Quotations of the day

“He wasn’t a stupid kid. I’m surprised he would do something this foolish.” — Michael McKeown, 20, on former high school classmate Robel Phillipo, accused with two other friends of trying to protect Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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“I’ve held the same job for six years, but I don’t have papers. Immigration reform would help me and my family and for everybody here.” — Mario Vasquez, a supermarket butcher, rallying for an overhaul of immigration laws in Los Angeles.

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“It’s a little rifle for a kid. … The little boy’s used to shooting the little gun.” — Cumberland (Ky.) County Coroner Gary White after 5-year-old Kristian Sparks fatally shot his 2-year-old sister, Caroline, with a rifle he received as a gift.

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