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Закон и порядок Conspiracy (1990–2010) HD online
Language: English
Category: TV Episode / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Original Title: Conspiracy
Director: Edwin Sherin
Writers: Dick Wolf,Michael S. Chernuchin
Released: 1990–2010
Duration: 1h
Video type: TV Episode
Detectives Cerreta and Logan investigate a shooting where Marcus Tate is killed at a town hall meeting of the African-American Congress. The suspected shooter is described as a white male but no one seems to have seen anything more. The investigation leads them to Mitchell Koblin, who is married though separated from his African-American wife, Sandra Koblin, who works for the ACA. The bullet that killed Tate is of no forensic value but one of his bodyguards was definitely shot by Koblin's gun. The ACA is a radical organization though Tate was moderating his message against whites and Jews. That Koblin is Jewish creates a tense atmosphere in the communities and ADA Stone needs to act quickly to prevent violence in the streets.
Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Sorvino Paul Sorvino - Phil Cerreta
Chris Noth Chris Noth - Mike Logan
Dann Florek Dann Florek - Donald Cragen
Michael Moriarty Michael Moriarty - Ben Stone
Richard Brooks Richard Brooks - Paul Robinette
Steven Hill Steven Hill - Adam Schiff
Joe Morton Joe Morton - Roland Books
Gloria Foster Gloria Foster - Satima Tate
Cynthia Martells Cynthia Martells - Sandra Koblin
Michael Jace Michael Jace - Otis Cooke (as Michael Jayce)
Jeff Gendelman Jeff Gendelman - Mitchell Koblin
Eric Bogosian Eric Bogosian - Gary Lowenthal
Ben Hammer Ben Hammer - Judge Herman Mooney
Victor Truro Victor Truro - Judge Douglas Spivack
David S. Howard David S. Howard - Mr. Koblin

In this episode, Phil Cerreta (Paul Sorvino) and Mike Logan (Chris Noth) investigate the assassination of the leader of the African-American Congress. In Law & Order: Entrapment (1997), Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) and Ray Curtis (Benjamin Bratt) investigate the attempted murder of the new AAC leader, and Lennie notes that Logan investigated the former leader's murder. Joe Morton portrayed Roland Books in the first episode, Ron Cephas Jones portrays him in the second, while other actors reprise their roles.

The "jury in Los Angeles" that Tate refers to at the very beginning of the episode is from the infamous trial in which four white L.A. police officers were acquitted of beating Rodney King. The verdict was handed down five months before this episode first aired and resulted in citywide riots that left more than 50 people dead.

The episode is based on a number of high-profile assassinations over the years, including:

  • The assassination of Malcolm X, (born Malcolm Little), he was assassinated on February 21, 1965, at the age of 39. He was about to address his followers in New York when 3 gunman (Thomas Hagan, Norman Butler and Thomas Johnson) rushed the stage and fired at him. Hagan was beaten by the crowd, whilst Butler and Johnson were eventually found by the police. All three were convicted of murder in March 1966 and sentenced to life in prison.
  • The assassination of Martin Luther King, who was killed on April 4, 1968 by James Earl Ray. King was 39 and left behind a widow and four children. Ray was a fugitive from the Missouri State Penitentiary, he was eventually arrested on June 8, 1968, in London at Heathrow Airport and extradited to the United States, to be charged with the crime. On March 10, 1969, he entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to 99 years in the Tennessee State Penitentiary. He later made many attempts to withdraw his guilty plea and be tried by a jury, but was unsuccessful; he died in prison on April 23, 1998, at the age of 70.
  • The assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, who was killed on Friday, November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time in Dallas, Texas, while riding in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza. Kennedy was riding with his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and Connally's wife Nellie when he was fatally shot by former U.S. Marine Lee Harvey Oswald firing in ambush from a nearby building. Governor Connally was seriously wounded in the attack. The motorcade rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital where President Kennedy was pronounced dead about thirty minutes after the shooting; Connally recovered from his injuries. Oswald was arrested by the Dallas Police Department 70 minutes after the initial shooting. Oswald was charged under Texas state law with the murder of Kennedy as well as that of Dallas policeman J. D. Tippit, who had been fatally shot a short time after the assassination. At 11:21 a.m. Sunday, November 24, 1963, as live television cameras covered his transfer to the Dallas County Jail, Oswald was fatally shot in the basement of Dallas Police Headquarters by Dallas nightclub operator Jack Ruby. Oswald was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital where he soon died. Ruby was convicted of Oswald's murder, though it was later overturned on appeal, and Ruby died in prison in 1967 while awaiting a new trial.
  • The assassination of Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy, a 42-year-old junior Senator from New York and a presidential candidate. On June 5, 1968, Kennedy won dual victories in the California and South Dakota primary elections for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States for the 1968 election. Senator Kennedy spoke to journalists and campaign workers at a live televised celebration from the stage of his headquarters at the Ambassador Hotel. Shorty after midnight Pacific Daylight Time at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles he left the podium and exited through the kitchen hallway, where he was mortally wounded by multiple shots fired from a handgun. He was later pronounced dead at 1:44 AM on June 6, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, about 26 hours after he had been shot. The shooter was 24 year-old Palestinian/Jordanian immigrant, Sirhan Sirhan. In 1969, Sirhan was convicted of murdering the senator and sentenced to death. His sentence was commuted to life in prison in 1972. A freelance newspaper reporter recorded the shooting on audio tape, and the aftermath was captured on film.
  • The murder of John Lennon committed by Mark David Chapman.
  • The Huey Long assassination allegedly committed by Carl Weiss.
  • Arthur Bremer's assassination attempts.

Actor Eric Bogosian, who plays defense attorney Gary Lowenthal, will go on to play Captain Danny Ross, commanding officer of the Major Case Squad on seasons 6-9 of Criminal Intent - Verbrechen im Visier (2001).

Joe Morton (Roland Books) also played the role of Leon Chiles in four later episodes of the series.

Chris Noth (Mike Logan) & Joe Morton (Roland Books) also worked together on episode 3.6, Good Wife: Affairs of State (2011), of Good Wife (2009) as Peter Florrick & Daniel Golden respectively.

Chris Noth (Mike Logan) & Eric Bogosian (Gary Lowenthal) also worked together on three episodes of Good Wife (2009) and 21 episodes of Criminal Intent - Verbrechen im Visier (2001).

Reviews: [2]

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    "Conspiracy" is another excellent Law and Order episode that features solid acting and a gripping storyline.

    In this episode, a Jewish schoolteacher named Mitchell Koblin is accused of assassinating Marcus Tate, a radical African American political figure. The case goes to trial, but the outcome is not what Executive DA Ben Stone expects. In a final twist, Stone and ADA Paul Robinette investigate the possibility of a murder conspiracy from within Tate's close-knit organization. In investigating this conspiracy, Robinette has to face (and not for the first time on the show) his painful position as an African American in a (mostly) white DA's office.

    For myself, the most haunting scene in this episode occurs in the courtroom when the verdict is read on Koblin's charges. The aftermath reminded me of the 1992 Rodney King trial in Los Angeles, in which four white police officers were acquitted of beating Mr. King. As usual with the Law and Order series, "Conspiracy" grapples with troubling questions and not-so-simple (or predictable) answers. And as the death of Trayvon Martin has recently demonstrated, the "race question" has not completely disappeared from the American legal system.

    In sum, "Conspiracy" is another well done episode in the venerable Law and Order series.
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    This episode of Law And Order involves the shooting of the leader of the African National Congress who like Malcom X is gunned down during a rally. Paul Sorvino and Chris Noth get some considerable resistance in the investigation yet do come up with a suspect in Jeff Gendelman a former SDS type radical who married Cynthia Martells who worked for the African National Congress. Gendelman was the only white face in photographs of the rally so he kind of stood out and was carrying a weapon.

    Gendelman thought his wife might be stepping out with the victim so that sure gives him motive.

    Michael Moriarty is given a gift horse of a case. But gift horses should come with a warning label and maybe you should look them in the mouth. One thing is clear the cause for the African National Congress is greater than the justice for death of its leader. At least that's what Gloria Foster the victim's widow maintains throughout.

    A sad commentary on our criminal justice system and how some just don't trust it.