After Fin catches a serial killer who is targeting immigrant "anchor babies," his high-profile ACLU lawyer argues that he was brainwashed by a right-wing television personality.



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Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong) (credit only)
Randall Carver
Joe Thagard
Nicole Gleason
Keiko Nishimura
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When two young girls are similarly murdered a little over a month apart, Detective Odafin Tutuola decides to investigate the gruesome crimes. After a third killing, Fin discovers that all three children were "anchor babies" of immigrant families, and reaches out to the Center of Immigrant Services. After sifting through the Center's hate mail, and witnessing a fight between immigration lawyer Randall Carver and Joe Thagard, a fanatical follower of a xenophobic talk show host, Fin begins to narrow in on the killer. Written by NBC Publicity

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9 December 2009 (USA)  »

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30 April 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Not that I don't agree with the commentary, but I think it got a bit heavy handed in this SVU episode.

Unlike so many people who listen to Rush Limbaugh and Rush Limbaugh like commentator like Bruce McGill in this story, I remember that my ancestors were immigrants. Only American Indians are allowed to claim native status and even they migrated from Siberia according to most anthropologists.

Thomas Sadoski is one of those enthralled with McGill's words and actually goes out and murders three 'anchor' children. A term used to describe kids born to immigrant parents right here on American soil and their citizenship becomes assured.

The immigrants are being helped by Morris Dees like lawyer John Larroquette and he takes it upon himself to defend Sadoski for those murders. He wants a platform to denounce McGill with.

In my area of the USA we have a station WBEN which specializes in these rightwing talk shows. Rush Limbaugh who calls his listeners 'dittoheads' is really making fun of them. That's the part that a lot of people don't get, most especially those listeners. In the end nothing changes except Larroquette gets into an unusual jackpot. Of course SVU does solve its serial killings.

Rush's ratings are plummeting and his listeners going elsewhere. That's what Larroquette should have tried. Bad ratings are the unpardonable sin. This is still America, one has a right to free speech, one has not a right to sponsors.

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