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The Inevitable Trayvon Martin-Inspired "Law And Order" Episode Is Coming

The episode features Cybill Shepherd and actors from The Wire and Arrested Development and will reportedly be called "American Tragedy."

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Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, has been known to grab storylines from actual headlines, so it should come as no surprise that they've decided to take on the polarizing George Zimmerman trial.

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Ice-T speaking to Richard Belzer, who is holding a card with Trayvon Martin on the back.

While reaction to the news has been mixed, many on Twitter called for an episode on the trial in the last few months.

Somebody needs to make a Trayvon Martin episode on SVU. Who cares about RE RE and Chris Brown. I wanna see a real issue.

Morgan C.

@AllAboutMo33

Somebody needs to make a Trayvon Martin episode on SVU. Who cares about RE RE and Chris Brown. I wanna see a real issue.

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There are plenty of ways to make #SVU relevant to blacks without that CB rihanna nonsense. How bout a #trayvon episode?

Matthew Stark

@_illMATTic__

There are plenty of ways to make #SVU relevant to blacks without that CB rihanna nonsense. How bout a #trayvon episode?

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Can we get a Law & Order; SVU Trayvon Martin episode?

K Dot

@TeeLiciouss

Can we get a Law & Order; SVU Trayvon Martin episode?

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According to a passerby who spoke with members of the film crew, the episode will be called "American Tragedy."

@RealAdrianC @BuzzFeed @BuzzFeedNews it'll be third episode of season, called "american tragedy". Saw them filming last week

Andrew Ramsaran

@djmashup2009

@RealAdrianC @BuzzFeed @BuzzFeedNews it'll be third episode of season, called "american tragedy". Saw them filming last week

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