11. Fort Greene Park
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Chuck takes his kids to the park and gets them donuts at a food truck. On the line, he sees someone he prosecuted for mail fraud also with his kids knowing that the man would be going to jail soon. In a spark of pity, he gives the food truck vendor $20 to pay for the other man’s donuts. The park is Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn, with rusticated gates similar to Central Park as teh park was also designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. One of the giveaways is that there is a row of brownstones visible from the inside of the park in the scenes, an urban condition that is not quite the same at Prospect Park.
The man follows Rhoades into the park and hits him with a donut. Turns out the man is going to prison tomorrow and has taken the day off to be with his kids. He asks Rhoades “How do yo live with yourself?” to which Rhoades answers, “I think long and hard before any prosecution in my office goes forward. And I’m proudest of the cases I choose not to prosecute. But when I go forward, it’s full guns,” a line he later admits to Wendy is a bit of a standard line.