Law & Order

Season 1 Episode 14

The Violence of Summer

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 05, 1991 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Monica Devries (about her past criminal record): One drug arrest five years ago? That's like another lifetime. But now, because it's on Page Six, I can be raped without penalty.

    • Adam Schiff: She's what, a reporter?
      Ben Stone: Reporter? She does exploitive crap. All sizzle and no steak.

    • Ben Stone: I can't prosecute on instinct.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Germany: Vergewaltigt (Raped)
      Czech Republic: Znásilnění (Rape)

    • This episode is one of the few instances in which the format of the show is broken; the prosecution presents its case first, followed by the police investigation.

  • Allusions

    • Mike Logan: It's the post-Kitty Genovese era. No one wants to look, they think they'll get involved.

      In March 1964, 28-year old Catherine 'Kitty' Genovese was stabbed to death in Queens, NY. Although at least 38 people witnessed the stabbing, none of them intervened or called the police. This phenomenon, the unwillingness of bystanders to help in an emergency, is known as bystander apathy.