You stay behind us. No body gets hurt today. That's the rule.

I got a lot of problems, kid. Being gay isn't one of them.

You can be who you are without making yourself a walking target.

Cooper: Time flies when your having fun.
Tang: Fun? More like futile.

How's the fake ID business going?

You know my old partner? He would have jumped.

Cooper: How you feeling?
Tang: I could go another twelve rounds.

That's got to be the nicest way anyone's ever told me to shut up.

I can see why you'd prefer jail.

There's nothing glamorous about being a detective. Why do you think I stayed in patrol?

I find it novel Dewey, every once in a while to give a shit.

Kid: I didn't know cops talked like that to kids.
John: What are you gonna do? Arrest me?

Southland Quotes

It seems like it changes nothing... but every once and awhile, you get to take a bad guy off the streets for good. And that, my friend, is God's work.

John Cooper

Taking a life is a big deal to me.

Ben Sherman