Law & Order SVU has an idea! Let’s have Paula Deen murder Trayvon Martin! [Darleen Click]
This is one of the many reasons I watch HGTV.
‘Law & Order SVU’ is tackling racial profiling head on in an upcoming episode that winds together the controversial Trayvon Martin case and the Paula Deen scandal.
In the episode, Cybill Shepard plays Jolene Castille, a famous southern chef. But instead of making a racial slur, like Deen, she guns down an unarmed, hoodie-wearing black teen she thought was following her on the Upper West Side, mirroring the Trayvon Martin slaying.
According to TV Guide, Castille claims she killed the teen in an act of self-defense because she knew police were chasing a rapist of the same description. [...]
And Executive Producer Warren Leight confirmed it to Entertainment Weekly.
‘(Jeffrey) Tambor is a defense attorney representing a very high-profile celebrity woman chef who thought she was being pursued by a rapist and turned around it was a teenager. And she shot him,’ he said. [...]
Leight told the magazine the episode will also deal with New York’s stop-and-frisk policy.
He said the show would ask the tough questions.
‘Is racial profiling justifiable? Can self-defense involve racial profiling? We’re diving right into that,’ he said. ‘Can that happen in New York? Absolutely.’
I breathlessly await word on when Law & Order will tackle evil, white Delbert Belton who died while trying to oppress two disadvantaged black teens by using his face against their fists.
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