‘Wire’ Producers Say War on Drugs is Lost

Mar 10, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Producers of Baltimore-based drama “The Wire,” which ended its five-year run on HBO yesterday, criticized U.S. drug-enforcement policy as “a venal war on our underclass” in a Time magazine editorial. Given the opportunity to serve on a drug-offense trial, the producers would vote to acquit, regardless of evidence, citing Baltimore statistics showing that more drug enforcement have caused arrest rates for murder to drop, they said.
– Danny King

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