Posts Tagged ‘Reason’

A superb interview with the writers of HBO’s “The Wire”

May 27, 2008

So no, I don’t think we’re being cynical. I think we’re being factual. We’ve been fighting the drug war for 30 years. Thirty years of failure. But there’s some reason that we persist in this. What is it? We never explore why that is. But you just can’t spend this much money and get these few results and continue on like this. Someone has to start wondering what the fuck is going on.

–Ed Burns, former vice-cop, and 1 of the 2 writers/creators of “The Wire”

A great interview on the abject failure of the “war on drugs” with the writers and creators of HBO’s “The Wire.” Interviewed by Radley Balko of Reason.com. Read and really think about what the writers are saying….and then ask yourself if you think they’re not dead on.