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A life sentence, and a life reformed: How one Colts fan follows from prison

Sixteen years later, in the sixth episode of the second season of “The Wire,” a show co-written by Burns and inspired by his two-decade run in the Baltimore Police ... year or two on the streets ends ... read more

The Baltimore Rebellion

IT TURNED out to be Baltimore. Ever since the African American residents of Ferguson, Missouri, took to the streets for weeks ... alongside a new Black middle class and political class." Finally, than... read more

‘The Wire’ — Game Day

This is a scene from “Game Day,” the ninth episode of the first season of David Simon’s and Ed Burns’ epic, intense and critically fantastic series The Wire. In Episode 9, Baltimore ... back to the co... read more

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In the media, divergent perspectives on Baltimore

Baltimore is an American version of Gaza, with an occupying army of heavily armed police in the streets and military helicopters overhead ... Sorry, everybody knows it's actually "The Wire," with all ... read more


A last lemon meringue pie for the real-life gangster at the heart of ‘The Wire’

What made him noteworthy was his role in The Wire on HBO ... because I had been working in New York. It was OK, he assured me, but added that he was counting on that lemon meringue pie when I got back ... read more

How ‘The Knick’ turned the streets of Manhattan into old New York

Turning back the hands of time to 1900 was no mean feat on “The Knick,” which premieres Friday at 10 p.m. on Cinemax. The drama about a struggling New York City hospital was filmed in 70 days in a stu... read more

The mistake of mistrusting officers of the law

This is why wise and experienced officers say that talking to people ... But the feds have neither the manpower nor the knowledge and skills to police the streets of Baltimore. Still less are they abl... read more

Baltimore's failing schools are a tragedy of criminal proportions

The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill Back in 2005, Emmy-award winning television drama The Wire shined a harsh light ... faced by students out on the mean str... read more

Welcome to the New Age of Counterinsurgency Policing

Last week, as Baltimore braced for ... news,” giving the government new leverage over alleged enemies of the state. What we are seeing in the dark corners of cyberspace is of a piece with what we are ... read more

Week 14 M*A*S*H Report: Some Starting Quarterbacks Return To The Helm

I recommend that you hold off on your Baltimore wagers. Starting safety Tony Jefferson ... The good news for Indianapolis is that tight end Eric Ebron is back practicing in full. The bad news is that ... read more

What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency

In 1942, Congress amended Section 706 of the Communications Act of 1934 to allow the president to shut down or take control of “any facility or station for wire communication ... The idea of tanks rol... read more

Legal troubles nothing new for 'Wire' actress

David Simon, the Baltimore writer who created "The Wire," said in a statement ... Pearson wrote in her book that she had trouble holding down jobs once her felony record became known and, as an adult, ... read more



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