Arrest Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Arrest Quotes from famous authors such as John Kani, Evan Osnos, Loretta Lynch, Katharine Gun, Jon Johansen. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

If we’d lived in England or America we’d have told stories abut our lives and nobody would have called it protest theatre. But the reality of South Africa was the arrests and detentions and oppression – we could not escape that, so we decided to take it on.
John Kani
In the final years of his life, when former Communist Party Chief Zhao Ziyang lived under house arrest, in Beijing, his aging friends resorted to donning white doctors’ coats in order to slip past the guards stationed outside his home.
Evan Osnos
The power to arrest – to deprive a citizen of liberty – must be used fairly, responsibly, and without bias.
Loretta Lynch
I know people have tried to make citizens’ arrests on Tony Blair and so on, but really it’s time the international criminal court has some guts and charges white war criminals. They need to face justice just like other war criminals.
Katharine Gun
Well, the biggest Norwegian newspaper regarded this as an arrest, since they hadn’t told us that they were coming and they brought me in. So the biggest Norwegian newspaper looked upon that as an arrest.
Jon Johansen
I would have never signed the Patriot Act. I would have never signed the National Defense Authorization Act allowing for arrests and detainment of you and me as U.S. citizens without being charged.
Gary Johnson
By the time I was 23 years old, I had multiple arrests.
Dwayne Johnson
You don’t need any indictment in order to arrest someone; probable cause is sufficient to arrest civilians, so it must be enough to arrest police.
Al Sharpton
My bed isn’t made, I’m tired, I haven’t slept well for two weeks. I haven’t been laid in a month. I don’t have a girlfriend. I have a warrant for my arrest.
Layne Staley
The London police have discovered that the best way to neuter demonstrations is not to move everyone on, or disperse troublemakers, but hold them close, cordon them into a diminishing space for hours and hours, as a sort of arbitrary al fresco arrest.
A. A. Gill
Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.
When I was fourteen years old, I got arrested for battering an officer and resisting arrest with violence. I was beat up by the cops and they charged me with that. There was no original arresting charge.
Laura Jane Grace
I preach in countries if I say ‘Jesus Christ is the only way, the truth and the life,’ they’ll arrest me.
Paula White
I’ve been jailed once, put in police lock-up twice, and was under house arrest twice.
Asma Jahangir
The government doesn’t really prosecute for polygamy anymore, but a lot of the arrests are of groups supporting themselves through welfare scams or for child abuse. So that was all I’d really heard about polygamists.
Jeanne Tripplehorn
My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place.
Jesus Christ
As far as I remember, I don’t have any warrants out for my arrest anymore. I can travel without fear.
Mark Lanegan
Now, can some cops be overbearing, rude? Yeah. But we have a process for that. Do what the officer tells you to do, and file a complaint. That’s the process. You don’t attack a police officer on the street or resist arrest because you think you’re being hassled.
David A. Clarke, Jr.
The wrongful arrest of tens of thousands of British Muslims after the September 11 attacks can be explained by the very poor intelligence the police had, and, just possibly, excused by the fact that a terrorist action in Britain linked to British Muslims would have been hugely damaging.
Geoff Mulgan
They would almost throw the cops in jail when they tried to arrest me.
Lawrence Taylor
I still believe that at any time the no-talent police will come and arrest me.
Mike Myers
The proven method for saving the lives of innocent Americans is not disarming them. The proven method for saving the lives of innocent Americans is to arrest, prosecute, convict and jail criminal offenders, especially armed career criminals illegally using guns. This is the way to reduce gun violence.
Jeff Sessions
With ‘River Monsters’, I am the investigator: here’s the crime scene, I talk to witnesses, I establish a suspects list, I narrow it down; here’s the prime suspect, I go and arrest the prime suspect – who often doesn’t want to come quietly.
Jeremy Wade
Individual warrants every day are used to arrest dangerous people.
Rand Paul
When you see a fish you don’t think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water… If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit.
Constantin Brancusi
I’m one of those workaholics, the kind of guy who may drop with a cardiac arrest around 55.
Joe Penny
I have deliberately stung myself with a small section of box jelly tentacle, and it felt like being burned by a steam iron. Larger stings can lead to cardiac arrest, and mind-blowing pain.
Steve Backshall
It should go without saying that regular citizens have no authority to arrest or detain anyone.
Michelle Lujan Grisham
The government of Sudan, employing a back channel direct from its president to the Central Intelligence Agency, offered in the early spring of 1996 to arrest Osama bin Laden and place him in Saudi custody, according to officials and former officials in all three countries.
Barton Gellman
June 10, 2002, the day John Ashcroft announced the arrest of Jose Padilla, marked a low point in Ashcroft’s career as Attorney General.
Benjamin Wittes
The E.U. has data systems that enable police and border guards to work together in real time to intercept wanted persons; and the European arrest warrant ensures their speedy return.
Keir Starmer
Now, what happens whenever there’s a loud sound is that it startles us, right? And we arrest what we’re doing, and we try to localize that sound because that sound could be a threat. That’s something that’s hard-wired in our bodies.
Peter A. Levine
We should not judge law enforcement’s success by the number of tickets and arrests, but by the security and comfort the community feels in the public square.
Cal Cunningham
The impulsivity of M. B. S. has been a consistent theme – from the war in Yemen to the wave of arrests of constructive critics, royals, and senior officials accused of corruption.
Jamal Khashoggi
An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
Mahatma Gandhi
The fight against corruption is not bound to high-profile arrests and high-profile investigations. The fight against corruption is successful if you prevent corruption taking place in the first place.
Ahmed Chalabi
If someone came into my home and wanted to arrest me for murder, that would be far less traumatizing to me than someone coming in and taking my 7-year-old twins.
Trent Franks
When I speak of the fear, intimidation, arrests, and public shaming of intellectuals and religious leaders who dare to speak their minds, and then I tell you that I’m from Saudi Arabia, are you surprised?
Jamal Khashoggi
Several authoritarian regimes reportedly propose to ban anonymity from the web, making it easier to find and arrest dissidents. At Google, we see and feel the dangers of the government-led net crackdown. We operate in about 150 countries around the globe.
Vint Cerf
Mehlis will go all the way and we want to go all the way. These arrests show that no matter how high the perpetrators are, they will face the consequences of what they did.
Rafik Hariri
Look at the world, all the suffering… Being under house arrest is the least I can sacrifice.
Asma Jahangir
In the years of the Red Terror that followed the Bolshevik Revolution, the voice of dissent was stifled by universal denunciations, house searches, and preventive arrests.
Norman Davies
I would have liked to see where we would have the authority to arrest illegal aliens just by being here illegally and book them into our jails, but that’s not going to happen.
Joe Arpaio
I longed to arrest all beauty that came before me, and at length the longing has been satisfied.
Julia Margaret Cameron
If you want to plan a revolution, you never do it in public – the authorities show up and arrest everyone.
Evgeny Morozov
Take the decision in early March to arrest Muqtada al-Sadr. It was made apparently without knowledge or understanding of the nature of his movement or how widespread it is.
Juan Cole
If they come at us with tear gas or batons or mass arrests then you get a kind of upswell because they become repressive of people demanding what the public actually want.
Gail Bradbrook
A far greater factor than abolishing poverty is the deterrent effect of swift and certain consequences: swift arrest, prompt trial, certain penalty and – at some point – finality of judgment.
Warren E. Burger
I would not have lasted a minute, literally a minute, on this Earth without God and angels by my side, because I was born. And right as I was born, I went into a respiratory arrest. So, big things that keep me going are friends and family, God. And another thing is looking forward to what’s going to happen tomorrow.
Mattie Stepanek
I was lucky because on the morning after the burning of the Reichstag I left my home very early to catch a train to Berlin for the conference of our student organization and that is the only reason why I escaped arrest.
Klaus Fuchs
For a while, many years ago, my job was to get mugged. My job was to walk around Times Square trying to get a mugger to attack me so that someone else could come in and arrest the mugger.
Don Winslow
You can’t put abandonment and alienation under arrest.
Carrie P. Meek
No government, no head of state, made any attempt to avert or arrest the Boer War.
Charles Albert Gobat
One of the most revealing details about my parents is that they only got together three months before my dad’s arrest.
Granit Xhaka
In my role as a spokesperson for Amnesty International U.S.A. and as a supporter of various charitable causes including Unlock Iran, a campaign to release prisoners of conscience in Iran, I have never been faced with the threat of intimidation or arrest.
Nazanin Boniadi
Field offices are evaluated in part based on their success in following through on leads and making cases that result in arrests and convictions. No case agent worth their salt would remain quiet if their cases were closed in the face of a continuing threat.
Asha Rangappa
Saudi Arabia has been commended for allowing women the right to drive; the opening of cinemas and other entertainment establishments; ending the power of arrest of the religious police. In parallel however, there have been arrests of the activists who for years had advocated for these changes.
Crispin Blunt
Authorities arrest me, release me, and then invite me back to host public events. I think it’s interesting.
Alain Robert
To me, that means getting back to the point where our Constitution means that you don’t tap people’s phones and poke into their e-mail and you don’t arrest people and keep them hidden for a year and a half without charging them.
Carol Moseley Braun
Virginians can choose to continue to elect criminal, illegal aliens like MS-13 – and by the way, they are animals – or, we can arrest them, deport them back to the countries where they came from, and build the wall!
Corey Stewart
You can’t arrest me, I’m a rockstar.
Sid Vicious
When the cops are trying to arrest you, if you fight back, things go wrong.
Charles Barkley
We need to coordinate closely with international partners, right down to tightly-coordinated execution of seizures, searches, and arrests, so that instead of capturing a single criminal, we’re taking down an entire enterprise.
Christopher A. Wray
Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States – old as well as new – North as well as South.
Abraham Lincoln
One thing that those who are in shape have in common is that we are restricting. When eating, we are choosing what we put in our bodies. This arrests unconscious eating.
Mandy Ingber
When teachers try to teach, nurses try to nurse, small businesses try to serve their clients and the police try to arrest criminals, there is always a regulator or three breathing down their necks. Conservatives want to make people’s lives easier.
John Redwood
It is made the duty of every Commanding Officer in the Department, to arrest and send to these Headquarters, under guard, every officer or soldier who may be found absent from his command, without the regular leave in writing, prescribed by Regulations and General Orders.
John Hunt Morgan
Let’s stop pretending we can arrest our way to safety and security. Despite all the fine work that policemen and women do, we have got to find other solutions to deter crime.
Carrie P. Meek
‘Cardiac Arrest’ was the first British drama to use a lot of medical jargon. ‘ER’ began the following year and was the first American drama to do that.
Jed Mercurio
We know that Maduro’s armies are riddled with persecution, torture, threats, and wrongful arrests.
Juan Guaido
I think the only thing that’s really going to make a change in terms of how we feel as citizens in terms of safety and our relationship with the police is if we start seeing more federal indictments, arrests, and convictions of police officers.
Chance The Rapper
A friend in the War Office warned me that I was in Kitchener’s black books, and that orders had been given for my arrest next time I appeared in France.
Philip Gibbs
Universities are not places where police can come and arrest people. Let the children have a discourse as they want to. They will learn as they move on in life. But to target individuals and institutions is dangerous.
Kapil Sibal
If an educational act is to be efficacious, it will be only that one which tends to help toward the complete unfolding of life. To be thus helpful it is necessary rigorously to avoid the arrest of spontaneous movements and the imposition of arbitrary tasks.
Maria Montessori
People’s arrest tapes, mug shots, everything is online.
Jane Krakowski
I feel very sorry for the one or two North Korean defectors who were caught by Chinese police while entering South Korean or foreign embassies in Beijing, but their arrest drew the whole attention of the world.
Kim Young-sam
Questioning someone who is acting as a lookout for a burglary might not result in an arrest, because there is not enough evidence of a crime in progress to support one, but that intervention will likely avert the break-in.
Heather Mac Donald
I think one of the things that happens with, especially in the criminal justice system, is that the prosecutor is able to control the narrative from the very, very beginning. The moment an arrest is made, they put out a press release to the media and the media follows that narrative.
Isaac Wright Jr.
I don’t have, you know, an ‘overcoming addiction’ story, other than the guitar itself, and I haven’t overcome that. I don’t have a jail time, you know, story, or any arrests.
Brad Paisley
Just by saying it is wrong to be racist and saying we are going to arrest people and kick them out of stadiums does not stop them being racist.
John Barnes
When the Emergency was proclaimed at midnight on 25 June 1975, they came to arrest me. I managed to escape by going to a friend’s house nearby.
Arun Jaitley
I’ve said so many things in so many press conferences that caused problems. There’s been incidents with police and arrests in Miami. Obviously, I did these things and I regret them. Now I’m keen to show people a different side to my personality.
Bernard Tomic
After The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, the audience would like to know where, when, and who arrests Hannibal Lecter for the first time. This is the story of Red Dragon.
Dino De Laurentiis
No matter what the situation, I try to have fun. I get pulled over by the police, I’m like, ‘Oh, this going to be the best arrest ever.’ And I end up making friends with these police officers.
Tiffany Haddish
My grandfather died under house arrest.
Joe Garcia
I have got pictures all around the rooms I sit in. I have got a very mad picture of a dog standing on a black thing on a piece of rope. It was drawn and painted by a Romanian poet who was under house arrest, and it is terrific.
Jennifer Johnston
I could manage my life so much better if an app could tell me exactly when my parcels will be delivered so I don’t spend the day under virtual house arrest.
Jen Lancaster
Initially charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest I was held for 36 hours, was beaten by cops and made to stand spread eagled against the cell wall for 12 hours with no food or water, until I collapsed. Everyone was strip searched on the way in.
John Blair