A legal drama facetiously referred to as “woke law” recently aired an episode where the principal cast actually condemns law enforcement while defending gang members.
The show is actually called “All Rise,” about a woman who inexplicably became a judge despite a clear bias against police and prosecutors. The latest episode, which aired Monday, was about an ex-gang member who was charged with murder, according to NewsBusters.
“An ex-gang member is charged with murder and in this trial the prosecution uses a bug in the meeting room to find out what other gang members were involved in the murder, putting the defendant’s life at risk,” the outlet reported. “Sara Castillo, the court stenographer, feels the need to burst into Judge Lola Carmichael’s chambers before she makes the decision of whether or not the prosecutor should have done this and in this conversation Sara reveals anti-police sentiments, claiming that gang members are “used” to further political agendas and not all of them are criminals.”
Below is the exchange between the stenographer and the judge:
Sara: … Not all gang members are criminal. They run businesses. They raise incredible families. They contribute to the community. They just need a place to belong, that’s it. But they all get targeted.
Lola: Sara, I need you to stop.
Sara: People use them. They use these — these boys, these men, some of whom are my family. They are used by — as a political platform to get sheriffs elected, to get D.A.s elected, to raise funds for police rather than for social services.
Essentially, the show spends the episode pretending that gang members are just victims of a cruel society while police are opportunistic liars.
NewsBusters’ Sadi Martin has detailed other episodes of the show that are quite eye-roll inducing, such as an episode from November where a person who identifies as non-binary is suspected of arson but the show suggests we’re supposed to let them get away with the crime because the person’s identity is fluid.
“Guilty. Not guilty. Two options always presented to you, which, as my friend Jax has helped me see, is a very binary way of looking at the law. For what’s between guilty and not? Less guilty, sort of guilty, guilty but we totally understand why they did it. Turns out guilt, like everything else, is fluid,” the non-binary character’s defense attorney says in court.
The show’s pilot episode in late September set the tone that minorities are all victims and cops are evil, with the show’s main character, Judge Carmichael, walking into the wrong courtroom (so smart) and seeing a female defendant who was not wearing pants. As NewsBusters reported at the time, “The courtroom scene escalates extremely quickly and almost unbelievably from Carmichael reprimanding people in the room for allowing Daphne in half naked, to the policeman going crazy, pulling a gun and shooting at the judge.”
Yep, exactly what happens in real courts all across America.
The episode continues by showing every minority involved in the case is innocent while every white person is a liar out to get non-white people.