Quotations of the day

“There is no mention of speed until about nine seconds before impact when they’re at 100 feet.” — NTSB head Deborah Hersman on the last moments of Asiana Flight 214 before it crashed in San Francisco.

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“She should be judged not by the color of her personality, but by the content of her testimony.” — Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda, imploring jurors to believe the account of Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel in the George Zimmerman trial.

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“Even among experts and law enforcement officials, there is disagreement to this day about whether they were in fact committed by the same person.” — Suffolk County (Mass.) District Attorney Daniel Conley, after word that authorities will exhume the remains of the man who once claimed to be the Boston Strangler.

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