I was just watching a rerun of an episode of “The Practice”: Inter Arma Silent Leges, 12/6/2001.
In the episode, a black attorney, Eugene Young (Steve Harris, a great actor), is defending a black client, Daryl Johnson (Gabriel Casseus, another great actor) on a charge of murder (he was alleged to have raped and murdered a young, white woman).
In the course of the trial, Young approaches the assistant district attorney asking for a plea deal. Her response is, “I won’t be blackmailed into a plea deal.”
I thought that that was interesting, especially in light of what’s happening now in the US.