Law Enforcement Quotes

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Sierra D. Waters
“No amount of me trying to explain myself was doing any good. I didn't even know what was going on inside of me, so how could I have explained it to them?”
Sierra D. Waters, Debbie.

Sierra D. Waters
“Today I wore a pair of faded old jeans and a plain grey baggy shirt. I hadn't even taken a shower, and I did not put on an ounce of makeup. I grabbed a worn out black oversized jacket to cover myself with even though it is warm outside. I have made conscious decisions lately to look like less of what I felt a male would want to see. I want to disappear.”
Sierra D. Waters, Debbie.

Pamela Clare
“This is what I love to see--different branches of law enforcement at each other's throats. It gives the bad guys the head start they need, which in turn gives us all job security.”
Pamela Clare, Breaking Point

“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

Maya Schenwar
“our democracy is controlled by a wealthy elite. Politicians who work for the wealthy need the police to protect them from the people. And so the whole chain of command protects the killer cop. The ruling class give carte blanche to law enforcement, who in turn press down on those most stranded by the neoliberal state, the poor-- and more so, the Black poor."
-- Nicolas Powers”
Maya Schenwar, Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? Police Violence and Resistance in the United States

“...when one considers that there are more than 750,000 police officers in the United States and that these officers have tens of millions of interactions with citizens each year, it is clear that police shootings are extremely rare events and that few officers--less than one-half of 1 percent each year--ever shoot anyone.”
David Klinger, Into the Kill Zone: A Cop's Eye View of Deadly Force

Abhijit Naskar
“Letter to Law Enforcement

Every field of human endeavor has its own unique problem. The problem with science is lack of warmth. The problem with philosophy is lack of empathy. The problem with religion is lack of reason. The problem with politics is lack of expertise. And the problem with law enforcement is not corruption, but an absolute denial of that corruption, and until you acknowledge that many of your officers are corrupt and prejudiced to the neck, you can never in a million years build a healthy relationship with the people.

Prejudices thrive on biases, and biases are a part of our psyche - of the human psyche, and no matter what we do, we cannot erase them from our mind - but we do have the ability to be aware of them, and only when we are aware of them, can we choose whether or not to be driven by them. However, when you don't even acknowledge that you have biases, that you are filled with prejudice, then you are inadvertently choosing not to accept the root of all the mistakes committed by you and your fellow officers in the line of duty.

A civilian may choose to stay biased and prejudiced all their life, but you as a defender of the people - as a defender of their rights, their security, their serenity - do not have the luxury to let your biases, to let your prejudices come in the way of your duty, for the moment they do, you the keeper of law and order, turn into the very cause of disorder.

Therefore, it's not enough for an officer of the law to have combat training and legal knowledge, it is also imperative that you learn about biases, that you learn about the fears, insecurities and instinctual tendencies of the human mind. An officer of the law without an understanding of biases, is like a ten year old with a knife - they may feel that they have power, but they have no clue as to the real life implications of that power. Remember my friend, power that doesn't help the people, is not power but pandemic.

Your combat training doesn't make you a police officer, for when enraged even an ordinary civilian can take down ten police officers - your knowledge of law doesn't make you an officer of the law, for when pushed even a mediocre college student can defeat an army of elite legal minds - what makes you a police officer is your absolute acceptance of your role in society - the role of selfless servants. Once you accept the role of selfless servants wholeheartedly, people are bound to trust you.

My brave, conscientious officers of the law, if you want people to trust you, don't use the phrase "police are your friends", for it only makes you sound authoritarian, egotistical and condescending - instead, remind them "police are humans too" - acknowledge your mistakes and work towards correcting them, so that you can truly become the Caretaker of People, which is the very definition of COP.”
Abhijit Naskar, Boldly Comes Justice: Sentient Not Silent

Abhijit Naskar
“The purpose of law is to punish inhumanity, whereas the purpose of armed forces is to prevent inhumanity”
Abhijit Naskar, Sleepless for Society

Abhijit Naskar
“The problem with law enforcement is not corruption, but an absolute denial of that corruption.”
Abhijit Naskar, Boldly Comes Justice: Sentient Not Silent

Abhijit Naskar
“My brave, conscientious officers of the law, if you want people to trust you, don't use the phrase "police are your friends", for it only makes you sound authoritarian, egotistical and condescending - instead, remind them "police are humans too" - acknowledge your mistakes and work towards correcting them, so that you can truly become the Caretaker of People, which is the very definition of COP.”
Abhijit Naskar, Boldly Comes Justice: Sentient Not Silent

Abhijit Naskar
“Police Sonnet

Police is not a profession,
But a promise of protection.
So long as you carry the badge,
You must discard self-preservation.
The thin blue line of service,
Is not for self-serving narcissists.
When your sole concern is society,
Only then can you uphold justice.
You mustn't become manikins of politics,
Nor of bureaucratic brutality.
Your allegiance is only to the people,
Their welfare will rescue your humanity.
In the sea of selfishness be the selfless drop,
Taking care of people you become a real cop.”
Abhijit Naskar, Boldly Comes Justice: Sentient Not Silent

“There were times that I may have broken the rules for justice.


I may have done things that were wrong but it was for the right reasons.”
Pete Thron, ONE UNDER

Abhijit Naskar
“Law of today creates, not a society of order, but a society of controlled chaos.”
Abhijit Naskar, Operation Justice: To Make A Society That Needs No Law

“Coming on social media to get sympathy for rape cases cannot stop rapist, Facebook is not a police station, Twitter is not a courtroom, and Instagram cannot convict or punish a rapist.”
Bamigboye Olurotimi

Robert Chad Canter
“Being a Catholic means being willing to let the world hate you. Being a Catholic means telling people things that they don’t want to hear. Being a Catholic means overturning the tables and saying, “This will not stand!” Don’t believe me? Walk into the nearest church and look at the crucifix.”
Robert Chad Canter, The Shadow Angel: Night of the Meta-Men

Pete Critelli
“Humor is occasionally the lifeline for us to remain steady. Law enforcement is currently being examined thoroughly, in both its traditional form, and the need to grow through positive change. When a smile is created by choice or by chance between a citizen and an officer, that advances all of us towards consensus and resolution.”
Pete Critelli, Lights Siren Smiles

Abhijit Naskar
“A truly civilized society has no use of law and government, it's only an uncivilized society that needs them.”
Abhijit Naskar, Time to End Democracy: The Meritocratic Manifesto

Norman Mailer
“A cop is a human creature born stupid and raised in stupidity.”
Norman Mailer, Tough Guys Don't Dance

Norman Mailer
“I always thought,' I said, 'that a man became a cop to be shielded from his own criminality.”
Norman Mailer

Andrew G. McCabe
“[FBI agents] said [Gen. Michael Flynn] related his comments in what appeared to be a very credible fashion. However, what he said was in absolute direct conflict with the information we had.

It was a very odd conversation. The agents kept saying it seemed like he was telling the truth. The rest of us kept saying, "Yes, and it completely contradicts the information that we have." And their response was, "Yeah, we know. It's weird."

They weren't saying they believed him, and they weren't saying they didn't believe him. They struck me as being mainly surprised by the encounter, surprised at the difficulty of resolving their observations—as if they had just met a man who seemed completely normal, even when he glanced out the window and remarked at noon (and then again an hour later, and a third time shortly after that), "What a beautiful black sky.”
Andrew G. McCabe, The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump

Abhijit Naskar
“The thin blue line of service,
Is not for self-serving narcissists.
When your sole concern is society,
Only then can you uphold justice.”
Abhijit Naskar, Boldly Comes Justice: Sentient Not Silent

John King
“You say 'derogatory information' like there's some other kind.”
John Alejandro King a.k.a. The Covert Comic

Abhijit Naskar
“Owning a gun doesn't increase civilian security, it only threatens it, thus making it far more difficult for law enforcement to ensure public safety.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Shape of A Human: Our America Their America

Abhijit Naskar
“Law enforcement exists to ensure the safety of the public, but if the public are primitive enough to think that all they need to ensure their safety is a personal firearm, then we better destroy all things civilized and head back to the jungle, because a society where anybody can own a gun is not a society, but a jungle anyways.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Shape of A Human: Our America Their America

J.K. Pendragon
“...Crime still happens, whether or not you have people out in spandex fighting it.”
J.K. Pendragon, Junior Hero Blues

Nick Drnaso
“A lot of people are able to turn their grief into something positive. Maybe you’re destined for some kind of job in law enforcement.”
Nick Drnaso, Sabrina

Abhijit Naskar
“Politicians and police are not the makers and keepers of law, the people are.”
Abhijit Naskar, Solo Standing on Guard: Life Before Law

Abhijit Naskar
“People are not supposed to be at the mercy of law, law is supposed to be at the mercy of people.”
Abhijit Naskar, Solo Standing on Guard: Life Before Law

Abhijit Naskar
“A police officer oblivious to their errors and shortcomings is no different from the Gestapo. Such police may be suitable in Nazi Germany, Imperialist Britain, Confederate America or the Amazon jungle, but they have no place in a society of civilized beings.”
Abhijit Naskar, Generation Corazon: Nationalism is Terrorism

“Antitrust has become a legal backwater in recent decades. But the curse of bigness is back, and antitrust enforcement must come back with it, updated to perform its original, republican function: protecting the independence of the American people from oligarchic control.”
Josh Hawley

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