Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 15, Episode 3

American Tragedy (2 Oct. 2013)

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A celebrity Southern chef shoots and kills a teenage African-American boy that she thought was a serial rapist. But was her life in danger, or was she just an over-reactive racist?

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A celebrity Southern chef shoots and kills a teenage African-American boy that she thought was a serial rapist. But was her life in danger, or was she just an over-reactive racist?

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Stand your ground?
2 November 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Cybill Shepherd who started out on the big screen playing southern teen beauty queens in The Last Picture Show now over 40 years later looking much a senior citizen beauty queen plays a cooking show host who shoots a young black teen out of fear. Trouble is that the only thing the kid was carrying was a cellphone.

Never mind there was a string of rapes in her area and never mind that the SVU squad captured the real rapist, Cybill sticks to her story and ADA Raul Esparza brings her to trial.

Her attitudes are clear, watch when Ice-T gets too close for comfort how she reacts.

The episode was inspired by Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida with the added element of fear of rape thrown in as this is a show about sex crimes. A state lawmaker from my area is the sponsor of a stand your ground bill inspired by the Trayvon Martin case. It's a bill whereby you can use a criminal defense fear for your life. Of course your fear is a truly subjective item. What Shepherd is doing in this case however fits the stand your ground pattern of the proposed law and what George Zimmerman did in real life to Trayvon Martin.

An interesting and thought provoking story from SVU.


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