In the second part of a story started on Law & Order: Charm City (1996), Bayliss and Pembleton work with Lennie Briscoe and Rey Curtis to find the people involved in the NYC subway bombing and the Baltimore church bombing five years earlier.
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Iran-Contra was a political scandal in the mid 1980's involving the United States, Iran, Israel and the Contras (a rebel group in Nicaragua backed and funded by the US). The United States senior administration secretly, and illegally, sold guns to Iran (who was under an arms embargo) in turn they hoped to use the funds to aid the Contras and to curry favor with the Iranians who had several American military personnel being held hostage in their country. Members of the Reagan administration hoped that the Iranians would negotiate with the Hezbollah terrorists holding their soldiers hostage on their behalf. It was planned that Israel would ship weapons to Iran, and then the United States would resupply Israel and receive the Israeli payment. The Iranian recipients promised to do everything in their power to achieve the release of the hostages. However secretly funding the Contras with the weapon sale funds was not part of the Reagan administration plan (allegedly), as it was illegal. When news got out about the United States secretly supporting the Contras and helping them overthrow a democratically elected government the Reagan administration claimed they knew nothing about it, that it was the idea of Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North of the National Security Council. General North was eventually discharged from the Army as a result, though he never faced criminal charges. Some say that Reagan knew about and supported North's plan, he claimed it was all his idea and some think that he "took one for the team" by taking the blame off the President and placing it solely on his shoulders. There was never any direct evidence that Reagan ordered the weapons sales and funding of the Contras, if there had been he likely would have been impeached. See more
The fact that this crime was plotted and committed as an interstate act, coupled with the number and types of deaths, would have made this a federal case. The FBI and US Attorney's office would have handled the entire matter, with the Baltimore Homicide and NYPD (and their respective DAs) playing a minor role, at best. See more
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