to my apartment, and they say, 'Oh my God, did they steal everything?' I was like, 'No, it was like that!' -Carine Roitfeld

In South Africa, being Chinese meant I wasn't white and I wasn't black. I trained in Baragwanath Hospital, the largest black hospital in South Africa. That was around 1976, the time of the Soweto Uprising, when police fired on children and students who were protesting. I was part of the group of interns who volunteered to treat them. -Patrick Soon-Shiong

I feel that I had been rescued from the gutter by America. One day I was under the gutter, chased by police, thinking dogs were going to get me. I laid there listening to the dogs and the gutter. The next day, there I am standing on the Olympic platform, and you hear the anthem. I was proud. -George Foreman

Pray for someone else's child, your pastor, the military, the police officers, the firemen, the teachers, the government. There's no end to the ways that you can intervene on behalf of others through prayer. -Monica Johnson

When a young non-white male is stopped and searched at the whim of a police officer, his idea of personal space, privacy and self esteem are shattered, to say nothing of his Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment protections. The damage goes deep quickly and stays. Stop & frisk, as well as a tactic, is also an incitement. -Henry Rollins

There is not one single police officer in America that I am not afraid of and not one that I would trust to tell the truth or obey the laws they are sworn to uphold. I do not believe they protect me in any way. -Henry Rollins

But first, the news: The House of Commons was sealed off today after police chased an escaped lunatic through the front door during Prime Minister's question time. A spokesman at Scotland Yard said it was like looking for a needle in a haystack. -Ronnie Barker

I am the first one to go to university in my family. I am the first writer as well. My dad is a retired policeman, and my mom works for a glass-processing company. She is health-and-safety manager, and my stepfather is a plumber. I have four half siblings, one from my mom's marriage and three from my dad's marriage, so we are kind of scattered. -Samantha Shannon

My literature is much more the result of a paradox than that of an implacable logic, typical of police novels. The paradox is the tension that exists in my soul. -Paulo Coelho

At eight, I made a commitment to poetry. Until then, I thought I'd be a policeman. But I went a whole night without sleeping, and the next day the world had changed. It needed a different language. -Alice Oswald

My accident happened in what should have been one of the safest places to be: in a police station, at the hands of trained police officers. So more guns are not the answer. -James Langevin

My two sisters were always cooking. I wanted to be in the police force, but I didn't get in because I just so happened to procrastinate a bit, and I hadn't gotten my application in at the right time. -April Bloomfield

I wouldn't want to have the thought police going to people's homes, dictating what they teach their children. I don't want to be Big Brotherish. I would hate that. -Richard Dawkins

The casting of 'Slumdog Millionaire' is a dream. Anil Kapoor, as the sleazy TV host, diamonds winking in his earlobes, has never been better; the quietly understated Irrfan Khan turns in another bravura performance as the police inspector whose questioning brings out Jamal's story. -Shashi Tharoor

I never had a problem with genre because a genre actually is like a uniform – you put yourself into a certain uniform. But if you dress up in a police officer's uniform, it doesn't mean that you are an officer; it can mean something else. -Wong Kar-wai

The reason I like the criminal justice system is there aren't Republican or Democrat victims or police officers or prosecutors. It's about respect for the rule of law! -Trey Gowdy

The vast majority of A.D.A.s put everything on the line to make sure justice is served. That's what I love about prosecutors and the New York police. -Diane Neal

I have this dream that the first responders to 911 calls will not be law enforcement personnel but robots. Robots can put eyes and ears on the scene much faster than you can with policemen or women. -Vijay Kumar

Australia – not western in geography, of course, but in every other respect for sure (it certainly doesn't want to be regarded as Asian, God forbid) – loves nothing more than to throw its weight around in South-East Asia by playing peacekeeper, carrying out its role as the United States' regional policeman. -Martin Jacques

China's Internet will continue to be policed and controlled, information filtered, sites prohibited, noncompliant search engines excluded, and sensitive search words disallowed. And where China goes, others, also informed by different values, are already and will follow. -Martin Jacques

A journalist can make or break a case, in a way, because they can figure out things the police can't, or they can destroy people's lives. -Vicky McClure

I was an online service provider. It's not my job to police what people are uploading. It's the job of the content owners, and the law is very clear. If you create content, and you want to protect your copyrights, you have to do the work. -Kim Dotcom

I am just postmodern enough not to trust 'postmodern' as a description of our times, for it privileges the practices and intellectual formations of modernity. Calling this a postmodern age reproduces the modernist assumption that history must be policed by periods. -Stanley Hauerwas

I had a dream, when I was little, to become a police officer and a crime investigator. -Katia Winter

The vast majority of the online crime cases, we don't even know which continent the attacks are coming from. And even if we are able to find online criminals, quite often there is no outcome. The local police don't act, or if they do, there's not enough evidence, or for some reason we can't take them down. -Mikko Hypponen

Building codes are a good thing. People who throw rocks at inspectors are being naive. It's a lot like police officers; we want them around unless they stop us for a ticket. It's the same with inspectors. -Dan Phillips

When a number of crimes – for instance, burglaries – can be linked to the same offender, police often plot the locations on a map. The art of finding the location of the criminal's home based on the crime sites is a key objective in what is known as geographical profiling. -Daniel Goldstein

Throughout the United States, at the dawn of the Progressive era, dozens of laws and regulations were established to empower police officers, public-health officials, and even the armed forces to vaccinate at will, and, if necessary, at gunpoint. -Michael Specter

There are certain age limits on police officers. They'd have retired me out at 65. -Clint Eastwood

As international support for Obama's decision to attack Syria has collapsed, along with the credibility of government claims, the administration has fallen back on a standard pretext for war crimes when all else fails: the credibility of the threats of the self-designated policeman of the world. -Noam Chomsky

The appropriate response to terrorist crimes is police work, which has been successful worldwide. -Noam Chomsky

Theater in New York is nearer to the street. In London, you have to go deep into the building, usually, to reach the place where theater happens. On Broadway, only the fire doors separate you from the sidewalk, and you're lucky if the sound of a police car doesn't rip the envelope twice a night. -Tom Stoppard

You see people in the left lane, and as long as they are on the speed limit, they stay there. Get in the right lane and let people pass you – let the police worry about somebody who wants to speed. Don't force them pass in the right lane and zig zag, which can create an accident, just because you think you're correct. -Mario Andretti

The lesson of 'CSI' is: No matter what horrible things happen, nice policemen will turn up and fix everything and return it to the status quo. -Warren Ellis

My family are police officers, detectives. My brother Mitch is FBI. Mitch is like that – a stern enforcer. -Bernie Mac

Israel will not and should not leave until it is clear that the West Bank can be policed by Palestinians and that the region will not be a source of terrorism against Israel, as Gaza and South Lebanon became when Israel left there. -Elliott Abrams

The war on drugs is not being won, and it continues to threaten stability and democracy not only in the Andes but throughout the Caribbean as well, where tiny police and military forces are outclassed by the sophisticated equipment in the hands of traffickers passing through the region on the way to their market in this country. -Elliott Abrams

My grandmother, in her retirement home, actually has a picture of me from 'Star' magazine on their fashion police list. I think that's hilarious, but if Grandma approves, then I feel like I am all good. -Brad Goreski

It is important for us to be able to meet and greet the people that we serve. And if we start having police presence everywhere we go, it's going to create a chilling effect on discourse, and it creates an incredible assault on the democratic process. -Jackie Speier

If Inigo Montoya were around now, he wouldn't need to storm the castle to bring his father's murderer to justice; the police would do it for him, and fewer people would have to die. -Paul Bloom

The police in Punjab has been politicised; it has become a wing of the Akali Dal. -Preneet Kaur

Citizens' rights cannot be protected if their digital activities are governed and policed by opaque and publicly unaccountable corporate mechanisms. -Rebecca MacKinnon

I do not know of a Chinese blogger who has gone to jail, but I know several who have had their blogs shut down. I also know some Chinese bloggers who have received threatening phone calls from police warning them to 'be careful.' In some cases, they stopped blogging for a while. -Rebecca MacKinnon

It's much easier to force intermediary communications and Internet companies such as Google to police themselves and their users than the alternatives: sending cops after everybody who attempts a risque or politically sensitive search, getting parents and teachers to do their jobs, or chasing down the origin of every offending link. -Rebecca MacKinnon

If police officers routinely issue tickets for the most serious traffic offenses, they'll be treating drivers of all races, sexes, and ages equally. -Bill Dedman

A 'Globe' examination found that Boston police officers exercise broad discretion when deciding whether to issue a ticket. -Bill Dedman

Polygraphs are not allowed as evidence in most U.S. courts, but they're routinely used in police investigations, and the Defense Department relies heavily on them for security screening. -Bill Dedman

Many police departments still use DNA evidence the way they have used fingerprints and tire tracks: to determine whether a suspect committed the crime. -Bill Dedman

Growing up, I think I was arrested 20-odd times by the Boston police. The good news is that I've been able to use those experiences in a lot of my roles, and that has been a blessing. -Mark Wahlberg

Taxes, well laid and well spent, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, and promote the general welfare. Taxes protect property and the environment; taxes make business possible. Taxes pay for roads and schools and bridges and police and teachers. Taxes pay for doctors and nursing homes and medicine. -Jill Lepore

Our religious police has the most dangerous effect on society – the segregation of genders, putting the wrong ideas in the heads of men and women, producing psychological diseases that never existed in our country before, like fanatacism. -Basmah bint Saud

I went on a date once with a police officer, unbeknownst to me. I thought he was a regular guy. And when I found out that he was a police officer… I wasn't so into it. I got paranoid that I would illegally cross the street and get a ticket for jay walking. -Nina Dobrev

I think we take for granted police officers and detectives that walk into some pretty heinous situations, and they really have to be very brave. So I love playing a character that's very brave – someone that kind of dives in the fire to figure out what's happened. -George Eads

In the U.S., you even lose legal rights if you store your data in a company's machines instead of your own. The police need to present you with a search warrant to get your data from you; but if they are stored in a company's server, the police can get it without showing you anything. They may not even have to give the company a search warrant. -Richard Stallman

Great powers reserve the right to police bad actors in their neighborhoods. -Thomas P.M. Barnett

We watch so many TV shows and movies about jaded or corrupt policemen, we forget people join the police force to do good, and they really care about that. -Enrico Colantoni

I was a big fan of Indiana Jones; then I realized he was kind of a fake hero. The real heroes are the people who work hard and do their stuff right, like firefighters and policemen. -Nathan Gamble

We are not advertising ourselves as a secure platform. It's a communication platform. It's not our job to police the world or Snapchat of jerks. -Evan Spiegel

I have no private life, as I am constantly under police surveillance. -Ivica Dacic

I will maintain the presence of a Mexican Army, and the Navy and police in the states of the Mexican Republic, where the problem of crime has increased. -Enrique Pena Nieto

In the 1970s, New York City defaulted on its debt, and yes, the consequences were painful. Enrollment plummeted at City University campuses, which until then had offered free education. Seven thousand police officers were laid off. Crime skyrocketed. Services for the poor disappeared. -Charles Duhigg

Government and other scientists have identified hundreds of chemicals that are linked to diseases in small concentrations and that are unregulated in drinking water or policed at limits that still pose serious risks. -Charles Duhigg

Under a decades-old agreement, Palestinian refugee camps are supposed to administer and police themselves. Lebanese troops are technically not allowed to enter them. -Richard Engel

There was an insurgency under President Hosni Mubarak in the 1990s. Egyptian police and soldiers fought weekly battles with Islamists in the sugarcane fields and thick reeds along the Nile in rural southern villages like Minya, Sohag, Enna and Assiout. -Richard Engel

I have a new show now called 'The Bridge,' where I play a guy who's a real-life guy. My character's based on the life of a guy named Craig Bromell who was a cop for 12 years and then became head of the police association, so basically the president of the union for 85,000 cops. -Aaron Douglas

When it comes to police officers, I have concerns about the training that they receive. This whole notion of implicit bias, looking at people and having stereotypical reactions to them on the basis of their ethnicity. -Eric Holder

Communities of color don't understand what it means to be a police officer, the fear that police officers have in just being on the streets. -Eric Holder

I like shooting movies in Thailand very much because the government is so cooperative there. The police help you to close the roads for shooting. -Alan Mak

I love the police, contrary to many people. -Gerard Depardieu

Security is a component of everyday life that one spending time in Washington, D.C., gets accustomed to. Metal detectors, police vehicle barriers and heavily-armed police officers become strangely commonplace after awhile. -Mike Crapo

The right to personal privacy is precious. Without it, we are all potential victims for a prying secret police. -Lewis B. Smedes

There are a lot of lousy conferences that pander to sponsors. They end up creating an opportunity for boring speakers who are paid shills for their companies. We still get a few of those, but we really try to police it. Think about who the audience is and what works for them, and deliver high-quality content. -Tim O'Reilly

I'm in favour of a sensible development of response units and their deployment in any circumstance where there may be a risk to the officers themselves or the neighbourhood they're in. I'm not in favour of a blanket arming of the police. -David Blunkett

While I was writing 'Stick Out Your Tongue' in Beijing, the police began knocking on my door again. As soon as I finished the book, I moved to Hong Kong so that I could work undisturbed on my next novel. -Ma Jian

Communism may be over as an economic system, but as a model of state domination, it is very much alive in the People's Republic of China and in Putin's police state. -Michael Ignatieff

Criminal conduct by police officers, federal agents, and their confederates cannot be tolerated and will be met with the full force of the law. -Loretta Lynch

When you go to your local police officer, your police chief in the town you live in, big or small, he will tell you the vast majority of the weapons recovered at a crime scene are either stolen weapons, and/or they have been 'lost' or stolen. -Joe Biden

Enforcement priorities and arrest patterns must not lead to disparate treatment under the law, even if such treatment is unintended. And police forces should reflect the diversity of the communities they serve. -Eric Holder

Studies show that if people think that they are treated fairly by the police, that matters almost more than what the result is. If you get stopped for a traffic stop and feel that you are treated courteously and fairly, you are much more likely to accept the fact that you got a speeding ticket. -Eric Holder

Michael Brown's tragic death has revealed a deep distrust between some in the Ferguson community and its police force. It also developed a need to develop and widely disseminate law enforcement best practices for responding to public demonstrations. -Eric Holder

As I said last week in the wake of the grand jury decision, I think Ferguson laid bare a problem that is not unique to St. Louis or that area, and is not unique to our time, and that is a simmering distrust that exists between too many police departments and too many communities of color. -Barack Obama

While I understand the passions and the anger that arise over the death of Michael Brown, giving into that anger by looting or carrying guns, and even attacking the police, only serves to raise tensions and stir chaos. -Barack Obama

Understand, our police officers put their lives on the line for us every single day. They've got a tough job to do to maintain public safety and hold accountable those who break the law. -Barack Obama

It seems to me that before we give federal funds to police departments, we ought to mandate that they have body cams. -Claire McCaskill

I probably saved more black lives as mayor of New York City than any mayor in the history of this city. And I did it by having to use police officers in black areas where there was an astounding amount of crime. If that crime was in white areas, police officers would be in white areas. -Rudy Giuliani

The danger to a black child in America is not a white police officer. The danger is another black. -Rudy Giuliani

Blacks commit murder eight times more per capita than any other group in our society. If I had put all of my police officers on Park Avenue and none in Harlem, thousands and thousands more blacks would've been killed during the eight years that I was mayor. -Rudy Giuliani

I couldn't become a policeman, so being county prosecutor is the next best thing. -Robert P. McCulloch

We've prosecuted police, dozens of them over the years. -Robert P. McCulloch

A militarized police force facing down innocent protesters with sniper rifles and machine guns is totally unacceptable in America. -William Lacy Clay, Jr.

I went to Ferguson and walked with the demonstrators and saw this heavily armed police force, tactical units pointing sniper rifles at my constituents who were there exercising their constitutional rights. -William Lacy Clay, Jr.

I have absolutely no confidence in the Ferguson police, the county prosecutor. -William Lacy Clay, Jr.

It's an issue that we need to have a national discussion about, the militarization of local police forces, and then when they are used to quell peaceful demonstration. Then we have a problem, and especially around this entire case of the murder of Michael Brown at the hands of a Ferguson police officer. -William Lacy Clay, Jr.

We have to have a national conversation about how police forces should interact with the African-American community, who happens to be paying their salary, who want to be served and protected, who these officers are take an oath to do so. -William Lacy Clay, Jr.

Let me be clear: as I have said repeatedly, I do not believe that all police officers are bad, nor do I believe that most are bad. But there must be a transparent, impartial and fair system to judge those that engage in criminal or unethical acts. -Al Sharpton

Local prosecutors work alongside local police officers on a regular basis and are therefore conflicted when it comes to prosecuting those same officers. They are under extreme pressure from local police unions and from rank-and-file cops. -Al Sharpton

Following Michael Brown's death, I went to Ferguson and met with his parents. I stood with them as they tried to hold their heads high and deal with both their immense loss and the larger issues of police-community relations. -Al Sharpton

It is up to us to change laws on the books like 'Stand Your Ground' laws and push elected officials to enact regulations that hold police officers to the same standards as the rest of society. This is why we vote. -Al Sharpton

The horrific cases in Ferguson, in Staten Island with the death of Eric Garner, and all across the country serve as stark reminders that we must have a say in who polices us, and how that policing is done. We must, we must, let our voices be heard on Election Day. -Al Sharpton

Either we need to redefine what probable cause means and say that police are not subject to it, or we arrest officers right away just as we would with any other person accused of committing a crime. Either we write new laws or enforce existing ones; we cannot have it both ways. -Al Sharpton

You don't need any indictment in order to arrest someone; probable cause is sufficient to arrest civilians, so it must be enough to arrest police. -Al Sharpton

The United States isn't a dictatorship ruling with a brutal army and an iron fist, so our police departments must understand that they are there to serve and protect us – all of us. And when they do commit crimes, they must be arrested and prosecuted like anyone else, bottom line. -Al Sharpton

When the culture of police departments is sometimes infused with bias or preconceived ideas against certain groups, there needs to be reform and retraining throughout. And unfortunately, we cannot rely on local departments to police themselves; we need intervention from the top. -Al Sharpton

When you loot or behave violently, you give grounds to those that try to justify illegal police abuse. You become the poster child for them to say, 'See, we have no choice but to shoot and kill, or use a chokehold, because just look at the way they behave.' -Al Sharpton

I love speed. I love racing cars, whether it's on the streets or wherever. Don't tell the St. Louis police, though. -Nelly

Los Angeles for many years had operated with a police department that was far smaller than other police departments had in areas of comparable or larger size, New York and Chicago being the most obvious examples. -Scott Turow

The Polish freedom movement of 1968 lost its confrontation with police violence; the Prague Spring was crushed by the armies of five Warsaw Pact members. But in both countries, 1968 gave birth to a new political consciousness. -Adam Michnik

Authority can be faked. That's why impersonating a police officer is a crime. Sometimes the outward appearances of authority can be deceiving. -John Ortberg

I had a dream to become a mounted policewoman. -Wendy Long

Let's dig deep to build the kind of police force that our fatherland really deserves. We need a revolution of the police force here in Venezuela, and I will carry it out without delay, without excuses. -Nicolas Maduro

My dad's an ex-policeman, and my mum is a sales representative, and they haven't got the acting bug. Bless them. -Olivia Cooke

That's one of the problems with Hollywood. It'll say 'policeman,' and an unless it says 'black policeman,' a lot of times you won't even get the opportunity to read for it, which is kind of crazy, but that's the way it is. -Meshach Taylor

History buffs expect historical background in historical fiction. Mystery readers expect forensics and police procedure in crime fiction. Westerns – gasp – describe the West. Techno-thriller readers expect to learn something about technology from their fiction. -Edward M. Lerner

I still assume that, any day, I'm going to be exposed as a fraud. That, like I once heard Gene Hackman say, the acting police are going to burst in and take away my card. -Chris Pine

I wanted to be a police detective. In my work, particularly in documentaries, I am obsessed with finding things out, seeking ever-new facts and perspectives – each project can involve years of research. -James Marsh

There were a bunch of things we really liked right off the bat about a police precinct. We loved how instantly relatable it was. We loved how little exposition was required to tell people who these guys were and what they were doing. -Daniel J. Goor

The federal government should not be an accessory to the unconstitutional actions of the Arizona state government. By continuing to work with Arizona police departments operating under SB 1070, the Department is implicitly condoning the shameful tactics authorized by the new law. -Lucille Roybal-Allard

I am an atheist. I was born a Catholic, but after I had traveled to Northern Ireland with some Catholic friends, and we had a horrible experience with the English Protestant police, I lost all taste for formal religion. -Guy Laliberte

One doesn't want one's democracy to behave like a dictatorial or fascistic police. One doesn't. -Tom Stoppard

In the past, proactive fiscal polices almost always meant just more investment and an increase in the fiscal deficit. -Li Keqiang

Don't let anybody make you think God chose America as His divine messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Notre Dame and Sydney – that was nothing. Notre Dame doesn't have a police station; it is not 1,000 or so feet high. It was a public structure, very easy to access. And Sydney Harbour Bridge was half-and-half: a bridge, in the middle of the night. The World Trade Center was the end of the world. Electronic devices, police dogs. -Philippe Petit

I grew up in Lincolnshire, trying to get the daughters of farmers and policemen to like me. It didn't go well until I got to college where, suddenly, there were different sorts of humans. -Robert Webb

The discipline, particularly in these urban schools for the poor, it's not controlled by the administration – they're controlled by the police. This is an expression of a racist logic that has now seeped directly into schools. -Henry Giroux

I don't want any injustice brought against the bullies. Bullies just don't know any better. Anyone who is crying about police brutality or victimization as an adult needs to stop it and realize the privileges we have in this country. -Ariel Pink

A number of years ago, I found a book of photography by Weegee; he was a crime photographer in the 1930s in New York. He was the first person to put a police scanner in a car and drive around. -Dan Gilroy

We can't expect Wall Street to police itself – that's why we have a federal government. -Martin O'Malley

What troubles me most about my lovely country is that its children are seldom taught that American freedom will vanish, if, when they grow up, and in the exercise of their duties as citizens, they insist that our courts and policemen and prisons be guided by divine or natural law. -Kurt Vonnegut

I tend to play nurses and waitresses and policewomen. -Allison Tolman

I crashed my bicycle on the way to my first date with my ex-girlfriend and was cautioned by the police. -James Norton

I think the over-militarization of local police forces is also true of the over-militarization of the federal government, so I don't really run and hide from the comment that I think there are 48 federal agencies that have SWAT teams. -Rand Paul

America is a world leader, but we should not be its policeman or ATM. -Rand Paul

I believe that most police are conscientious and want only to provide safety for us. -Rand Paul

There is a legitimate role for the police to keep the peace, but there should be a difference between a police response and a military response. -Rand Paul

Most police officers are good cops and good people. -Rand Paul

Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts by using federal dollars to help municipal governments build what are essentially small armies – where police departments compete to acquire military gear that goes far beyond what most of Americans think of as law enforcement. -Rand Paul

In essence, Clinton's Anti-Terrorism Act would set up a national police force, over the long-dead bodies of the founders. -Gore Vidal

What the police in their ignorance have not figured out is that they have lost all credibility since World War II. They are sort of parasites on the fringe of society and do no particular good for anyone except possibly themselves. -Gore Vidal

As for civil liberties, any one who is not vigilant may one day find himself living, if not in a police state, at least in a police city. -Gore Vidal

For most women, Greenham was a place of principle, growth and song. Often joyful, sometimes terrifying, and almost always cold. As it got harder, with constant evictions and mounting violence from a frustrated and humiliated police force, the women got more determined. It was a community with a shared purpose – to live in peace. -Beeban Kidron

We have no regulation of drones in the United States in their commercial use. You can see drones some day hovering over the homes of Hollywood luminaries, violating privacy. This question has to be addressed. And we need rules of operation on the border, by police, by commercial use, and also by military and intelligence use. -Dianne Feinstein

I'm not the comedy police, but you watch a movie, and everyone's laughing, and then you shake it out, and you realize, 'There's no joke there!' -Maria Semple

I'd never been in a police state. I didn't know what it was. I knew that it was, in the general way that people know that two and two is four, but it had no emotional value for me until I found myself in the middle of it. -Alan Furst

I was privileged because my father was a policeman, and we lived in town. Many people in Malawi are from typical villages. My grandmother insisted I should be in both worlds, and so I needed to be acquainted with village life. -Joyce Banda

I came across few whites as a boy at Qunu. The local magistrate, of course, was white, as was the nearest shopkeeper. Occasionally, white travelers or policemen passed through our area. These whites appeared as grand as gods to me, and I was aware that they were to be treated with a mixture of fear and respect. -Nelson Mandela

In the 1940s, traveling for an African was a complicated process. All Africans over the age of sixteen were compelled to carry 'Native passes' issued by the Native Affairs Department and were required to show that pass to any white policeman, civil servant, or employer. Failure to do so could mean arrest, trial, a jail sentence or fine. -Nelson Mandela

Initially, electronic music was anti-establishment, as punk rock and rock n' roll were. The music was shut down; the police were against the parties. -Thomas Bangalter

It's not easy being the world's policeman. No one thanks you for it. -Philip Kerr

I tell people I'm on a diet. If somebody sees me with a muffin, they'll think I'm off my diet. It's like secret little police that I've made for myself. -Stephen Furst

Vietnam was the defining event for my generation. It spilled over into all facets of American life – into music, into the pulpits, in churches of our country. It spilled over into the city streets, police forces. And even if you were born late in the generation, Vietnam was still part of your childhood. -Tim O'Brien

I was knocked down and dragged by a police Land Rover in a hit-and-run. -Adrian McKinty

Broadly speaking, there are two approaches to crime: the realistically detailed police procedural, usually grim and downbeat, and the more left-field, joyous theatre of ideas in which past masters once specialised. Knowing that I would never be able to handle the former, I set about reviving the latter. -Christopher Fowler

We need to work for a day when police shootings are rare and not the stuff of our daily news. -David Horsey

I looked into corruption in Afghanistan through a work called 'Payback' and impersonated a police officer, set up a fake checkpoint on the street in Kabul and stopped cars, but instead of asking them for a bribe, offered them money and apologized on behalf of the Kabul Police Department. -Aman Mojadidi

I am firmly of the view we should keep the police out of politics in Britain, or we risk going the way of American politics, where the Whitewater investigation lasted virtually the whole of the two terms of the Clinton administration but turned up nothing. -Jonathan Powell

The police pull up in back of my car and run my plates – they don't see you as you are; they see you through a racialized negative gaze. I think the best thing is not to internalize it too much, or it'll make you crazy because you know it's going to happen again. -Mark Bradford

I want to reveal in a simple way the usual – and unusual – life of the city; the corporation workman, the busmen, policemen, the civil servants, the theatres, Moore Street and also, what occupies so large a place in Dublin's life, the literary and artistic. -Patrick Kavanagh

Where blackmail is involved, telling the police is always a good option. -Ruth Rendell

We kind of forget because what television tends to do with these professions like lawyers and doctors and police officers, we create them on such a heroic level that you kind of forget that these are really people. -Rocky Carroll

I know there are some good American police. But I grew up in a country where we were afraid of the police. -Peter Sis

In general, we as police officers – at least the good police officers – like to look at each situation case by case and always pay close attention to the spirit of the law rather than the letter of the law. -Steven Seagal

Having spent all that time getting away from South Africa, running away from the army, I wanted very much to believe that America and England were actually as free as they were meant to be, not slipping rapidly into becoming police states like the one I'd just left. -Richard Stanley

Laws are getting passed in states like Alabama that basically would punish American citizens who are 'harboring' people. Since the federal government hasn't been able to muster or to get comprehensive immigration reform passed, states are taking it upon themselves to police and enforce laws. -Jose Antonio Vargas

Lives are saved when those potential killers are confronted by a police officer, a strong police presence and actual, honest-to-goodness, up-close 'What are you guys doing on this corner at 1 o'clock in the morning' policing. We need to be careful it doesn't drift away from us in the age of viral videos, or there will be profound consequences. -James Comey

I come from a law enforcement family. My grandfather, William J. Comey, was a police officer. Pop Comey is one of my heroes. I have a picture of him on my wall in my office at the FBI, reminding me of the legacy I've inherited and that I must honor. -James Comey

I'm not an investigative journalist; I don't track crime or police blotters. -Kathryn Harrison

You cannot bribe a Chilean police officer – I know this firsthand. -Hector Tobar

Why do the police need to know where I am? In the hands of a benevolent government, they could be looking after your interests, but what if the next government isn't so benevolent? -Val McDermid

My grandfather was a police officer. He taught Dad about lie detectors and police interrogation methods, so Dad got this old World War II lie detector and used it on us regularly. He was obsessed with the truth. -Brian Herbert

First, how do we give everyone a fair shot at opportunity and security in this new economy? Second, how do we make technology work for us, and not against us – especially when it comes to solving urgent challenges like climate change? Third, how do we keep America safe and lead the world without becoming its policeman? -Barack Obama

A tragedy's first act is crowded with supporting players, policeman scribbling in pads and making radio calls, witnesses crimping their faces, EMS guys folding equipment. -Darin Strauss

The government's only functions are to protect the rights of the individual; therefore, you need a police force and an army. -Neil Peart

You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police state. Or an uprising. There are no counterexamples. None. It's not if, it's when. -Nick Hanauer

Mysteries include so many things: the noir novel, espionage novel, private eye novels, thrillers, police procedurals. But the pure detective story is where there's a detective and a criminal who's committed a murder and leaves clues for the detective and the careful reader to find. -Otto Penzler

When the trust between the police and the communities they serve breaks down, everyone is at risk. -Eric Schneiderman

Every day, in every city and town across the country, police officers are performing vital services that help make their communities safer. -Eric Schneiderman

You can't tell what's aboard a container ship. We carried every kind of cargo, all of it on view: a police car, penicillin, Johnnie Walker Red, toilets, handguns, lumber, Ping-Pong balls, and IBM data cards. -Christopher Buckley

You have to accept that Batman is a fact of life in Gotham City, and on top of that, you have to accept that somehow this city manages to function with a police force that's 90% corrupt. -Greg Rucka

I started out on photography accidentally. A policeman came to a stop at the end of my street, and a guy knifed him at the end of my street. That's how I became a photographer. I photographed the gangs that I went to school with. -Don McCullin

I've been in several situations where police officers and district attorneys have had the cooperation of people in the news media without either endangering the reporter or compromising their sources. -Edwin Meese

The New York City police department is more representative of the city it serves than most law firms, university faculties, and media companies. -Mike Barnicle

Not only are police officers often taken for granted, many people are highly vocal about their dislike for cops. -Karen Salmansohn

European Muslims need to feel ownership of security, rather than viewing the police as an occupying army. -David Ignatius

I wanted to be a police officer for a long time so I could be just like my dad! -Doreen Cronin

Since I was 14, I wanted to make music, but I think I would also have made a good policeman. When I was eight, I wanted to be one so I could tell people off. -Calvin Harris

I have lived in other cities but been inside of only one. I once wore all the windows of Chicago and all its doorways on a key ring. Salons, mansions, alleys, courtrooms, depots, factories, hotels, police cells, the lake front, the rooftops and the sidewalks were my haberdashery. -Ben Hecht

The U.S. cannot be the policeman of the world. When we tried that in Vietnam, they beat us up. -Newt Gingrich

What my parents taught me was that the hallmark of a thriving democracy was an effective and respectful police force. -Tom Perez

The Anarchists set off World War I with a gunshot in Sarajevo – but they faded away. It wasn't that the police drove them out of business. The ideology had nowhere to go except into permanent negativity. -Pete Hamill

You have to know the forces that are against you and that are trying to break you down. We talk about the problems facing the black community: the decimation of the black family; the mass incarceration of the black man; we're talking about the brutality against black people from the police. The educational system. -D'Angelo

I couldn't be a police officer. It's a very difficult job to put your life in the face of danger for someone else, and that is extremely selfless. To now vilify cops is not really the way I think it should be looked at. -Reginald VelJohnson

Writing books that people want to read is helpful – my most successful book is my only police procedural, a very popular subgenre of the very popular crime fiction genre. -Allan Guthrie

We're a country that allowed waterboarding and indefinite detention, and we're a country where the NYPD Intelligence Division has police files on what Muslims think of the State of the Union address. -Matt Apuzzo

In the Great Depression, employment and investment were low because labor market institutions and industrial polices changed. -Edward C. Prescott

Stop-and-search has the potential to cause immense resentment and honesty to the police, with all the implications that has for generating distrust and ending co-operation from the public, if it is not used fairly. -Theresa May

Nobody wins when the police are sent to look after people suffering from mental health problems; vulnerable people don't get the care they need and deserve, and the police can't get on with the job they are trained to do. -Theresa May

The right place for a person suffering a mental health crisis is a bed, not a police cell. And the right people to look after them are medically trained professionals, not police officers. -Theresa May

We will make the law clearer on parents' liability for failing to prevent their child being subjected to FGM, and we are working to improve the police response. -Theresa May

While we have come a long way, we must go further if we are to ensure greater diversity and truly modern police forces that reflect the communities they serve and provide police officers able to tackle not only traditional crime but also the changing face of crime. -Theresa May

Shortly after the appointment of Britain's first-ever female police constable with officials powers of arrest, the Home Office declared that women could not be sworn in as police officers because they were not deemed 'proper persons'. It makes you wonder what those Home Office officials would say now to having a female Home Secretary. -Theresa May

I think our police do an excellent job, day in and day out, working to keep us safe. -Theresa May

Our manifesto to the British people promised to finish the job of police reform. And that is exactly what I intend to do. -Theresa May

The police protect us, and we're going to protect the police. -George Osborne

A profoundly disturbing thing you discover very quickly traveling in Cuba is that the most dangerous person for Cubans isn't the police or even the secret police; it's their neighbor. Anyone can report you for anything 'outside' the revolution – even if you haven't done it yet. -Brin-Jonathan Butler

When we came out from the Elysee palace, there was a gigantic limousine waiting for us and four police on motorcycles. It is probably one of the few times I have experienced my fame. I thought it was so fantastic that I laughed to the point of shouting. -Ingmar Bergman

When I was going to gay bars in my 20s and 30s, the older guys there explained to me that the police would occasionally raid these places and march the clients out, load them onto paddy wagons, drive them down to the station, photograph them, fingerprint them and put their names on a list. They were doing nothing wrong, and it was criminalized. -George Takei

The Social Affairs Ministry and the police will continue to fight against the abuse of women and children. The ministry battles the harmful phenomenon of cults on a daily basis. -Moshe Kahlon

I don't want, under any circumstances, to see in 'Haaretz' a picture of a woman with a baby in her arms crying while policemen deport her. -Eli Yishai

I don't want to be the policeman of Lebanon. It's not the business of Israel. Israel was not created to serve as a policeman of the region. -Yitzhak Rabin

The man who buried Malcolm X – my Muslim imam, priest – he, after I got beat up by police… came to me, and he said, 'You don't need this American name.' And I was susceptible to it at the time because, God knows, I had just gotten whipped near to death. So he gave me an Arab name; he gave me the name Amir Barakat. -Amiri Baraka

It's an unfortunate fact that in the male black population, a very significant percentage of them, more so than whites or other minority candidates, because of convictions, prison records, are never going to be hired by a police department. That's a reality. That's not a byproduct of stop-and-frisk. -William Bratton

No place is unpoliceable; no crime is immune to better enforcement efforts. -William Bratton

Cops have been complaining about morale since police forces were created. I used to complain about it a lot when I was a young cop. -William Bratton

Slavery, our country's original sin, sat on a foundation codified by laws enforced by police, by slave-catchers. -William Bratton

You cannot police a community without effectively working with the community. -William Bratton

I've spent my life in the police profession, and I'm proud of that. But I am also very cognizant of the profession's limitations, its potential for abuse, and its potential negative impact. -William Bratton

Policing has to be done compassionately and consistently. You cannot police differently in Harlem than you're policing downtown. The same laws must apply. The same procedures must be employed. Certain areas at certain times may have more significant crime and require more police presence or more assertiveness, but it has to be balanced. -William Bratton

If an African-American or a recent immigrant – or anyone else, for that matter – can't feel secure walking into a police station or up to a police officer to report a crime, because of a fear that they're not going to be treated well, then everything else that we promise is on a shaky foundation. -William Bratton

I was still a recruit in the Boston Police Academy when I attended my first police funeral. It was September 28, 1970. I remember it still. -William Bratton

Many of the best parts of America's history would have been impossible without police. All the freedoms we enjoy – freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from fear – sit on a foundation of public safety. -William Bratton

If you don't know about the 'black male code,' you should. It's something black boys learn early, even before adolescence. It goes, in part, like this: Even though you're not a criminal, some people assume you are, especially if you're wearing certain clothes. Never argue with the police, but protect your dignity and take pride in humility. -Donna Brazile

I've been mayor for five years. I've led a city. And directed a police department. I know how to use resources. -Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

I heard opera all day long. From the time I was 9 years old, I was imitating the singers; later I studied opera. But we also got Western television and radio, from the Americans in West Berlin. When I was 11 years old, I turned into a hippie and gave flowers to policemen. And when I was 21 and left Berlin for London, I became a punk. -Nina Hagen

Afghanistan can't police its borders, and its neighbors give sanctuary and assistance to insurgents. -George Packer

We have testimony saying, and I think common sense also dictates, that in a failed state like Syria, you don't have any government information, police reports to rely on to vet somebody. So there's no way to do a background check from somebody coming out of Syria. There's no way we can find out whether they're safe or not. -Blake Farenthold

From fully funding nutrition programs to protecting children from liquid nicotine poisoning, I have focused many of my efforts in Congress on advocating for polices that invest in our most valuable resource – our children. -Elizabeth Esty

Why does America always need to be the world's policeman? -Ted Deutch

It's expensive to police the world. -Scott DesJarlais

People view the police not as allies, but as antagonists, and think of them not with respect or gratitude, but with suspicion and distrust. -James Comey

After years of police work, officers often can't help but be influenced by the cynicism they feel. -James Comey

There's a perception that police are less likely to do the marginal additional policing that suppresses crime: the getting out of your car at 2 in the morning and saying to a group of guys, 'What are you doing here?' -James Comey

I don't know if it's true or not that folks are less likely to tell police when they see things. -James Comey

Unfortunately, in places like Ferguson, in New York City and in some communities across this nation, there is a disconnect between police agencies and the citizens they serve, predominately in communities of color. -James Comey

I am who I am. I have a low voice, and I look like somebody's dad or boss or a police chief, and those roles come my way. -J. K. Simmons

The NCAA is acting like they can or are willing to self-police. It doesn't appear that they are willing to do it to the degree that they should. -Tony Cardenas

While we must condemn any misuse of their authority, let's not forget that, by far, police are fulfilling their duty to protect and serve. -John Fleming

I used to be on the Lincoln City Council. You learn that there's never enough money for all of the police officers and fire-fighting apparatus you'd like to have. -Jeff Fortenberry

In too many ways, Ohio is being run for the benefit of those who have already made it, and too many of our friends and neighbors are being left behind. Nowhere is this more evident than in the cuts to police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, and to our local schools, while property and sales taxes are going up. -Marcia Fudge

I slap people in public, especially erring policemen. I can even challenge them to a duel. I am a gunfighter. -Rodrigo Duterte

By the end of 2001, between 100,000 to 150,000 Algerians had died in the civil war, as well as 120 foreigners. The cost to the economy ran into billions of dollars. And all this in spite of a tough, 120,000-strong army backed by 80,000 police. -Alistair Horne

There's no telling how many guns we have in America – and when one gets used in a crime, no way for the cops to connect it to its owner. The only place the police can turn for help is a Kafkaesque agency in West Virginia, where, thanks to the gun lobby, computers are illegal and detective work is absurdly antiquated. -Jeanne Marie Laskas

There is no police brutality. -David A. Clarke, Jr.

I think that Eric Holder has an animosity, a genuine hostility, toward local law enforcement – specifically toward white police officers. He truly believes that every white police officer is a stone-cold racist. -David A. Clarke, Jr.

This anti-cop sentiment from this hateful ideology called Black Lives Matter has fueled this rage against the American police officer. -David A. Clarke, Jr.

Now, can some cops be overbearing, rude? Yeah. But we have a process for that. Do what the officer tells you to do, and file a complaint. That's the process. You don't attack a police officer on the street or resist arrest because you think you're being hassled. -David A. Clarke, Jr.

Don't blame the police for having to deal aggressively due to underclass dysfunctional lifestyles brought on by failed liberal Democrat policies that keep blacks mired in a position of living life at the bottom. -David A. Clarke, Jr.

The Americans I know are not willing to abandon our police and our great Democratic experiment to the pathetic cowardice – or worse – of the progressive Left. -David A. Clarke, Jr.

While I was in 'Inadmissible Evidence' at the Donmar, I was mugged at the HSBC ATM on Shaftesbury Avenue. I grabbed one of the men, and when the police arrived, they put both me and him against a wall until they worked out which of us was the criminal. -Douglas Hodge

The police who did our training said 'Happy Valley' is one of the only police programmes they can watch and not burst out laughing, saying, 'As if you'd do that.' They think it's really authentic. -Katherine Kelly

'The Secret Agent,' Joseph Conrad's 1907 novel about an anarchist plot to blow up the Royal Observatory at Greenwich – in fact, a scheme by a secret police agent to stir up a government backlash – has acquired a kind of cult status as the classic novel for the post-9/11 age. -Tom Reiss

When I talk to Chicagoans who live in our most violence-prone neighborhoods, they do not hate the police. In fact, they tell me they want more cops and fewer gangs. They do not want more officers in cars just driving through their communities. They want officers on the beat in their neighborhoods. -Rahm Emanuel

The overwhelming number of police officers in Chicago are doing good work under difficult conditions. They put their lives on the line every day in situations none of us can fully comprehend or appreciate. -Rahm Emanuel

Under Superintendent Johnson's leadership, our police department is on a path to earn the respect of every community in the City of Chicago. -Rahm Emanuel

Fighting crime requires a partnership between the police and the community. And we all know that this partnership has been tested in Chicago. It is a problem that has festered in this city for decades. -Rahm Emanuel

As big a problem as gun violence is for Chicago, it is not beyond our ability to solve. Ending this string of tragedies is our top priority as a city. We are infusing our police department with the manpower, technology and training to meet this challenge head on. -Rahm Emanuel

It is one thing to train officers on fighting crime. It is a whole other thing to train them to build friendships and relationships, which are integral to fighting crime. This takes time, effort, and patience on the part of police officers. -Rahm Emanuel

When parents tell their children not to congregate on corners, especially in groups, out of fear for them encountering the police, what does that say? We have a trust problem. -Rahm Emanuel

We can define the rules of police-citizen engagement, but everyday decisions will always be made by men and women in uniform, on the street, in the community, under extreme pressure, in a dangerous world where guns easily fall into the wrong hands. -Rahm Emanuel

In millions of encounters each year between the police and the public, it may be too much to expect that every officer will always get it right. But it is not too much to expect that we can put the right safeguards in place to hold officers accountable when they get it wrong. -Rahm Emanuel

All I know is for a number of years, if someone like me called police for a burglary, a mugging, or something happened to me, chances are that a photographer or reporter would turn up before a policeman. -Hugh Grant

I like America; I enjoy being there. Some people can't stand the insincerity – I love the waiter asking me how my day has been, the can-do culture there. I love the fact that again, you are visible in America. You turn the TV on, there are black politicians, black policemen, black soldiers. -David Harewood

When police or security personnel work in schools, they should follow the community policing model that integrates officers into school life, not just involve them when trouble arises. -Randi Weingarten

To be a police officer in New York requires so much more than just we, as a citizen, need to walk around. Your job is to put yourself in this place where a horrible event has happened and try to figure it out. That's what you do, day in and day out. You have to have a certain distance to it. You can't let yourself go too far into it. -Bill Camp

'Criminal Intent' scripts are very good. Like others involved in 'Law & Order' stuff, I've come to appreciate the lack of 'soap,' if you will. The story dominates. You don't spend a lot of time with the psychological underpinnings of the police. -Jamey Sheridan

My father became the technical advisor for 'The Desert Fox,' with James Mason as Rommel. They wanted an Aussie who had been in North Africa with the English, and found my father on the Pasadena police force. -Jamey Sheridan

Every race gets the religion it deserves, and only as policemen, pugilists, and priests have they succeeded, here and there a successful lawyer, but nothing more serious. -George A. Moore

One of the interesting things about being a female police officer in the '60s is they really didn't have opportunities to do any serious police work – they filed, and they made coffee, and they were treated like secretaries. -Claire Holt

I myself have been scrutinized by militarized police, but I know officers who actually handle themselves in a certain way that makes me feel safe. -Jidenna

My police record says I went to Panama City, but I don't recall it. -Brantley Gilbert

I sit my three sons down and say, 'Listen to me. When the police stop you, immediately comply. Don't walk away, don't smart-mouth; get your hands up and get down on the ground.' If you're not black, you might not have to have that conversation, but I go over and over it with them because I don't want that phone call. -Steve Harvey

I respect the police officers, but something you learn as a young black man in this country is that… life is a little bit different for you even though, on the surface, it seems to be the same. -Benjamin Watson

The police officer's job is to respect the citizens that they are in control of. -Benjamin Watson

For policemen to be honest about the fact that they may be fearful when they come into a certain situation, not understanding what's going to happen. The only way things will change and things will get better is if people are able to be honest without feeling like they're going to be offended, or they're going to offend someone else. -Benjamin Watson

The key issue is not who is in charge but what. Russia's problem is constitutional. There is no division of powers. The judges, the police, and the legislature all work for the same people, and there is essentially no trial by jury. As a result, anyone can be arrested and accused of anything, and conviction is almost guaranteed. -Robert Zubrin

I just thought it would be awesome to become a lawyer, especially being from a neighborhood seeing the police rough up so many people unnecessarily, people who haven't done nothing. Growing up with kids from dysfunctional families and stuff, I just felt that some kind of difference could be done. And now I'm getting to do it with music instead. -Lukas Forchhammer

When you get frisked by the police at the age of 10, and they empty your schoolbag out in the street and kick your books around and calling you names because of where you live, you just get an anger towards everyone who is outside of your neighborhood. -Lukas Forchhammer

The whole reason behind my album 'Free TC' is seeing all that police brutality, injustice, mass incarceration. -Ty Dolla Sign

Prohibition, like so many other policies imposed from the moral high ground, typically by those who do not drink, disproportionately affects the poor who resort to illegally brewed alcohol when they want a drink, not infrequently leading to their death, and are more likely to be harassed by the police. -Vikram Patel

I think that the dialogue between police officers and the black community has to get better, but not better in a way where, 'Oh, let's talk about it when something horrible happens.' The dialogue has to be going on consistently, every day. -Antoine Fuqua

The wild open-market theory that died in 1929 had a run of just over thirty years. Communism, a complete melding of religious, economic, and global theories, stretched to seventy years in Russia and forty-five years in central Europe, thanks precisely to the intensive use of military and police force. -John Ralston Saul

You used to think the suspect was the guy with the cornrows; now you see the police officers with the cornrows. -Allen Iverson

Historically, there is a presumption that the legitimate police powers of the states are not to be pre-empted by federal law unless Congress has made that purpose clear. -Asa Hutchinson

One of the problems in America is that everybody focuses on their own narrow little bit of the problem without connecting punishment and prevention together, without connecting the schools and the police together, without connecting the pediatricians and the social workers together. -Janet Reno

It is the police of America who are on the front lines, who are on the streets, who are in the daily contact with American citizens, who translate the dreams of American citizens when they succeed and frustrate the dreams when they fail. -Janet Reno

I think the answer to civil disorder in America, the answer to police problems in America, the answer to jail overcrowding and all the problems that we see is – the one answer is that government must go back to its people. -Janet Reno

You are not going to put 100,000 police officers on the streets overnight and do the right job. To put them on the streets, to see that they're properly trained; you have to do it in an orderly way over a period of time. -Janet Reno

I think police officers can work with social workers and public health nurses to do so much in terms of addressing the problem of American families, of children in American families as a whole, and giving them an opportunity to get off to a fresh start, to become self-sufficient, to lead safe, constructive lives. -Janet Reno

We must honor, protect and support our police officers and their families every day of the year. -Janet Reno

We, the American people, owe the nation's police officers our deepest gratitude, our best efforts, and our strong support, for they have done so much for us against such great odds. -Janet Reno

Along came a police lieutenant named Columbo, and my life would never be the same. -Peter Falk

When you hit a player in the head, you're more apt to get some fisticuffs or, you know, bring both teams out on the field, but it was more accepted that – in the '50s, '60s and '70s. I think nowadays it's a little over-policed because I will always believe that knocking a hitter down, even hitting a hitter at, sometimes, is part of baseball. -Reggie Jackson

What is a policeman made of? He, of all men, is once the most needed and the most unwanted. He's a strangely nameless creature who is 'Sir' to his face and 'Fuzz' to his back. -Paul Harvey

The policeman must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy, and a gentleman. And, of course, he'd have to be a genius… For he will have to feed a family on a policeman's salary. -Paul Harvey

A policeman must know everything – and not tell. He must know where all the sin is and not partake. -Paul Harvey

You cannot rely on the police, you cannot rely on the government, you cannot rely on the bank to protect you. -Frank Abagnale

It's really frustrating when you're an identity-theft victim, and you go to the police and you say, 'This guy in Florida, he stole my name and got a credit card – this is his address,' and they say, 'We don't have jurisdiction in Florida. You need to go to the FBI.' -Frank Abagnale

The majority of my interactions with police were not good. There were a few good ones who were actually protecting the community. But then you have ones from the Valley. They never met me in their life, but since I'm a kid in basketball shorts and a white T-shirt, they wanna slam me on the hood of the car. Sixteen years old. -Kendrick Lamar

'Blackish' is set in current times. So, doing a police brutality episode in current times when kids are watching our show, it gives them an access point to have these kinds of conversations as family. -Tracee Ellis Ross

The United States' job is not to police the whole world. -Keith Ellison

I know a lot of police officers who are on the force to do the right thing to protect people. But how can you deny this pattern, this disturbing pattern, Alton Sterling, Mr. Castile in my own community, Philando Castile, but then Tamir Rice, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland? -Keith Ellison

As a little boy, I wanted to be a policeman. And then as I got older, and I saw my dad in the car business, an automobile executive. -Mitt Romney

Economic and health statistics, as well as police-violence statistics, shed light on the pressures on American Indian communities and individuals: Indian youths have the highest suicide rate of any United States ethnic group. -Lydia Millet

Whether you watch 'Law and Order' all the time or not, everyone knows what it looks like. Everyone knows what the courtroom looks like, what the police precinct looks like. -Samira Wiley

Over time, the desire of Iraqis to contribute to their own security has manifested itself in citizens volunteering for the police, the Army, and concerned local citizen programs. -David Petraeus

Show me a university which is a hotbed of thin-skinned offence-taking, where every unacceptable idea is policed and every person who happens to hold one is hounded out of a job, and I will show you a university that isn't a university but an ideological prison camp and indoctrination centre. -Howard Jacobson

There's a lot of hypocrisy and condescension in Israel's institutionalized support for Mubarak's tyrannical rule, in its backing of a corrupt leader who established a brutal secret police state to suppress his citizens and keep their mouths shut. -Sayed Kashua

Fans recognize me all over the place. But the second you need anything, they're never around! They're like the police! -Elaine Stritch

If a police officer is looking for a criminal, he or she might stop a number of people in that particular area and ask to see their driver's license. No one bellyaches about civil rights or privacy issues. We're just happy the cops are trying to find the bad guy. -Mike Gallagher

If any person – white, black, brown or yellow – objects to having a police officer potentially ask them for their ID, it makes me wonder what that person is trying to hide. -Mike Gallagher

Let me get this straight: I can't defend the military because I didn't serve. So does that mean I can't support police officers or firefighters because I've never been one? How about teachers? Can I support them since I've never taught a class before? -Mike Gallagher

People call us heroes, but we are nothing compared to our police force and fire fighters and everybody who protects us and makes sure our freedom is held to the highest standard. -Roman Reigns

There's an examination for young people to go to university. I failed it three times. I failed a lot. So I applied to 30 different jobs and got rejected. I went for a job with the police; they said, 'You're no good.' I even went to KFC when it came to my city. Twenty-four people went for the job. Twenty-three were accepted. -Jack Ma

The chief characteristic of 'The Tribune' under Greeley was an aggressive and even ostentatious purity. 'Immoral and degrading police reports,' and any notices of the existence of the theater, whether in news or advertising, were at first scrupulously excluded. -Elmer Davis

I am my own policeman. -Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

I was a policeman for 18 years. -Dennis Farina

I really don't think there's such a thing as an ex-policeman. -Dennis Farina

The most credible police shows I've ever seen were 'Barney Miller' on TV and 'The French Connection' movie. They showed the tedious side of police work. -Dennis Farina

I've probably played more non-police roles than people realize. -Dennis Farina

It seems to many of us that if we are to avoid the eventual catastrophic world conflict, we must strengthen the United Nations as a first step toward a world government patterned after our own government with a legislature, executive and judiciary, and police to enforce its international laws and keep the peace. -Walter Cronkite

With police wielding unprecedented powers to invade privacy, tap phones and conduct searches seemingly at random, our civil liberties are in a very precarious condition. -Walter Cronkite

Most professional fighters, male and female, hold day jobs, but the women's game attracts a wide social spectrum: hash slingers, teachers, police officers, landscapers, stuntwomen. Many are wives and mothers. Their husbands or boyfriends work their corners, or hide in arena restrooms, scared to watch their bouts. -Katherine Dunn

In my opinion, the only people who should have handguns are the police. -Johnny Van Zant

This is going to sound ridiculous, but I remember watching 'Boyz n the Hood,' and there is a scene where Cuba Gooding, Jr. gets pressed against a car by a police officer, and he starts crying because it's so humiliating. I remember thinking in that moment that I could totally identify with him, and I'm a little white kid from Canada. -Ryan Gosling

We all must make hatemongers unwelcome in our towns and communities. And we must stand by the heroes in this struggle, the police and county prosecutors who stand up to the extremists. -Max Baucus

As soon as I go out into the world, I belong, in a way, to everyone else. It's legal to follow me. It's legal to stalk me at the beach. And I can't call the police or ask them to leave. -Lady Gaga

My mother's a police officer, so there was only so much trouble I could get myself into. But my father grew up on the other side. -Corey Hawkins

I grew up in an environment where it was permittable to use violence to solve a problem. But it was not permittable ever to call the police under any circumstances. That was the kind of doctrine of my household. My dad was a career-long criminal, and you weren't calling the police for any reason. -Charlie Hunnam

Black Lives Matter is the ultimate divisive movement. They aren't shy about what they don't like, which is western civilization, capitalism, and the rule of law. They really dislike the police, and certainly get the credit for the war between black men and police. -Milo Yiannopoulos

If legislators come to believe that police power is an ever-present constitutional trump card they can play whenever it suits them, overreaching is inexorable. -Don Willett

Offence is no longer defence – it's a full-time profession. Everyone is so offended all the time. The new police force that we weren't told about: the moral police. No qualifications, no training, no understanding of actual morality, but they have a degree in the art of being offended. -Karan Johar

We are tired of being beaten by policemen. We are tired of seeing our people locked up in jails over and over again. And then you holler, 'Be patient.' How long can we be patient? -John Lewis

My dad's a firefighter, so I know what it's like for policemen and firefighters to be on their own on Christmas Day. -J. J. Watt

I think that addiction is a very, very important thing that has to be treated, but has to be treated as a health problem and not as a police problem. -Wagner Moura

The U.S. should worry about the effects of its polices on the rest of the world. We would like to live in a world where countries take into account the effect of their policies on other countries and do what is right, broadly, rather than what is just right given the circumstances of that country. -Raghuram Rajan

I am going to give the moral support of the presidency to the police and firemen. -George Wallace

I don't understand it and haven't understood in this world of technology: where every building has a camera, every ATM has a camera, why don't we have cameras on police officers? -Rick Santelli

I've been offered a lot of police series, but I'm very good at staying away from them. They're usually based on such a boring formula. -Stellan Skarsgard

I have a special interest in children who have lost a parent or loved one in the line of duty as they served their country as a police officer, firefighter, federal agent or member of the military, but children all over the word need help and an opportunity to flourish. -Larry Wilcox

If you ever watch police chases on, like, helicopter cams, they very quickly become nightmarish when you start to see the police coming in from the edge of the frame. I always find that terrifying. -Edgar Wright

What the media does to Trump is what they did the cops – say the police are really harmful, then later ask why people are so scared of the police. -Greg Gutfeld

As liberals in charge and a media question the capabilities of police, they then limply ask why there is an anti-police atmosphere or why cops are holding back. -Greg Gutfeld

The people that are serving you gas, the people that are in your restaurants serving you, the firefighters, and police officers are members of the gay and lesbian community. They're members of our broader community. -Gavin Newsom

I don't plan or schedule my career thinking first I will play a common man, then a police officer, then a superhero. I love good scripts, and I don't care if I play the main part in it or not. I want to be a part of good films. That's my dream… 'Jacobinte Swargarajyam' was that film for me. -Nivin Pauly

I've always thought that I'd make a pretty good police officer, except maybe for the danger part. I have a rare medical condition that makes it difficult for me to risk getting shot, so probably I'd have to be one of those officers who work in 'do not shoot' areas. -W. Bruce Cameron

This non-proletarianised plebs has been racialist when it has been colonialist; it has been nationalist – chauvinist – when it has been armed; and it has been fascist when it has become the police force.These ideological effects on the plebs have been uncontestable and profound. -Michel Foucault

I watch people around me not drinking any water all day, and I turn into the water police. I'm constantly asking, 'Are you drinking water?' Being dehydrated very quickly affects my energy. -Jessica Parker Kennedy

Unless you work in HR, it's not your responsibility to necessarily police and monitor workplace conversation. -Judy Smith

In the midst of the heartbreak and wreckage of 9-11, the world also witnessed what is America's greatest strength. Firefighters, nurses, police officers, first responders and local residents worked around the clock to rescue and care for those injured. -Dan Coats

My mum was a child minder, but now she fosters. My dad was in the police force, and now he's a private detective. -Finn Jones

In one notorious episode in 2002, in the holy city of Mecca, the religious police prevented girls from fleeing a school that was on fire because they were not properly dressed. -Peter Bergen

Special-purpose dogs have been a critical component for police and military work in the current war on terror. These dogs are some of the bravest animals on the planet. -Brandon Webb

I am always looking for stories that have not been told too much, and one story that I think is really gripping and important is what police officers go through. -Sam Jaeger

I'm quite investigative. Believe it or not, my mum and dad were in the police, and I sort of like to read into things and stuff. -Kristian Nairn

Universities are not places where police can come and arrest people. Let the children have a discourse as they want to. They will learn as they move on in life. But to target individuals and institutions is dangerous. -Kapil Sibal

There are some policemen who overuse force, especially when there's an African-American involved, regardless of age. -Marc Veasey

I want police to be protected. -Marc Veasey

It's an interesting situation to be in to play a cop on TV and to know so many police officers through our training and our advisors. -Jesse Lee Soffer

The men and women that I've worked with on the police force are some of the most honest, heroic, and pure human beings I've ever met. -Jesse Lee Soffer

You go to your public library, or you call your fire department or police department, what do you think you are calling? These are socialist institutions. -Bernie Sanders

The fact that we live in a world where black people have to strategize so they're not brutalized by police is insane. -Larry Wilmore

There's no book to figure out how not to become a victim of police brutality. -Mike Colter

Public-sector union organisers have told me about how firefighters, police officers, and nurses can no longer afford to live in the cities they serve and protect. -Matthew Desmond

Southerners have this love of embellishment. Even when you read a police report, there's some backstory. -Karin Slaughter

All these police treating our people wrong, man. Black lives matter, but we got fans of all different colors, so all lives matter. -Quavo

Police departments are always a reflection of the society that they serve. Is there such a thing as 'police culture?' Absolutely. Is that culture isolated form the surrounding society? Absolutely not. -Don Winslow

We have contradictory expectations of police: We want to be perfectly safe and perfectly free. We want total security and total privacy. We want the bad guys stopped and the good guys unmolested. That's great for the consumer; try providing it. -Don Winslow

The tragedy is that the police and inner city communities should be allies. Who suffers most from violent crime in America? Inner city communities. Who has a personal and professional interest in lowering that violence? Cops. -Don Winslow

Stephanie and I got married publicly on the beach, in front of friends and family, and the local police shut down the highway for us to cross the street back to my cousin's house. Cars backed up for miles, and everybody in town cheered. -Tig Notaro

In 1933, the Gestapo was founded to become – to be a secret police agency to keep tabs on political opposition and so forth. Brand-new as of April 1933. -Erik Larson

For those of us in the opposition movement under dictatorships, part of our job is confronting police and spending time in prison. So, a dissident not only needs to learn how to oppose oppression but also how to face the crackdowns and time in prison. -Liu Xiaobo

I have no enemies and no hatred. None of the police who monitored, arrested, and interrogated me, none of the prosecutors who indicted me, and none of the judges who judged me are my enemies. -Liu Xiaobo

I clearly remember my father cutting our jumpers and our sports clothes with scissors – because he didn't want us to wear jogging bottoms and hoodies. He thought that would somehow set the police on us. -Benjamin Clementine

I know there are those in the community who, rather than have us invest more in policing, even for community policing, instead want us to disinvest in the police department. We need a police department. We are going to have a police department. -Betsy Hodges

When police are shutting down cameras, it is a sign that they know the truth is not going to be kind to them. -Alexandra Petri

When we need a policeman, God bless 'em, they're there. But, if you're in the wrong place at the wrong time, everything seems suspicious. -Fred Willard

I have a recurring dream where I'm on the run for a horrible thing I did years and years ago. Like, in the dream… because the thing I did was so long ago that it's just a faint memory in my dream, so I'm sort of remembering it as I'm on the run from the police. And I'm totally guilty of it. -Adam Scott

As society becomes more and more complex, cheating will in many ways become progressively easier and easier to do and harder to police or even understand. -Vitalik Buterin

I don't have much faith… in the government police. -Roger Ver

We don't ever want to create an environment where people are afraid of their own local police officers. -Cary Kennedy

The feminist movement is way bigger than the word. I don't police people on what they call themselves, but equality and a general sense of togetherness are really important to me. -Petra Collins

A lot of young policemen have told me that they saw 'Singam' and joined the police force because of that. Some tell me they saw the training process and want to be a cop like that. -Suriya

There's a larger conversation we need to have about the role of police officers, their relationship to the people as enemy or executioner, when they're not supposed to be either. -Chance The Rapper

I think the only thing that's really going to make a change in terms of how we feel as citizens in terms of safety and our relationship with the police is if we start seeing more federal indictments, arrests, and convictions of police officers. -Chance The Rapper

Metro police can't infuse hope into those for whom hope is foreign. The algorithm does not exist that can heal the traumatized. Data-driven predictions won't result in the delivery of mental health services. -Greg Boyle

Most citizens viewing the tape of Rodney G. King being beaten by police officers were stunned and uncomprehending. Most citizens, that is, but the urban poor. -Greg Boyle

We need not wait for further, well-placed home video cameras to see that low-intensity warfare is being waged against low-income minorities. We need only listen to the voices of the poor; they can testify that they are dehumanized, disparaged, and despised by the police. -Greg Boyle

The only people in my whole life that have ever called me Edward are the police because it's on my license. -Judge Reinhold

I just fooled around in front of the camera and earned money for it. Every policeman, every soldier, every nurse – they all do more for society. I just rent my face. -Til Schweiger

Cinematic icons of the police detective are more male role models than female. -Frances McDormand

The LAPD, like most police departments, is a male-dominated bureaucracy. A woman faces a lot of pushback. -Michael Connelly

I was a police reporter, so I got into the worlds that I write about, and I think many of the details in my books come from those days. -Michael Connelly

What I'm really praying is that we, as a people, understand that we are interdependent upon each other. We don't want police to leave; we want policing in our world. But I think that people aren't comfortable with each other. -Lynn Whitfield

I think the majority of police are really good people and really good at their jobs, but that doesn't change the fact that with any interaction I have with them, I'm viewed as a potential threat. -Jordan Peele

I've heard many reports of police attending scenes of domestic violence where they've had to turn off music and televisions and radios. Noise tends to drive us a bit crazy. -Julian Treasure

Discovering how to spend leisure time well, especially during a time of austerity, could be as important in the effort to reduce crime as having extra police on the streets, and increasing the population of concert halls may actually help decrease the population of prisons. -Stephen Hough

I've physically seen profiling. I've seen me walking up the street with my friends, and the police officers get out of their car and bust the hell out of my friends. And they can't do anything about it, and the cop gets back in his car and drives off. -Tyron Woodley

I've had friends who have been beaten up by police officers who put phone books in their T-shirts and then beat them up, then drive off. -Tyron Woodley

Why wouldn't the police officers be on edge? Why wouldn't they be alert? And why wouldn't people in the community trust police officers? Because they are consistently harassing them, and they have experience with police officers doing awful things. -Tyron Woodley

Many Chinese criticize me not only on Baidu but on Facebook. Some say, do you think Chinese authorities were stupid enough not to realize you were a North Korean defector? If they read my book, they'd understand. I did my best to escape. I think it's all a miracle. It's not because Chinese policemen were stupid enough to believe my fake story. -Lee Hyeon-seo

I did my best to hide by changing my name many times. But I was captured by the Chinese police. But because my Chinese was so good, they thought I was Chinese and released me. That was a miracle. -Lee Hyeon-seo

On a bus ride through China, my family and I had talked for hours before a police officer boarded to conduct an inspection. My mother and brother couldn't speak Chinese, so they pretended to be deaf and mute, and none of the Chinese passengers said anything, sparing us. -Lee Hyeon-seo

I know that sometimes we, as Americans, we reach outside of our means, and every once in a while we like to 'police the world,' but I think we do a lot of good as well. -M. Shadows

Where I grew up, most people were policemen. So naturally, I also wanted to be a policeman. -Anderson Silva

I want our police officers to have the resources and training they need to investigate hate crime fully, and to ensure we have neighborhood police teams that understand and reflect the communities they serve. -Sadiq Khan

Probation is a less-well-known branch of our justice system, compared with, say, police and prisons, but that doesn't make it any less important. Hundreds of thousands of offenders each year are rehabilitated back into society by probation, which is crucial for the public's safety. -Sadiq Khan

Learning about crime in great detail forces us to ask ourselves how it happened, how the victims and perpetrators got to that point, how the law works, how the police force functions. -Robert Rinder

I used to deal with high-profile criminal cases that were covered extensively in the media, and one of the things I quickly appreciated was there was a gulf between what really took place in the middle of a case, the impact on victims, the effect on the police and how they solved crimes, and the way it was reported. -Robert Rinder

It is extremely hard to bring a claim for compensation against the police or the Crown Prosecution Service, even when a person has been charged with an offence and later cleared. -Robert Rinder

If every person charged with a crime was allowed to claim money from the authorities when their case was dropped, our police would end up spending all their time defending claims for compensation. -Robert Rinder

I'm from Anderson, S.C., but I grew up in the South. So I know what it is to ride to school and have Confederate flags flying from trucks in front of me and behind me, to see a parking lot full of people with Confederate flags and know what that means. I've been stopped by police for no reason. -Chadwick Boseman

It was the 31st of August in 1962 that eighteen of us traveled twenty-six miles to the county courthouse in Indianola to try to register to become first-class citizens. We was met in Indianola by policemen, Highway Patrolmen, and they only allowed two of us in to take the literacy test at the time. -Fannie Lou Hamer

Being a woman, we talk about equal pay all the time. We're not talking about if you're black or if you are Latina. I would like to get back to that and improving the relationship between the police community and the community of color. I don't know exactly all the right things to say, but I want to engage in that conversation. -Megan Rapinoe

You have someone like Colin or many of the other athletes who have knelt, especially athletes of colour, and if you're not respecting what they're saying, if you're not believing their charges of police brutality or racial inequality, you're saying that they're lying. -Megan Rapinoe

You could make a case for job creation or education, police on the street, but none of those things can happen unless we got our financial house in order. -Mike Quigley

We must continue to invest at the local level to help cities, towns, and villages retain teachers, police, firefighters, and other community-enhancing service providers. -Brad Schneider

If you ask a young man from my team, 'Would you rather deal with police or with White?' they'll tell you 'police' every time. -Jesse White

In 1918, a police chief of Jerusalem was a Montefiore. -Simon Sebag Montefiore

Believe it or not, some Western analysts in the 1930s insisted that Stalin was a 'moderate,' controlled by extremists like the secret police chief Nikolai Yezhov. -Simon Sebag Montefiore

Lenin had just reflected that the revolution would never happen in his lifetime when in February 1917, hungry crowds in Petrograd overthrew Nicholas II while the revolutionaries were abroad, exiled, or infiltrated by the secret police. -Simon Sebag Montefiore

Of course there is a danger of typecasting, and since 'Jewel in the Crown' appeared, I have had countless offers to play sadistic policemen and middle-class misfits. -Tim Pigott-Smith

We were raised in the black community not to trust the police, and I believe, in the white community, they were raised to actually be a policeman. -Courtney B. Vance

It goes back in the black community that the police are not your friends. That's an old, old, deep understanding that we have, that it's going to take a lot to undo that in our minds. -Courtney B. Vance

It's one of the roles of a lifetime to be able to play someone like Mr. Cochran who was so influential. People knew about his work in regard to police brutality. He was very much a staple in the community – someone who, if there was trouble, people knew, 'Go get Johnnie Cochran.' -Courtney B. Vance

The distinction is large in my mind. The gay police captain is eventually going to be wearing hot pants and singing 'YMCA.' The police captain who happens to be gay is going to be a huge collection of personality characteristics and motivations. -Andre Braugher

I think police officers are modern day heroes. I think they protect us. -Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Twenty years ago, I was part of a movement of millions of people who were going after freedom. But today, they look and they say, 'What are the advantages of freedom?' So far, it's the vote and maybe, in certain places, lack of police harassment. You can live anywhere you want and do anything you want – if you have the means. -Hugh Masekela

In some townships, political parties are run by thugs financed from Cape Town. If we don't have support of the police, we can not have the ability to organize and to gain even a slight semblance of power. -Hugh Masekela

#BlackLivesMatter brought a new sense of urgency, audacity, and outrage to the issue of police violence against black men that has made it impossible to ignore, to cover up, or to justify. -Danny K. Davis

I've got hundreds of friends who are police officers. I work with the police. -Danny K. Davis

I try to bridge the gap between police and local communities. -Danny K. Davis

Since the end of World War II, American leadership has been essential to maintain world peace. Whether we liked it or not, we were the world's policeman. There was no other cop on the beat. Now, that leadership is gone. So, increasingly, will be peace. -Richard Cohen

On Tuesday 26 July 2011, I was arrested in front of the White House along with a dozen other pro-immigrant advocates and clergy. We sat down on the sidewalk in front of the White House with a banner that read 'One Million Deported Under President Obama' and refused to move when the police ordered us to. -Luis Gutierrez

African-Americans have always viewed the protection of black lives as a civil rights issue, whether the threat comes from police officers or street criminals. Far from ignoring the issue of crime by blacks against other blacks, African-American officials and their constituents have been consumed by it. -James Forman, Jr.

Most people that take jobs as police officers are taking them because they're good jobs. Many who go into these jobs are doing it because it's good work. -James Forman, Jr.

We need to hire more black police officers in this country because these are good jobs, and African Americans should have their fair share of good jobs. But we shouldn't do it because we think that's going to change policing. We have to push for police reform in other ways. -James Forman, Jr.

Real silencing occurs when a conservative tries to speak at a liberal university like Berkeley, and the party of anger and violence acts on their hatred when a police department says we can't protect a Republican speaker. -Jeanine Pirro

I have spent 30 years working with police officers, doing everything I can to help them do their jobs, honoring the sacrifices they make every day. -Jeanine Pirro

I know what it means to be stopped by police. I've been stopped by police a lot. -Daniel Kaluuya

Being young, working class, and black, everything you do is policed. If someone hits you and you hit back, you are aggressive. If you cry, you are weak. You are kind of always pretending to be something. -Daniel Kaluuya

I think sports has done a disservice for a lot of black kids thinking they can only be successful through athletics and entertainment. I want them to know they can be doctors, lawyers, teachers, fireman, police officers, etc. -Charles Barkley

I've heard it said that those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it. To that end, I think it's worth noting that the very first police force in America was created as a 'patrol' to keep slave populations under control. -Steve Stoute

The Second Amendment was passed in an era when organized police forces were few and citizen militias were useful in maintaining the peace. -Blase J. Cupich

I can remember being young and being outside and watch guys go through what they go through with the police, and old ladies come outside their house and be like, 'Oh, Lord, they're hitting him,' or whatever is happening. You see it right in front of your face. -Jason Mitchell

We must transform the relationship between police and the communities they serve. -Tom Steyer

Cops should not be separate from the black community or any community. Their salaries are paid for by the communities they police. They should be working for the communities they police. But as we saw in Ferguson, Missouri, they are not always doing that. -W. Kamau Bell

In communities of color, such as Ferguson, it often feels like the police are protecting the white community from us instead of protecting our communities from the criminal element. -W. Kamau Bell

Women are so policed and devalued and dehumanized when it comes to the work they do. -Janet Mock

I don't want the books to become PR exercises for the police; I want to have the freedom to write about cops who cross the line: bad cops. -Ian Rankin

In Scotland, I was brought up to think of policemen as allies and to ask one for help when I needed it. -Angus Deaton

The Musharraf government has declared martial law to settle scores with lawyers and judges. Hundreds of innocent Pakistanis have been rounded up. Human rights activists, including women and senior citizens, have been beaten by police. Judges have been arrested and lawyers battered in their offices and the streets. -Asma Jahangir

I have protection. I have police protection. I have personal bodyguards. I have three sets of them. But believe me, this is really psychological for the family. If they want to get me, they can get me. And every time that I have been saved, it's been by coincidence. -Asma Jahangir

I've been jailed once, put in police lock-up twice, and was under house arrest twice. -Asma Jahangir

There's nothing really to talk about with the police. I mean, for what? -Cam'ron

I won't talk to the D.C. police. -Cam'ron

Where I come from, once word gets out that you've cooperated with the police, that only makes you a bigger target of criminal violence. That is a dark reality in so many neighborhoods like mine across America. I'm not saying its right, but it's reality. -Cam'ron

The black police in Compton are worse than the white police. -Eazy-E

My research has taught me many important lessons, but perhaps none more important than this: drug effects, like semesters, are predictable; police interactions with black people are not. -Carl Hart

I am certain that my white colleagues, when faced with an emergency situation, wouldn't think twice about calling the police. This, however, may not be the case for their black and Latino students. -Carl Hart

The web's earliest architects and pioneers fought for their vision of freedom on the Internet at a time when it was still small forums for conversation and text-based gaming. They thought the web could be adequately governed by its users without their needing to empower anyone to police it. -Jenna Wortham

It's becoming much more common to see yoga studios offer classes aimed exclusively at people of color who are searching for ways to cope with racism and fears around police brutality. -Jenna Wortham

I know what it's like to be afraid of the police. When you see a police officer, you don't immediately feel safe. You wonder what you've done wrong and what could happen to you. -Stacy Brown-Philpot

If you are a black person growing up in America, chances are pretty good that you have experienced the police pulling you over in front of your mother's house because you 'had a headlight out.' -Darryl Glenn

I'm dedicated to healing the wounds between police and minority communities so both sides feel safe again. -Darryl Glenn

I'd love to do something hard-hitting, like a lawyer or a policewoman, something like that. That would be nice. -Rachel Shenton

'By Any Means' follows a team of behind-the-scenes crime-prevention team – not police. They basically go to the areas of crime where the police can't touch and organised crime fighting units can't go to – in the public eye – to bring about real justice, treading the line between 'true' justice and what the law says is justice. -Elliot Knight

I was raised to be very wary of the police. I was raised to stay away from them unless you absolutely have to. Because they're dangerous. -N. K. Jemisin

The bottom line is the best consumer protections are competitive, innovative markets that are transparent. Now, they need to be vigorously policed for force and fraud, but the agencies that do that need to be accountable. -Jeb Hensarling

My mother was the first African-American policewoman in Seattle – recruited, actually – and she did it for only 2 years, as she did not want to carry a gun. She worked mostly on domestic disturbances. The NAACP wanted her to do it. She did not actually have the temperament to be a cop – she was very sweet. She had a Masters in social work. -Brian Stokes Mitchell

Let's say you are driving in the U.K., and you are pulled over by the police for speeding, and you try to bribe the police officer with £300 to walk away. I guarantee you that at least 99 times out of 100 you are going end up in handcuffs, and you will be charged with the crime of trying to bribe a police officer. -Bryan Fogel

With so much racial tension and issues between the police and black and minority ethnic groups, there needs to be more in-depth conversations if we're going to fix anything. -Clare-Hope Ashitey

I can't think of an experience I've had with police that I felt was based on race, which is one difference between England and the U.S. -Clare-Hope Ashitey

I think people have always had ambiguous relationships toward the police because of the position in society they occupy. But that anxiety and that animosity isn't as strong in other places as it is in the U.S., partially because the police are armed here. -Clare-Hope Ashitey

My first book, 'Nadirs,' was very important for me. I'll leave its literary worth for others to judge. But its publication in Berlin in 1984 gave me protection. As did the awards it won. The Romanian secret police could no longer treat me and my friends as though we were completely cut off from the rest of the world. And we no longer felt cut off. -Herta Muller

I'm sick of watching 'Blue Lives Matter' supporters idly stand by any police officer simply because he wears blue, ignoring the facts that should make them cringe in disbelief and horror. Police brutality is systemic, not anecdotal. -Seph Lawless

Issues like immigration, police brutality, and other onerous laws put in place by local and state governments are prime avenues for active clergy to work with their parishioners on the issues that affect their daily lives. -Anthea Butler

In the racialized space of capitalist gentrification, police are not only arbiters of the peace, they are the muscle of retail racism: You can only be in this space if you transcend your blackness by showing us some green dollars. Even then, there is no guarantee that green will transcend your black skin. -Anthea Butler

When George Hirsch ran the New York City Marathon in 1976, the first year the course snaked through all five boroughs, the event was a lean affair. He and two thousand others dodged wayward bicycles and pedestrians on the streets, with little help from an anemic police presence. -Mary Pilon

The average career span for a TV writer is 11 years. The only other thing I could find that had the same career span was a police dog. -Nell Scovell

Racism is systemic: It's oppression that's built into the laws, legislation, into the way neighborhoods are policed, and into job opportunities and health care and education. -Justin Simien

I'm not necessarily in a vocation where I'm at risk; it's not like I'm a police officer. I'm a musician, so when I leave home, my family expects me to come back. -Kristian Bush

You cannot determine someone's health by the BMI alone. There are many factors that contribute to the health on an individual. If we're going to start using BMI to police straight size models, what's next? The plus size industry? To be honest, if it was down to BMI alone, most plus size models – including myself – wouldn't be working. -Philomena Kwao

If SOPA were to pass, Imgur would not be able to exist. We survive on user-generated content. It would be impossible for us to police the amount of traffic we get for what is or isn't copyrighted material. It's just not possible. -Alan Schaaf

I learned to deal with the police… to be tough… to survive. -Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

In about 1975-76, I lived with a woman in a little hut with some fruit trees, and I had some of the most extraordinary, happy times of my life. Apart from the horrendous Queensland police, who were corrupt and venal, it really was like living in paradise. -Peter Carey

I've developed this love of trashy Russian literature. There's a women's detective series that I was obsessed with for a while, written by Aleksandra Marinina, the former chief of police. -Elif Batuman

People misunderstand what a police state is. It isn't a country where the police strut around in jackboots; it's a country where the police can do anything they like. Similarly, a security state is one in which the security establishment can do anything it likes. -John Lanchester

Being a good police officer is one of the most difficult, dangerous, idealistic jobs in the world. -Thomas Hauser

I think that Broken Lizard movies typically have to be able to star five guys, so it's like, policemen, spacemen, a basketball team. -Jay Chandrasekhar

No matter what the situation, I try to have fun. I get pulled over by the police, I'm like, 'Oh, this going to be the best arrest ever.' And I end up making friends with these police officers. -Tiffany Haddish

I'm not a gun nut, but go out on my porch. Look around – what's there? Zero, nothing. If I had a problem out here, well, the police would arrive just in time to draw the chalk outline on my floor. -Art Bell

In the eyes of the world, Malaysia has become a pariah state, a state where anyone can be hauled up and questioned by the police, detained, and charged through abusing laws of the country. -Mahathir Mohamad

If I could police every other social platform in the world, I would. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

The police are not taking accountability for the violence that they enact in our communities, and yet there isn't as much outrage about that as there is about some broken windows and lost property. -Alicia Garza

Although police terrorism plays a specific role on behalf of the state, it is not the totality of what state violence looks like or feels like in our communities. -Alicia Garza

Certainly, we have to make sure our police forces do not have weapons of mass destruction with which they can terrorize our communities. -Alicia Garza

If you're quiet, knowing that there's a culture of racism inside most police departments, and you're not saying anything, you are on the wrong side of history. -Alicia Garza

I think that there are real concerns that we have around whose life is important and why. So if the official story is, for example, somebody was running from the police, does their life matter? -Alicia Garza

There have to be consequences for police who take the law into their own hands. There has to be a shift in the use-of-force policies that are used in departments across the country. -Alicia Garza

There has to be a readjustment of resources that is being diverted to police and policing as opposed to community health services, and there certainly has to be control over the police by the communities that they are supposed to protect and serve. -Alicia Garza

When you ask people to name victims of police brutality, for the most part, nobody will give you a woman's name. -Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

When we advocate for violence against women to be eliminated on campuses, we say, 'Well, actually, it's not just on campuses we have to worry about.' We might have to worry about high schools. We might have to worry about police precincts and cars. We might have to worry about public housing. -Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

No one's pro-police brutality. -Kenya Barris

I hear a creak in my house, and I'm calling the police immediately, but at the same time, I do know that when I call them, I'm going to make sure to say, 'I'm a black guy, and this is my house.' -Kenya Barris

When we talk about women's struggle to balance their lives, certain men growl, 'If you can't stand the heat, get back to the kitchen.' Men who have never changed a nappy, mainly, and couldn't pick their child's teacher out in a police line-up. -Allison Pearson

It's tough, no matter how good your technology is, to police every single comment coming up. -Alan Patricof

The party where humorless thought police work to enforce a rigid ideological discipline isn't made up of Democrats. It comprises Republicans. -Jacob Weisberg

I was eight years old when I got the talk about what to do if a police officer stops me. I was 15 when I was face-down on the curb for the first time. -Jason Reynolds

De Palma is delicious! He respects music; he respects composers. For 'The Untouchables,' everything I proposed to him was fine, but then he wanted a piece that I didn't like at all, and of course we didn't have an agreement on that. It was something I didn't want to write – a triumphal piece for the police. -Ennio Morricone

California always struck me as a police state. -Leon Russell

People see police officers and think they're such bad people. We have some who can be some bad people. But we have some great ones out there, that are here to protect us. -Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Growing up as a little kid, you're always told, 'If you see the police, tell us.' So you're like, 'Whoa, are they the bad people or not?' It makes you think. -Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

We are demanding police transparency and accountability so we can build trust and work together to make our communities safer. -Malcolm Jenkins

I remember my dad always complaining about getting pulled over. I remember the differences in school systems. I remember seeing police officers, not knowing their names, and knowing that they were there not to protect us, not to serve us, but to watch us. -Malcolm Jenkins

After spending time with police officers on ride-alongs, meeting with politicians on the state and federal level and grass roots organizations fighting for human rights, it's clear that our criminal justice system is still crippling communities of color through mass incarceration. -Malcolm Jenkins

My father's a police officer, and he's told me numerous times about his training and how they've gone through what they call verbal judo, which is essentially them trying to de-escalate the situation. -Doug Baldwin

I appreciate the fans who come out here, and they support us, but it's football. We're not saving lives. We're not police officers. We're not doctors. We're football players, first and foremost. If you want to stop watching the game because a guy feels strongly about a very serious topic that's going on in our society, then that's your choice. -Doug Baldwin

I knew police officers have a very difficult job. They have to make split second decisions that will impact not only the communities they serve but their families, their own personal lives. -Doug Baldwin

We keep calling for accountability and reinvestment and a push for all of us to imagine a world where black people are not policed but instead supported and loved and cared for. Where our families can feel safe and inspired and protected. -Patrisse Cullors

Local law enforcement agencies, national police authorities, and other state-operated surveillance has created a hostile environment for communities at the margins. -Patrisse Cullors

Generations of black women have anxiously watched as our children walk out into a world set against them. We teach them how to respond to police and how to react to racist comments, knowing that these lessons are not guaranteed to protect our children. -Patrisse Cullors

I grew up in a neighborhood that was heavily policed. I witnessed my brothers and my siblings continuously stopped and frisked by law enforcement. I remember my home being raided. And one of my questions as a child was, why? Why us? Black Lives Matter offers answers to the why. -Patrisse Cullors

I've been an activist since I was a teenager. I was always curious about what we would now call social justice. I remember just trying to navigate growing up poor in an overpoliced environment with a single mother and a father who was in and out of prison. -Patrisse Cullors

Through Black Lives Matter and social media, we've been able to have a really challenging discussion with America about police and how much it is investing in policing. -Patrisse Cullors

I think so much of my life had me growing up under extreme poverty and really challenging conditions, with having the police in my neighborhood and seeing the impact of over-incarceration. Having a father love up on me and remind of who I was, and my strength against those conditions, really shaped why I'm an organizer today. -Patrisse Cullors

Freddie Gray was a story I followed closer than others, for whatever reason, in this larger narrative of police brutality. -Stephen Malkmus

A source of embarrassment for Libyans, Gadhafi has never been a joke: disappearances, a police state, zero freedom of expression, and poverty for at least a third of the population of country tremendously wealthy thanks to oil. -Mona Eltahawy

There are 18,000 police agencies in this country. There's no network requiring them to operate according to the same guidelines. -Wyatt Cenac

I look at Facebook a fair bit. I see what's posted. I see the travesties and illegalities of what police forces do. And I also see and understand that it is sanctioned by the general public – or we would do something. -Dennis Haysbert

I just couldn't believe that the police would fire tear gas into what had been a peaceful protest. I was running around, face burning, and nothing I saw looked like America to me. -DeRay Mckesson

I am often asked what it is like to be on the 'front line.' But I do not use the term 'front line' to describe us, the protesters. Because everywhere in America, wherever we are, our blackness puts us in close proximity to police violence. -DeRay Mckesson

If you close your eyes and think about where you feel the most safe, you're probably not going to tell me it's in a room full of police. You feel safe where you're around people that love you, when you have food and shelter, when you're being pushed to be your best self and learn. -DeRay Mckesson

The police, at their best, do three things; they prevent crime, they respond to crime, and they solve crime. In all three of those buckets, they need the trust of the community to do it, so I believe that if we restore the trust that we will change the way police are experiencing communities and ways that will preserve life and make everyone safer. -DeRay Mckesson

I have two younger brothers, and I know my parents have spoken to them about driving and interacting with police. They didn't have those conversations with me, but they did have conversations about being exceptional black people. -Opal Tometi

What we are oftentimes reminding people of is the fact that the history of police in the U.S. was that they were slave patrols. They were quite literally created in order to capture enslaved Africans. -Opal Tometi

Despite claims that there are good and bad cops, we know that the system is failing everyone – including the police. -Opal Tometi

Some of us have held the hands of friends or brothers as they struggled with military and police academy recruiters, and though many of them never dreamed of being policemen, a lack of opportunities led them to those positions. -Opal Tometi

We have to start imagining a new reality – this will mean fewer police and more social workers and teachers. This will mean creating more economic possibilities and investment that preserves and does not displace our communities. -Opal Tometi

Police departments across the nation must develop nonviolent 'rules of engagement,' so that they don't reflexively respond to suspected crimes with violence. This will require more in-depth training in the behavioral psychology of conflict resolution so police have tried-and-true techniques of preventing and de-escalating violence. -Bernice King

Whether it's police officers, firefighters, first responders, or 911 dispatchers, many dedicated Americans work long hours, and often in difficult conditions, to make sure that when someone's in need, they can help. -Ajit Pai

I became politicised in my mid teens, at the time of ska and 2 Tone and the Anti-Nazi League, when I'd get dressed up for a night out in my white socks and loafers, and the last thing I'd hear is, 'Have a good night – be careful of the police.' -Lennie James

A lot of African Americans, especially men, deal with this as a part of life. I've been pulled over by the police in my life, and I think I've only gotten a ticket once. It's just a part of everyday life, and it doesn't matter if you're in the car with your children or by yourself. -Salim Akil

I had been pulled over quite a bit by police officers, especially in Santa Monica and Culver City. -Salim Akil

I just – I come from a very little town where the militarization of the police force is a very real issue. -Jonathan Van Ness

I believe there's a huge conflict of interest when local prosecutors investigate cases of police violence within their own communities. -Franchesca Ramsey

Becoming a police officer is a choice. It's not something you're born into. -Franchesca Ramsey

People don't know that the very reason the police were made was to oversee slaves; they would be called overseers, and if a slave got out of line or tried to break away and escape, these were the people to hold them in and bring them back. -Robert Glasper

I tried to help a shirtless man who was being arrested in Starbucks. He obviously wasn't right in the head, but the police thought I was trying to make things worse. -Emma Healey

There are many avenues to peacefully protest, but those rights don't extend to illegal actions, breaching security perimeters, and threatening police officers. -Dan Donovan

It's so much more difficult to get police officers to testify against other police officers. -Dan Donovan

In order to cry out for my black brothers, I had to hate the police. -Lecrae

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