|←||L&O, Episode 18.08||→|
|Production number: 18003|
First aired: 13 February 2008
| Written By|
William N. Fordes & David Slack
A peaceful protester at an immigration rally is killed, and evidence indicates the police to blame. The case becomes a political nightmare for McCoy, who refuses to back down and is accused of pushing his own liberal agenda.
- Jesse L. Martin as Detective Ed Green
- Jeremy Sisto as Detective Cyrus Lupo
- S. Epatha Merkerson as Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
- Linus Roache as Executive A.D.A. Michael Cutter
- Alana De La Garza as A.D.A. Connie Rubirosa
- Sam Waterston as D.A. Jack McCoy
- Christina Rouner as Defense Attorney Karen Sanders
- James Biberi as Chief of Detectives Laird
- Johanna Day as Judge Nancy Roth
- Joe Forbrich as Detective Joe Cormack
- Sonnie Brown as Assistant M.E. Cho Shen
- John Pankow as A.D.A. Josh Lethem
- Daniel Sauli as Officer Victor Rodchenko
- Matt Mulhern as Chief Baranek
- Tony Campisi as Lieutenant Brody
- Dominic Colón as Ignacio Perez
- Siri Baruc as CITU Tech Rowland
- Gina Rodriguez as Inez Soriano
- Joseph Barbara as Sergeant Sloan
- P.J. Morrison as Rizzo
- Charles Semine as Michael
- Rachel Ulanet as Karen
- Victor Cruz as Parks Department Supervisor
- Jason Furlani as Sergeant Skolnick
- Lisa Romain as Grand Juror
- J. Paul Nicholas as Ballistic Technician Harland
- Jonathan Teague Cook as Leo
- Natasha Tabandera as Isobel Castella
- Tanya Perez as Maria Soriano
- Kate Gilligan as Suzie Kessler
- Charlie Matthes as Mr. Burns
- Nicole Van Giesen as Mrs. Burns
- Richard Price as Charlie
- Teddy Cañez as Latino Leader
- Luis Gonell as Demonstrator
- Louie Torrellas as Jailed Teenager
- Rachel Botchan as Jailed Activist
- Simon Feil as Jury Foreperson
- Emanuel Xavier as Protester (uncredited)
- Jack McCoy: Sometimes, somebody has to protect us from the protectors. I know. I've been there.
- Josh Lethem: So...there it is. Some of us were wondering how long it'd take the real Jack McCoy to rear his shaggy, hippy liberal head. You know, when Arthur left, the Attorney General told me he wanted me sitting in that chair.
- Jack McCoy: And the mayor wanted somebody else. But I was the guy next in line for the job. This way, everybody's hands are clean. And I don't have to grind anybody's axe.
- Josh Lethem: Except your own.
- Jack McCoy: Josh, I think you've said enough.
- Josh Lethem: It's too much power for you, Jack. You can't be trusted.
- Jack McCoy: If you really believe that you shouldn't be working for me. You can resign or I can fire you. Either way, clean out your desk tonight. You're done here.
- "Night law school. Like root canal with a dull drill."
- – Michael Cutter
- "What an idiot! Where did I get the idea I could do this job without the politics and stay above the fray?"
- – Jack McCoy
- "The bottom line, Miss Sanders: Where there's a law, I will enforce it. Where there's a crime, I will prosecute it. And where there is a victim, I will speak for that victim. That's my bottom line."
- – Jack McCoy
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