Mistrial (1996 TV Movie)
Eddie Rios: This is a joke. What, you want me to cry, Steve? Go on my hands and knees, plead for my life? Or maybe you like it if I confessed, threw myself at your mercy.
Steve Donohue: You are guilty, Eddie.
Eddie Rios: Are you my executioner?
Steve Donohue: You killed two cops. At some point you gotta pay.
Officer Ida Cruz: [Voice over while Eddie is reading the letters] We were so young, Eddie. We didn't know what we wanted. We were kids. We had something beautiful and now... it's gone, Eddie. And you gotta let it go.
[Transitions to flashback of the murder]
Officer Ida Cruz: Let it go, Eddie. Let it go. Eddie, let it go. Eddie. Eddie! Eddie, let it go!
Eddie Rios: No! You won't let it go!
[Fires two shots, Ida on the ground struggles to get her gun, one more shot fired, goes back to courtroom scene, Eddie flinches with two more gunshots from flashback]
Steve Donohue: A life? For who? I got a loaded gun here. I'm in a room with two people who have dedicated themselves with humiliating me for six months and you're talking about friends? You gotta forget I'm a cop. I'm a bona fide psycho. You gotta kiss my ass. You gotta give me what I want.
Steve Donohue: See, I want my day in court without the media telling everybody what to think. I know you feel violated. Hey, I feel violated, too. I feel like I've got everybody spitting on my face!
Steve Donohue: The jails are filling up. It's standing-room-only in the morgues, and everybody is just praying to God that they don't end up in the wrong place at the wrong time. Well I'll tell you, I work in places where people are dying with disease and they are dying with drugs. And they will kill you over a dirty look. In this city, you only got 30,000 like me. We're your last line of defense. But you make us fight you little dirty war in *quiet*, because you nice people don't care what the mutts do to each other, you don't care about the cops, all you care is that nothing happens to you.