The song that is playing on the radio as the man is walking past the cop on the subway is "Comin' Through" by Ice-T. Ice-T would go on to become a cast member on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" a decade later.
Based on the Bernhard Goetz (aka the 'subway vigilante') case. On December 22, 1984., Goetz shot four young black men - Barry Allen, Troy Canty, Darrell Cabey (all 19) and James Ramseur (18) - in a Manhattan subway. Goetz surrendered to police nine days after the shooting and was eventually charged with attempted murder, assault, reckless endangerment, and several firearms offenses. Goetz claimed that the 4 young men had threatened and tried to rob him. A jury later found him not guilty of all charges except for one count of carrying an unlicensed firearm, for which he served eight months of a one-year sentence. In 1996, one of the shot men, Darrell Cabey, who had been left paraplegic and brain damaged as a result of his injuries, went to civil court (with a black/Latino jury) and won a judgment of $43 million against Goetz,