The Shield (2002–2008)
Benito Martinez: David Aceveda
Claudette Wyms : Right now Vic Mackey may look like a mighty big catch to you. Do the smart thing, son. Cut bait.
David Aceveda : It doesn't bother you, the things he does?
Claudette Wyms : I don't judge other cops.
David Aceveda : Mackey's not a cop. He's Al Capone with a badge.
Claudette Wyms : Al Capone made money by giving the people what they wanted. What people want these days is to make it to their cars without getting mugged. Come home from work and see their stereo is still there. Hear about some murder in the barrio, find out the next day the police caught the guy. If having all those things means some cop roughed up some spic or some nigger in the ghetto... well, as far as most people are concerned it's don't ask, don't tell.
[Kavanaugh offers Aceveda some gum]
David Aceveda : No, thank you.
Lt. Tom Kavanaugh : Come on, this is a fresh pack - it's Juicy Fruit.
David Aceveda : [pause] I said no - thank you.
Lt. Tom Kavanaugh : You hold it out long enough, some people feel compelled to take the gum. It's a sign they'll crack under pressure.
David Aceveda : I know.