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Transgender Bridge 

A transgender teen dies after she is pushed off a bridge by another teen. The DA's office wants to try the aggressor as an adult and charge him with a hate crime, even though he appears to be genuinely remorseful.

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Arthur W. Forney

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Dick Wolf (created by), Jill Abbinanti (teleplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Kelli Giddish ... Amanda Rollins
Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola (as Ice T)
Peter Scanavino ... Dominick Carisi Jr.
Raúl Esparza ... Rafael Barba (credit only)
Adrienne C. Moore ... Cheryl McCrae
Danny Burstein ... Eric Parker
Rebecca Luker ... Lisa Parker
Hari Dhillon ... Attorney Varma
Jessica Phillips ... A.D.A. Pippa Cox
Dante Brown ... Darius McCrae
Jenna Stern ... Judge Elana Barth
Christopher Dylan White ... Avery Parker
Niles Fitch ... Keon Williams
Jolly Abraham ... Dr. Patel
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When a transgender teen is taunted by high school kids, bullying escalates to tragedy. Fifteen-year-old Avery Parker (guest star Christopher Dylan White) walks home from school through Fort Tryon Park when she's surrounded by a group of rowdy boys. Taunts and jokes intensify to pushing and shoving, leaving Avery in the hospital and three assailants under arrest. When the DA's office decides to try one of the culprits, 15-year-old Darius McCrae (guest star Dante Brown), as an adult, the SVU squad agonizes over whether the punishment fits the crime, and must deal with the pain of both families involved.

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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The two actors who portray Mom and Dad Parker are real-life spouses (and Broadway performers) Rebecca Luker and Danny Burstein. See more »

Quotes

Dominick 'Sonny' Carisi, Jr.: Is she conscious?
Officer: In and out. And she's not a she.
Amanda Rollins: Transgender?
Officer: Boy dressed as a girl? That makes him... her a special victim, right?
Dominick 'Sonny' Carisi, Jr.: Yeah. Good call.
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Hate crime enhancement
1 October 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The SVU squad has a real heartbreaker in this episode. It deals with the hate crimes statute and the application thereof. And it involves juveniles as well.

Young Christopher Dylan White plays a transgender teen who gets harassed by three other teens. Someone had a cell phone with a camera and films White accidentally being pushed off a bridge in Fort Tryon Park by Dante Brown one of the teens. It's quite clear it was an accident.

But the bullying of this transgender kid who was wearing a dress elevated it to a hate crime and Brown is headed for grown up court. This might very well be in Family Court otherwise.

It's been my experience that the difficulty I've seen in my region is getting the DAs to use the hate crime statute at all. It is their call to use or not.

Even with that the performances of the two kids are outstanding. Even the squad feels sympathy for both.


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