Policemen Quotes

Quotes tagged as "policemen" (showing 1-30 of 69)
Roald Dahl
“All grown-ups appear as giants to small children. But Headmasters (and policemen) are the biggest giants of all and acquire a marvellously exaggerated stature.”
Roald Dahl, Boy: Tales of Childhood

“Only a few days after my encounter with the police, two patrolmen tackled Alton Sterling onto a car, then pinned him down on the ground and shot him in the chest while he was selling CDs in front of a convenience store, seventy-five miles up the road in Baton Rouge. A day after that, Philando Castile was shot in the passenger seat of his car during a police traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, as his girlfriend recorded the aftermath via Facebook Live.

Then, the day after Castile was killed, five policemen were shot dead by a sniper in Dallas. It felt as if the world was subsumed by cascades of unceasing despair. I mourned for the family and friends of Sterling and Castille. I felt deep sympathy for the families of the policemen who died. I also felt a real fear that, as a result of what took place in Dallas, law enforcement would become more deeply entrenched in their biases against black men, leading to the possibility of even more violence.

The stream of names of those who have been killed at the hands of the police feels endless, and I become overwhelmed when I consider all the names we do not know—all of those who lost their lives and had no camera there to capture it, nothing to corroborate police reports that named them as threats. Closed cases. I watch the collective mourning transpire across my social-media feeds. I watch as people declare that they cannot get out of bed, cannot bear to go to work, cannot function as a human being is meant to function. This sense of anxiety is something I have become unsettlingly accustomed to. The familiar knot in my stomach. The tightness in my chest. But becoming accustomed to something does not mean that it does not take a toll. Systemic racism always takes a toll, whether it be by bullet or by blood clot.”
Clint Smith

Steven Magee
“If you want to make the police uncomfortable, all you need to do is ask this question: How many complaints does police internal affairs receive annually and how many complaints does it actually uphold?”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“When you realize that incompetent police officers are harassing you, you need to call 911 and demand that a police supervisor be immediately dispatched to the scene. In the mean time you need to be video recording everything, as police officers are known for their blatant lies and fabrications.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“No amount of community policing will cause the common people to accept a known corrupt police department.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“There is no shortage of despicable law enforcement departments in the USA.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“You know that when a police officer refuses to produce formal identification on request, they are probably engaging in some form of corruption.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“If you have bought the law enforcement department, then you have done nothing wrong when you willfully break multiple laws.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“While police officers who blatantly shaft the common people believe that they are God, they are the Devil to those that they wrong.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Police intentionally murdering a mentally unstable person will always be unacceptable when there are numerous other non-lethal options available to them.”
Steven Magee

Jim McGrath
“What he lacks in intelligence he makes up for with ego.”
Jim McGrath, A Death in Spring: 1968

Socrates
“Do you imagine that a city can continue to exist and not be turned upside down, if the legal judgments which are pronounced in it have no force but are nullified and destroyed by private persons?”
Socrates, Apology, Crito and Phaedo of Socrates.

Simi Sunny
“Kayla,' I exclaim. 'There may be bad police officers out there, but I can assure you that there will be no harm towards you or anyone else. Like I said before, a policeman's job is to protect people. And if they can't, that's an issue for the officer. But for now, don't worry about it.”
Simi Sunny, The White Sirens

Truman Capote
“I know it's become fashionable to depict the police as sadistic Cossacks riding down innocent citizens, but I've become well enough acquainted with law-enforcement agencies across the country to know that's just not the case. Of course, a certain small percentage of policemen are irresponsible...but that doesn't justify the current unjust barrage of propaganda against a tribe of men who are hard-working, underpaid and daily risking their lives to protect us. I'm sure there are isolated instances of police brutality, but the rising crime rate and urban violence constitute a far, far more pressing problem.”
Truman Capote

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