1. 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.
Ice-T speaking to Richard Belzer, who is holding a card with Trayvon Martin on the back.
5. The slain teen’s name is Mehcad.
7. 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./ Via
There are plenty of ways to make #SVU relevant to blacks without that CB rihanna nonsense. How bout a #trayvon episode?/ Via
Can we get a Law & Order; SVU Trayvon Martin episode?/ Via
10. 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/ Via
11. The episode will air in October.
- Beloved actor Gene Wilder, who starred in classics like "Willy Wonka" and "Blazing Saddles," has died at 83.
- California lawmakers have passed a bill that would require prison time for those convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious victim.
- Apple will unveil the newest iPhones on September 7. Expect a new dual-camera system and NO headphone jack 📱