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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 12:08 PM
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124. Law and Order attempted to do the RNC 2004 debacle in one of their episodes
It was a farce. It ended with D.A Jack McCoy finishing his report on who was to blame for the violence at a protest and being asked the question, "So what do you think, police riot?"

McCoy then says in his tough take no nonsense voice, "I'll tell you what. Neither side will be happy with me."

His starry eyed assistant then smiles and says, "Well, sounds like you got it right."

This type of small minded thinking is typical for privileged Hollywood entertainment writers. They think that reading a few articles and dressing them up in dramatic fashion and then coming to rather simplistic conclusions based on cursory analysis is the same thing as carefully examining social issues. It isn't.

In reality, at the 2004 RNC in New York, more than 1800 people were arrested, most of them on bogus charges. It was proven by amateur video that many police officers actually got up on stand and committed perjury to convict activists, saying that they had been violent when the video proved they weren't. I didn't see any of those types of things being discussed in this Law and Order episode. It was all just, "Well the protesters did some things wrong, and the police did some things wrong." Now let's move on.

I don't want OWS getting that same kind of treatment from this bullshit show.
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