"Carnivores" is the eleventh episode of The Shield. It was originally broadcast on May 21, 2002.
Vic and the Strike Team mediate a dispute between Rondell Robinson and the Nation of Islam while Dutch and Wyms investigate a brutal home invasion in the tight lipped Korean community. Meanwhile, Aceveda revisits his past.
- Michael Chiklis as Detective Vic Mackey
- Catherine Dent as Officer Danny Sofer
- Walton Goggins as Detective Shane Vendrell
- Michael Jace as Officer Julien Lowe
- Kenneth Johnson as Detective Curtis Lemansky (credit only)
- Jay Karnes as Detective Dutch Wagenbach
- Benito Martinez as Captain David Aceveda
- and CCH Pounder as Detective Claudette Wyms
- Sticky Fingaz as Kern Little
- Walter Emanuel Jones as Rondell Robinson
- Brent Roam as Tomas Motyashik
- Efrain Figueroa as Jorge Machado
- Mailon Rivera as Xavier Salaam
- Cedric Pendleton as T.O. Osmond
- June Kyoto Lu as Rhee-Soo
- Katy Boyer as Maureen Wilmore
- Sandra Purpuro as Tereza Varela
- Cathy Cahlin Ryan as Corrine Mackey
- David Rees Snell as Detective Ronnie Gardocki
- Camillia Sanes as Aurora Aceveda
- Sandy Mulvihill as Ms. Emerich
- Jonathan Higgins as Jasper
- Matt Corboy as Officer Ray Carlson
- David Backus as White NOI Member
- Ralph Ahn as Young-Ho
- Jane Cho as Officer Yun Dae
- Esther K. Chae as Donna (as "Donna - Translator")
- Sophia Santi as Conchita
- David Zepeda as Orlando
- David S. Jung as Jeweler
- Peter Kim as Father
- Samuel Sung as June-Ho
- Jasmine Alexander as Linda
- Erica Lolli-Diaz as Elena
- Tung Ha as Nam Yung
- "I'm Gone" by Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson
- "Punk Ass" by SX-10
- International airdates:
- Germany: October 13, 2004
- France: August 1, 2007
- This is the third episode of the season where Curtis Lemansky doesn't appear, although his name still appears in the opening credits.
- The Nation of Islam both commended and protested their portrayal in the episode during the same week.
- Kern Little drives a silver Mercedes Benz W-220 with armored body and windshields. Shane Vendrell drives a dark green 2002 Ford Explorer.
- White NOI member: As-salaam alaikum, my brother. May I interest you in one of our magazines?
- Shane Vendrell: You wandered into the wrong prayer group, Frosty.
- Vic Mackey: So you didn't shoot up Kern Little's car, trying to get to Rondell?
- Xavier Salaam: The Nation does not murder.
- Vic Mackey: You committed murder.
- Xavier Salaam: That was a long time ago, and it was manslaughter.
- Vic Mackey: Why this neighbourhood?
- Xavier Salaam: Because it needs cleansing.
- Vic Mackey: What if I said that's my job?
- Xavier Salaam: I'd say you were doing it poorly.