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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Acevedo ...
Danny Moreno
Roberta Shields
Pub Owner
Patti Chambers ...
Lauren Hughes
Amanda Marvin
Tony Freeman ...
Irwin Henshall


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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12 December 2001 (USA)  »

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Clerk: I'm not sure you should be going through that.
Detective Ed Green: Look, we're dealing with a homicide investigation.
Clerk: I... I just meant that there might be some sensitive material there.
Detective Lennie Briscoe: That's exactly what we're looking for.
Clerk: I was referring to the corporate financial information, about the buyouts.
Detective Ed Green: Buyouts?
Clerk: Of the other magazines. That's what Mr. Reddick's meetings were about yesterday.
Detective Lennie Briscoe: When was his last appointment?
Clerk: Uh... that would have been his 6:30 with Legal.
Detective Ed Green: And that was the last time you saw him?
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11 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A bit into the show, Briscoe and Green have found a suspect and as they are arresting him, I think that the editors added in a little joke: he has a devil tail that goes whipping out the door after him. Right as he is being led out of his apartment on the left side of the screen along the brick wall a cartoonish devil tail (black and pointy) whips along after him (similar to the whip in the Lord of the Rings that comes up after Gandalf on the bridge and pulls him into darkness). Please post if you know where a list of these Law and Order "easter eggs" (is that the correct term) are compiled. I have tried in vain to find such a compilation but to no avail.

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