Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate an armored car robbery at an off track betting parlor that the resulted in the deaths of two security guards. One of the robbers, Matthew Brant was also killed and another, Greg Kubie, is in hospital in a coma. The weapons they used were modified to allow full automatic fire. It turns out they were part of a self-styled militia called the New Sons of Liberty, a group of 20 men who were well-armed and seemingly prepared to go to war. Their leader, Phil Christie, refuses to recognize the government's authority and leads the defense for himself and his band. He's clearly out to get a hung jury.
Did You Know?
While looking at the disassembled handgun, the firearm technician and Detective Curtis state that the weapon's slide has been "filed down", making the gun fully automatic. While a semi-automatic firearm can be converted to fully automatic with some difficulty by modifying a number of internal parts, filing down the slide isn't one of them. While modifying the sear or other internal parts may be required to go full auto, modification of the slide is not. See more
A.D.A. Jamie Ross
[after the jury is hung and a mistrial is called
If he only knew. You could've sunk this trial and you didn't. You played it straight, Jack. That rates as a moral victory.
It could be a hollow one, if those clowns could find even one person who'd acquit them. What does that tell you about this country?