A policeman takes down Stryker, because, by God, nobody shoots an unarmed little girl on his watch.
Kitty Pryde layeth down the smack on Stryker when he questions Nightcrawler's humanity. All the more awesome when you realize that, not too long before this, Kitty had feared Nightcrawler because of his appearance.
Stryker (outraged): Human? You dare call that — thing — human!?!
Kitty (passionately): More human than you! Nightcrawler's generous and kind and decent! He had every reason to be bitter, every excuse to become as much of a demon inside as out. But he decided he'd rather learn to laugh instead! I hope I can be half the person he is. And if I have to choose between caring for my friend and believing in your God, then I choose my — my friend!