They have vilified me, they have crucified me; yes, they have even criticized me.
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The confrontation was not created by the police; the confrontation was created by the people who charged the police. Gentlemen, let's get the thing straight, once and for all. The policeman isn't there to create disorder; the policeman is there to preserve disorder.Richard J. Daley
I'm not the last of the old bosses. I'm the first of the new leaders.Richard J. Daley
Even the Lord had skeptical members of his party. One betrayed him, one denied him and one doubted him.Richard J. Daley
Good government is good politics and politics is good government.Richard J. Daley
If a man can't put his arms around his sons and help them, then what's the world coming to?Richard J. Daley
I have conferred with the superintendent of police this morning and I gave him instructions that an order be issued by him immediately and under his signature to shoot to kill any arsonist or anyone with a Molotov cocktail in his hand.Richard J. Daley