History Series / LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit

20th Jul '17 6:56:34 PM dbdude01
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** In one episode a woman accuses her ex husband of raping her, which the ex husband denies. Elliot approaches the situation with an unbiased view and suggests it's possible the husband is telling the truth since the two are in the middle of a nasty divorce and custody battle, and the wife's story has a few holes and she has a history of false accusations. Olivia accuses him of putting his own issues on the wife(he was separated from his wife at the time) and acts like he's not doing his job for wanting to do a full investigation. Of course the man ''does'' turn out to be guilty, but they couldn't have been sure of that at the time.

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** In one episode a woman accuses her ex husband of raping her, which the ex husband denies. Elliot approaches the situation with an unbiased view and suggests it's possible the husband is telling the truth since the two are in the middle of a nasty divorce and custody battle, and the wife's story has a few holes and she has a history of false accusations. Olivia accuses him of putting his own issues on the wife(he was separated from his wife at the time) and acts like he's not doing his job for wanting to do a full investigation. Of course Eventually, the man ''does'' turn is arrested and charged with rape and goes so crazy he sets his ex-wife on fire, killing her. It then turns out to be guilty, but they couldn't have been sure he was innocent of that at the time.rape he was originally accused of.



* ThereShouldBeALaw: To the point where the show isn't even about a sex crime half the time.

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* ThereShouldBeALaw: To the point where the show isn't even about a sex crime half the time. Olivia has a particular problem with this, as she often fails to realize some laws don't exist (she thinks drunk sex is rape, she also thinks giving a woman a fake name then having sex with her is rape).
12th Jul '17 9:34:20 PM infernape612
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--> Dr. Huang: "What are you gonna do next, bash in people's skulls to make them talk?"
* JerkAss: Elliot Stabler, at times. He beats up innocent men, verbally abuses others, ruins one innocent man's life after accusing him of pedophilia on a flawed report, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking commits at least several counts of police misconduct.]] It actually got bad enough at one point that he was temporarily assigned another partner that was just like him in order to see how frustrating it was for the rest of the team to work with him.

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--> Dr. Huang: "What '''Dr. Huang:''' What are you gonna do next, bash in people's skulls to make them talk?"
talk?
* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: Elliot Stabler, at times. He beats up innocent men, verbally abuses others, ruins one innocent man's life after accusing him of pedophilia on a flawed report, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking commits at least several counts of police misconduct.]] It actually got bad enough at one point that he was temporarily assigned another partner that was just like him in order to see how frustrating it was for the rest of the team to work with him.
10th Jul '17 3:50:46 PM infernape612
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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: The episode entitled "Totem" Stabler is known for beating up[[AcceptableTarget Acceptable Targets]] and given that most of them are rapists, It's hard to find a reason to sympathize with them, but in this episode, it's different.

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: The In the episode entitled "Totem" Stabler is known for beating up[[AcceptableTarget Acceptable Targets]] up AcceptableTargets and given that most of them are rapists, It's it's hard to find a reason to sympathize with them, but in this episode, it's different.
10th Jul '17 3:38:37 PM infernape612
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** There's also a racial disparity in how the detectives are treated. Benson and Stabler (both white) never face any punishment, regardless of how stupid, illegal, unconstitutional, or just plain wrong their actions are. Meanwhile Jeffries (black), Amaro (Hispanic), and Lake (Native American) are not so lucky. Munch (jewish) and Fin (black) are something of a middle ground as they have never been punished, but haven't done nearly as much as Benson and Stabler to deserve it.

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** There's also a racial disparity in how the detectives are treated. Benson and Stabler (both white) never face any punishment, regardless of how stupid, illegal, unconstitutional, or just plain wrong their actions are. Meanwhile Jeffries (black), Amaro (Hispanic), and Lake (Native American) are not so lucky. Munch (jewish) (Jewish) and Fin (black) are something of a middle ground as they have never been punished, but haven't done nearly as much as Benson and Stabler to deserve it.
10th Jul '17 3:03:29 PM infernape612
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''Series/SesameStreet'' did a spot-on parody with muppets called ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5121VjLwqZM Law and Order: Special Letters Unit]]''. [[ParentalBonus The primary audience probably don't watch the original]] (we hope).

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''Series/SesameStreet'' did a spot-on parody with muppets called ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5121VjLwqZM Law and Order: Special Letters Unit]]''. [[ParentalBonus The primary audience probably don't doesn't watch the original]] (we hope).
8th Jul '17 10:07:32 PM Snowsky
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*** As of the episode ''Turmoil'', it can be confirmed that he is also volatile and borderline violent as he attacked his son [[WhatTheHellHero after he pointed out his violent tendencies]].

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*** As of the episode ''Turmoil'', it can be confirmed that he is also volatile and borderline violent as he attacked his son [[WhatTheHellHero [[IResembleThatRemark after he pointed out his violent tendencies]].
8th Jul '17 9:03:08 PM Snowsky
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** "Institutional Fail" had a girl who was beaten, starved, and locked in a dog cage by her mother and stepfather for crying too much. The same episode briefly mentioned a four-year-old girl admitted to the ER for cigarette burns all over her body and an eight-year-old boy forced to drink bleach by his mother.
8th Jul '17 8:48:30 PM dbdude01
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** There's also a racial disparity in how the detectives are treated. Benson and Stabler (both white) never face any punishment, regardless of how stupid, illegal, unconstitutional, or just plain wrong their actions are. Meanwhile Jeffries (black), Amaro (Hispanic), and Lake (Native American) are not so lucky. Munch (jewish) and Fin (black) are something of a middle ground as they have never been punished, but haven't done nearly as much as Benson and Stabler to deserve it.
25th Jun '17 3:45:08 PM Wyldchyld
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** One episode, named "Slaves", revels in the details on how a young Romanian woman has been imprisoned, brainwashed and used as sex toy by an American couple. Lots of neatly presented details about the horrors she endured makes for a strange mix of FetishFuel and NauseaFuel. [[spoiler: Surprisingly, the detectives let the wife off the hook in exchange for selling out her husband, in spite of the fact that ''she murdered the girl's aunt without even informing her husband about it afterwards'', though one could argue that there was some heavy implication that the wife was also the subject of abuse and brainwashing.]]

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** One episode, named "Slaves", revels in the details on how a young Romanian woman has been imprisoned, brainwashed and used as sex toy by an American couple. Lots of neatly presented details about the horrors she endured makes for a strange mix of FetishFuel Fetish Fuel and NauseaFuel. [[spoiler: Surprisingly, the detectives let the wife off the hook in exchange for selling out her husband, in spite of the fact that ''she murdered the girl's aunt without even informing her husband about it afterwards'', though one could argue that there was some heavy implication that the wife was also the subject of abuse and brainwashing.]]
22nd Jun '17 9:45:27 PM Snowsky
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** "Hothouse" had a man put his two daughters through TrainingFromHell from a young age in order to make them into geniuses, forcing them to learn advanced mathematics in a freezing cold room for hours daily and viciously punishing them for mistakes with beatings and cigarette burns. He [[IHaveNoSon threw his elder daughter out of the house]] at 16 for supposedly not being as smart as her sister, because she had an IQ of 135 and her sister's was 165. She sees him again for the first time in years during the episode, and his first words to his wife are, "She is dead to us." [[spoiler:Surprisingly, he's not the murderer of his younger daughter.]]

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** "Hothouse" had a man put his two daughters through TrainingFromHell from a young age in order to make them into geniuses, forcing them to learn advanced mathematics in a freezing cold room for hours daily and viciously punishing them for mistakes with beatings and cigarette burns. He [[IHaveNoSon threw his elder daughter out of the house]] at 16 for supposedly not being as smart as her sister, because she had an IQ of 135 and her sister's was 165. She sees him again for the first time in years during the episode, and his first words to his wife are, "She is dead to us." [[spoiler:Surprisingly, he's not he actually turns out to be innocent when the murderer detectives are investigating the death of his younger daughter.]]
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