Quotations in the News

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Posted: Apr 10, 2015 3:02 AM

"It's almost impossible to get an agency to do an impartial internal affairs investigation. First of all, the investigators doing it are co-workers of the person being investigated. Number two, there's always the tendency on the part of the departments to believe the officers." — Melvin Tucker, a former FBI agent and police chief in four southern cities, on law enforcement probes after a white South Carolina police officer shot to death an unarmed black man.

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"This is a very hot issue in criminal justice circles these days ... that young men really do not mature fully in terms of the neuroscience until they are in the mid-20s. This is a kid who one minute is goofing around with his college buddies and the next minute is looking at jihadi movies." — Lawyer David Hoose, who expects attorneys for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to present scientific research on brain development to stave off the death penalty.

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"We'd accepted responsibility for Cambodia and then walked out without fulfilling our promise. That's the worst thing a country can do. And I cried because I knew what was going to happen." — John Gunther Dean, a former U.S. ambassador to Cambodia, recalling the fall of the country in 1975 to communist Khmer Rouge guerrillas, which led to 2 million Cambodians suffering from starvation, torture and executions.