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New ‘Law & Order: Hate Crimes’ Series Ordered By NBC

NBC said the new show would be tackling “a very relevant and topical subject matter.”

Law & Order fans have a lot to be excited about this week! NBC and Law & Order producer Dick Wolf made the announcement!

BuzzFeed News continues, “The network has ordered 13 episodes of Law & Order: Hate Crimes, which will be based on New York City’s Hate Crimes Task Force.

“Considering that last year there was a double-digit rise in hate crimes in our 10 largest cities — the highest total in over a decade — it seemed like this topic is begging to be explored,” said Lisa Katz, copresident of scripted programming at NBC Entertainment.

NBC said the new show would be tackling “a very relevant and topical subject matter.”

A hate crime is committed when an offender acts with a prejudicial bias while committing another offense, like murder or assault. The FBI defines a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.”

Will you check out the new show?

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