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The long-running NBC crime drama is planning an episode inspired by the controversial and talked about legal situation and event


Through the years, the “Law & Order” franchise has based certain episodes on various current events. Earlier this year the television drama aired an episode inspired by Rihanna and Chris Brown’s highly-publicized 2009 domestic dispute, and now it appears that the show has chosen another controversial news story to highlight.

According to the New York Daily News, actress Cybil Shepard was spotted in New York City on Tuesday filming an upcoming episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” inspired by the Trayvon Martin case.

In the scene, as Shepherd and her legal team try to leave the court, they’re swarmed by a gaggle of reporters and confronted with angry people waving signs similar to the ones seen at dozens of rallies held in honor of Martin over the last year.



Article and Picture Courtesy of The Huffington Post

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