When a teenage girl is found dead in the park, the detectives uncover a group of teen racists and the adult who encouraged them. The prosecution's case sparks a debate about hate speech and the First Amendment.
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The episode ends with a tribute to United States Attorney Charlie Rose who died shortly after this episode was filmed. He worked for 15 years with the United States Attorney's office for the Eastern District of New York, he helped prosecute bank robbers, narcotics traffickers, terrorists and organized-crime figures. His biggest case was prosecuting terrorists from Puerto Rico who wanted their country to no longer be a territory of the United States. They bombed the headquarters of the New York City Police Department and the F.B.I. headquarters at Federal Plaza, Mr. Rose prosecuted the terrorists responsible for the bombings and got convictions on all of them. In 1990 he prosecuted one of the largest trials on organized crime since Al Capone. He prosecuted notorious mobster Vincent Gigante, who conspired with 14 other reputed gangsters to rig bids and extort payoffs from contractors on multi-million-dollar bids with the New York City Housing Authority. Everyone charged was convicted on multiple counts of extortion, racketeering and murder, except for Mr. Gigante who stalled his trial by pretending to be mentally unfit. However he was eventually convicted, although it was after Mr. Rose left the U.S. Attorney's office. Charles Rose has been credited with doing more than any other U.S. Attorney (at the time of his death in 1998) to clean up organized crime in New York city. See more
The interstate nature of the the entire case makes it more likely to have been a federal prosecution. This is never discussed even though it would be the easiest way to make the case. See more
D.A. Adam Schiff
U.S. Attorney called, asked if there's a civil rights prosecution here.
Far as we can tell, this wasn't a bias crime. The victim was one of their own.
D.A. Adam Schiff
What's the matter, they run out of people to hate?
Dedicated to United States Attorney Charles Rose. He made the world a safer place. See more