They are raw, eloquent, and streetwise. All at the same time.
They're an explosive combination, one that sets the mood and pace to the rest of the film.
"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 stop me from placing you in a steel cage with gray 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.
The thin-blue-line, protecting the prey from the predators, the good from the bad.
We are the police."