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.
- A state of emergency was declared in Baghdad as protesters breached the fortified "Green Zone," home to most ministries and embassies in the city.
- Daniel J. Berrigan, an American priest and poet famous for leading anti-Vietnam War protests, has died at the age 94.
- U.S. President Barack Obama zinged the media and presidential contenders before dropping the mic at his final White House Correspondents' Dinner 🇺🇸