“I am the police. And I’m here to arrest you. You’ve broken the law. I did not write the law. I may even disagree with the law. But I will enforce it.
No matter how you plead, cajole, beg, or attempt to stir my sympathies, nothing you do will keep me from placing you in a cage with grey bars. If you run away, I will chase you. If you fight me, I will fight back. If you shoot at me, I will shoot back.
By law I am unable to walk away. I am a consequence. I am the unpaid bill. I am fate with a badge and a gun.
Behind my badge is a heart like yours. I bleed. I think. I love. And yes I can be killed. And although I am but one man, I have thousands of brothers and sisters who are the same as me. They will lay down their lives for me, and I them. We stand watch together. A thin blue line. Protecting the prey from the predators, the good from the bad.
We are the police. ”
–Brian Taylor (played by Jake Gyllenhaal), End of Watch
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