“Law & Order: SVU” To Air Trayvon Martin Inspired Episode In New Season

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The Huffington post is reporting that the long running television series “Law & Order: SVU,” will be airing an episode inspired by the Trayvon Martin case in its upcoming season.

“Law & Order: SVU” franchise, currently filming its 15th season, has based past episodes on various mainstream events and cases. Earlier this year, SVU aired an episode inspired by Pop Icon Rihanna and R&B singer Chris Brown’s highly-publicized domestic dispute.

Yesterday in New York, extras were seen on the SVU set holding signs almost identical to the ones created to mourn Trayvon Martin.

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The episode is slated to air later this year and has a working title of “American Tragedy.”