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

Real L Ife

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.
Phil 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.