"You can't seriously be defending this man," growled Denny Crane. "Is this one of those episodes where we disagree on morals, Denny?" asked Alan Shore. "Okay, I'll bite. Why not?"
"He shot a cop! Cops are the bastion of freedom in this country. They stop bad guys, they keep us safe. They have guns! They're the good guys, Alan. You don't get away with killing one of the good guys."
"Is it really so easy to tell who are the good guys and who the bad, these days? Police walk around too afraid to protect anyone other than themselves. You're my best friend. To me, you're one of the good guys. But what would you do if a cop stopped you on the street, made you get down on your knees, and you thought he was about to shoot you? What would you do if you really believed he was about to stop using that gun as a deterrent, as a symbol, and start using it as a gun?"
"He wouldn't dare! I'm Denny Crane."
"And you're right, Denny. I doubt any police officer would bother shooting you."
Denny looked up with fire in his eyes. "Why not? I'm dangerous!"