The Wire Creator Calls for Peace in Baltimore
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The Wire Creator Calls for Peace in Baltimore

David Simon, the creator of HBO’s classic Baltimore cop series The Wire and former Baltimore Sun reporter who has always been critical of the police, issued a call for peace on his blog. Andre Royo (Bubbles) and Wendell Pierce (Bunk Moreland) also weighed in on Twitter.

But now — in this moment — the anger and the selfishness and the brutality of those claiming the right to violence in Freddie Gray’s name needs to cease. There was real power and potential in the peaceful protests that spoke in Mr. Gray’s name initially, and there was real unity at his homegoing today. But this, now, in the streets is an affront to that man’s memory and a dimunition of the absolute moral lesson of his meaningless and unnecessary death.
If you can’t seek redress and demand reform without a brick in your hand, you risk losing this moment for all of us in Baltimore. Turn around. Go home. Please.


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Written by Tag Brum

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