„A functioning police state needs no police.“

—  William Seward Burroughs, livro Naked Lunch

From the chapter entitled "Benway", p. 31
Naked Lunch (1959)

Obtido da Wikiquote. Última atualização 3 de Junho de 2021. História

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„America is a fucking police state.“

—  Krist Novoselic Croatian-American rock musician 1965

As quoted in New Musical Express (12 November 1991)<sup> http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/nme-meets-nirvana-in-1991-archive-feature</sup>

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„The drug trade does not function well with a strong state, or a healthy state. It tries to corrupt the police force, it tries to corrupt the judiciary, and the executive. And drug trafficking thrives in a weak state.“

—  René Préval President of Haiti 1943 - 2017

President Bush Welcomes President Preval of Haiti to the White House http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2007/05/20070508-5.html#

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„The police are the public and the public are the police“

—  Robert Peel British Conservative statesman 1788 - 1850

Of Peel's nine principles
Fonte: Known as the Peelian principles, from the General Instructions (1829) for the Metropolitan Police.

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„Nobody these days holds the written word in such high esteem as police states do.“

—  Italo Calvino Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels 1923 - 1985

Fonte: If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

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„It is poor civic hygiene to install technologies that could someday facilitate a police state.“

—  Bruce Schneier American computer scientist 1963

Secrets and Lies (2000), p. 53
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„Of course, there is no doubt that if we lived in a police state, it would be easier to catch terrorists.“

—  Russ Feingold Wisconsin politician; three-term U.S. Senator 1953

On concerns over the passage of the Patriot Act on October 25, 2001, in
Contexto: Of course, there is no doubt that if we lived in a police state, it would be easier to catch terrorists. If we lived in a country that allowed the police to search your home at any time for any reason; if we lived in a country that allowed the government to open your mail, eavesdrop on your phone conversations, or intercept your email communications; if we lived in a country that allowed the government to hold people in jail indefinitely based on what they write or think, or based on mere suspicion that they are up to no good, then the government would no doubt discover and arrest more terrorists. But that probably would not be a country in which we would want to live. And that would not be a country for which we could, in good conscience, ask our young people to fight and die. In short, that would not be America.

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„The whole notion of loyalty inquisitions is a national characteristic of the police state, not of democracy.“

—  Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965

Voicing opposition to the McCarran Internal Security Act of 1950
Contexto: The whole notion of loyalty inquisitions is a national characteristic of the police state, not of democracy. The history of Soviet Russia is a modern example of this ancient practice. I must, in good conscience, protest against any unnecessary suppression of our rights as free men. We must not burn down the house to kill the rats.

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„Modern policing must of course be visible policing and that means community policing, localised policing and having police visibility that police officers are empowered to do their jobs. For too long we’ve had our police forces, police officers tied up with regulation and bureaucracy. I want them to feel free to get on and do their jobs, I want them to know that we will support them.“

—  Priti Patel British politician 1972

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„We are safer when communities respect the police and police respect communities.“

—  Hillary Clinton American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947

Presidential campaign (April 12, 2015 – 2016), Speech in Orlando, Florida (September 21, 2016)

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„I don't see white police officers slamming the heads of little white boys into police cars.“

—  Maxine Waters U.S. Representative from California 1938

Remarks about the police beating of Donovan Chavis, quoted in CNN.com (10 July 2002) " FBI probing videotaped beating http://archives.cnn.com/2002/US/07/09/police.beating/index.html"

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„Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.“

—  Robert Louis Stevenson Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer 1850 - 1894

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„It is a job of a police inspector to monitor it.“

—  Chandra Shekhar Indian politician 1927 - 2007

PTI in: Chandrashekhar - A firebrand idealist http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Chandrashekhar--A-firebrand-idealist/articleshow/2185870.cms?referral=PM, The Times of India, 8 July 2007
When asked about the progress of investigations into the Bofors arms deal scandal involving the previous government of Congress functionaries.

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„I’m not saying we’re in a police state, but it sure looks like it when you evaluate the system of pretrial release.“

—  Jay Leiderman lawyer 1971

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