Detectives Lennie Briscoe and Ed Green investigate the murder of teenager Chris Skinner who was found dead on 56th St. His throat was slit and the medical examiner estimates a 6 inch blade was used. He also had bruises that were a couple of weeks old. They learn that he was out selling chocolate bars as part of a school fund-raiser with fellow student but they split up after a half hour or so. From students at Chris' high school, he appears to have been the victim of bullying and evidence points to John Telford, a student. The prosecutors have trouble linking the boy to the killing and DA Adam Schiff orders that the boy's father, Robert Telford - who ignored his son's violent behavior - be charged with murder as a result of depraved indifference. Evidence comes from an unexpected source. Written by
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The lawyer of Mr. Telford refers to the George Washington and the cherry tree story as if it were true, when in fact everybody knows that it is a fiction fabricated by Parson Weems. See more
D.A. Adam Schiff
What did Potter Stewart say about pornography?
"I can't define what it is, but I know it when I see it."
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