Collateral damage: “Law & Order” goes deeper, further than usual

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      By Marie…. Marie is the author of the blog Tales from the Handbasket and a strong voice for policies that heal families and work toward prevention r
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      I haven’t seen this particular episode but maybe that’s because of my inherently strong dislike of this show. I believe popular culture influences the Simpletons of the world and Law and Order SVU leads the Simpletons down the path of ignorance. The average uninformed viewer of SVU is led to believe that if almost all sex offenders haven’t re-offended yet, it’s just a matter of time before they do AND that if a potential sex offender hasn’t been caught yet, that’s also just a matter of time. The words “pedophile” “pervert” and “sex offender” are thrown around interchangeably by the detectives. Maybe this is what the SVU detectives in NYC and across the country actually believe but I’d prefer to detoxify my mind as much as possible and I’m afraid SVU doesn’t help in that endeavor.

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      Against my better instincts, I watched the episode. Wasn’t impressed. The only reasons the police showed any empathy towards the wife of the perp was because she was a part of their department. And though she does end up staying with him, we still are supposed to believe the guy is a monster rather than a redeemable human being. We are led to believe he slashed his wrist so he could get a better plea deal because in the end, that’s what happens. Typical sex offender, right? Manipulative to the core. That’s what I feel they were aiming for. I’m sorry for wasting an hour of my life on that.

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