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April 21, 2014

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Quotations in the News

Updated Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 | 12:16 a.m.

"Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received asylum from the United States; obtained citizenship and enjoyed the freedoms of a United States citizen; and then betrayed his allegiance to the United States by killing and maiming people in the United States." — A notice of intent to seek the death penalty for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, which was filed in court by U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz.

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"This has gotten out of hand. Having been found innocent before, I expected better from the Italian justice system." — Amanda Knox in a statement after being found guilty of murder, again, by an Italian court.

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"Syria's requests for equipment and open-ended delaying of the removal operation could ultimately jeopardize the carefully timed and coordinated multi-state removal and destruction effort." — Robert Mikulak, the U.S. representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, to the organization's 41-nation executive council in a closed-door meeting. His remarks were later posted on the State Department's website.