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The DA's office charges a racist who killed an African-American CEO over a taxicab with a hate crime. The defense responds by arguing that racism is a mental defect.
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Courtney B. Vance
guest starred on two earlier episodes of Law & Order but in this episode, Jack McCoy suggests that A.D.A Ron Carver should sit second-chair on the case. Vance played Carver on Law & Order spin-off Criminal Intent. See more
The episode takes place after the September 2001 attack on New York - the detectives have bands on their badges, and American flags are prominently shown throughout. The first date shown onscreen is Tuesday October 24. This date aligns with calendar year 2000, 11 months before the 9/11/01 attacks. See more
Do you know your ass from your elbow, detective?
Detective Ed Green
I know an ass when I see one.