Law & Order: SVU Season 18 Episode 21: "Sanctuary" Quotes
Benson: It doesn't matter what I said or didn't say. Your husband is a rapist and a murderer.
Mrs. Jenkins: I know what they did.
Benson: Then do something about it.
Mrs. Jenkins: How can I? He is my husband.
Benson: I know that you called the police four times in the past year. Mitch is dangerous. You know that. And the next dead woman on the floor, that could be you. Don't tell the truth for Lela or for Maya. Do it for yourself and for your son.
Dodds: I was in the neighborhood.
Benson: I didn't know that people said that anymore. Can I offer you some coffee?
Dodds: I already had five cups. No wonder my blood pressure's high.
Benson: So I take it you talked to Barba.
Benson: I don't need any advice.
Dodds: I didn't come to give you any. I came to offer absolution.
Benson: So now you're a priest.
Dodds: There are no good choices here, but there are no bad choices, if that makes sense. I want you to know that whatever you decide, I'm going to make sure your backside is covered.
Benson:I didn't know my backside needed covering.
Benson: Do you believe her? Yes or no?
Barba: You and I both know that witnesses and victims change their stories all the time. Her story is plausible.
Benson: Plausible. So that's the standard we're going for now?
Barba: At this moment in time, yes. I don't have a judicial crystal ball, Liv.
Benson: No one wants to get these bastards more than I do but -
Barba: Our legal system is the best that there is, but it's not perfect, nor pure. It never was.
You don't give a damn about my son, cause he's not an immigrant or a queer or a trans whatever it's called. He's just a regular white kid, and for some reason that makes it so he doesn't matter to anybody.Mrs. Jenkins
Fin: What did Barba say?
Benson: He needs Hector Ramirez alive.
Fin: And I need a beach house in the Hamptons.
Rollins: One of the women you raped survived. She recognized your voice.
Mitch: Then you tell that Muslim bitch with her little headscarf to get on the stand and convince 12 redblooded Americans.
Rollins: That's exactly what we're going to do.
Mitch: You know what? I didn't do this but I wish I had. They come here and they're all terrorists. You just ask my cousin Susan, hmm? Her husband was blown away on 9/11, left three little kids. These towelheads want to kill us all, don't you get it?
Rollins: No, I don't.
Mitch: That's the problem. You stupid white liberals want to kill us all. Get me a lawyer, you stupid bitch.
Well she must have been talking to Hector. Mexicans love tequila, and raping people. Just ask our President.Mitch Jenkins
I'd been drinking and I was pissed about getting fired. And they wanted to mess with the Sambras. We were just gonna trash the place, you know, send a message. But then Kannan fought back and they went after Layla and Shyla, and things got out of control. I didn't plan for this to happen.Hector
Fin: Were you really gonna go through with it? Let ICE come pick her up?
Benson: She just boxed Hector Ramirez into a corner, so he has no choice but to cooperate. Go pick him up.
Barba: What about the wife. She's illegal, right? Let's call ICE.
Carisi: Excuse me? We're gonna help ICE now to deport a woman with two little kids?
Barba: I dunno, but we're damn sure gonna threaten it.
Carisi: I thought New York was a sanctuary city!
Barba: Don't give me that. This is someone who stood there and did nothing while his friends raped and killed two people. I'm sorry, but my sympathy is with Lela and Mala Samra, not with Soledad Ramirez.
Benson: He's right. I'm not a showboat for the Feds and I don't give a damn about anyone's immigration status, but we have to do whatever we can in this case.
How many more innocent Muslims have to die before the NYPD does its job?Protester
Seigler: What are you doing talking to my client?
Benson: He is a victim in a crime. He was talking to me about what he was doing in that bar, nothing more.
Seigler: He's done talking. No more questions.
Benson: That's your choice.
Fin: And it's a stupid one.
Seigler: I have a client to defend.
Fin: We have a witness who ID'd him out of a lineup -
Seigler: Who is now in a refugee camp in Turkey.
Benson: That doesn't make his ID invalid.
Seigler: I'm going to talk to my client. Or are you going to arrest him for having been held hostage?