An activist college student is killed for investigating a meat packing plant. McCoy later uncovers a connection between the plant and five E. coli deaths at a fast food chain.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Talbot
Jim Dittmar
Mr. Hutchins
Jesse Doran ...
Arthur King
David Lenthall ...
Mike Bledsoe
Gregory Russell Cook ...
Jimmy Gaines
Jon Krupp ...
Kevin Roth


A student activist is found stabbed to death. The investigation leads them to a meat packing plant. At first, they think he was looking into if they were improperly preparing their meat making susceptible to the E.coli bacteria. But they later learn he was also looking into the fact that they provided a fast food company with infected meat which led to the death of 5 children. Upon learning this Lewin tells McCoy she wants him to prosecute the company. Written by

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10 April 2002 (USA)  »

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Upton Sinclair would be proud
22 November 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Jerry Orbach and Jesse Martin catch a case where a young student activist is found stabbed to death in the meat market section of the West Village. No, meat market is not a euphemism. On 14th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue there are several wholesale meat packing plants. The young man worked for New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) and he's investigating complaints there.

Very serious complaints about Ecoli bacteria found in the meat. The owner of the stabbed this kid with a butcher's knife used in the trade. But Jesse Doran who plays the butcher and boss of the plant says he did it for a couple of corporate bigwigs Stephen Bogardus and Phillip Casnoff who have a lawsuit settled out of court they want very much to keep under the radar.

Over a century ago Upton Sinclair wrote his famous novel expose of the meat industry The Jungle. He would be very proud of the victim's activities and dismayed that we haven't learned anything in a century.

Casnoff is one evil corporate piece of animal byproduct. You have to see him, the ultimate spin doctor.

Upton Sinclair would recommend this episode, so do I.

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