Former LAPD Police Captain and Fullerton Police Chief Patrick McKinley: "Pain for many of the demonstrators is a catharsis for past failures to take action against abortion," McKinley said. "Therefore, they have an unusual capacity to withstand pain. Some appear as a young child welcoming punishment for past transgressions. With this unique ability to withstand pain comes possibility of injury since a great degree of pain is required to induce compliance by arrest."
Declaration filed by LAPD Captain Patrick E. McKinley in John v. Los Angeles, US District Court CV 8-4766 AWT.