"The policeman isn't there to create disorder, the policeman is there to preserve disorder." -- Richard J. Daley, Mayor of Chicago, September 9, 1968
In light of current events, or at least certain limited examples during the protests and demonstrations in cities across the nation, the above quote is interesting to consider, especially since it was spoken over 50 years ago during another particularly tumultuous year in our nation's history.
I offer the quote simply for your consideration as a historical nugget. And just like everyone else who favors peace and order, I certainly hope that it's applicability today and into the future is zero/nil.