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"Law & Order" The Violence of Summer (TV Episode 1991) Poster

(TV Series)

(1991)

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First credited appearance for Philip Seymour Hoffman in TV or film.
This episode breaks with the shows normal format. The police investigation is shown after the prosecution. Normally it's the other way around.
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When no one in the neighborhood wants to tell about hearing a rape being committed Sgt. Greavey tells Logan that 'we're living in the post-Kitty Genovese era.' Kitty Genovese was murdered in March 1964 outside her apartment in Kew Gardens of New York City and no one came to help neither did anyone call the police while she was being stabbed to death. When the police combed the neighborhood later 38 people admitted hearing her cries for help. This behavior has become known as the bystander effect or 'Genovese syndrome. '
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