Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–…): Season 11, Episode 10 - Anchor - full transcript

When two young girls are similarly murdered a little over a month apart, Detective Odafin Tutuola decides to investigate the gruesome crimes. After a third killing, Fin discovers that all three children were "anchor babies" of immigrant families, and reaches out to the Center of Immigrant Services. After sifting through the Center's hate mail, and witnessing a fight between immigration lawyer Randall Carver and Joe Thagard, a fanatical follower of a xenophobic talk show host, Fin begins to narrow in on the killer.

male announcer:
IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM,

SEXUALLY BASED OFFENSES ARE
CONSIDERED ESPECIALLY HEINOUS.

IN NEW YORK CITY,
THE DEDICATED DETECTIVES

WHO INVESTIGATE
THESE VICIOUS FELONIES

ARE MEMBERS
OF AN ELITE SQUAD

KNOWN AS
THE SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT.

THESE ARE THEIR STORIES.

- THANKS FOR A GREAT NIGHT.

HOPE I SEE YOU SOON.

[screams]

- THAT'S FOR HOLDING OUT
ON ME.



- I DIDN'T.
T-MAC, I SWEAR.

I--
[gasps]

- $70?

RIDE LIKE THAT'S WORTH
AT LEAST A BUCK-FIFTY.

- HE WAS A CHEAP BASTARD,
DADDY.

- YOU'RE A LIAR.

WHERE'S THE REST OF IT?
- [gasps]

- GET BACK HERE!
HEY!

- I'M SORRY!
OH, DADDY, PLEASE!

- [grunts]

- I'M SORRY, T-MAC!

I'M SORRY.
I'M SORRY.

- [grunts]

- [gasps]



OH, MY GOD.

IT'S A LITTLE GIRL.

- COME ON.

- NO!
- COME ON!

- AUDRINA!

IT'S FIN.

- THANKS FOR COMING.

- I THOUGHT YOU
GOT OUT OF THE GAME.

- I TRIED, BUT THE--

THE SHELTER WAS BEAT,
THE G.E.D. CLASS SUCKED,

AND MY DADDY PROMISED
HE'D BE NICE TO ME.

- LOOKS LIKE HE DIDN'T KEEP
HIS PROMISE.

- IT ONLY HURTS A LITTLE,
BUT THAT'S NOT WHY I CALLED YOU.

SHE'S OVER THERE.

- T-MAC DO THIS?
- NO.

NO, SHE NOT ONE
OF HIS GIRLS.

WE JUST KIND OF
TRIPPED OVER HER.

- WHY CALL ME,
NOT 911?

- THE COPS DON'T GIVE A DAMN
ABOUT ANOTHER DEAD HO,

BUT I KNEW YOU'D CARE.

- THIS KID'S WAY TOO YOUNG
TO BE IN THE LIFE.

- YOU PROBABLY RIGHT.

SHE WOULDN'T GET A JOHN
WEARING THAT T-SHIRT.

- "JESUS LOVES ME."

SOMEBODY ELSE SURE DIDN'T.

[Law & Order theme]

*

- SHE'S BEEN DEAD
ABOUT 12 HOURS.

C.O.D. IS LIGATURE
STRANGULATION.

WEAPON WAS A HEAVY
OPEN-LINK CHAIN.

- I CAN SEE THE PATTERN
IN THE BRUISES.

ALL CLEANED UP,
SHE LOOKS MUCH YOUNGER.

- SHE'S 12.

- YOU RUN A BONE SCAN?
- NO.

HER MOM FILED A MISSING PERSONS
REPORT LAST NIGHT.

HER NAME'S RUBY BROWN.

SHE WAS A SEVENTH GRADER AT OUR
LADY OF PERPETUAL VIRTUE.

- IS THERE ANY CHANCE RUBY
HAD A SECRET LIFE

HER MOTHER KNEW
NOTHING ABOUT?

- WELL, IF SHE DID,
IT WASN'T TURNING TRICKS.

HER HYMEN'S INTACT.

- HOW'S A CATHOLIC
SCHOOL GIRL

END UP DEAD
ON A HOOKER STROLL?

- ISN'T THAT A QUESTION
FOR HOMICIDE?

IT'S NOT A SEX CRIME, FIN.

- SHE LOOKS LIKE
A SPECIAL VICTIM TO ME.

GIVE ME THE MOTHER'S ADDRESS.

I'LL GO TELL HER MYSELF.

- I CAN DO TEN IN A ROW.

MY COACH SAYS
NOW I CAN COMPETE.

IF I WIN A MEDAL,
I'LL SEND IT TO YOU.

BYE, DADDY.
I LOVE YOU.

- SHE MADE THAT
FOR HIM LAST WEEK.

HER FATHER IS STATIONED
IN KABUL.

EVERY NIGHT,
I PRAY TO GOD TO KEEP HIM SAFE.

OH, THIS IS MY FAULT.

- NO, YOU CAN'T
BLAME YOURSELF.

- I SENT RUBY TO THE STORE
TO GET SOME MILK.

SHE DONE IT A HUNDRED TIMES.

WAS SHE--

- NO, NO.
SHE WASN'T TOUCHED.

- WHY DID THIS HAPPEN
TO MY BABY?

- I'M GONNA FIND OUT.

- TA-DA!

- RUBY BROWN IS NOT OUR CASE.

- CAPTAIN, SHE WAS JUST
A LITTLE KID.

- HER DEATH WAS NOT
SEXUALLY MOTIVATED

AND THERE WAS NO CHILD ABUSE.

SO TYPE UP WHAT YOU'VE DONE AND
GET THE FILE OVER TO HOMICIDE.

- WHERE IT'LL JUST SIT.

NO WITNESSES.
NO LEADS.

THE CASE WILL DIE.

- ALL THE MORE REASON
TO TURF IT.

I'M GETTING KILLED ON OUR
CLOSURE RATE AS IT IS.

- SO OUR STATS
ARE MORE IMPORTANT

THAN A LITTLE GIRL'S LIFE?

- TWO LITTLE GIRLS.

AN OPEN HOMICIDE
IN THE BRONX LAST MONTH.

SAME TYPE CHAIN WAS USED
TO CHOKE THE LIFE

OUT OF A TEN YEAR OLD.

MAGDA IBANEZ.

DUMPED IN A BARREL
JUST LIKE RUBY BROWN.

- SERIAL MURDERS
OF LITTLE GIRLS.

YOU GOT TO LET ME WORK THIS.

- I'LL CALL ONE P.P.

ASK HIM TO DECLARE
THE PATTERN.

- HOW FAR DID BRONX HOMICIDE
GET WITH THIS CASE?

- WORKED IT HARD.
NO LEADS.

- I'LL START FROM SCRATCH
WITH THE VICTIM'S PARENTS.

- FILE SAYS THEY
TOOK THEIR DAUGHTER

BACK TO HONDURAS
FOR BURIAL.

NO PLAN TO COME BACK.

- GOOD LUCK GETTING
THE BRASS TO ISSUE

A TRAVEL VOUCHER
FOR CENTRAL AMERICA.

- I CAN'T GET A DAMN BREAK.

- ANYTHING IN THE AUTOPSY REPORT
MIGHT HELP?

- PERP'S MR. CLEAN.

LEAVES NO BLOOD OR HAIR,
SO NO DNA.

ONLY PRINT
IS THE CHAIN PATTERN

EMBEDDED IN
THE VICTIM'S FLESH.

- SO I GOT A WHOLE LOT
OF NOTHING.

- EXCEPT WHAT YOU WANTED.

IT'S AN OFFICIAL PATTERN

AND YOU'RE
THE ASSIGNED DETECTIVE.

- GOOD LUCK.

- OKAY, DCPI NEEDS
TO DRAFT A PRESS RELEASE.

- NO. NO PRESS.
- CAPTAIN, WE GOT TO GO PUBLIC.

A HOTLINE'S OUR BEST BET.

- TO PANIC EVERY PARENT
IN TOWN.

- WHAT HAPPENS
WHEN ANOTHER CHILD--

- THAT'S THE WAY
ONE P.P. WANTS IT,

SO HIT THE STREETS
AND FIND YOURSELF A WITNESS.

- RUBY CAME IN LAST NIGHT
TO BUY MILK.

I TOLD HER, "GOOD."

THAT WOULD MAKE HER BONES
GROW STRONG.

- ANYONE IN
THE STORE PAY

THE WRONG KIND
OF ATTENTION TO HER?

- NO.

I WISH I COULD HELP,
DETECTIVE.

SHE WAS A SWEET GIRL.

- WOULD YOU PUT ONE
OF THESE UP?

- I WILL PAPER THE FRONT WINDOW
WITH THEM.

- DID YOU SEE THIS GIRL LAST
NIGHT ABOUT 6:30?

- NO.
NO HABLA INGLES.

- DID YOU SEE THIS GIRL
LAST NIGHT?

- SORRY.

- SEE THIS GIRL
LAST NIGHT ABOUT 6:30

ON THE WAY TO THE STORE?

- SORRY, DUDE.
GOOD LUCK.

- HEY, NOT ON THE SIDEWALK!

- WHAT ARE YOU,
A TRAFFIC COP NOW?

- PET PEEVE.

ALONG WITH HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE
THAT DON'T SEE NOTHING

AND WON'T SAY NOTHING.

PLEASE TAKE A LOOK
AT THIS PICTURE.

SEE THIS GIRL LAST NIGHT?
- NO THANKS.

- HEY, WHAT'S SO IMPORTANT
IN YOUR LIFE YOU CAN'T TAKE

THREE SECONDS TO HELP FIND
A LITTLE GIRL'S KILLER?

- IT'S GETTING TO THE END
OF OUR SHIFT.

DO YOU WANT TO PACK IT IN?

- WE STAY TILL
WE FIND A WITNESS.

YOU SEE THIS GIRL LAST NIGHT?

- SORRY.

- ANYTHING?

- WHAT'S LESS THAN NOTHING?

- I'M SORRY.

- THAT'S ALL WE HEARD TODAY
WAS SORRY.

"SORRY, I DIDN'T SEE HER.

"SORRY, I CAN'T HELP YOU.

SORRY, NO SPEAK ENGLISH."

I'M SICK OF THAT WORD "SORRY."

- AREN'T YOU GLAD YOU ASKED?

- GAVE OUT ABOUT
A HUNDRED FLYERS.

TV NEWS COULD REACH THOUSANDS.

- YOU KNOW, WHEN I WAS DATING
THAT GUY AT THE LEDGER,

I GOT TO KNOW THIS WOMAN
ON THE CRIME DESK.

HER NAME WAS NICOLE GLEASON.

- ONE P.P. SAID NO PRESS.

- SHE'S CUTE.
I COULD INTRODUCE YOU.

- I DON'T NEED HELP HOOKING UP.

- NO, BUT YOU ARE GONNA
NEED AN ALIBI

IF SOMEBODY SEES YOU HAVING
A DRINK WITH A JOURNALIST.

- ALL RIGHT, TELL HER TO MEET ME
AT THE LENOX LOUNGE AT 10:00.

- I'M GLAD YOU CAME TO ME.

THE PUBLIC HAS
A RIGHT TO KNOW

WHEN THERE'S A SERIAL KILLER
PREYING ON OUR DAUGHTERS.

- YOU'LL RUN THE STORY?

- I'LL START
ON THE PIECE TOMORROW.

- DO IT TONIGHT.

I BET YOU CAN STILL MAKE
THE MORNING EDITION.

- YOU'LL OWE ME.

- THAT'S A DEBT
I'M HAPPY TO PAY.

- YOU GOT CAMERA-READY ART?

- WAY AHEAD OF YOU.

- [sighs]

SCHOOL PHOTOS ALWAYS PLAY GREAT
ON THE FRONT PAGE.

- FOR THE LEDGER.
- THANK YOU.

"KRAZY FOR KOKO"?

YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME.

- PAGE 17.

- IT HAD TO BE DONE.

- WHEN THE CHIEF OF D'S GIVES
AN ORDER, WE FOLLOW IT.

- UNLESS LIV OR ELLIOT BENDS
THE RULES,

THEN YOU'RE OUT
ON A LIMB WITH THEM.

- YOU DISOBEYED
A DIRECT ORDER

FROM YOUR COMMANDING OFFICER.

- ONLY THING I'M SORRY ABOUT IS
I DIDN'T GET THE FRONT PAGE.

THREE INCHES AND NO PHOTOS.

IF OUR VICTIM LOOKED
LIKE ELIZABETH SMART,

WE'D HAVE A TASK FORCE
A $1 MILLION REWARD.

- THIS ISN'T ABOUT RACE.
- SURE.

YOU KEEP TELLING YOURSELF THAT.

- WHERE THE HELL YOU THINK
YOU'RE GOING?

- WHAT YOU GONNA DO?

GIVE ME A FIVE-DAY RIP?
FINE.

MORE TIME TO WORK MY CASE.

- YOU'RE NOT SUSPENDED YET.

YOUR LITTLE STUNT
GAVE US OUR BEST LEAD.

TWO CALLERS
FROM RUBY'S NEIGHBORHOOD

GAVE UP A SUPERMARKET
DELIVERY BOY

WHO LIKES LITTLE GIRLS.

HE HAD A DROP-OFF TWO BLOCKS
FROM HER APARTMENT

THE NIGHT SHE WAS KILLED.

- HERE YOU GO.

CHERRY'S MY FAVORITE.

WHAT'S YOURS?

- I PREFER GRAPE.

- HEY, LET ME GO!
- SHUT UP!

HONEY, SPIT OUT
THAT NASTY LOLLIPOP

AND TELL YOUR MOTHER TO KEEP
A BETTER EYE ON YOU.

- WHY YOU BEING MEAN?
WHAT'D I DO?

- WE'LL TALK
ABOUT THAT DOWNTOWN.

- BUT I GOT TO LOCK UP
MY BIKE.

- IT'S COMING WITH US.

SIT DOWN.

- I DON'T WANT TO BE HERE.

- THAT'S WHAT THOSE
LITTLE GIRLS SAID

WHEN YOU SNATCHED 'EM
OFF THE STREET?

- I WANT TO GO HOME.
I LIVE IN THE BRONX.

- THAT'S THE SAME PLACE
MAGDA LIVED.

SO TELL ME HOW IT WENT DOWN.

YOU STUFFED THOSE LITTLE KIDS
INTO THE BOX ON YOUR BIKE?

- I GIVE 'EM RIDES.
THEY LIKE IT.

- WHEN THEY DON'T LIKE IT,

YOU WRAP THIS CHAIN
AROUND THEY NECK.

- SOMETIMES THEY DON'T WANT
TO BE MY FRIEND...

BUT I'D NEVER HURT NO ONE.

- ONCE THEY'RE DEAD,
THEY DON'T FEEL NOTHING, HUH?

- I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

- SURE YOU DO.

THE LOLLIPOPS,
THE BIKE RIDES,

SHRINKS CALL THAT
"GROOMING BEHAVIOR."

MAKING CHILDREN TRUST YOU.

IS THAT HOW YOU FOUND
MAGDA AND RUBY,

RIDING AROUND
ON YOUR BIKE JOB?

- I DON'T KNOW WHO THEY ARE.

- NEVER ASKED THEIR NAMES, HUH?

TOO BUSY GIVING OUT LOLLIPOPS.

- I GIVE LOLLIPOPS
TO MY FRIENDS.

- EXCEPT WHEN PEOPLE DON'T WANT
TO BE YOUR FRIENDS.

THEY WANT TO GET
OFF YOUR BIKE.

THEN YOU STRANGLE
THE LIFE OUT OF THEM.

- I WANT TO GO HOME.

I LIVE IN THE BRONX.
[door opens]

- YOUR FRIEND'S BEEN BUSY.

WE JUST FOUND ANOTHER BODY.

- SCOTTY WU.

STRANGLED WITH A CHAIN.

JUST 12 YEARS OLD.

- TIME OF DEATH?

- CORE TEMP IS DOWN
A DEGREE AND A HALF,

SO I'D SAY
THREE HOURS AGO, MAX.

HOW LONG DID YOU HAVE
THE DELIVERY GUY IN LOCK-UP?

- SIX HOURS.

- [sighs]

LOOKS LIKE HE'LL BE CYCLING OFF
INTO THE SUNSET.

- I'VE ALREADY SIGNED HIM
UP FOR OUR FUTURE

PERV OF NEW YORK CLUB.

PARENTS COME FORWARD YET?

- NO, A NEIGHBOR I.D.'D HIM.

SAID MOM AND DAD WORK
AT A FOOD JOINT DOWNTOWN.

LOOKS LIKE YOU'LL BE
DOING THE NOTIFICATION.

- LUCKY ME.

- PLEASE TELL US
THIS IS ALL A DREAM.

SCOTTY--

- SCOTTY LIKED BEING OUTSIDE.

I TELL HIM TO MAKE SURE
HE IS HOME BEFORE DARK.

- DID HE EVER MENTION
ANYBODY SUSPICIOUS?

MAYBE SOMEBODY TRIED
TO TALK TO HIM.

- NO, SCOTTY WAS
ALWAYS CAREFUL.

HE LOOK AFTER OTHER KIDS.

- BUT NO ONE LOOK AFTER HIM!
WHY?

- SCOTTY WAS OUR ONLY CHILD.

- HE WAS OUR ANCHOR.

- "ANCHOR"?
WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

- [speaking Chinese]

SHE MEAN IN OUR HEART.

- THE SNAKEHEAD.
HE DID THIS!

- [speaking Chinese]

- SNAKEHEAD?
WHO'S THAT?

THE GUY THAT GOT YOU
IN THIS COUNTRY?

- MY WIFE DOESN'T KNOW
WHAT SHE IS SAYING.

- YOU STILL OWE HIM MONEY?

- YOU MUST GO NOW.

- I'M NOT CONCERNED WITH YOUR
IMMIGRATION STATUS.

I'M JUST TRYING TO FIND OUT
WHO KILLED YOUR KID.

- NO, WE SHOULD
NOT BE TALKING TO YOU.

THEY TELL US NOT TO.

- "THEY"?

"CENTER FOR
IMMIGRANT SERVICES."

YOU'RE NOT IN TROUBLE.
YOU DON'T NEED A LAWYER.

- PLEASE CALL KEIKO.

SHE IS OUR FRIEND.

- THE WU SNAKEHEAD WAS PAID
EVERY DIME HE WAS OWED.

I KNOW.
I DELIVERED IT.

- YOU HELP THE IMMIGRANTS
PAY THE SMUGGLERS?

- I MADE SURE THEY WERE SAFE.

- SCOTTY WU WASN'T SAFE LONG.

- GOD, IT'S SO TERRIBLE.

ESPECIALLY AFTER
RUBY AND MAGDA.

- YOU KNEW THE OTHER TWO?

- ALL THREE FAMILIES
ARE C.I.S. CLIENTS.

WE WERE HELPING ALL THREE
FAMILIES WITH NATURALIZATION.

SCOTTY, MAGDA, RUBY.

- SO ALL THREE OF OUR VICTIMS
ARE ANCHOR BABIES

TO UNDOCUMENTED PARENTS.

- YOU CALL THEM ANCHOR BABIES.

I CALL THEM AMERICAN CITIZENS.

- EITHER WAY, THEY'RE ALL
CONNECTED TO THIS CENTER,

AND THAT'S NO COINCIDENCE.

- AND IF THE PERP HAS AN AXE
TO GRIND WITH IMMIGRANTS,

YOUR PROGRAM'S AN EASY PLACE
TO FIND TARGETS.

- WE'RE NOT EXACTLY POPULAR.

NOT A WEEK GOES BY
WITHOUT SOMEBODY

CALLING IN A BOMB THREAT,
SPRAY-PAINTING SOMETHING

VILE ON OUR FRONT DOOR.

EVEN WORSE IS THE CRAP THAT
ARRIVES IN OUR MAILBOX.

- SHOW US.

LOOKS LIKE A LOT OF HATE.

- AND FEAR AND
THE OCCASIONAL DOG TURD.

- CAN'T BE FUN BEING
ON THE FRONT LINES

OF THE IMMIGRATION DEBATE.

- THAT'S WHY WE STAY
OUT OF IT.

IGNORE THE POLITICS,
TRY TO REMIND THE PUBLIC

THAT ALL THE WETBACKS AND
RAGHEADS AND F.O.B.'S

ARE JUST LIKE THEM,
LIVING, BREATHING HUMAN BEINGS.

- TILL THEY END UP
LIKE SCOTTY WU.

- WE'RE GONNA TAKE ALL THESE
LETTERS AND LOOK AT 'EM

AND SEE IF ONE OF YOUR PEN PALS
IS OUR MURDERER.

- PEOPLE THAT WRITE US
THE MOST ARE HIS FANS.

- YOU WATCH THIS RACIST FREAK
GORDON GARRISON?

- KNOW THINE ENEMY.

- AND THE TRUTH IS,
TRAGIC AS THESE CASES MAY BE,

THESE POOR KIDS
ARE THE ONLY BONA FIDE

AMERICAN CITIZENS
IN THESE FAMILIES.

INNOCENT CHILDREN
EXPLOITED BY THEIR PARENTS

TO STAY IN OUR COUNTRY WHERE
THEY DON'T BELONG.

- DO WE HAVE TO WATCH
THE COLLAPSE

OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION?

- IT'S ABOUT TO GET BETTER.

RANDALL CARVER'S HIS GUEST.

- ACLU-LOVING, BLEEDING-HEART
LAWYER RANDALL CARVER.

- DON'T FORGET COP-HATING
BOTTOM FEEDER.

[crowd booing]
- THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU, GORDON.

NICE TO BE HERE,
BUT YOU'RE WRONG.

THESE FAMILIES
ARE JUST TRYING TO LIVE

THE AMERICAN DREAM
LIKE YOU AND ME.

I MEAN, AFTER ALL,
AREN'T WE ALL IMMIGRANTS?

- MY AUDIENCE IS A BUNCH
OF HONEST CITIZENS

TIRED OF HAVING THEIR
NEIGHBORHOODS OVERRUN

BY CRIMINALS WHO DON'T BELONG IN
OUR COUNTRY IN THE FIRST PLACE.

[cheers and applause]

- GORDON, THE ONLY CRIMINALS
I SEE HERE ARE THE POLICE.

YES, THE POLICE,

WHO REPEATEDLY
LOOK THE OTHER WAY

WHEN IT COMES TO VIOLENCE
COMMITTED AGAINST IMMIGRANTS.

- YOU MEAN ILLEGAL ALIENS.

- NO, I MEAN INNOCENT CHILDREN,
GORDON.

HOW MANY MORE
OF THESE CHILDREN HAVE TO DIE

BEFORE THIS SO-CALLED
SPECIAL VICTIM'S UNITS

TAKES THESE MURDERS SERIOUSLY?

- WE JUST TOOK ON THE CASE,
YOU IDIOT!

- SEE, NOW YOU'RE
YELLING AT THE TV.

- THAT'S WHY I'M ASKING ALL
FAIR-MINDED NEW YORKERS

TO MEET ME TODAY OUTSIDE
THE HEADQUARTERS OF SVU

TO DEMAND THAT THE POLICE
MAKE THE PROTECTION

OF OUR CHILDREN
THEIR FIRST PRIORITY.

[crowd booing]
- NO, NO, NO, NO.

- DIRTY IMMIGRANTS!
GO HOME!

- THEY ARE HOME!

THIS COUNTRY WAS BUILT
BY IMMIGRANTS!

- SVU, WHAT DO YOU SAY?

HOW MANY KIDS GONNA DIE TODAY?

SVU, HEY,
WHAT DO YOU SAY?

HOW MANY KIDS
ARE GONNA DIE TODAY?

- HOLD THIS.

GONNA SEE HOW FAR I CAN KICK
THAT BULLHORN UP HIS ASS.

- DON'T DIRTY YOUR SHOE, FIN.

- AH, WELL, WELL, WELL.

YOU'RE THE GUY
IN CHARGE OF THIS CASE.

- I'M THE GUY YOU NEED
TO STAY AWAY FROM.

- WHAT, SO YOU CAN IGNORE ME
THE WAY YOU'VE IGNORED

THESE POOR,
MURDERED CHILDREN?

- ARE YOU REAL?

IF IT WASN'T FOR ME, NO ONE
WOULD EVEN KNOW ABOUT 'EM.

- REALLY?

WELL, IF THE BIG,
BAD NYPD IS ON THE CASE,

HOW COME THE KILLER
HASN'T BEEN CAUGHT YET?

THAT'S WHAT THE GOOD PEOPLE
OF THIS CITY WANT TO KNOW!

- NO, NO!

WE WANT TO KNOW WHY ALL THESE
ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE STILL HERE.

- HEY, GET OFF.
- LOOK AT THIS NOW.

ROUGHING PEOPLE UP, HUH?
YOU KNOW WHAT?

THAT'S POLICE BRUTALITY.

- GET OUT OF MY FACE,
JACKHOLE.

- "SPECIAL VIOLENCE UNIT"?

- RANDALL CARVER'S A LEECH.

- AND YOU'RE A POLICE OFFICER.

FOR HOW MUCH LONGER
IS UP TO YOU.

- I DIDN'T ROUGH HIM UP.

- YOU SAYING
THE CAMERA'S LYING?

- YOU KNOW WHAT?
GIVE ME THE RIP.

I DON'T CARE.

I'MA FIND THIS KILLER
BEFORE ANOTHER KID DIES.

- FIN--
- NO!

NO, KEEP ON GOING,
TUTUOLA,

OUT THE DOOR,
ON TO YOUR NEXT CAREER.

I'M SURE YOU'LL ENJOY
BEING A MALL COP.

- OKAY, I'M SORRY.

I LOST MY COOL WITH CARVER
AND I SHOULDN'T HAVE.

- NOW GO SAY IT AGAIN
TO THAT ASSWAD

WHO'S MAKING OUR LIVES HELL.

- YOU'RE NOT LISTENING
TO ME.

- THAT'S BECAUSE I'M BUSY
HELPING PEOPLE.

- I'M HERE TO RANDALL CARVER.
[door opens]

- YOU ARE RUINING AMERICA.
GORDON GARRISON SAYS SO!

- WHY DON'T YOU JUST GET
THE HELL OUT OF HERE?

- HOW CAN YOU DEFEND
ALL THESE RATS AND ROACHES?

WHY DON'T YOU STAND UP FOR
AMERICANS ONCE IN A WHILE?

- HEY!

- OKAY! OKAY! OKAY!
WHY ARE YOU TACKLING ME?

HE'S THE ONE RUINING
THIS COUNTRY.

NOW GORDON GARRISON SAYS--

- GORDON GARRISON
IS A NEANDERTHAL.

- NO! NO!
DON'T YOU INSULT HIM.

HE IS A GREAT AMERICAN WHO IS
BRAVE ENOUGH TO SPEAK THE TRUTH

WHILE LIBERAL ELITES LIKE YOU
TRY TO SHUT HIM UP!

- NO, YOU SHUT UP.
I'M A COP.

ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?
- I'M FINE.

WE GET NUTS LIKE HIM
ALL THE TIME.

- OKAY, CARVER,
IF YOU DON'T KNOW,

THIS IS WHEN YOU TELL ME
"THANK YOU."

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT
TO REMAIN SILENT.

ANYTHING YOU SAY CAN
AND WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU

IN A COURT OF LAW.

MOBILE NEWS?

WHAT, DO YOU GOT THOSE
VULTURES ON SPEED DIAL?

- I DID NOT CALL THEM.

- YEAH, RIGHT.

- DETECTIVE,
YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THIS.

- DON'T WORRY.

YOU CAN HAVE THE SPOTLIGHT
ALL TO YOURSELF.

- NO, NO.
I MEAN, ARREST HIM.

I WON'T BE PRESSING CHARGES
AGAINST MR. THAGARD.

HE'S JUST ANOTHER MISGUIDED
GARRISON FAN.

- WHO TRASHED YOUR OFFICE AND
BLEW OUT YOUR WINDOW.

- WELL, A BROKEN WINDOW'S
NO REASON TO THROW

THAT POOR LOSER IN JAIL.

- OH, I GET YOUR GAME,
CARVER.

THUG ATTACKS,
COPS ARE HEAVY-HANDED,

AND YOU'RE MR. NICE GUY.

- WHATEVER.

YOU KNOW, YOUR CAPTAIN CALLED,
SAID YOU WERE

COMING HERE TO APOLOGIZE.

YOU WANT TO MAKE IT STRAIGHT
BETWEEN YOU AND ME,

YOU LET HIM GO.

- WHAT'S GOING ON HERE,
MR. CARVER,

MORE POLICE HARASSMENT?

- OH, NO.
NOT AT ALL.

FOR ONCE, THE NYPD IS DOING
THE RIGHT THING.

ISN'T THAT SO,
DETECTIVE TUTUOLA?

- IT'S YOUR LUCKY DAY,
PAL.

- HI.

- [sighs]

YOU'RE LATE.
THE PARTY'S OVER.

- NEVER PLANNED ON GOING.

GIVING RANDALL CARVER
ANOTHER 15 MINUTES OF FAME

DOESN'T INTEREST ME.

- THEN WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

- I WANT TO HELP.

- BY WRITING
ANOTHER LITTLE STORY

THAT GETS BURIED
ON PAGE 17?

- [sighs]

I WANTED THAT STORY
ON THE FRONT PAGE.

I DID, BUT MY BOSS--

- YEAH, MY BOSS
IS NOT TOO HAPPY WITH ME

RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF YOU.

- [scoffs]

YOU CAME TO ME, REMEMBER?
- SO?

- SO I HEARD YOU GOT
A LEAD OUT OF IT.

- WHAT I GOT WAS
A WASTE OF TIME

CHASING DELIVERY BOYS WHILE
THE REAL KILLER ICED SCOTTY WU.

- SO THAT LITTLE BOY'S
DEATH IS ON ME?

- NO, IT'S MY FAULT.

I'M GOING NOWHERE
ON THIS CASE

AND INNOCENT KIDS
ARE BEING KILLED.

- THAT'S A HEAVY,
HEAVY LOAD, FIN...

BUT YOU DON'T HAVE
TO CARRY IT ALONE.

- YEAH?

YOU GONNA SOLVE
THIS CASE FOR ME?

- ENJOY THE PITY PARTY,
ODAFIN.

- [sighs]

- [sighs]

- SMILES LIKE THAT
OUGHT TO LIVE FOREVER.

KIDS ALWAYS GET
TO ME TOO, FIN.

- IF YOU CAME TO GIVE ME
A PEP TALK, SAVE IT.

- ACTUALLY, I CAME
TO GIVE YOU THESE.

- SERIOUSLY.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

PAPERWORK?

- THEY'RE EMPLOYEE FILES
FOR EVERY VENDOR

WHO DOES BUSINESS WITH THE
CENTER OF IMMIGRANT SERVICES,

FROM THE COMPANY
THAT DOES THEIR PAYROLL

TO THE ONE THAT CLEANS
THEIR TOILET.

I FIGURE THAT ONE OF THE PEOPLE
THAT GOES IN AND OUT OF THERE

ON A DAILY BASIS
MIGHT BE YOUR BAD GUY.

- SO YOU STUCK YOUR NECK OUT
RUNNING DOWN LEADS FOR ME.

- AND THIS IS THE THANKS
I GET?

- I BEEN PUTTING MY FOOT
IN IT WITH EVERY WOMAN

THAT CROSSED MY PATH TODAY.

- NICOLE GLEASON?

- I BIT HER HEAD OFF AND SHE WAS
JUST TRYING TO HELP ME.

- FIN, YOU'VE WORKED CASES
LIKE THIS BEFORE.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT THESE KIDS?

- EVERYTHING.

THEIR SKIN COLOR, THE FACT
PEOPLE JUST DON'T SEEM TO CARE.

- YEAH, AND YOU STILL
HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE

TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

- WELL, MAYBE I'M CLOSER NOW.

THANK YOU.

- BEST WAY YOU CAN THANK ME,

NAIL THE BASTARD.

- MUNCH!
-WHAT?

- LET'S GET BACK
ON THIS HATE MAIL!

I'M NOT FINDING DICK.

SURE, A LOT OF
PISSED-OFF PEOPLE.

SOME OF EVEN MAKING
A GOOD POINT OR TWO,

BUT NO THREATS TO KIDS.

- ALL I SEE IS ENOUGH
BAD GRAMMAR TO THINK

THE REAL PROBLEM IS EDUCATION,
NOT IMMIGRATION.

- WELL, HOPEFULLY
THERE'S SOMETHING

IN THE EMPLOYEE FILES
THAT LIV DUG UP.

- WELL, HELLO.
- WHAT YOU GOT, A WINNER?

- WELL, IN A MANNER
OF SPEAKING.

SOMEONE WHO CALLS HIMSELF
"BORN IN THE USA."

"THE MORE YOU HELP
THOSE DAMN ILLEGALS,

"THE MORE ANCHOR BABIES
THEY BREED.

SOMEONE NEEDS
TO STOP YOU AND THEM."

- IS THAT HIS ONLY LETTER?
- NO, HE'S JUST GETTING STARTED.

"AMERICA'S BECOMING
THE THIRD WORLD'S DELIVERY ROOM.

ANCHOR BABIES NEED
TO BE ABORTED."

THIS ONE WAS SENT A WEEK
AFTER MAGDA WAS KILLED.

- THAT COULD BE OUR GUY.
IS HE LOCAL?

- FALLSBURG, NEW YORK.

INMATE 13602.

- BOZO'S IN THE JOINT.
- YEAH.

I GUESS IT'S TIME
TO BE BORED TO DEATH

BY THESE SECURITY TAPES.

- YOU SON OF A BITCH.
- WELL, SCREW YOU TOO.

- I WASN'T TALKING TO YOU.

- WHAT, DO YOU GOT
AN IMAGINARY FRIEND NOW?

- JOE THAGARD.

HE WORKS FOR THE COMPANY
THAT SHREDS

THE CENTER'S PAPERWORK.

- SO HE WOULD HAVE ACCESS

TO WHERE MAGDA, RUBY,
AND SCOTTY LIVE.

WHAT MAKES YOU
THINK IT'S YOUR GUY?

- HE'S THE JERK THAT BUSTED UP
RANDALL CARVER'S OFFICE

SPOUTING ANTI-IMMIGRANT
CRAP

AND I CUT HIM LOOSE
THREE HOURS AGO.

- NYPD!

- SEARCH WARRANT!

- BATHROOM, CLEAR!

- BEDROOM, CLEAR!

- NO SIGN OF YOUR GUY.

- HE HASN'T BEEN GONE LONG.

HIS COFFEE POT'S STILL HOT.

- FIN, COME HERE!

LOOK AT THIS.

- HE'S WATCHING THE KIDS
ON THE CENTER'S PLAYGROUND.

- YEAH, AND STEALING
THEIR FILES.

- MUST HAVE TAKEN HIM DAYS TO
TAPE THIS STUFF BACK TOGETHER.

- CHECK THIS OUT.

MAGDA, RUBY, AND SCOTTY,
THEIR FACES ARE ALL CROSSED OUT.

- YEAH, AND IT LOOKS LIKE
HE'S GOT FOUR MORE KIDS TO GO.

- [sighs]

- SO WE'LL DRIVE YOU HOME
AS SOON AS WE

MAKE SURE YOU'RE SAFE.

- [speaking Spanish]

- HONEY, CAN I GET
YOU ANYTHING?

- COULD I HAVE A SODA?

- MACHINE'S DOWN THE HALL.
FOLLOW ME.

- EVERYTHING'S GONNA
BE OKAY, FOLKS.

IF YOU NEED ANYTHING,
JUST ASK.

WHERE'S FIN?

- BAY RIDGE, GETTING
THE AL-HAZIZ FAMILY.

- HELLO?
ANYBODY HOME?

HELLO?

POLICE!

- I DON'T WANT TO GO
WITH YOU!

- FREEZE!

STEP AWAY FROM THAT BOY!

YOU STAY IN THERE.

YOU BETTER GROW WINGS
OR I'MA BLOW YOU BRAINS

ALL OVER THE STREET
DOWN THERE.

COME ON.

- I AIN'T DO NOTHING
TO THAT BOY.

- ONLY 'CAUSE I GOT THERE FIRST.
- I DRANK SOME BEERS EARLIER.

I ACCIDENTALLY WENT
INTO THE WRONG APARTMENT.

- AND YOU COLD-COCKED THE DAD,
TIED UP THE MOTHER.

WHAT, WERE YOU GONNA READ
THE KID A BEDTIME STORY?

- I DIDN'T DO ANY OF THAT.

IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN ONE
OF THEIR TERRORIST PALS.

- WHAT GETS YOU OFF,
THAGARD?

WRAPPING YOUR CHAIN AROUND THOSE
LITTLE KIDS' NECKS,

OR KNOWING YOU'RE RIDDING YOUR
LILY-WHITE WORLD

OF ONE MORE OF THEM?

- OH, WE'LL NEVER
BE RID OF THEM.

ONE DIES AND THREE MORE
ARE BORN.

- BUT YOU'RE GONNA
EVEN THE SCORE, HUH?

- SOMEBODY HAS TO, BUT--

- NOT SOMEONE.
YOU.

- YOU'RE WRONG.
- ADMIT IT.

BABY-KILLER.

GO AHEAD, SAY THE WORDS.

- I ONLY GOT ONE WORD FOR YOU.

COON.

- THIS GUY JUST SIGNED
HIS DEATH WARRANT.

- FIN WON'T TAKE THE BAIT.

- THAT'S THE BEST YOU GOT?

- IT'S MORE THAN
WHAT YOU GOT,

WHICH IS NOTHING.

[cell phone rings]

- TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD,
MUNCH.

- OH, IT'S ALL GOOD HERE
AT XENOPHOBE MANOR.

WHAT DO WANT FIRST,
THE 50-GALLON DRUMS

WE FOUND IN THE GARAGE
OR THE OPEN-LINK CHAIN

C.S.U. FOUND BLOOD
AND SKIN TISSUE ON?

- YEAH, BRING THAT HERE.

WE'LL USE IT TO PADLOCK
THIS TOAD'S JAIL CELL.

LIKE I SAID,
ALL YOU GOT ARE WORDS.

I GOT EVIDENCE.

LIKE THE LITTLE SHRINE OF
TARGETS YOU PUT ON YOUR WALL,

AND THE DNA
FROM THESE THREE KIDS

STUCK ON THE CHAIN
YOU STRANGLED THEM WITH.

MAGDA, RUBY, SCOTTY.

WHAT'S THE MATTER?

NO MORE WORDS?

- WHAT I DID WAS RIGHT.

AMERICA'S GOING TO HELL.

- BECAUSE OF BIGOTS LIKE YOU.

- NO, BECAUSE OF THEM.

THEY WRECKED MY LIFE.

THEY'RE DESTROYING MY COUNTRY.

- WELL, LET'S JUST LOOK
AT THE BRIGHT SIDE OF IT.

YOU GET TO BECOME PART
OF THE LITTLE RAINBOW

COALITION WE CALL PRISON,
WHICH MEANS YOU GET PLENTY

OF THEM TO BE YOUR NEW PALS.

[knock on door and door opens]

YOU DECIDED TO PRESS CHARGES
ON THIS CREEP AFTER ALL?

- MR. CARVER IS HERE TO INTERACT
WITH THIS CREEP

IN A DIFFERENT CAPACITY.

- I'LL BE REPRESENTING
JOE THAGARD.

- YOU'RE PULLING MY CHAIN.

- PRO BONO.

- THIS GUY MURDERED THREE KIDS.

- YES.

BECAUSE HIS MIND HAS BEEN
FILLED WITH HATE

BY PEOPLE LIKE
GORDON GARRISON.

SHOULD HAVE HEARD HIM
IN MY OFFICE RANTING

ABOUT HIS HARD LIFE,
HOW ONLY GORDON UNDERSTANDS.

THIS MAN IS
AS MUCH A VICTIM

AS THESE
THREE CHILDREN HE KILLED.

- DOCKET ENDING
0-4-0-1.

THE PEOPLE VERSUS
JOSEPH JAMES THAGARD.

THREE COUNTS MURDER
IN THE SECOND DEGREE.

- HOW DOES THE DEFENDANT
PLEAD?

- I'M NOT GUILTY,
YOUR HONOR.

- I'LL HEAR THE PEOPLE
ON BAIL.

- REMAND, YOUR HONOR.

THE DEFENDANT IS A FLIGHT RISK
WITH NO COMMUNITY TIES.

- YOUR HONOR, MY CLIENT HAS NOT
HAD THE GOOD FORTUNE

TO BE MARRIED, BUT IS THAT ANY
REASON TO INCARCERATE HIM?

- NO, BUT THREE COUNTS
OF MURDER ARE.

I'LL REMAND THE DEFENDANT.

- THE PARENTS OF THIS CITY
WILL SLEEP BETTER TONIGHT.

- OH, WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT?

THEY SHOULDN'T, BECAUSE THE REAL
CRIMINAL'S STILL AT LARGE.

- YOU'RE CLAIMING
HE DIDN'T DO IT?

- NO, I'M JUST SAYING
HE WASN'T RESPONSIBLE.

HE WAS BRAINWASHED.

- GORDON GARRISON
MADE HIM DO IT?

IS THIS A JOKE?

- PERSISTENT VIEWING
OF THE PROGRAM FLASHPOINT

CONVINCED MY CLIENT
THAT UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

POSE A THREAT
TO NATIONAL SECURITY.

- WE BETTER WATCH OUT,
YOUR HONOR.

I HEAR LISTENING TO NPR WILL
TURN US ALL INTO ZOMBIES.

- MOCK ME, BUT HATE SPEECH
FROM AUTHORITY FIGURES

IS THE GREATEST DANGER
TO THIS COUNTRY

SINCE MCCARTHYISM,
YOUR HONOR.

- THERE ARE AMPLE
LEGAL PRECEDENTS

FOR A BRAINWASHING DEFENSE.

I'LL ALLOW IT.

[bangs gavel]

- BRAINWASHED?

THAGARD IS A BIGOTED LOSER
TRYING TO DODGE A LIFE SENTENCE.

- WILL THE JURY
SEE IT THAT WAY?

- WELL, THAT DEFENSE DIDN'T WORK
FOR PATTY HEARST.

SHE WAS A BIT MORE SYMPATHETIC
THAN JOE THAGARD.

- PRINCESS PATTY WOULDN'T HAVE
PICKED UP A MACHINE GUN

IF THE S.L.A. HADN'T SCREWED
WITH HER CEREBELLUM.

- SHE WOULD PROBABLY GET OFF
IF SHE WAS TRIED TODAY.

BUT IN 1976, NO ONE HAD HEARD
OF STOCKHOLM SYNDROME

OR THE REVEREND JIM JONES.

- JIM JONES BRAINWASHED HIS
FOLLOWERS TO DRINK THE KOOL-AID.

THAGARD HAS NEVER EVEN
MET GORDON GARRISON.

- NOT TO MENTION MILLIONS
OF PEOPLE

HAVE WATCHED FLASHPOINT.

THEY WOULDN'T HURT A FLY.

- BUT GARRISON'S NOT ON TRIAL.

ALL THE JURY CAN CONSIDER
IS WHETHER THAGARD WAS NUTS.

- AND WE'RE SURE HE ISN'T?
- COME ON.

HE KNEW EXACTLY
WHAT HE WAS DOING.

- SO DOES CARVER.

I WAS FLIPPING THROUGH
THE CHANNELS LAST NIGHT.

HE WAS ON EVERY NEWS SHOW
PROMOTING HIMSELF.

- THAT'S THE POINT.

BEFORE THE INTERNET
AND THE 24-HOUR NEWS CYCLE,

KOOKS COULD XEROX PAMPHLETS.

NOW ANY CRACKPOT
CAN GET ON TELEVISION

AND GET MILLIONS OF LEMMINGS
TO JUMP OFF

ANY CLIFF THEY TELL 'EM TO.

- SO HATE SPEECH
HAS A WIDER REACH.

IT HASN'T CAUSED
THE MURDER RATE TO SPIKE.

- YET, DID YOU KNOW THAT THE
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

ISSUED A REPORT ON THE RISE
IN RIGHT-WING EXTREMISM

AFTER OBAMA'S ELECTION?

- CAN WE JUST LEAVE THE BROTHER
OUT OF IT, MUNCH?

- ALL I'M SAYING
IS WE GOT TO TAKE

THESE RADICAL
FRINGE GROUPS SERIOUSLY.

- I'LL START
BY SHOWING THE JURY

WHO JOE THAGARD REALLY IS.

- I STARTED WATCHING FLASHPOINT
RIGHT AFTER I GOT OUT

OF THE COAST GUARD.

SPENT A LOT OF TIME
ON THE COUCH.

AND--

AND IT WAS EITHER HIM
OR THE STUPID SOAP OPERAS.

- YOU LIKE GORDON GARRISON?

- AT FIRST,
HIS RANTING BOTHERED ME,

BUT WHEN I REALLY LISTENED,

WHAT HE WAS SAYING MADE SENSE.

- HOW SO?

- I COULDN'T GET WORK AND I GOT
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE.

I LOST MY CAR...

AND THEN MY HOUSE.

MY GIRLFRIEND LEFT.

- AND WHY DO YOU THINK THESE
THINGS HAPPENED TO YOU, JOE?

- GORDON SAID IT WAS BECAUSE ALL
THE JOBS WERE GOING

TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WHO WORK
FOR LOWER WAGES

THAN REAL AMERICANS.

- AND THAT MAKES YOU ANGRY?
- YES, SIR.

I SPENT 13 YEARS DEFENDING
MY COUNTRY

AND THEY'RE JUST GONNA
GIVE MY JOB AWAY?

SO HELL YEAH, I'M ANGRY.

GORDON SAID
THAT WE SHOULD ALL BE.

YOU KNOW, THESE PEOPLE
DON'T PAY TAXES.

THEY DON'T PAY
THEIR HOSPITAL BILLS.

THEN THEIR WOMEN
POP OUT ANCHOR BABIES

AND THEY JUST GET
TO STAY FOREVER.

- BUT NOT IF THEIR CHILDREN
ARE DEAD.

- I MUST HAVE BEEN CRAZY
TO HURT THOSE KIDS.

I KNOW.

I KNOW MURDER'S A SIN,
BUT...

WHEN I WATCHED FLASHPOINT,
IT MADE SENSE.

- MURDER MADE SENSE.

- GORDON KEPT SAYING
THAT THE GOVERNMENT

AND ALL THE COMMUNITY
ORGANIZERS

ARE JUST GIVING
OUR COUNTRY AWAY.

HE SAID THAT SOMETHING
HAD TO BE DONE.

- KILL KIDS?

- GORDON SAID
THAT DESPERATE TIMES

CALL FOR DESPERATE MEASURES

AND THAT A TRUE PATRIOT NEVER
SHIRKS HIS DUTY.

- AND YOU WANTED
TO BE A PATRIOT.

- MR. CARVER,
I'M NOT SMART...

OR RICH AND POWERFUL...

BUT I LOVE MY COUNTRY.

AND GORDON SAID
THAT LOVE ISN'T ENOUGH.

THAT I HAD TO PROVE IT.

SO I DID.

I'M SO SORRY
I KILLED THOSE KIDS.

I WOULD DO ANYTHING
TO BRING THEM BACK.

ANYTHING.

- IT'S ALL RIGHT, JOE.

WASN'T YOUR FAULT.

YOU HAD A TOUGH LIFE.

CAUGHT SOME BAD BREAKS.

MADE YOU VULNERABLE
TO THAT SLEAZEBALL GARRISON.

- I WISH TO GOD I HAD NEVER
LISTENED TO GORDON GARRISON.

- NOTHING FURTHER.

- DID YOU REALLY
THINK A TRUE PATRIOT

WOULD BRUTALLY MURDER
THREE CHILDREN?

- [sobbing]

- IS THAT A "YES" OR A "NO"?

- MA'AM...

GORDON SAID THAT SOLDIERS
HAVE TO KILL AT WAR TIME,

AND THIS IS A WAR.

- BUT YOU'RE NO SOLDIER.

IN FACT, YOU WERE
DISHONORABLY DISCHARGED

FROM THE COAST GUARD.

IS THAT CORRECT?

- I WAS PERSECUTED
BY MY C.O.

- A LIEUTENANT
EDDIE VELASQUEZ,

NATURALIZED AS A U.S.
CITIZEN AFTER YEARS

OF MILITARY SERVICE.

YOU SAID YOU WEREN'T GOING TO,
"TAKE ORDERS

FROM A DIRTY BEANER."

- NO, MA'AM,
BECAUSE HE WAS NOT QUALIFIED.

BUT I DON'T BLAME HIM.

I BLAME AFFIRMATIVE ACTION.

- SO YOU HATED IMMIGRANTS BEFORE
YOU EVER WATCHED FLASHPOINT.

YOU WEREN'T BRAINWASHED
BY GARRISON.

YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN
A HOMEGROWN AMERICAN RACIST.

- OBJECTION, YOUR HONOR!

IF THERE WAS A QUESTION IN THAT
PRETTY LITTLE SPEECH,

I'M AFRAID I MISSED IT.

- I WILL REPHRASE THAT.

IF YOU WERE
TRULY BRAINWASHED,

THEN WHY DIDN'T YOU TAKE CREDIT
FOR THE CRIMES?

WHY DIDN'T YOU CALL UP
FLASHPOINT

AND CROW TO GARRISON?

I MEAN, IF YOU REALLY BELIEVED
IN THE RIGHTEOUSNESS

OF YOUR ACTIONS,
WHY NOT PROCLAIM YOUR DEEDS

TO THE WORLD?

- MA'AM...

THAT NEVER OCCURRED TO ME.

- BECAUSE YOU
WEREN'T BRAINWASHED.

YOU'RE JUST A MURDERER WHO
DIDN'T WANT TO GET CAUGHT.

- NOT USED TO GETTING
YOUR CAGE RATTLED, HUH?

- SCORE ONE FOR MISS CABOT.

BUT I HAVEN'T BROUGHT
OUT THE BIG GUNS YET.

- I DON'T GET WHY YOU'RE
DEFENDING THIS WACKO.

- THAGARD'S A SYMPTOM,
NOT THE DISEASE.

- THAT SYMPTOM KILLED
THREE KIDS.

- GARRISON, LIMBAUGH,
BECK, O'REILLY, ALL OF 'EM.

THEY'RE LIKE A CANCER SPREADING
IGNORANCE AND HATE.

I MEAN, THEY'VE CONVINCED FOLKS
THAT IMMIGRANTS ARE THE PROBLEM,

NOT CORPORATIONS THAT FAIL
TO PAY A LIVING WAGE

OR A BROKEN HEALTHCARE
SYSTEM--

- SAVE THE SOAPBOX,
RANDY.

THE CAMERAS AREN'T EVEN RUNNING.

- I AIN'T DOING THIS
FOR THE ATTENTION.

I GET ENOUGH OF THAT ALREADY.

- THEN WHY ARE YOU WASTING YOUR
TIME ON THIS LOSER?

- MY DADDY...
WAS A KLANSMAN.

TOLD ME STORIES
ABOUT LYNCHINGS.

WHEN I ASKED HIM WHY,

HE JUST SAID,
"SON, SOME MEN NEED KILLING."

- DADDY ISSUES, HUH?

YOU GET THAGARD OFF...

HIM AND ALL THOSE
KNUCKLEHEAD CLUCKERS

WILL BE REAL PROUD OF YOU.

MIGHT EVEN GIVE YOU
YOUR OWN POINTED HOOD.

- LISTEN TO ME.

I HATE THE KLAN AND EVERYTHING
THEY STAND FOR,

BUT THEY DID
TEACH ME THAT...

A GOOD MAN CAN BE SWEPT UP
BY EVIL FORCES.

THE PROBLEM IS BIGGER
THAN JOE THAGARD.

THOSE KIDS WOULD
STILL BE ALIVE

IF GARRISON HADN'T
DRIVEN HIM TO KILL.

MR. GARRISON,
HOW MANY TIMES THIS YEAR

WAS YOUR SHOW'S TOPIC
UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS?

- I HAVE NO IDEA.
- 57.

HOW OFTEN DID YOU USE
THE TERM "WETBACK"?

- I DON'T KNOW.

- I CAN UNDERSTAND THAT,
BECAUSE, SEE,

I LOST COUNT AFTER 18 TIMES
IN A SINGLE BROADCAST.

"WETBACKS,"
"CAMEL JOCKEYS."

YOU EVEN REFERRED
TO PEOPLE FROM CANADA

AS "MEXICANS WITH SWEATERS."

- I CALL 'EM
LIKE I SEE 'EM.

- THAT'S WHY WE LOVE YOU,
GORDON!

REAL AMERICANS LOVE
GORDON GARRISON!

- NO, REAL AMERICANS THINK
HE'S A FASCIST PIG!

- [bangs gavel]
QUIET IN MY COURTROOM.

- THANK YOU,
YOUR HONOR.

SO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY
ANYTHING YOU WANT TO ON THE AIR?

- GOD BLESS
THE FIRST AMENDMENT.

- AH, YEAH, BUT FREE SPEECH
DOES HAVE ITS LIMITS.

I MEAN, YOU CAN'T YELL "FIRE"
IN A CROWDED THEATER.

- YOU CAN IF
THE BUILDING'S BURNING.

AND MAKE NO MISTAKE,
THIS COUNTRY IS ABLAZE.

- HMM, AND YOU POUR GASOLINE
ON THE FLAMES.

- HOW ABOUT YOU AND YOUR
BLEEDING-HEART

CRYPTO-MARXIST BUDDIES?

YOU SPEECHIFY AT RALLIES.
YOU MARCH ON WASHINGTON.

ARE YOU RESPONSIBLE
IF SOME ANARCHISTS

SMASH A WINDOW?

- YES, IF MY WORDS ARE
A BREEDING GROUND FOR VIOLENCE.

- I NEVER TOLD ANYBODY
TO KILL.

- REALLY?

LAST MAY 29TH...

DID YOU NOT SAY...

"SOMEONE SHOULD
SEND THESE PEOPLE

"BACK TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM
ON A BOAT

"OR IN THE BACK
OF A TRUCK,

OR EVEN IN A PINE BOX."

- I DIDN'T MEAN MURDER.

- WELL, THAT'S EXACTLY
WHAT HAPPENED.

JOE THAGARD TOOK YOU
AT YOUR WORD.

NOTHING FURTHER,
YOUR HONOR.

- MR. GARRISON, HAVE YOU EVER
MET THE DEFENDANT?

- NO, I HAVE NOT.

- HAD HIM AS A CALLER
ON YOUR SHOW?

SIGNED AN AUTOGRAPH
FOR HIM?

RECEIVED FAN MAIL FROM HIM?

- NO, NO, AND NO.

- THEN WHAT DO YOU THINK
OF THE DEFENSE'S CONTENTION

THAT YOU BRAINWASHED HIM?

- HOGWASH,
PURE AND SIMPLE.

FOLKS, I'M JUST
A SOCIAL THERMOMETER

TAKING THE TEMPERATURE
OF THE PEOPLE.

- RECTALLY?

- A.D.A. CABOT.

- THAT'S ALL RIGHT, JUDGE.

ALEX HERE DOESN'T HAVE
TO AGREE WITH ME.

JUST LIKE VOLTAIRE SAID, SHE
MAY DISAPPROVE OF WHAT I SAY,

BUT SHE'LL DEFEND TO
THE DEATH MY RIGHT TO SAY IT.

- THAT WASN'T VOLTAIRE.

AS USUAL, YOU'RE PLAYING FAST
AND LOOSE WITH THE TRUTH.

- WAIT HERE NOW, MISS CABOT.

EXACTLY WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?

- THE TRUTH.

AND THE TRUTH
IS YOUR VIEWS COMPEL ME

TO DO NOTHING MORE THAN
TO REACH FOR A BARF BAG.

MR. CARVER THINKS THAT YOU'RE
A GOD TO YOUR FOLLOWERS,

BUT ALL I SEE
IS AN IMPOTENT MAN

SPEWING HATE TO LINE
HIS POCKETS.

- WATCH YOUR TONE, SWEETHEART.

- OR WHAT?

YOU'LL DO WHAT TO ME,
MR. GARRISON?

YOU ARE A POWERLESS BUFFOON.

AN ENTERTAINING CLOWN.

HALF THE PEOPLE
WHO WATCH YOUR SHOW

ONLY DO SO TO LAUGH
AT YOU.

NO ONE TAKES YOU SERIOUSLY.

- YOU GONNA LET HER TALK
TO ME THAT WAY?

- YOU GO TO HELL, BITCH!

- SHE'S TELLING THE TRUTH!
[gavel bangs]

- GORDON GARRISON
IS WRECKING AMERICA!

- I WANT THOSE
PEOPLE OUT.

- PROTECTING AMERICA FROM
SOCIALISTS LIKE YOU.

- [bangs gavel]
ORDER IN THE COURT! ORDER!

ORDER! COURT OFFICER,
GET THE JURY OUT OF HERE.

- YOU GONNA TELL ME THAT THESE
PEOPLE AREN'T BRAINWASHED?

ONE WORD FROM HIM,
THEY'RE THROWING PUNCHES!

- YOU ARE OUT OF ORDER,
MR. CARVER!

- NO, NO, HE'S OUT OF ORDER,
YOUR HONOR!

GARRISON MADE THIS HAPPEN
THE SAME WAY

HE MADE MY CLIENT KILL!

- WILL THE DEFENDANT
PLEASE RISE?

ON THE FIRST COUNT
OF THE INDICTMENT,

MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE,
WHAT IS YOUR VERDICT?

- NOT GUILTY.

- ON THE SECOND COUNT
OF THE INDICTMENT,

MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE,
WHAT IS YOUR VERDICT?

- NOT GUILTY.

- ON THE THIRD COUNT
OF THE INDICTMENT,

MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE,
WHAT IS YOUR VERDICT?

- NOT GUILTY.

- LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
OF THE JURY,

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

YOU ARE EXCUSED.

[bangs gavel]

- HOW THE HELL DID
THIS HAPPEN, ALICE?

- I WAS HOPING
YOU COULD TELL ME.

- I'D LIKE TO WIPE THAT SMILE
OFF THAGARD'S FACE

WITH A BELT SANDER.

- IT'S MY FAULT, FIN.

I UNDERESTIMATED CARVER.

HE GAVE THAGARD ONE HELL
OF A MAKEOVER.

- FROM CHILD-KILLER
TO PATHETIC PUNK

WITH A HARD KNOCK LIFE.

- JURIES LOVE A WEEPY
MEA CULPA.

- AND GARRISON LOOKED
LIKE THE REAL PSYCHO.

- ESPECIALLY AFTER HIS FREAKY
FANS WENT NUTS.

- WHY DO WE EVEN BOTHER?

- [sighs]

- FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH,

FINALLY GOT THE FRONT PAGE.

CAN I BUY THE NEXT ROUND?

- I'M NOT SURE
I'D BE MUCH FUN TONIGHT.

- YOU CAN'T SCARE ME OFF
THAT EASY.

[cell phone rings]

- IT'S RANDALL CARVER.

THE HELL DO YOU WANT?

YEAH, WELL,
I DON'T WANT TO SEE YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

I'M ON MY WAY.

I'M SORRY.
I GOT TO GO.

I'LL CALL YOU LATER.

- CALL TONIGHT.

I'LL WAIT UP.

- SO WHAT'S THE BIG EMERGENCY?

- YOU KNOW WHAT THAGARD
WHISPERED TO ME

IN COURT AFTER HE HEARD
THE VERDICT?

- WHAT?

- HE SAID,
"THANKS.

NOW I CAN GO KILL MORE
OF THOSE KIDS."

- WELL, WE GOT TO STOP HIM.

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