published Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Quoteworthy

The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press for Feb. 3-8.

"Eighty to ninety percent of our violent crime is targeted. The rest of it is domestic. Some of it is self-inflicted. Most of the violence we have is gang member on gang member, drug dealer on drug dealer, or some combination of that."

— Chattanooga Police Chief Bobby Dodd, during a panel discussion on perceptions about crime

"I think he thinks he's already got it. Maybe he does. But this isn't a coronation."

— Guy Satterfield, candidate for mayor of Chattanooga, on opponent Andy Berke and the overwhelming financial advantage he has amassed

"It's one of the ways we're addressing the problems. This in and of itself isn't going to solve the many problems."

— Georgia Sen. Chuck Hufstetler, R-Rome, on the replacement of the warden at violence-racked Hays State Prison

"Even if a student asks a teacher to sing a song, the teacher can't sing a religious song in class. If the student asks the teacher to say a prayer, the teacher can't say a prayer."

— Andrew Seidel, an attorney for the Freedom from Religion Foundation, on a cease-and-desist letter sent to Lakeview Middle School in North Georgia after a complaint that a teacher was singing religious songs to students

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