S.W.A.T. Season 4 Episode 1: "3 Seventeen Year Olds" Quotes
Darryl: Is something up?
Pop: What are you celebrating? Like '92 was the end of it? It's still goin' on! The same problems. A system that never got fixed. Let me explain somethin' to ya. When I was 17, same age as you, I'm walkin' home from school, band practice; I had my trumpet in my case. And an unmarked car rolls up on me and two grown white men with badges jump out, push me against the wall, throw my horn on the ground. It gets all bent up, and they take out a switchblade, and they laughing and chucklin'. And they took that blade and they put it right across my throat, and they said, 'Get your ass out of here, or we'll kill you, and nobody will care.' I was just walking home. So, you choose to put on a badge, you better know what that means cause there ain't no easy solution when black people bein' treated like they're disposable. And all a police officer needs is reasonable fear to kill you, me, or Hondo if he ain't wearin' that uniform.
Lynch: It's the coronavirus. The mayor's been on the phone with the CDC and the governor. They may have to shut the city down. Shelter at home. Businesses closed down; the whole shebang.
Commander: What's that mean for SWAT?
Lynch: It means the world's about to change.
Pop: LAPD sees this as one of two Ds -- defendants or deceased. When people need them most, where are they? Talkin' about callin' in the National Guard.
Hondo: Nobody knew this would happen.
Pop: Anybody payin' attention saw this would happen. Whose side are you on?
Hondo: Just tryin' to be a part of the solution.
Pop: Ain't no solution to this mess. You want to try to fix this, why don't you join them?
Hondo: Do the Marines count? Because I enlisted with them two days ago. I'm not going to college, Pop.
Twenty-eight years ago, it was Rodney King. Twenty-seven years before that was Watts. History says we're a year overdue for another storm.Hondo
Bricklayer: They wanted some other stuff, guns, dope, girls.
Deacon: Doesn't sound very devout.
Commander: What are ya thinkin'?
Hondo: I hate seein' my city on fire.
Deacon: That's not how prison works.
Hondo: You can't just order up prison time like we're Postmates.