I’ll make Attila the Hun look like a faggot.’ Frank Rizzo, Mayor, Philadelphia

Hijackers should be given a rapid trial with due process of law at the airport, and then hanged.’ Ed Davis, chief of police, Los Angeles

‘If the criminal wants to commit suicide, then he should be allowed to do so. Something should be left in the cell. Perhaps a razor blade.’ Jonathan Guinness, British, M.P.