I wonder how different the real life justice system would be if it played out like it does on television.Let’s say that we were watching an episode of Law and Order (not the spin-off but the original one) and Det. Lennie Briscoe and Det. Mike Logan are heading up the 32-year old cold case of five Newark, NJ teens found dead and locked inside of a closet in a burning abandoned apartment. Would Briscoe, the seasoned detective that he is, take seriously the fuzzy memories of witnesses, who said they saw the young men with Lee Evans, a lonely 25-year-old mason and handyman? Or would Logan, the more cocky and short tempered of the two, blow a fuse when he realizes that there are various inconsistencies among witnesses as to where, when and what time the young men were last seen that unfaithful night?
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