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"Law & Order" is a police and legal drama television series created by Dick Wolf. The series lasted from 1990 until 2010 totalling 456 episodes. The series won numerous awards and nominated for many others. "Law & Order" starts with thirty minutes of police drama and ends with thirty minutes of legal drama as the team attempts to prosecute the defendant. Many episodes are real cases based on recent headlines.


Narrator: In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.
Det. Rivera: You know, McCoy, you wanna put the bad guys behind bars you have to get your hands dirty.
Jack McCoy: The problem is, detective, sometimes it doesn't stop at the hands.
Det. Lennie Briscoe: I specifically asked for him to be put on suicide watch. Apparently here at Riker's that mean that they watch you commit suicide.
Det. Lennie Briscoe: You know, if I didn't already know you don't have kids, I'd know you don't have kids.
EADA Ben Stone: Although justice must be tempered with mercy, it must still maintain a sense of retribution.
D.A. Arthur Branch: Sometimes the good you do won't do you any good.
Det. Lennie Briscoe: I want to go to law school so I can learn how to turn gold into lead.
Det. Ed Green: If you're going to lie, be creative or we'll get bored.
Det. Lennie Briscoe: Boy, I'd hate for somebody to trace me by what I read.
Det. Rey Curtis: You read, Lennie?
Lt. Anita Van Buren: Do you believe him?
Det. Lennie Briscoe: I believe on a good day he couldn't hit his ass with both hands.
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