Law & Order: SVU Season 22 Episode 1: "Guardians and Gladiators" Quotes
Rollins: Juries are smart. They know what's right.
Carisi: Usually. Right now, they're so angry at the NYPD they want to punish us.
Garland: My sense is that 1PP is more interested in optics than actual change.
Benson: Is that why you told Fin to warn me to watch my back?
Garland: When an organization feels threatened, if it can protect itself by sacrificing a few pawns it won't hesitate to.
IAB: I'm going to stop you here before you tell me you're an ally.
Benson: Excuse me?
IAB: Since George Floyd, I've seen two kinds of cops. The baton swinging gladiators who hate that I exist -
Benson: And I'm sorry that happened to you.
IAB: And the well-intentioned ones like you, the guardians who don't consider themselves racist but are nevertheless complicit in the systemic racism in the NYPD.
Benson: Keep me posted. I have to go to IAB. By the way, did Garland say anything about me?
Fin: Yeah. Watch your back.
Garland: I know I'm not someone you can relate to, but we have one thing in common: we're both Black and Blue. Did you know my father was in the force? He was a Sergeant. In those days, that was as far as you could go. Things are different now.
Fin: Are they? I know one thing. This country will always break your heart.
Benson: Chief, we were by the book.
Garland: That's the book that got us here! After George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, business as usual will not work anymore.
Benson: This man was in the park. Did you see him?
Javon: Was that before or after I was thrown into a cop car?
Benson: We're hoping you can help ID him.
Javon: Even if I saw him, why would I want to help you?
Benson: I get it. You have a right to be angry.
Javon: Don't tell me I have a right to my anger. I already know that.
Javon: Last spring, I hurt my back. I got hooked on Oxy. I'm clean now.
Benson: Why didn't you just tell us that?
Javon: Because I want to move up. Drivers get better pay. I didn't want you telling my boss I was at a meeting.
Rollins: He's a good guy, a doctor, but walking through the Rambles late at night? Could they really not know?
Kat: My family didn't know when I came out. According to them, they still don't.
Aren't you even asking that White Woman questions? [To Fin] Look, I expect this nonsense from her but doesn't this get old for you, man?Javon
Fin: We have to do this this way? We're profiling this guy.
Benson: He's got warrants.