Saturday, August 20, 2005

Quotes of the Week

So many good quotes from one article, it was tough to select just one for QotW honors.

"In this particular community, there was an incident involving gunfire, and we sent a squad on bicycles the very next night."

- BPD spokesman, Sergeant Thomas Sexton

Catch 'em?

"I know, it was stupid, but I thought the camera would scare them."

- South End resident and crime victim, Carlos French

Might I suggest a tray of finger sandwichwes next time? It'll have the same effect, but at least everyone will get a little snack.

"But I can't judge an individual for trying to keep his family safe."

- Sandy Martin, coordinator for the South End Lower Roxbury Youth Workers Alliance (on Mr. French's decision to "arm" himself with a video camera to protect his family from gun-toting thugs)

A bottle of scotch says Sandy here would change her (his?) tune pretty fast should the residents on her street express the desire to carry a firearm for the same purpose. I could be mistaken, but that's highly unlikely here.