Watch The Black Lives Matter-Inspired Episode of ‘Law & Order: SVU’ [@nbcsvu #BlackLivesMatter] Bradford J. Howard October 15, 2015 TV/Movies Dick Wolf’s long-running NBC series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has often used social commentary and pop culture events to drive its material. In recent years, the popular crime drama has subtly but not so subtly made episodes inspired by 50 Shades of Gray and even the Chris Brown-Rihanna domestic violence incident. Last night, Law & Order: SVU took on perhaps one of its most daunting tasks yet, by dropping an episode inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement. (This is not entirely new territory for SVU, as last season featured a Ferguson-inspired episode whose police force had military-style armament). Entitled “Community Policing,” the episode hinted to the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” chants and movement inspired by Michael Brown’s death, when a case of mistaken identity leads to three officers firing and killing an unarmed Black teen. Since SVU has only an hour’s runtime (44 minutes or less, adjusted for commercials), the resolution towards the episode’s end veers away from justice and more towards “telling the story right” to protect all parties involved. But for what it’s worth, Wolf and his writers do their best to craft a very memorable episode. Watch the “Community Policing” episode of Law & Order: SVU for yourself up top. Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.