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: You know, if I were a Negro, I'd probably think the same way they do. Ward
: If you were a Negro, nobody would give a damn what you thought.
: Some things are worth dying for. Anderson
: Down here, things are different; here, they believe that some things are worth killing for.
: You got no right to be here. This is a political meeting. Ward
: Doesn't smell that way to me, Deputy. Deputy Pell
: It's a damn political meeting, Hoover Boy. Ward
: Oh, it looks like a political meeting, but smells more like Klan to me... with or without the Halloween costumes.
: What's wrong with these people?
] Agent Ward
: You wanna drive, Rupert? Agent Anderson
: Just don't lose sight of whose rights are being violated! Anderson
: Don't put me on your perch, Mr. Ward. Ward
: Don't drag me into your gutter, Mr. Anderson! Anderson
: These people are crawling out of the SEWER, MR. WARD! Maybe the gutter's where we outta be!
: Good morning. My name is Allen Ward. I'm with the FBI. Deputy Pell
] Oooh. The Federal Bureau of Integration? In that getup, you ain't exactly undercover, are ya?
[the mayor has hung himself
] Agent Bird
: I don't understand why he did it. He wasn't in on it. He wasn't even Klan. Ward
: Mr. Bird, he was guilty. Anyone's guilty who lets these things happens and pretends like it isn't. No, he was guilty all right. Just as guilty as the fanatics who pulled the trigger. Maybe we all are.
[Ward stops Anderson from taking vigilante action against Pell
: We'll go after all of them. Together. Anderson
: You wouldn't know how! Ward
: You're going to *teach me* how. Anderson
: You don't have the GUTS! Ward
: Not only do I HAVE the guts I have the AUTHORITY!
[the FBI saved Lester Cowans from a lynching
: You're lucky we've been watching your ass, Lester. Ward
: If you go on the record, Mr. Cowans, we'll give you protection. If not... Anderson
: If not, they're going to kill you anyway.
: Oooh Lester, you need a toilet.
: It's a goddamn political meeting, hoover boy. Ward
: Oh, it looks like a political meeting but it smells more like Klan to me, with or without the Halloween costumes.