Det. Bobby "Fearless" Smith: It's not understandable. Knowing this is being done to you by your fellow human beings is a betrayal of everything that is human.
Det. Joel Stevens: That's because it wasnt human. These guys crossed a line. I'd call them animals but animals wouldn't even do that.
Henry Stein: A killer comes into a man's house, a man's got the right to do whatever he wants.
Det. Joel Stevens: You do not have the right to execute him, sir.
Officer Ray Hechler: Sure he does. Do what you got to do, Mr. Stein.
Det. Joel Stevens: Shut up, Ray.
Officer Ray Hechler: The man's in his own home. This animal came here to butcher his family!
Det. Joel Stevens: Ray, SHUT UP!
David McNorris: A little boy sees his dad gunned down in the street, gun pointed right at his daddy's face. Point blank. But that's not the worst part of it. His father was killed for someone else's crime. The horror, the random unfairness of it. The boy doesn't remember any of his childhood after that day then the father's murder hardens the boy. It then becomes his mission to take to the same streets, join a gang, carry a gun, try to right some of those wrongs from oh so long ago.
Chronic aka Daryl C. Norcott: So you studied my life story.
David McNorris: No, that's not your life story, Daryl. It's Samuel Norval's. See the difference between the two of you is he put on a L.A.P.D. uniform, carried a service revolver. Huge difference between his gang and yours. See he worked to keep your gang alive. Them, their families, their neighbors. I could never be Samuel Norval. Do you know why? Because he'd be willing to give up his life to save yours. That's his job. That was his mission. He's not the enemy. He deserves to live. Come on, Chronic. Let him live.
[Interrogating a teenage murder suspect]
Det. Joel Stevens: You shot a SIX-YEAR-OLD! What is WRONG with you?
Mr. LaFontaine: I've been trying to think of a prayer but I'm coming up blank. It's been a long time. You got any?
Det. Joel Stevens: No. No I'm all out.
Mr. LaFontaine: How about you? Prayer?
Det. Bobby "Fearless" Smith: I don't have a prayer, but I do have a story.
Mr. LaFontaine: Ok.
Det. Bobby "Fearless" Smith: There was this wave way out in the ocean. He was just racing along having a great time. Sun light glinting, sparkling, just flying. Until one day he look ahead and he saw wave after wave in front of him crashing on the beach and he got scared. And this older wave in front of him said, "I know what your problem is. You've been having so much fun being a wave that you forgot you're just part of the ocean."
Mr. LaFontaine: I like that, part of the ocean... ok... river, take my grandson home.
Detective Daniel Ramos: Yeah, I think I heard about this church. It's the Church of the Holy Ass Spanking.
David McNorris: You know that information I asked you for on Chronic? I need it right now
Andrea Little: What are you going to do?
David McNorris: What I do best.
Andrea Little: You're gonna have sex with him?
David McNorris: Well... thank you.