2 dead, 9 hurt in shooting near Empire State Building ~
a real life "Law & Order" moment in NYC.
Wondering how long it will take for the program to turn this around into a program that will air on "Law & Order"?
Someone somewhere is already working
on the script. Calls are being made and they
are already thinking of casting.
Themes: WORKPLACE VIOLENCE
New Yorkers should be the last people making a pitch for gun control.
For generations they've had the Sullivan law. Yet they know better than anybody the elemental truth of the NRA slogan: If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.
Apparently all of the victims with the exception of the original shooter's target were shot by the police with total disregard for the safety of everyone but themselves. Kind of hard to turn that into a pro-NYPD propaganda TV show episode, but I'm sure they'll find a way.
Gun control would be a good theme though, since many police officers have proven that they're unfit to carry them...
Paul Fitzgerald, an eminent L.A. criminal defense attorney, brought out that one out of every two episodes of police officers getting shot arose either from self-inflicted wounds or from them being shot by fellow police officers. He suggested the best way to cut in half the number of gunshot wounds to officers was simply to take their guns away.
I'm not a proponent of gun control, but Fitzgerald's statistics do seem persuasive.
Knowing "Law & Order" they will work all of that
in their scripts, probably casting the Mayor as himself or course.
Earlier this year people were bitch'n about "Stop & Frisk" but since
there have been some high profile shootings, and children have been shot and killed
the ACLU crowed have been silent. What is the turn-around time for ripped-from-the -headlines
Law & Order ... completed it's final season on May 24, 2010
Ran for 20 years, thats a good run.
I think one or two franchises are still running though
But who is to say that can't come back for a one-of, (TV Movie) Law & Order
has more than 9 lives, I even saw Law & Order UK.
Law & Order was not the only
one to use Ripped-From the -Headlines, so if
they are not around, someone else will pick up the slack.