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From Deadline Hollywood

NBC Orders ‘Law & Order: Hate Crimes’ Series From Dick Wolf & Warren Leight

by Nellie Andreeva • tip
September 4, 2018 12:06pm

As Law & Order: SVU is heading into its record-tying 20th season, NBC is expanding the Law & Order franchise with a 13-episode order to Law & Order: Hate Crimes, from Law & Order boss Dick Wolf.

Co-created with one of Wolf’s top lieutenants, former Law & Order: SVU showrunner Warren Leight, the latest Law & Order installment is based on New York’s actual Hate Crimes Task Force …

The new Law & Order series will be introduced as a planted spinoff from SVU, with the first incarnation of the new unit appearing in the latter part of the upcoming season of the Mariska Hargitay-starring series.

This is the seventh Law & Order series, following mothership Law & Order, SVU, Criminal Intent, Trial By Jury, LA and last season’s anthology True Crime.

“As Law & Order: SVU enters its remarkable 20th season, it is exciting to get back into business with Dick Wolf on a new Law & Order incarnation that feels extremely timely,” said Lisa Katz, Co-President of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment. “Considering that last year there was a double-digit rise in hate crimes in our 10 largest cities — the highest total in over a decade — it seemed like this topic is begging to be explored.”

…. Law & Order: Hate Crimes is set in New York City, where crimes motivated by discrimination are vigorously investigated by an elite, specially trained team of investigators. Going behind the headlines and viral videos, these diverse, dedicated and passionate detectives will stop at nothing to bring these criminals to justice.

“As with all of my crime shows, I want to depict what’s really going on in our cities and shine a light on the wide-ranging victims and show that justice can prevail,” Wolf said. … That’s what I hope we can do with this new show in a world where hate crimes have reached an egregious level.”

Added Leight, “I’m extremely impressed by the actual men and women investigating these cases in a city as complicated and diverse as New York. The work they are doing puts them on the front lines in a battle for the soul of our city and nation. I’m thrilled about the chance to reunite with Dick and NBC to portray the reality of this crisis.”

… Wolf, 71, who has five drama series on the air (in addition to 3 cable docuseries) …

There have been multiple attempts by the broadcast networks to launch a series in the past few years about the workings of a hate crimes unit, including one that went to pilot at CBS last year, untitled Jenny Lumet drama.

Will Law & Order: Hate Crimes depict any Hate Hoaxes?

Here’s my elevator pitch for how L&O could take on the admittedly sensitive topic of Hate Hoaxes. My episode will be ripped from the headlines that so alarmed Matthew Yglesias when after the 2016 election, cactus-like swastikas were found in the apparently Trump-voter-infested Womyn’s Dorm at the New School for Social Research in Greenwich Village.

In my script, the well-heeled members of the Mashie-Niblick Club, a 62nd street men’s town club for Upper East Side country club golfers, report finding Hammer & Sickle graffiti in their men’s locker room. “The locker room is supposed to be our Safe Space!” the captains of industry whine. They demand the arrest of a new illegal alien locker room attendant, a refugee fleeing Central American fascist death squads.

But detective Mariska Hargitay notes that the ineptly drawn Hammer & Sickle points not to the left like it should, but instead the arm and hammer lean to the the right. No True Marxist would draw that. In fact, the golfers’ Hammer & Sickle is drawn like a … Swastika.

This revelation leads the tall, handsome, but conscience-stricken chairman of the club, played by Armie Hammer, to make an emotional speech to his fellow members. Armie reveals how his own great-grandfather, oil tycoon Hamand Armor, had been blackballed from membership in this very Mashie-Niblick Club, despite being a celebrated plutocrat who had been edged out in the vote for the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize solely by the electoral machinations of the Dalai Lama, that bastard.

Armie explains that his great-grandfather was not let into this golf club of his dreams just because he was a Communist abortionist who had killed a woman through malpractice and then, after fleeing to the Soviet Union, had gotten rich as a friend of Lenin and Stalin, fencing for them property they had stolen from the Bolshevik state’s exiled and murdered Class Enemies.

This memory of discrimination against his great-grandfather arouses Armie’s conscience. “I’ve tried to pretend my blood is as corrupt as yours,” Armie thunders to the other members. “But one-eighth of me still hungers for … Justice!”

So Armie turns state’s evidence and reveals the swastikas in the locker room were a Hate Hoax perpetrated by a neo-Nazi/KKK terrorist cell within the Mashie-Niblick Club led by club vice-chairman Beef Stanton (played by William Hurt), a notorious rightwing political advisor to President Rump. This Great White Defendant is sentenced to 20 years hard labor and the undocumented migrant he had conspired to frame is awarded his coveted 8:00 AM Saturday morning tee time at Squashy Hollow Country Club in the Hamptons.

In an emotional final scene, the board votes to induct posthumously into the Mashie-Niblick Club Armie’s long-blackballed great-grandfather. In the hall where photos of distinguished late members are honored, Armie and Beef Stanton’s replacement as Vice Chairman, the persecuted undocumented worker, solemnly hang a picture of Armie’s great-grandfather:

 
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  1. What do you expect from a franchise that lets Private Pyle and Ice-T be detectives?

  2. IHTG says:

    I regret to tell you that the Nazi Jews are at it again:

    • LOL: Anonym
  3. IHTG says:

  4. Art Deco says:

    Since detective serials are almost universally sociological nonsense (and commonly procedural nonsense as well), they’d better be amusing and entertaining. Social workers from beyond the grave simply aren’t.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @Barnard
  5. jcd1974 says:

    Here’s the latest case from the NYPD hate crime unit:

    The man who was busted painting swastikas on FDNY ambulances should be cut some slack because he’s an “artist,” his lawyers argued during his arraignment on felony hate-crime and vandalism charges Sunday.

    Jem Ibrahimov, 42, was caught Saturday morning outside the Engine 93/Ladder 45/Battalion 13 station house on West 181st Street in Fort George — where he allegedly scrawled the hate symbol on a door and wrote “Nazi rapist pigs” and “pedophiles.” He’s also accused of drawing the symbol on four ambulances outside FDNY EMS Station 13 on West 172nd Street in Washington Heights.

    Ibrahimov pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of aggravated harassment, criminal mischief as a hate crime, making graffiti, and possessing graffiti instruments at his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal court Sunday — where his attorney argued he should not face stiff bail because he’s an artist with ties to the community.

    “He’s an artist,” said lawyer Barbara Ho. “He worked as a painter.”

    Ibrahimov graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn with a degree in fine arts in 1998, according to a profile on networking website Harri.

    Somehow I suspect this case will not be featured in an episode.

  6. Sid says:

    I’d love to see a Better Call Saulesque show about a guy who runs an SPLC style organization. In the first season or two, he’s genuinely committed to healing America’s racial divides. Towards the midpoint of the show, he has seen so many Al Sharpton race hucksters that he realizes Diversity and Intersectionality are little more than profitable scams. As such, he hires some cronies to create hate hoaxes left and right to rack in the donations.

    Better Call Saul goes up to the edge of acceptable discourse without offending any SWPLs. No way my show would get produced, but you can only wish!

  7. @Art Deco

    You’re not the target audience, to say the least. L&O has been doing SJW fantasy world since pretty much the beginning. It’s John Kerry reporting for duty the TV show, where progtards get to pretend the manly professions are all gung ho for their nonsense.

    This is just more of the same.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  8. Danindc says:

    “awarded his coveted Saturday Morning tee time at Squashy Hollow”

    That’s in your top 5 funniest lines. Maybe top 3.

    Squashy Hollow – is a mini series waiting to happen. I want to see the goings on at Squashy Hollow.

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
  9. I’m setting my DVR to record something else as I type.

  10. I hope they have a recurring character based on Kurt Eichenwald. If they do that, count me in.

  11. Danindc says:
    @IHTG

    Markay’s response is actually more annoying. They escaped!!…but just barely.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  12. Hubbub says:

    With all the other crime shows around, will there be enough white perps to go around, because we know white folk just love to hate.

    • Replies: @Barnard
  13. kihowi says:

    Mashie-Niblick Club

    I say, jolly good reference.

    • Agree: Sarah Toga
  14. Just for once I’d like to see an episode where Black criminal “utes” attack Asian kids on the streets and in schools. Now that would be fun stuff for the kids to talk about in school and on talk radio!

  15. Anon[171] • Disclaimer says:
    @IHTG

    I’ve always said one of the primary motivators of leftism is irrational paranoia. The left is filled with many inadequate personalities that never grew up or learned how to handle setbacks without freaking out. Unfortunately, by the time they reach adulthood, there is no curing them. No psychiatrist or medication can make them grow up or become rational.

    The school of hard knocks, which is what matures normal people, only makes the irrational and immature undergo further emotional deterioration because they don’t have any coping skills. Those coping skills have to be learned in your childhood and teenage years for you to have them available as an adult.

    You have to deliberately choose rational responses when you’re under stress. Nobody has the privilege of getting rationality handed to them as an innate reaction to stress. If you force yourself to behave rationally when things go haywire, you will benefit hugely, and it will start to become a habit. The left has no understanding of this.

  16. The Comcast corporation controls NBC.

    NBC has used its TV propaganda to produce squalid anti-White slop that must be mucked out.

    Trump must call up the American People’s Army to go to Philadelphia and defeat all elements of the Roberts mob that controls Comcast and NBC. Once the Roberts mob is legally removed from power, Trump can use the Comcast and NBC facilities to begin broadcasting TV news and TV entertainment shows that honor and respect White Core America.

    The Roberts mob must be brought to heel by President Trump.

    https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1037004806991360000resident

    Trump must remove the anti-American Roberts mob that owns Comcast and NBC from power.

    Trump could lead the American People’s Army on a short-sharp-shock expedition to Philadelphia to clean out the corruption and anti-American slop that has been broadcast by the Roberts mob that controls Comcast and NBC.

    Tweet from 2015:

  17. Every episode guaranteed to be chock full of “hate Whitey” with absolutely zero irony.

  18. unit472 says:

    People can watch what they choose but why anyone would want to watch ‘made up’ crime drama when TV offers so many REAL crime shows is a mystery. Snapped, Forensic Files, First 48 are just some of them. Live PD is horrible but A&E has a winner on its hands if it dumps cops searching cars for dope and uses the police shoulder cam footage it has. I’ve only seen it shown a couple of times but they’ve got some really disturbing footage ( to liberals) of just what kind of ‘people’ police encounter.

  19. @jcd1974

    “He’s an artist,” said lawyer Barbara Ho. “He worked as a painter.”

    Excellent! He can spend his 875 hours of community service touch-up painting those fire trucks he defaced. The prep-work can be a bitch.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  20. anon[132] • Disclaimer says:

    Nike’s decision to use Colin Kaepernick – best known for his decision not to stand for the National Anthem – has set off a wave of controversy.

    Stock down 4%, but the campaign is aimed at youth demographic, where it may play well. They need to taste redpill.

  21. @IHTG

    I don’t care what unintentional configuration her fingers are in. She’s a raven-haired piece of hotness, and that is the only reason she’s getting any attention at all.

    Also, despite my more than passing familiarity with the currents of European Identitarianism, I had no idea that the “okie-dokie” sign had become a White Power trope, and I’m willing to bet that probably 95% of the American people don’t know that either, or give a damn.

    There is something truly insane about accusing people of flashing cryptic symbols or embedding secret messages in their speeches and writings when they clearly aren’t doing so. This is the yellowest of yellow journalism; the politics of personal destruction ratcheted up to 11. It is impossible to defend against these attacks save by force.

  22. Pericles says:

    OK, OK, I just have a few notes.

    (Columbia University, Upper West Side)

    “[BLEEP], you mean this was a hoax too?”
    “We have to keep fighting, M.”

    (Cut to black)
    (WOMP WOMP)

  23. Barnard says:
    @Art Deco

    There was an episode of Law and Order SVU where the rapist was a redneck auto mechanic who happened to live in Manhattan. Not sure how Wolf thinks that fits in with “what is really going on in our cities.”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  24. @IHTG

    The left has now created a new meme for the alt-right. The A-OK hand gesture now stands for White power.

  25. Rod1963 says:

    Feh, the whole SVU series is hologrammatic. If you seen one episode you saw them all. It applies to all the formula series like Bones, NCIS and other SVU like shows.

    NCIS and New Orleans NICS are especially over the top PC/MC. The latter show has a dwarf, a black guy in a wheel chair(resident nerd, genius), black Forensics woman, etc. It’s hitting all the points.

    Even better both shows get viewers used to warrantless searches, abuse of authority, etc.

    Ever since Chris Meloni left SVU it’s been called the Mariska Hagarity show. It’s all about her. But her character is so over the top nutter it’s not even funny. It makes her look like a fire breathing harpy. But hey in real life she’s a SJW as well. Ended up a nut just like mom.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @ScarletNumber
  26. Barnard says:
    @Hubbub

    This could create a long term problem for Wolf. With all of his shows casting only white males as the perps each week, what is he doing to create acting opportunities for young men of color? Isn’t he just furthering the narrative of oppression?

    • Replies: @vinteuil
  27. anon[338] • Disclaimer says:

    PLEASE tell me this is from The Onion!

  28. Twinkie says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    This is the yellowest of yellow journalism

    I’m triggered.

    • LOL: ic1000
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Brutusale
  29. Twinkie says:

    My episode will be ripped from the headlines that so alarmed Matthew Yglesias, in which after the 2016 election, cactus-like swastikas were found within the seemingly secure Womyn’s Dorm at the New School for Social Research in Greenwich Village.

    Swastikas are everywhere. See: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bob-woodwards-new-book-reveals-a-nervous-breakdown-of-trumps-presidency/2018/09/04/b27a389e-ac60-11e8-a8d7-0f63ab8b1370_story.html

    Cohn came to regard the president as “a professional liar” and threatened to resign in August 2017 over Trump’s handling of a deadly white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville. Cohn, who is Jewish, was especially shaken when one of his daughters found a swastika on her college dorm room.

    The president is apparently a wizard of an immense skill – he can call forth the powers of Hell and make swastikas appear everywhere.

  30. @unit472

    A&E has a winner on its hands if it dumps cops searching cars for dope and uses the police shoulder cam footage it has. I’ve only seen it shown a couple of times but they’ve got some really disturbing footage ( to liberals) of just what kind of ‘people’ police encounter.

    I don’t think it’s possible to top the COPS, “Imma Get You Bitch,” incident:

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  31. donut says:
    @IHTG

    “The granddaughter” , For f**ks sake there are more survivors than “victims” .

    • Replies: @vinteuil
    , @anonymous
  32. Lot says:

    Pretty sure at least two L&O episodes featured apparent hate crimes that turned out to be something else, as in a crime initially blamed on white supremacists that turned out not to be. The specific one I remember involves a Muslim restaurant owner and a perp who turned out to be an angry fired hispanic employee.

    I don’t think there ever was a classic hate hoax episode involving a hubbub about a noose at a left wing college.

  33. MEH 0910 says:

  34. Lot says:
    @jcd1974

    The hate hoaxer has a ex-USSR Muslim surname, likely Azeri, but possibly Chechen.

  35. IHTG says:

    Can’t you delete our double posts, Steve?

    • Replies: @vinteuil
  36. Lurker says:
    @anon

    Lets hope it’s a redpill suppository for Nike.

  37. @unit472

    Dude, slooowww down. I’m still catching up with episodes of The Rockford Files, never mind this A&E L&O SUV stuff.

    BTW, thanks Steve for the link to the column about Armand Hammer and the Russian art pillaging. I’ll read it tonight. It looks like even old Takimag articles have the comments gone, I guess to internet heaven. That makes sense, as DISQUS probably stored them all in their “cloud”. If you don’t play ball and pay up, your part of the cloud will be dissipated with extreme prejudice.

    • Replies: @Lurker
  38. Anon[259] • Disclaimer says:

    The demographics for these kinds of shows skew overwhelmingly white female. That’s why a disproportionate number of the perps in SVU are white, sometimes rich, alpha males – the kind of guy females fantasize about saying “no” to while secretly saying “yes”: https://www.care2.com/causes/rape-ranked-as-third-most-popular-sexual-fantasy-for-women.html

    • Replies: @David In TN
  39. Dick Wolf?

    The poor guy commits sexual harassment every time he introduces himself!

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
  40. @Danindc

    Markay’s response is actually more annoying. They escaped!!…but just barely.

    Maybe they were naked.

  41. Art Deco says:
    @Rod1963

    NCIS and New Orleans NICS are especially over the top PC/MC. The latter show has a dwarf, a black guy in a wheel chair(resident nerd, genius), black Forensics woman, etc. It’s hitting all the points.

    About 25 years ago, there was for a time a Western series starring Anthony Zerbe called The Young Riders. One of the historian-consultants on the show wrote an article for Chronicles on the comedy of attempting to work with the director and writers. The show’s characters (who were supposed to be Pony Express riders, ca. 1860) included a black, a woman, an Indian and a deaf guy. And Anthony Zerbe. Two Jews, a cripple, and James Watt not included.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  42. @Achmed E. Newman

    “He’s an artist,” said lawyer Barbara Ho. “He worked as a painter.”

    Excellent! He can spend his 875 hours of community service touch-up painting those fire trucks he defaced. The prep-work can be a bitch.

    He has 9,125 hours to go before he’s a real artist to the community.

  43. Art Deco says:
    @Desiderius

    Amazing how murderous are elderly upper-class women in L & O World. Museum board must be a free-fire zone.

  44. @Art Deco

    The Pony Express only lasted a year and a half, so it probably didn’t matter whom they hired.

    • LOL: Kylie
    • Replies: @Hubbub
  45. Ironically, the makers of this show will probably get in trouble for making the villains too sympathetic and articulate. Anything more nuanced than an ANC tire necklacing will be “giving a platform to hate”, according to the social media mobs.

  46. @Barnard

    There was an episode of Law and Order SVU where the rapist was a redneck auto mechanic who happened to live in Manhattan. Not sure how Wolf thinks that fits in with “what is really going on in our cities.”

    Did he live in the building where Dan Emmett wrote “Dixie”? I went to the address, but there was no plaque!

  47. Anonymous[983] • Disclaimer says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    Liberals are seeing secret swastickers in every corner. People, this isn’t going to stop, until Pictionary bans the word ‘windmill’

  48. Now that the left has taught us that hate speech is violence, I expect to see some aggravated hate speech assault cases. “Officer, that man triggered me with his cisheteropatriarchical hooey!”

    Or perhaps we can see a reboot of the 1992 film “Love Crimes”.

  49. Squashy Hollow – is a mini series waiting to happen. I want to see the goings on at Squashy Hollow.

    Ol’ Netty Yahoo is eating some hummus in Squashy Hollow and he runs across Shelly Adelson hollering up a storm. Shelly is all kinds of angry that Trumpy didn’t detonate a nuclear weapon in Iran as a test demonstration and show of force.

    Shelly is rattling the trees of Squashy Hollow with his outraged hurt feelings about Trumpy not launching an invasion of Iran.

    Netty Yahoo tells Shelly that he’s disturbing the peace in Squashy Hollow and it ain’t proper to keep caterwauling on about Trumpy when Trumpy ripped up the Iran deal and moved a branch office of the US embassy to Jerusalem. Shelly tells Netty Yahoo to shove it and he wonders why Netty is eating Hummus in a place called Squashy Hollow?

    The Battle of Squashy Hollow lets loose with thunder and lightning and a blessed relief from tropical humidity.

    Throw in Bar Refaeli as a love interest for Izzy Bodstein Crane and you got a mini series on Squashy Hollow.

  50. peterike says:
    @jcd1974

    lawyer Barbara Ho

    I can’t even.

  51. @Twinkie

    This is the yellowest of yellow journalism

    I’m triggered.

    In the old days, all journalism was yellow after about three days. Unless you kept it in the bird cage or fish freezer, where other hues were available.

  52. @Hank Archer

    Eff me, I thought it was that old game we played in elementary school in which you drop that sign and your opponent has to stick a finger in the circle formed by the 2 fingers within a few seconds or you get to slug them in the upper arm 3x.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
  53. El Dato says:
    @IHTG

    Kavanaugh’s former law clerk Zina Bash is flashing a white power sign behind him during his Senate confirmation hearing. They literally want to bring white supremacy to the Supreme Court. What a national outrage and a disgrace to the rule of law.

    She looks literally Bene Gesserit.

  54. Altai says:

    NBC Orders ‘Law & Order: Hate Crimes’ Series from Dick Wolf

    I’d love to be able to quantify the trend towards the news headlines sounding like sardonic iSteve post titles. I honestly thought that’s what that was and not the actual headline. They’re actually calling it ‘Law & Order: Hate Crimes’. What a time to be alive.

    There’s 13 episodes. I’m hoping for at least one non-white on non-white hate crime. They’ll probably make it an African American being a nativist bigot towards some kind of East Asian immigrant.

    I’ll put money on at least one reverse honour-killing like they did in the Danish series The Killing. White male relative or friend/acquaintance/stalker classmate with unrequited love towards the perfect white girl kills her for her relationship with a Muslim. (Though they kind of already did this in ‘The Night Of’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Night_Of)

    • Replies: @Lurker
    , @Twinkie
    , @Yngvar
  55. Following established precedent, all antisemitic hate crimes depicted on the new Law & Order series will be added to the ADL’s catalog of antisemitic hate crimes.

    • Replies: @Ic1000
  56. vinteuil says: • Website
    @Barnard

    With all of his shows casting only white males as the perps each week, what is he doing to create acting opportunities for young men of color?

    Just so. The real plum acting roles are, if anything, more likely to be the (fascinating) villains than the (tedious) heroes. So, if blacks can’t be portrayed as villains, ’cause that would be racist…

  57. @unit472

    why anyone would want to watch ‘made up’ crime drama when TV offers so many REAL crime shows is a mystery.

    It’s also a mystery why anyone would want to watch “made up” hate crimes drama when TV news programs offer us so many made-up hate crimes in real life.

  58. vinteuil says: • Website
    @IHTG

    These people are seriously nuts.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  59. Steve, I thought this was one of your jokes, until I clicked on the link and saw it was for real. Sorry, but as good as you are, the craziness of these people now surpasses even your imagination.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  60. @Anon

    The true crime forums and trial blogs are largely run and patronized by white females.

  61. Hubbub says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Yes, it did matter. The Pony Express relied on small, lightweight boys so as not to tire the horses out over the distances between relay stations – I’m referring here to boys such as William Cody and Johnny Fry – I knew them both and they were sassy little chaps.

  62. @Hank Archer

    Does the hand sign mean “It’s okay to be white”?

  63. vinteuil says: • Website
    @donut

    For f**ks sake there are more survivors than “victims” .

    So much for the myth of German competence & ingenuity!

  64. El Dato says:
    @vinteuil

    Yeah but now I know what to use as Swastika Smiley.

  65. vinteuil says: • Website
    @IHTG

    Can’t you delete our double posts, Steve?

    Everybody understands why double posts happen. It’s no big deal. It’s not even a little deal.I’d guess that ISteve has better things to do with his time than cleaning up his comment threads.

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
  66. Anon[395] • Disclaimer says:

    O/T

    Here we go again

    http://fortune.com/2018/09/04/immigration-worker-shortage-california-vineyards/

    The ongoing battle over immigration could hit wine lovers in the wallet as many California vineyards are struggling to find seasonal workers to assist with harvesting the 2018 crop.
    Wine makers face a perfect storm of problems regarding the issue: The ongoing battle about U.S. immigration policies and competition from other higher-paying, local industries, such as construction, which are helping the area recover from last year’s wildfires.

    To make the jobs more attractive to both locals and seasonal workers who are being wooed by construction companies, which can offer year-round pay, vineyards are increasing their wages during harvest to as much as $30 per hour. (Pay rates for the rest of the year have gone up as well.)

    If California was to become an independent country, what would their immigration policies be like? Mass immigration is used as a weapon of demographic displacement, but would it matter as much in a country where most GOP voters would have left?

  67. Zoopity says:

    They should also reinvent another show, “Green Acres: Ku Klux Klan”
    The series could be based on Lisa trying to get back to New York City, while working overtime to keep Oliver and the neighbors from finding out she’s half Jewish.
    Think of Arnold the pig in his little klan outfit! Winning!!

  68. Bob says:

    I won’t watch it. I’m still pissed that Law & Order SVU didn’t actually have a super fancy SUV for fighting crime!

  69. anonymous[291] • Disclaimer says:
    @donut

    have fun in hell.

    either you are a hate filled midwit, or you are getting money from Israelis or Russians or Saudis to sound stupid and hateful, thus demonstrating the stupidity of you and yours, like the fat lady at a freak show,

    Which is it…. donut?

    • Troll: Lowe
    • Replies: @anonymous
  70. @vinteuil

    ISteve has better things to do with his time than cleaning up his comment threads.

    Absolutely. Such as ponder Daylight Savings Time.

  71. @IHTG

    I thought that was the international sign for blow job.

  72. Brutusale says:
    @Twinkie

    Just lie back and think of your creamy filling!

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  73. Kylie says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the first episode of “Law & Order: Hate Crimes” is ripped from 1955 headlines.

    • LOL: Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  74. The SPLC will no doubt be a consultant to help with accuracy.

    • LOL: Kylie
  75. @IHTG

    2018′s answer to people who, in 1991, were still seeing apparitions of the Virgin Mary in pee stains.

  76. eah says:

    Dick Wolf

    How many of the ‘haters’ will be Jews? — His father was Jewish…

    ‘Law And Order’ Inaccurately Over-Represents White Criminals, Under-Represents Black CriminalsAccording to a study cited by The Washington Post, between the original Law and Order show, and the two offshoots, “SVU” and “Criminal Intent,” black Americans are portrayed as murderers on Law and Order shows only less than 10 percent of the time, despite committing around 50 percent of murders in the United States, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports (UCR).

  77. Lurker says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    They will still be there in Disqus.

    Here:

    https://disqus.com/home/forum/takismag/

    The threads are still unlocked and looking at newest comments reveals some sort of spamming going on.

    Anyhow, the old comments still exist.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  78. Lurker says:
    @Altai

    They’ll probably make it an African American being a nativist bigot towards some kind of East Asian immigrant.

    My money would be on the reverse. Blacks are higher up the totem pole, a better hand in victimhood poker etc.

  79. @Kylie

    There’s also a hate crime from 1966 we could revisit. I hadn’t heard of this one. On this past Sunday, demonstrators attempted to block Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway, which leads to O’Hare Airport. The Rev. Gregory Livingston, of New Hope Baptist Church in West Humboldt Park, who organized the protest, said it was not only to protest “gun violence, the murder trial of CPD Officer Jason Van Dyke, and “the anniversary of when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marched through Cicero to bring attention to Jerome Huey, 17, who was killed in 1966 by a mob of white teens.”

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-preview-kennedy-protest-violence-20180830-story.html

  80. Anon[193] • Disclaimer says:

    “There was an episode of Law and Order SVU where the rapist was a redneck auto mechanic who happened to live in Manhattan.”

    There was an SVU episode in the early seasons where a couple of racist white cops with Southern accents murdered some black girl by tying her to a tree. The episode ends with the mulatto NYC detective angrily rushing into the interrogation room to denounce the “new South” in a bizarre rant. Yeah, that’s likely. In any case, the episode itself struck me as basically blood libel – an attempt to disparage an entire group based on a – fictional – crime, thereby promoting the virtuosity of the critic and possibly inciting violence against the target. Typical leftist trash. Explains how they’ve moved on to Confederate grave desecration.

  81. @anon

    Do these same youth read the New York Times?

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/the-deafening-silence-of-colin-kaepernick/

    I mean, who can even stomach reading more than a few sentences of that utterly banal, inane crap.

    This is the newspaper of record in the Capital of the World?

  82. Mr. Anon says:

    How about a new franchise:

    Law and Order: Stasi

    • LOL: Kylie
  83. Kylie says:

    I never heard of that, either. Do you think the writers will work their way through the years and have the season finale be based on the Knoxville Atrocity?

  84. anonymous[291] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    Hey Lowe – explain why you think I am a troll, or else explain why you stand up for hate filled midwits or people who post on the internet saying really really stupid things like donut ….

    Or just stay quiet. It is better to stay silent and seem like a human than speak out and seem deprived of reason.

    • Replies: @Lowe
  85. @Lurker

    Thanks for the info., Lurker.

  86. BenKenobi says:
    @It's All Ball Bearings

    Where I come from all you have to do is look at the thumb/finger circle to qualify for the shoulder-punch.

  87. Twinkie says:
    @Altai

    They’ll probably make it an African American being a nativist bigot towards some kind of East Asian immigrant.

    Fat chance. It will be a “white Hispanic” being bigoted toward a Muslim female.

  88. You hit this OUT OF THE PARK! I salute you.

  89. Twinkie says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    yellow journalism

    So, journalism that is high IQ, but totally uncreative?

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
  90. @Twinkie

    So, journalism that is high IQ, but totally uncreative?

    I don’t subscribe to that point of view about Asians, recently revived by Unz’s own “Lance Welton,” paragon of wisdom that he is.

    And although this is now getting rather off-topic, I might as well say it here since it was brought up. I don’t think that words such as “innovation” and “creativity,” when used as social or psychological descriptors, refer to anything real whatsoever. These are bizarre idiosyncrasies of the present cultural climate that will one day come to seem highly period-specific when readers of a future generation plough into the texts of our era. Kind of like when we read books from the 1800s and come across “ratiocination.”

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  91. Had lunch w/ the folks in Brooklyn Heights. Handsome waiter, all-American kid, great teeth, well spoken. My mom pegged him as an actor, which he was.

    He told us he’d just scored a role on L&O. My mom asked, “what part?”

    iSteve reader me says, “villain.”

    He looked amazed. “How did you know?”

    “I live in New York, kid. I know who commits all the crime around here.”

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
  92. Sorry, Mr. Sailer, your parody isn’t nearly as parodic as the actual pitch for the show.

  93. DMG says:

    There is so much talent on the right. If only non-lefty fantasies could be given a chance. Is there a site for alt-right fiction? There ought to be.

  94. TheBoom says:

    This show sounds like SJW porn. I can imagine Tiny Duck and her/his/xer black baby daddy watching it on endless loop

  95. Twinkie says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    I don’t subscribe to that point of view about Asians

    Oh, I wasn’t suggesting you did. I was just being lighthearted since that stereotype comes up often with certain commenters (and probably with Mr. Sailer himself) frequently when “yellow…” is involved.

    I don’t think that words such as “innovation” and “creativity,” when used as social or psychological descriptors, refer to anything real whatsoever.

    While I wouldn’t quite go as far, I would suggest that there is a weird fetish about “newness” (or coming up with something novel no matter how trivial) as such in today’s climate, including in education.

    I always thought it was bizarre to teach young children “how to think, not engage in rote-memorization” as the current mantra goes. How are young, growing brains devoid of memorized facts supposed to learn how to think? Children learn to how to think once they are aware of a sufficient body of knowledge and can begin to relate one bit of it to another!

    That’s why my wife and I have homeschooled our children in the classical Catholic education curriculum, which, in academics, emphasizes the fundamentals of a bygone era. Much of my children’s reading materials is very, shall we say, “dated.”

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  96. Twinkie says:
    @Brutusale

    Just lie back

    Never! I’m always on top.

  97. Looking forward to Law & Order: ‘Crimes of Love’

  98. Twinkie says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    A couple of weeks ago, I was walking to a restaurant from a parking lot when I saw an old black man bent over in half in the middle of the street making a high pitched noise. He seemed to be in distress. And everyone else just passed by him at a distance.

    I, too, kept a bit of distance at first (you never know if he’s Schizophrenic, on drugs, or has a history of sudden, violent behavior). But I didn’t want to leave a man who could be having a medical problem, so I called 911 and kept a watch on him from about 20 feet away.

    Funny thing about the 911 call. This area is mostly white and Asian with a few Hispanics, meaning very few blacks. When I called a dispatcher and began to describe what was going on, the first question out of the female dispatcher with a very strong ghetto black accent was, “Is he black or Hispanic? [A long pause.] Or… uh, uh, is he white?” I got the feeling that the bulk of calls about incidents such as this was made up of blacks and Hispanics even in this very white-Asian area.

    In any case, I started to hear the EMS sirens from a distance, so I did get closer to the man to reassure him, “Sir, just hang on. Help is on the way. You’ll be all right.” Suddenly, the man straightened up at this point and started to scream at me, “I didn’t aks you to call for help! I don’t need no help! I didn’t ask you! Why you getting in my way?” and so on. It was odd how he was in such distress one moment and the suddenly he was belligerent.

    The EMS personnel did determine that he was having some sort of a medical emergency and took him to the nearest ER.

    • Replies: @Anonymouse
  99. Was that Anita Hill sitting behind Kavanaugh or a ringer? Dressed in black with pearl necklace.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  100. @Twinkie

    Very natural reaction. Bad as it was for him, he asserted his autonomy and competence.

  101. @BenKenobi

    Yeah, some versions. Did you play in the 80s? So Cal? I showed my boys this game but they weren’t interested in continuing the tradition.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
  102. @Danindc

    Squashy Hollow – is a mini series waiting to happen. I want to see the goings on at Squashy Hollow.

    There’s a meandering line of charming quaintness connecting Sleepy Hollow with Stars Hollow with Squashy Hollow.

    • Replies: @Danindc
  103. Anon[211] • Disclaimer says:

    Que a lot of entertainment Jews, on set and involved in production of this “hate Whitey, love Brownie no matter what” effort, who think constantly about how problematic the interned Palestinians are and how victimized Israel is because of their presence. If only the Palestinians would go away and stop existing as constant reminders of Jewish Hollywood’s rank hypcrisy.

    Any takers on how often “Jews as victims” episodes come up?

    It’s possible that it could be every third episode. Realistically, every 4-5 episodes. The chance of Jews as persecutor episodes, in spite of Jews running the largest and longest running open air ethnic internment camp in modern history? Zero. You know, because they’ve got a lot of ground to make up for their PR slippage in the past 15 years or so. PR slippage meaning pure public awareness of their cumulative actions over the past 200 years.

  104. slumber_j says:

    My parents hosted the bridal dinner for my doomed first marriage at The Links on East 62nd, and I’ve been there a bunch of other times besides: it’s a really nice club. The dinner happened because old family friend Howdy Phipps is a member. You can buy his house if you have something around $30 million, and I’d say it’s a steal at that price. Really:

    https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/real-estate/g21091838/carnegie-steel-heir-howard-phipps-jr-selling-old-westbury-estate/

    I was walking around there with him one day shortly after that first marriage of mine blew up and I moved back to the States, and he mentioned that Law & Order SVU had recently shot an episode on the grounds. This was like 18 years ago. He specifically mentioned being pretty taken with Mariska Hargitay, whom I’d only barely heard of because–bizarrely–a friend had offered to fix me up with her.

    That didn’t happen: by the time it might have, she was already dating someone else. She’s Jayne Mansfield’s daughter by the way, which I find really odd.

    Last time I was at The Links it still had one of those structural movement monitor plaques (whatever they’re called) affixed to its facade as a result of having been adjacent to the townhouse where as I recall a disgruntled guy in the midst of a divorce blew up himself and his home some years ago. That wasn’t me, by the way.

  105. Ic1000 says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    > Following established precedent, all antisemitic hate crimes depicted on the new Law & Order series will be added to the ADL’s catalog of antisemitic hate crimes.

    NBC failing to immediately sign with Dick Wolf for Season 2 would itself be an anti-Semitic hate crime.

    It keeps getting harder and harder to practice parody. Yet it’s easy to forget: if say 5% of Americans Get The Joke and another 5% are Triggered (thus also get it), the remaining 90% could read Steve’s post and have no idea what he’s talking about. That probably includes most of the Voluntary Auxiliary Thought Police, who must rely on their betters for targets.

  106. Danindc says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Yes, that and squash being the sport of wealthy WASPS

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
  107. Danindc says:
    @slumber_j

    In Chicago those clubs seem to be open to the public. I remember coming back from bars and going into these fancy libraries…sometimes with girls. I mentioned to one girl that if we conceived a kid on the couch at the club it would automatically become a member.

  108. There was a movie about a college hate hoax based on a play, called, Spinning Into Butter.

    It starts out very PC buts surprises when it depicts a hate hoax. It dances with devil but never really leaves the PC reservation. Sailer’s right though, it would be great if they had a comedy of errors, Tom Wolfesque movie about a hate hoax

    Anyway, Spinning Into Butter got bad reviews but I enjoyed it because of its brief dalliance depicting the hate hoax phenomena.

    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/spinning_into_butter

  109. Would the murder of a French Syrian Muslim named Iman Fasil by a Scottish redneck in the parking garage of Madison Square Garden during a wrestling match be a hate crime?

  110. @Danindc

    That may be what Steve meant, but I’m thinking seasonal gourds and the hunt.

  111. @Redneck farmer

    The poor guy commits sexual harassment every time he introduces himself!

    And bestiality!

    No one would know like a redneck farmer. Except maybe a hillbilly farmer.

  112. Has DJT ever played Maidstone?

  113. @anon

    The Last Refuge had a good article on the question of “why would Nike do that?”
    TLR’s view in a nutshell: Nike uses really, really cheap labor in Nork sweatshops that are effectively controlled by PRC biggies. Trump’s trade reform deals may leave Nike out on a limb. Nike has planted its flag where its sweatshops operate. So Nike doesn’t care what White male Americans think, Nike cares about pleasing its sweatshop business partners.

  114. Coming from Dick Wolf in the 2020 season: “Law & Order: Microaggressions Unit”

  115. @Rod1963

    [Hargitay] ended up a nut just like mom.

    LOL her mom could star in a supporting role in The Adventures of Ichabod Crane

  116. @slumber_j

    Slumber_j, I enjoy reading your reminiscences. Good stuff.

  117. Yngvar says:
    @Altai

    The shows are not documentaries. They are entertainment, escapism, fiction, a break from reality. So it goes without saying that most of the lawbreakers will be white.

    NBC are in the business of selling viewers to ad agencies and the viewers don’t want to watch criminal reality shows ‘ripped’ from anywhere in their leisure time.

  118. How about Sarah Jeong BDSM erotic fan fiction?


    Sarah settled in to her favorite secluded spot in the berkeley library intent on another semester of straight As.
    “Hey” a mans voice gruffly yelled. It was Haven Monohan, the muscly dumb blonde jock who only got into berkeley because he was really good at hitting a ball with a stick or something.
    “I didn’t like how you spoke up in class today”
    “well, maybe if you actually did the reading, I wouldn’t have had to humiliate you like that” Sarah shot back before burying her nose back in her gender studies textbook.
    “you’re one of those gooks who thinks she’s smarter than everyone, huh?”
    before Sarah could react Haven’s thick forearms were reaching around her neck. She couldn’t escape. His large hand covered her mouth so she couldn’t speak.
    “I bet you don’t feel so smart now”

  119. Lowe says:
    @anonymous

    I agree. You should have stayed silent.

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