Police quotes

  • Citizens who take it upon themselves to do unusual actions which attract the attention of the police should be careful to bring these actions into one of the recognized categories of crimes and offences, for it is intolerable that the police should be put to the pains of inventing reasons for finding them undesirable.
    -- A. P. Herbert

    #Pain #Police #Citizens

  • In keeping people straight, principle is not as powerful as a policeman.
    -- Abel Hermant

    #Powerful #People #Police

  • Who are you? You don't belong to the police?' 'I am better than the police,' said Poirot. He said it without conscious arrogance. It was, to him, a simple statement of fact.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Simple #Police #Arrogance

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

    #Police #Elements #Demand

  • 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

    #Strong #Law #Police

  • Despite the hundreds of attempts, police terror and the concentration camps have proved to be more or less impossible subjects for the artist; since what happened in them was beyond the imagination, it was therefore also beyond art and all those human values on which art is traditionally based.
    -- Al Alvarez

    #Art #Imagination #Police

  • I got nothing against the honest cop on the beat. You just have them transferred someplace where they can't do you any harm. But don't ever talk to me about the honor of police captains or judges. If they couldn't be bought they wouldn't have the job.
    -- Al Capone

    #Jobs #Judging #Police

  • 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

    #Technology #Police #Essentials

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

    #Police #Brutality #Police Brutality

  • Crime is going down everywhere but in the New York City Police Department.
    -- Al Sharpton

    #New York #Cities #Police

  • 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

    #Country #Police #Cooperation

  • In the papers this morning: 'Police closing in on Ian Holloway.' Sorry, it's 'Palace closing in on Ian Holloway.'
    -- Alan Brazil

    #Morning #Sorry #Police

  • If what you are claiming is true, I would have shouted it from the rooftops. I would have gone to the authorities, the FBI, the police, the Democratic (Party) anybody that would listen. I wouldn't depend on one guy with the Department of Transportation.
    -- Alan Colmes

    #Party #Guy #Police

  • Revolt and revolution both wind up at the same crossroads: the police, or folly.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Wind #Police #Revolution

  • If only the authorities could be made to realize that the forces leading them on in the armament race are just insane.
    -- Alva Myrdal

    #Race #Police #Insane

  • Don't denounce our pain as savage. What's savage is the cruel inhumanity and brutality of the police. Condemn that.
    -- Amandla Stenberg

    #Pain #Police #Savages

  • POLICE, n. An armed force for protection and participation.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Police #Protection #Force

  • In The Police, in a trio situation - which I've come back to now - it's just so wide open that it does actually provide this arena where you can play with a certain freedom.
    -- Andy Summers

    #Play #Police #Doe

  • I've got four or five records in my head at a time that I try to work on and I would like to do a guitar trio record next - since The Police I've mostly made records with keyboards.
    -- Andy Summers

    #Guitar #Police #Trying

  • There is an unbroken line of police violence in the United States that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery, the aftermath of slavery, the development of the Ku Klux Klan. There is so much history of this racist violence that simply to bring one person to justice is not going to disturb the whole racist edifice.
    -- Angela Davis

    #Ku Klux Klan #Justice #Police

  • Without Police Woman I wouldn't have had a career. The show started about the same time the women's movement was taking off. Ours was the first prime-time one-hour show featuring a strong, professional woman. It paved the way for other series to follow.
    -- Angie Dickinson

    #Strong Women #Careers #Police

  • 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

    #Hurt #Hate #Police

  • Peppo!" I yelled, pulling at my cousin's suspenders. "I really don't want to be arrested, okay?" "Don't worry!" Peppo turned a corner and accelerated as he spoke. "I go too fast for police!
    -- Anne Fortier

    #Cousin #Worry #Police

  • 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

    #Asking Questions #Police #Ordinary

  • Despite your best efforts, you could not invent a better police force for literature than criticism and the author's own conscience.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Effort #Police #Criticism

  • 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

    #Law #Police #Criminals

  • I dont want any injustice brought against the bullies. Bullies just dont 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

    #Country #Bully #Police

  • The passed Pawn is a criminal, who should be kept under lock and key. Mild measures, such as police surveillance, are not sufficient
    -- Aron Nimzowitsch

    #Keys #Police #Criminals

  • The beard, being a half-mask, should be forbidden by the police - It is, moreover, as a sexual symbol in the middle of the face, obscene: that is why it pleases women.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Police #Half #Beard

  • The amount of gender violence that I experience is absolutely extraordinary. And a significant part of my day today will be spent filing police reports at home about gender violence that's directed at me in social media.
    -- Ashley Judd

    #Home #Media #Police

  • Society is a madhouse whose wardens are the officials and the police.
    -- August Strindberg

    #Police #Society #Wardens

  • What police officer would dare ticket Death's minivan?
    -- Augusten Burroughs

    #Police #Tickets #Dare

  • It's a very frustrated feeling you get when the only people with good photos of you work are the police department.
    -- Banksy

    #People #Police #Feelings

  • 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

    #War #Police #Succeed

  • Law enforcement officers are never 'off duty.' They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to protect public safety at any time and place that the peace is threatened. They need all the help that they can get.
    -- Barbara Boxer

    #Law #Safety #Police

  • The dream police will not let me have sexual fantasies.
    -- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

    #Dream #Police #Fantasy

  • ...this bill will require the creation of a Federal police force of mammoth proportions. It also bids fair to result in the development of an 'informer' psychology in great areas of our national life-neighbors spying on neighbors, workers spying on workers, business spying on businessmen-were those who would harass their fellow citizens for selfish and narrow purposes will have ample inducement to do so. These, the Federal police force an 'informer' psychology, are the hallmarks of the police state and landmarks in the destruction of a free society.
    -- Barry Goldwater

    #Selfish #Psychology #Police

  • If you find yourself talking to the police, my advice is to stay calm but look guilty; it's your safest bet.
    -- Ben Aaronovitch

    #Talking #Advice #Police

  • Not being invited in is one of the boxes on the “suspicious behavior” bingo form that every copper carries around in their head along with “stupidly overpowerful dog” and being too quick to supply an alibi. Fill all the boxes and you too could win an all-­expenses-paid visit to your local police station.
    -- Ben Aaronovitch

    #Dog #Winning #Police

  • It's a police mantra that all members of the public are guilty of something, but some members of the public are more guilty than others.
    -- Ben Aaronovitch

    #Police #Guilty #Members

  • Are they really gods?" "I never worry about theological questions," said Nightingale. "They exist, they have power and they can breach the Queen's peace - that makes them a police matter.
    -- Ben Aaronovitch

    #Queens #Worry #Police

  • I gave the prescribed Metropolitan Police "first greeting". "Oi!" I said "What do you think you're doing?
    -- Ben Aaronovitch

    #Thinking #Police #Firsts

  • If I did things for the money, I'd have done adverts in the 1980s, when I was hot enough to be offered them, and 'Police Academy 6,' which I was asked to write.
    -- Ben Elton

    #Writing #Police #Hot

  • 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

    #Law #Police #World

  • It's very difficult to speak to a large group of people these days and not offend someone. I know people walk around with their feelings on their shoulders waiting for you to say something - ahh - did you hear that? And they can't hear anything else you say. The PC police are out in force at all times.
    -- Benjamin Carson

    #People #Waiting #Police

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

    #War #Presidential #Police

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

    #Justice #Police #Faults

  • In tracking down and eliminating terrorists , we need to change our metaphor from a "war on terror" exactly what, pray tell, is that? to the mind-set of Interpol tracking down master criminals through intense global cooperation among nations, or the FBI stalking the Mafia , or local police determined to quell street gangs without leveling the entire neighborhood in the process.
    -- Bill Moyers

    #War #Police #Mind

  • 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

    #Fire #Police #Ems

  • ... the place where [adults] pass the most time and submit to the closest control is at work. Thus, without even entering into the question of the world economy's ultimate dictation within narrow limits of everybody's productive activity, it's apparent that the source of the greatest direct duress experienced by the ordinary adult is _not_ the state but rather the business that employs him. Your foreman or supervisor gives you more or-else orders in a week than the police do in a decade.
    -- Bob Black

    #Order #Giving #Police

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

    #Media #Police #Needs

  • Police officials routinely execute search warrants on private homes and offices, and Congressional offices should not be treated any differently. There cannot be one set of rules for elected officials and another set of rules for everyone else.
    -- Bobby Jindal

    #Home #Office #Police

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

    #Good Friend #Philadelphia #Police

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

    #Cpr #Years #Police

  • If you ever see me getting beaten by the police, put down the video camera and come help me.
    -- Bobcat Goldthwait

    #Funny #Police #Video Cameras

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

    #Technology #Hygiene #Police

  • 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

    #Rude #Police #Pits

  • It is not better that all felony suspects die than that they escape. Where the suspect poses no immediate threat to the officer and no threat to others, the harm resulting from failing to apprehend him does not justify the use of deadly force to do so. It is no doubt unfortunate when a suspect who is in sight escapes, but the fact that the police arrive a little late or are a little slower afoot does not always justify killing the suspect.
    -- Byron White

    #Sight #Police #Doubt

  • The duties which a police officer owes to the state are of a most exacting nature. No one is compelled to choose the profession ofa police officer, but having chosen it, everyone is obliged to live up to the standard of its requirements. To join in that high enterprise means the surrender of much individual freedom.
    -- Calvin Coolidge

    #Mean #Discipline #Police

  • The right of the police of Boston to affiliate has always been questioned, never granted, is now prohibited.... There is no rightto strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time.
    -- Calvin Coolidge

    #Boston #Safety #Police

  • The history of totalitarian regimes is reflected in the evolution and perfection of the instruments of terror and more especially the police.
    -- Carl Joachim Friedrich

    #Perfection #Police #Evolution

  • Whenever justice is uncertain and police spying and terror are at work, human beings fall into isolation, which, of course, is the aim and purpose of the dictator state, since it is based on the greatest possible accumulation of depotentiated social units.
    -- Carl Jung

    #Fall #Justice #Police

  • Your hair is so white now it can talk back to the police.
    -- Cecily Strong

    #Hair #White #Police

  • I added to my mental list of the odd things I'd done that day. I'd entertained the police, sunbathed, visited at a mall with some fairies, weeded and killed someone. Now it was powdered-corpse removal time. And the day wasn't over yet.
    -- Charlaine Harris

    #Police #Lists #Odd Things

  • Gene police! You! Out of the pool, now!
    -- Charles Stross

    #Police #Pool #Genes

  • A policemans job is only easy in a police state.
    -- Charlton Heston

    #Jobs #Police #Easy

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

    #Police #Gangsters

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

    #Police #Tools #Illegal

  • All parts of the society need to feel that the police service is their police service, and that does not happen unless all parts of society are represented in the police
    -- Chris Patten

    #Police #Doe #Needs

  • The enemy combatants in LA are not the citizens and suspects, it's the police officers,
    -- Christopher Dorner

    #Police #Enemy #Citizens

  • The police are asking through the bedroom door, why did I make a batch of strawberry daiquiris before I called them? Because we were out of raspberries. Because, can't they see, it just does not matter. Time was not of the essence.
    -- Chuck Palahniuk

    #Doors #Essence #Police

  • When eras die, their legacies Are left to strange police. Professors in New England guard The glory that was Greece.
    -- Clarence Day

    #Police #Legacy #Eras

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

    #Police #Eras #Faster

  • The police are not entrusted with a mission which differentiates them from those they serve. Being unconcerned with ultimate purposes, they are inseparable from the persons and interests of their masters, and shine with their reflected glory.
    -- Claude Levi-Strauss

    #Shining #Police #Purpose

  • If you take away religion, you can't hire enough police.
    -- Clayton Christensen

    #Police #Enough

  • 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

    #Men #Thinking #Police

  • Famous Playboy Hugh Hefner managed to successfully stop an order of monks from operating a business on his property. The police forced the friars to close down their stall, which was outside the Playboy mansion where they had been selling flowers. Said one friar, well, if it was anyone else we may have gotten away from it, but, unfortunately, only Hugh can prevent florist friars.
    -- Colin Mochrie

    #Flower #Order #Police

  • An 83-year-old male prostitute was arrested. Police say he only charged $20 an hour, but for most of that time, he just talked about his grandkids.
    -- Craig Ferguson

    #Years #Police #Males

  • The Thought Police: To censor and protect.
    -- Craig Reucassel

    #Police #Thought Police #Protect

  • Sisters, brothers and the whities, Blacks and the crackers, Police and their backers, They're all political actors
    -- Curtis Mayfield

    #Brother #Political #Police

  • Taking legislative authority away from the federal government doesn't necessarily mean freer individuals. It might just mean granting vastly more authority to the states--which already have far broader police powers than most of us would care to admit.
    -- Dahlia Lithwick

    #Mean #Government #Police

  • One of my symptoms included my obsession with ghosts and law enforcement -- I carry around a police badge with me, for example. I became obsessed by Hans Holzer, the greatest ghost hunter ever. That's when the idea of my film Ghostbusters was born.
    -- Dan Aykroyd

    #Law #Ideas #Police

  • Remarkable. . . . Moskos manages to capture a world that most people know only through the distorting prism of television and film, where police officers are usually portrayed as quixotically heroic or contemptibly corrupt.
    -- Daniel Horan

    #People #Police #Television

  • Police do not belong in war zones.
    -- Daniel Keys Moran

    #War #Police #Zone

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

    #Police #Listening #Radio

  • What we need is a plan B ... independent of the Internet. [It] doesn't necessarily have to have the performance of the Internet, but the police department has to be able to call up the fire department.
    -- Danny Hillis

    #Independent #Fire #Police

  • 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

    #Drama #Thinking #Police

  • There are three states of legality in Irish law. There is all this stuff which comes under That's grand, then it moves into Ah now don't push it, and finally it comes under Right now you're takin the piss, and that's when the police come in.
    -- Dara O Briain

    #Moving #Law #Police

  • 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

    #Kings #Police #Done

  • It was a department where you had honesty and integrity stamped right on you when you came into the Los Angeles Police Department. If you violated that, or if you were a dishonest cop, you were terrible. We got rid of you as quickly as possible.
    -- Daryl Gates

    #Honesty #Integrity #Police

  • End-stage addiction is mostly about waiting for the police, or someone, to come and bury you in your shame.
    -- David

    #Addiction #Waiting #Police

  • The demons were protecting me. I had nothing to fear from the police.
    -- David Berkowitz

    #Police #Demon

  • It is the everlasting disgrace of the Clinton Administration that it has chosen to betray America's heritage as a beacon of freedom, and instead to act as the ally and agent of a police state in retrieving one of its prisoners.
    -- David Horowitz

    #America #Police #Agents

  • 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

    #Believe #Race #Police

  • 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

    #Country #Community #Police

  • I got married the second time in the way that, when a murder is committed, crackpots turn up at the police station to confess the crime.
    -- Delmore Schwartz

    #Police #Way #Married

  • The vast silence of Buddha overtakes and overrules the oncoming roar of tragic life that fills alleys and avenues; it blocks the way of pedicabs, police, convoys.
    -- Denise Levertov

    #Block #Silence #Police

  • I am for police function that protects citizens of this great Nation, not a police function that is used to terrorize them.
    -- Dennis Kucinich

    #Police #Citizens #Used

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

    #Funny #Running #Police

  • A primary purpose of the police is to enforce the delusions of those with lots of green paper.
    -- Derrick Jensen

    #Police #Purpose #Paper