Quotations of the day

“This is so emotional. I’ve just been crying since we heard it because it was a relief. … We just wanted to hear the premeditated.” — Autumn Manning, whose husband, retired Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning, was shot six times during the attack by Maj. Nidal Hasan, who was convicted by a military jury in the deadly 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas.

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“We wanted this murderer to be executed. We were brought all the way from Afghanistan to see if justice would be served. Not our way — justice was served the American way.” — Hajji Mohammad Wazir, who lost 11 family members in the attack by Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.

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“To all the women that I offended, I had no intention to be offensive, to violate any physical or emotional space. I was trying to establish personal relationships but the combination of awkwardness and hubris I think led to behavior that many found offensive.” — San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who agreed to resign in return for the city’s help defending him against claims he groped, kissed and made lewd comments to 17 women.

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