Law and Order
"Subterranean Homeboy Blues"
L&O, Episode 1.02
Production number: 66205
First aired: 20 September 1990
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Written By
Robert Palm

Directed By
E.W. Swackhamer

A white woman shoots two black men in a crowded subway car, and claims that it was done in self-defense. With much internal disagreement, the District Attorney's office goes forward with a prosecution, even though many of them are members of the group.


A white woman shoots two black men in a crowded subway. The shooting at first appears to be self-defense. Logan and Greevey argue about di Biasi's guilt, especially after learning that the dead man has a substantial record, and the living one cannot control himself in court. Laura di Biasi tries to make her case to Robinette, but he distances himself from the issue. Stone has trouble with the case, both in dealing with di Biasi's public defender, Shambala Green.


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Benjamin Stone: I miss the good ol' days - when you didn't need a lengthy trial just to give a white person the non-guilty verdict. We would have just covered it up and moved on.

Benjamin Stone: Do you have any other personal views on this subject you'd like to air before we walk into court and Ms. Shambala Green hands us our asses on a platter?

Mike Logan: We're not talking about 'Squeaky' Fromme here.

Background information and notes

Episode scene cards

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St. Jude's Hospital
Emergency Ward
Tuesday, February 20

Little Red Wagon
Pre School
Wednesday, February 21

Captain Cragen's Office
Monday, February 26

Office of
District Attorney
Adam Schiff
Thursday, March 15

5 6 7 8

Murray Hill Hospital
Friday, March 16

New York Herald Archives
Tuesday, March 20

Laura Di Biasi's
Thursday, March 22

Chambers of
Judge Manuel Leon
Wednesday, April 11

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