"Law & Order" Equal Rights (TV Episode 2002) Poster

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Because you needed him to be as angry as you were.
paolo ceccacci16 November 2017
Early in the morning, two girls were talking about marriage issues while walking down the dock, when they bumped into a dead body on the ground. The victim, a wealthy man wearing an expensive watch, was shot two times, first in stomach then in the chest. He worked as a stock analyst downtown and recently he willingly offered overpriced stocks to his clients before the price fell down. As investigation goes by, it's easy to figure out many clients wanted him six feet under. His brother-in-law (Brian O'Neill) was the perp and the motive is the huge amount of money he lost (more than 200 grans); anyway he's not the only one inside the family who held a grudge against the con artist. The wife was beaten up repeatedly over the years (she took pictures of her bruises) and she couldn't manage to get away because he harassed her wherever she was. Lewin wanted McCoy to take a plea before trial, fearing about the sentence, but no deal was taken. Will the jury let her walk free?

This plot anticipate what really happened not so many years after the episode airing: stock brokers swindling innocent investors, ripping life saving off in a blink of an eye. That's Gordon Gekko teaching!
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An appealing defendant
bkoganbing4 February 2017
A body right by the Hudson River ferry dock is what brings Jerry Orbach and Jesse Martin to the scene. The victim for whom great pains were taken to conceal his identity, turns out to be a stockbroker. Also husband and father who lived up in Nyack.

The investigation leads to the wife Karen Young and to the fact that he had also swindled a few people in their stock dealings including family members. But he was more than that, he was a wife beater.

The deceased was about as miserable a human being God ever put on the earth and the defendant was an appealing suburban soccer mom. It's the burden that Sam Waterston has to shoulder in the trial.

The crime was made to look like a robbery with wallet and ID taken. I really loved the way that Orbach and Martin got an ID on the deceased. It has to do with some shared vices. You'll like it to and I always liked the episodes with Bob Dishy as the defense attorney.
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