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Quotes About Cops

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Banksy
“My main problem with cops is that they do what they're told. They say 'Sorry mate, I'm just doing my job' all the fucking time.”
Banksy, Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall
tags: cops, law

Richard Price
“But then something happened, Ray, something amazing. Something...

"That white cop sitting next to me? He took a long look at my mother when she came in, just like, absorbed her, and then without even turning to me, he just put his hand on my back, up between my neck and shoulder...

"And all he did was squeeze. Give me a little squeeze of sympathy, then rubbed that same spot with his palm for maybe two, three seconds, and that was it.

"But I swear to you, nobody, in my entire life up to that point had ever touched me with that kind of tenderness. I had never experienced a sympathetic hand like that, and Ray, it felt like lightning.

"I mean, the guy did it without thinking, I'm sure. And when dinnertime rolled around he had probably forgotten all about it. Forgot about me, too, for that matter... But I didn't forget.

"I didn't walk around thinking about it nonstop either, but something like seven years later when I was at community college? The recruiting officer for the PD came on campus for Career Day, and I didn't really like college all that much to begin with, so I took the test for the academy, scored high, quit school and never looked back.

"And usually when I tell people why I became a cop I say because it would keep Butchie and Antoine out of my life, and there's some truth in that.

"But I think the real reason was because that recruiting officer on campus that day reminded me, in some way, you know, conscious or not, of that housing cop who had sat on the bench with me when I was thirteen.

"In fact, I don't think it, I know it. As sure as I'm standing here, I know I became a cop because of him. For him. To be like him. God as my witness, Ray. The man put his hand on my back for three seconds and it rerouted my life for the next twenty-nine years.

"It's the enormity of small things... Adults, grown-ups, us, we have so much power... And sometimes when we find ourselves coming into contact with certain kinds of kids? Needy kids? We have to be ever so careful...”
Richard Price

Benjamin R.  Smith
“The name Atlantis came from an old book Victoria had never read. A lifetime residency in the ASM paradise was rumored to cost anywhere from 15 to 20 million dollars. The rich and powerful lived under the dome because they considered themselves separate and superior. Few of them left the comfort and security of Atlantis. To them the outside world was weak. Second Sector citizens where miscreant dregs of a defunct society. In order to enter the Atlantian dome one first had to be cleared by a resident. Gate security personnel strictly enforced this rule, even when outsiders carried a badge and gun.”
Benjamin R. Smith, Atlas

“Cops, I've learned, are like vampires; they can't come in unless you invite them.”
Jessica Warman

Shannan Albright
“Wolf, not dog. You were bitten by a Lycan, not Lassie.”
Shannan Albright, Dark Passion Rising

Benjamin R.  Smith
“I’m sure the ‘I wouldn’t fuck a murder conspirator’ argument wins over many an internal affairs review board. Bring him in. It’ll be in your favor.”
Benjamin R. Smith, Atlas

Jarod Kintz
“Don’t bother calling the cops, because nobody can find me here. I know, because after all these years, I’m still trying to find myself.
”
Jarod Kintz, A Zebra is the Piano of the Animal Kingdom

Tom Robbins
“Hawaii once had a rat problem. Then, somebody hit upon a brilliant solution. import mongooses from India. Mongooses would kill the rats. It worked. Mongooses did kill the rats. Mongooses also killed chickens, young pigs, birds, cats, dogs, and small children. There have been reports of mongooses attacking motorbikes, power lawn mowers, golf carts, and James Michener. in Hawaii now, there are as many mongooses as there once were rats. Hawaii had traded its rat problem for a mongoose problem. Hawaii was determined nothing like that would ever happen again.

How could Leigh-Cheri draw for Gulietta the appropriate analogy between Hawaii's rodents and society at large? Society had a crime problem. It hired cops to attack crime. Now society has a cop problem.”
Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

Bella Shadow
“The cops got out of the car and came straight towards me. My first thought was, How hypocritical… They head straight for the kid all in black…
Bella Shadow, Assassin: The Beginning

Reed Farrel Coleman
“When cops are on the job they love lawyers like lions love hyenas, only minus the mutual respect.”
Reed Farrel Coleman, The James Deans

Markus Zusak
“The thing is, I don't even hate cops. To tell you the truth, I actually feel a little sorry for them.”
Markus Zusak, Fighting Ruben Wolfe

Chelsea Handler
“She cried the first time she was pulled over by a cop. I explained to her that there is no reason to cry when getting pulled over--unless you're coming directly from from a crime scene.”
Chelsea Handler, My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands
tags: cops, humor

Edward Conlon
“When I had to work Shea Stadium for a Mets-Braves game – Atlanta pitcher John Rocker had recently given an interview in which he denounced New Yorkers of all Colors and preferences – I was assigned to a parking lot, where numerous drivers asked me for directions to various highways. When my first answer – “I have no idea” – seemed to invite denunciation and debate, I revised it to “Take the first left.” For all I know, those people are still lost in Queens. ”
Edward Conlon, Blue Blood

Edward Conlon
“Later that day when I passed the Admin lieutenant and the Sargeant standing by the Desk, I said casually, "I'm leaving too, Sarge."
"Okay," he said, and I kept on walking.”
Edward Conlon, Blue Blood

Edward Conlon
“Good cops make their bosses look good, and Hector was a one-man beauty school.”
Edward Conlon, Blue Blood

“You gotta love the cops. They start the night ready to shoot someone's eyes off and at the same time ready to carry a child with a grandmother's tenderness. Ready to shatter and ready to soothe at the touch of a trigger, a good cop is an amazing animal.”
Marc Parent, Turning Stones: My Days and Nights with Children at Risk A Caseworker's Story
tags: cops

Bella Shadow
“We arrived at the police station and they parked and did the whole ‘hassle and grimace’ routine. I inwardly rolled my eyes. I mean really. ‘Hey Bob, looks like you had your hands full today.’ ‘Yeah Bill, she was a murderer; killed a boy.’ Oh geez, gimme a break. I’m fourteen years old and it was an accident. Yes, I’m totally the highlight of the day. I mean, lunatic Joe over there who murdered twelve people and committed burglary so isn’t important.
Bella Shadow, Assassin: The Beginning

Jarod Kintz
“I was the last person to see her alive. The cops don’t believe me, because I saw her before I was born.
”
Jarod Kintz, If you bring the booze and food, I'll bring the thirst and hunger

Edward Conlon
“During voir dire, the interviews for jury selection, each person is asked under oath about their experience with the criminal justice system, as defendant or victim, but usually not even the most elementary effort is made to corroborate those claims. One ADA [Associate District Attorney] told me about inheriting a murder case, after the first jury deadlocked. He checked the raps for the jurors and found that four had criminal records. None of those jurors were prosecuted. Nor was it policy to prosecute defense witnesses who were demonstrably lying--by providing false alibis, for example--because, as another ADA told me, if they win the case, they don't bother, and if they lose, "it looks like sour grapes." A cop told me about a brawl at court one day, when he saw court officers tackle a man who tried to escape from the Grand Jury. An undercover was testifying about a buy when the juror recognized him as someone he had sold to. Another cop told me about locking up a woman for buying crack, who begged for a Desk Appearance Ticket, because she had to get back to court, for jury duty--she was the forewoman on a Narcotics case, of course. The worst part about these stories is that when I told them to various ADAs, none were at all surprised; most of those I'd worked with I respected, but the institutionalized expectations were abysmal. They were too used to losing and it showed in how they played the game.”
Edward Conlon, Blue Blood

Russell Banks
“The Cop. She has a steel grid in front of her mind, and for anything in the outer world to reach her it first has to squeeze through the bars of that grid. Information has to be broken into small cubes; information and data packaged in two-dimensional squares are preferable to three-dimensional cubes however: they pass through the grid more quickly and once they reach the Cop’s mind take up less space there.”
Russell Banks, Lost Memory of Skin
tags: cops

Edward Conlon
“I was constantly amazed by how many people talked me into arresting them.”
Edward Conlon, Blue Blood

Edward Conlon
“Do you like being a cop?"
"I love it, when it doesn't suck, sir.”
Edward Conlon, Blue Blood

Steen Langstrup
“People change sides. You’ve always been a dirty piece of shit cop. You can be bought, Verner!”
“Just like you, Ingrid. Just like you.”

Conversation between ‘Alis K’ and ‘Jens’
in the novel 'The Informer' by Steen Langstrup”
Steen Langstrup, The Informer

Jarod Kintz
“The problem with being a cop, is you spend all your time around criminals. After all, eight hours out of every day of our lives are spent with coworkers.
”
Jarod Kintz, Whenever You're Gone, I'm Here For You

Jarod Kintz
“I found a missing person, and I felt like I’d just won Where’s Waldo. I didn’t tell the cops though, because I found him before he went missing.
”
Jarod Kintz, Sleepwalking is restercise

Jeff Lindsay
“It is a well-worn truth that cops grow callous, a cliché so tattered that it is even common on television. All cops face things every day that are so gruesome, brutal, and bizarre that no normal human being could deal with them on a daily basis and stay sane. And so they learn not to feel, to grow and maintain a poker-faced whimsy toward all the surprising things their fellow humans find to do to each other. All cops practice not-feeling, and it may be that Miami cops are better at it than others, since they have so many opportunities to learn.”
Jeff Lindsay, Dexter Is Delicious

Jarod Kintz
“I had a dream about you. You lived in a house the size of a mountain, and I was skiing on your roof. You threatened to call the cops, but I just laughed, because I’d stolen your cell phone—along with all your silver.
”
Jarod Kintz, I had a dream about you 2

Jarod Kintz
“Leading up to my life is a long line of dead bodies. These are my ancestors, and I respect them, but I’m glad I don’t have to bury them all. I just have to bury my grandfather, before the cops get here.
”
Jarod Kintz, The Merits of Marthaism, and How Being Named Susan Can Benefit You

Jarod Kintz
“I egged a cop car, and the police suspected me, but when they searched me they found no evidence. All they found was a pocket full of omelet.
”
Jarod Kintz, Sleepwalking is restercise

Jim Butcher
“Maybe this is what it feels like for civilians when they see cops doing some of the dirty work. A lot of times they don’t understand what’s happening. They see something they don’t like and it upsets them—because they don’t have the full story, aren’t personally facing the problem, and don’t know how much worse the alternative could be.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty

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