“My name is Rafik, but you can call me Raf. That’s cool too.”
Ed: An 18-year-old girl is dead and there’s nothing right about that. She was a brave girl. She deserved to live and it is a tragedy that she’s gone. But she knew what she was doing. She was armed, she was an active shooter, and we have a code, we have rules for that when we are under pressure. We function as a team and we know what to do.
Raf: This one time we could have made an exception. We could have taken the risk. We could have shot to wound.
Jules: Raf, that’s a slippery slope.
Raf: Okay, you know what? How about I just do us all a favor and say what we’re all thinking. We could have just held fire and… let her kill him.
Ed: No, we couldn’t… No, we couldn’t. Because that’s not how it works. We are not judges, we are cops. We’re cops and we all - all of us - have to be on the same page.
Raf: I get it, all right. I get that’s the job.
Ed: No, no, no, we don’t get to wing it. We don’t get to choose which rules we’re going to follow. That’s what the bad guys do. What we do, we serve the law. Are you good with that?
Raf: Ed, I respect that this is what you’ve got to believe to get through this after what you had to do. I’m just saying that if that’s the job… Look, I am very serious about serving the law. And this last year has been the proudest of my life, but… I just don’t think this is the best place for me to keep the peace.
Ed: Raf, it’s been a long day.
Greg: Raf, we’ve all had days where we’ve questioned the job.
Raf: I know, I get that, boss. It’s just for me, this… this can’t happen again. It won’t happen again.