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Felicity Huffman

John Ridley's splendid 'American Crime': no easy answers

No one should come to "American Crime" expecting easy answers to the tough questions it poses.

Viewers learned that during season one of the celebrated ABC drama, when murder and drugs in a California town sparked a troubling look at race, class and a broken legal system.

Viewers will learn it anew as "American Crime" airs the second hour of this season's saga Wednesday at 10 p.m. EST. Lurid photos of an Indianapolis teenager have gone viral after a school party where he claims to have been sexually assaulted. But he will not be the only victim in a clash between students, parents and educators at two very different high schools.

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