Quotations in the News


"It doesn't help your case, and at worst you further traumatize someone. And do you think he or she is going to trust a cop again?" — Derek Marsh, who trains California police in best practices on human trafficking cases, on police officers in Honolulu who are urging lawmakers to keep an exemption in state law that allows undercover officers to have sex with prostitutes during investigations.


"Just kicking them out of school is denying them access to educational opportunity at such a young age. Then, as they come in for kindergarten, they are just that much less prepared." — Daniel Losen, director of the Center for Civil Rights Remedies for the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, on data from the Department of Education showing that thousands of preschoolers are getting suspended from U.S. public schools, and that they're disproportionately black.


"The world lost someone who did a whole lot more for the LGBT community than we realize or understand. He has brought along allies who are horrified by the hate. So his legacy will be exactly the opposite of what he dreamed." — Cathy Renna, a longtime consultant to LGBT groups, on the late anti-gay preacher the Rev. Fred Phelps. Sr.

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