Law & Order

Season 1 Episode 8

Poison Ivy

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 20, 1990 on NBC

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  • Getting out is hard.

    I remember watching that episode while it was on A&E. A veteran white cop claims he killed a black man with a gun in self defense during a robbery attempt.But the Reverend (Al Freeman Jr.) said that the cop who shot him is an college honors student which led to racial tensions. When Greevey and Logan question the cop,I can see how enraged and arrogant he is. But,it was revealed that the student was selling drugs to enroll in college,but didn't carry a gun. The cop who shot him planted it on him to make it look like a mugging. When his partner testified against him,he couldn't take the heat so he killed himself. As for the victim, getting out of the ghetto for a better life is hard. But hustling for fast money might bring in consequenses if they are ignorant about it. A person could get locked up or killed out there. Theres other options to be in the world like doing career training and stuff. But don't forget where you come from. Let the LORD guide you.Pray on it.