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Dispatches Quotables



‘Are you kidding me?’

An unidentified mother in Baltimore caught on camera confronting and smacking her son for taking part in the Baltimore riots on April 27.

‘I forgive the hands of the people who had a hand in my son’s murder, either before or after.’

Ursula Ward in a statement before the court in Fall River, Mass., after Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of the murder of her son, Odin Lloyd.

‘It is likely that I will die in my bed. My successor will die in prison. His successor will die executed in the public square. His successor will pick up

the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history.’

Roman Catholic Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, who died April 17.

‘It’s easy to be bipartisan when you’re adding to the debt.’

U.S. Rep. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho, on the spate of congressional activity in the first 15 weeks of 2015, including budget bills and Medicare, education, and human trafficking legislation.

‘Deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs, and structural biases have to be changed.’

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on laws related to “reproductive healthcare and safe childbirth” during an April 24 speech

in New York.