"Law and Order: Special Victims Unit“ (SVU) which aired Wed. Oct 2, 2013 on ch 2.1 KJRH at 8 p.m. covered the Trayvon Martin case and they focused on the profiling and the he said/she said aspect of the case but failed to answer the question arising from the real case: If someone chases actor Ice-T with a loaded gun and Ice-T turns to confront them, can they shoot him because he is a gangster rapper or not because he plays a cop on TV? The answer of course is that you can't chase Ice T with a loaded gun, which is what was at the heart of the Trayvon Martin case and totally missed by the writers of SVU.
Had Trayvon Martin been small like the character from “Home Alone”, Kevin McCallister, and he set up a trap to fall on George Zimmerman, any injury wouldn't have been an issue. Had Trayvon Martin hid under a semi trailer truck and died (spoiler alert) like the character who was being chased in the #137 “The Bump in the Road” episode of 'Bones', George Zimmerman would have been arrested and most likely convicted. Had the Florida prosecution, who didn't even want to file charges in the case, had filed felony murder charges, George Zimmerman would most likely have been convicted. Chasing someone while carrying a gun is a felony and if someone dies whether they hide in a dangerous place, runs out into the street, or confronts the person chasing them and gets shot, the person committing the felony is prosecuted under murder one felony murder statutes. The he said/she said or profiling doesn't matter. Just like if George Zimmerman had chased Trayvon Martin into a bank and if a guard had seen the gun and accidentally shot a bystander, Zimmerman would have been charged with felony murder.
SVU gave the same tired talking points and managed to throw in somewhat the Paula Deen controversy. They had actress Cybill Shepherd (spoiler alert) portray Jolene Castille, a southern woman and star of a cooking show, who shoots a young black man wearing a hoodie. The writers totally stayed away from the N-word controversy and never even alleged in the show that Castille used it, which Paula Deen admitted using and was reason she lost her cooking show. The writers never brought up Mark Fuhrman, who despite being a convicted perjurer, was given many media jobs partly because he did use the N-word and was embraced by the media. SVU did manage to put in the stop and frisk controversy.
SVU also failed to explain (spoiler alert) if the character who was shot, Mehcad Carter, had been a big fan of Castille's cooking show, why he didn't take the ear buds out so that he could hear his idol. The writers needed Mehcad to not be able to hear Castille's protestations.