Tonight Boston Legal ran a great episode poking fun at the problem of police entrapment.
William Shatner's character was genuinely going to the bathroom when he is surprised by police who were insistent that his fidgety behavior in the stall was a ploy to get laid. James Spader once again did a good job at defending Shatner while poking fun at conservatives and bigots.
Interestingly enough the prosecutor in this case was gay and Shatner's character's protestations that he is not gay became ridiculous and comical. My major criticism of the episode though was that they didn't focus on the law.
The entire drama seemed to focus on the comic relief of innocent straight people accused of things they didn't do. It would have been nice to actually show a gay client acquitted in the case, but hey this was a good step.
A point they only hit on at the last possible second is that charges of solicitation usually are supposed to involve an offer or exchange for money. None of the fidgeting, or humming or toe tapping was against the law but it took Spader til the end to say that. Finally he referenced that a charge of solicitiation needed money to make it a crime.
Hopefully many of you were able to see the episode, If not try to check some of it out on YouTube.