Van Buren tracks down McCoy to show him a photo of a noose that was hung over the basketball hoop at the playground where the kids were shot. She is concerned about the outcome of the trial. McCoy says the whole city is concerned, but for her, for her he will go tell his ADA to offer a plea bargain because two guilty pleas would solve a lot of problems. Cutter is irked by the request because his "summation is ready," and he McCoys that he is against expediency in lieu of justice. Jack tells him there's too much on the line and to make a deal.
The ADA offers ten years to the shooter and five years to the driver. They turn him down just so we have the pleasure of hearing Cutter's aforementioned summation.
In closing, The Profiler's attorney claims that the only reason his client is there is political pressure to put a white face at the defendants' table. The other defense attorney points out that she is a racist and his client was just acting in defense of his son. The ADA's now-much-ballyhooed summation points out that neither of these parents are particularly reasonable human beings. One parent carpooled her kids to a street fight and one used lethal force to stop a teenager with a bat. He wants the jury to make them both take responsibility for the deaths of the two kids.
The jury files back in. They find Ray not guilty in the death of the boy, but guilty for the death of the girl. They find The Profiler not guilty for the death of the boy and guilty for the death of the girl. The jury then reads a statement they have prepared. I always get excited when the jury prepares a statement because I imagine that it will be just like the letter that The Breakfast Club wrote the principal, but it never is. Here, the jury recommends that both parties be given the exact same sentence, because they are both equally responsible, even though one is a jock and one is a princess. McCoy and the Lieutenant stand in the back of the courtroom and heave a sigh of justice.