Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate the murder of Sarah Aronson, a high school art teacher who is found dead after hours in her classroom with the school locked and the alarm system on. The police initially focus on one of her colleagues, math teacher Richard Kovaks, after they learn Sarah had become aware Kovaks was selling higher grades to some of his students. When he has an alibi for her time of death they focus on four students who put a cryptic anti-Semitic slur in the high school yearbook. Student Matt Hastings is charged with murder and hires Roy Pane to defend him. Pane has defended white supremacists in the past and his defense is that there is a Jewish conspiracy to frame his client.
Did You Know?
At one point Matt Hastings claims that he should have been captain of his high school wrestling team, but fellow student Stan Shatenstein, being Jewish, was made captain instead. "Stan Shatenstein" would later be used in the series as the name of an entertainingly inept Legal Aid defense lawyer played by actor Sig Libowitz. He appears in the season 8 episode "Thrill" and the season 15 episode "Obsession", as well as in the Criminal Intent episode "Tomorrow". See more
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