Quotes / Felony Misdemeanor

Only the Awkward question. Only the foolish do so twice.
Imperial Proverb, Warhammer 40,000

He was jaywalking! And smoking on the street! I was confronting an evil villain threatening our city's safety!
Masayoshi Hazama, Samurai Flamenco

...But in the judgment of the League, Wharton had sinned against the honor of his office, sinned most grievously, by systematically short-pouring the wine, especially for the Fifth Years, who were allowed two glasses with dinner. Seriously, these were like three-quarter pours. Everybody agreed. For such a crime, there could be no forgiveness.
The Girl In The Mirror, a short story from the anthology Dangerous Women

Michael: Have you ever taken off both your shoes and socks while on a commercial airline?
Eleanor: Shoes and socks? What? No! Who would do that?
Michael: People who go to the Bad Place, Eleanor! And if you don't pass this test, you're going to be down there with them! With rapists, murderers, and people who take off their shoes and socks on a commercial airline!

Your shoddy craftsmanship brings shame on all hedgehogkind. And for that, you shall perish!
Shadow the Hedgehog, after seeing Sonic's failed attempt at building a bookshelf, Sonic Boom

If you take sexual advantage of her, you're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater.
Book, Firefly

NightWing #1: (Whiteout absentmindedly walks into the middle of a marble game) Hey! Watch where you're going!
NightWing #2: Can't you use those weird eyes of yours?
NightWing #3: Or are IceWings blind as well as arrogant and vicious?
Darkstalker: That was a little rude, don't you think?
NightWing #1: She ruined our game!
Darkstalker: What a disaster. No wonder you had to resort to name-calling and bigotry.
Wings of Fire: Darkstalker

Lisa: If I don't get a good grade in gym, it could haunt me for the rest of my life!
'(cue Imagine Spot of Lisa about to be sworn in as U.S. President)
Chief Justice of the American Supreme Court: I now pronounce you President of these United-
Reporter: Stop the inauguration! I just learned our president-elect just got an "F" in second grade gym class!
(the crowd gasps in shock. On the podium, Lisa is handcuffed by police)
CJSC: In that case, I sentence you to a lifetime of horror, on Monster Island! (leans in toward Lisa) Don't worry, it's only a name.
Lisa On Ice, The Simpsons

Real Life

It is not permitted to make a statue out of snow, even by way of play and fun....It is imitating the infidels, it promotes lustiness and eroticism.
—Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Munajjid

People were calling in to local sports talk radio last season wanting to run Stevie Johnson out of town because he tweeted a picture of himself eating tacos at a Buffalo restaurant late on a Friday night. Keep in mind he is probably the most popular player the team has had in the last 10 years.

The standard set-up of a Judge Dredd story involves Dredd going to great lengths to bust some 'creep' whose crime seems relatively minor. Even if there is a proper villain, itís not uncommon for a Judge Dredd strip to end with some minor accomplice getting arrested by Dredd, who inevitably rejects any pleas for mercy. An early story, for instance, ends with Dredd arresting a man for receiving an illegal but presumably life-saving organ transplant, proclaiming him to be one of the 'real villains' in the illegal transplant ring heís busting.

The strip, in other words, is an aggressive satire of what would become known as the broken windows theory of policing, in which focusing on small crimes against the social order - vandalism being the textbook example - was believed to reduce crime in general.
El Sandifer, The Last War in Albion

With only scarce seconds before the families would notice their absence, Mary Ellen and Jacob snuck behind the Miller's house to share the most decadent of sins: a Snickers bar.