by Free Britney at . Comments

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is ripping another case straight from the headlines, and there has never been a more controversial one than this subject:

Trayvon Martin.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Cast

The NBC procedural, now in its 15th season, is currently filming an episode that looks to be inspired by one of the biggest legal stories in recent memory.

According to reports, Cybill Shepard has been tasked to play a vigilante-like character who is charged with murdering a black teenager named Mehcad.

Arrested Development's Jeffrey Tambor plays her lawyer, and a scene filmed yesterday involved a protest not unlike those seen during George Zimmerman's trial.

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by Hilton Hater at . Comments

David Simon, one of the most respected writers on television, has made his feelings clear regarding last Saturday's George Zimmerman verdict:

He's disgusted by it.

The man behind HBO's The Wire and Treme said on his blog that he's "ashamed to call himself an American" after a jury found Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin.

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"You can stand your ground if you're white, and you can use a gun to do it," Simon wrote. "But if you stand your ground with your fists and you're black, you're dead."

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