Posts Tagged ‘The Wire’

Don’t get busted selling cocaine while getting your hair done.

June 21, 2009

Because you can end up looking like this.  The gentleman above took a time out from the barbershop to go and (allegedly) sell some crack cocaine.  Police didn’t even allow him to get his braids finished before booking.  Man, if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a 1000 times.  Selling narcotics can wait until after you’ve had your hair fully braided….or your wax done.  What?  Too much?  Look, you’ll thank me one day.

Via Evansville Courier & Press

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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.