Quotations in the News


December 6, 2014 1:16PM (UTC)

"Everyone is just demonizing the police. But police follow orders and laws. Nobody talks about the responsibility of the politicians to explain to the community why quality-of-life enforcement is necessary." — Maki Haberfeld, a professor of police studies at John Jay College of criminal justice, on the public reaction to the death of Eric Garner, which has led to nationwide protests.

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"I'm scared. I'm praying to God not to let another disaster strike us again. We haven't recovered from the first." — Typhoon Haiyan survivor Jojo Moro as Typhoon Hagupit bore down on the Philippines.

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"Please let him live." — Lucy Somers, whose 33-year-old brother Luke is being held hostage by al-Qaida in Yemen, whose captors have threatened to kill the American photojournalist if their unspecified demands are not met by the U.S.


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