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The Wire: Taking Money that’s Given Away

November 26, 2012 by


I am re-watching the greatest TV series ever, The Wire again.  This time, I’m just starting with the 4th season, my favorite season, in the hopes of hooking the attention of the River woman.  So far so good. One of the most intriguing story devices employed by The Wire was the parallel lives led by […]

Identity and Amnesia on the The Wire

March 30, 2009 by


Michael Lee, from the Wire, the new stoic stick-up man of Baltimore… derived from… Michael Lee, from the Wire, an extremely moral kid who does everything to protect his little brother and his friends. After a drug gang takes care of a problem for him that the police and the justice system can’t, he becomes […]

Understanding “Fuck The Police” Sentiment and Community Policing

March 19, 2009 by


I just got finished watching 4 seasons of the epic HBO show The Wire (I skipped the mind-numbingly slow season 2).  An incredibly heavy-hearted show about the unseen America.  It’s fictional, but it puts itself out there publicly as highly authentic and syncs with realities in urban America.  There are plenty of real ex-traffickers, police […]

The Wire, Number Fetishes, and Organic Ecology

March 11, 2009 by


Commensuration makes a complicated world seem easier to control. It bolsters our courage to act. Espeland, Wendy, “Commensuration and Cognition” Culture in Mind (2002) The Wire was the groundbreaking TV show that nobody watched.  It dealt with the issues of drug trafficking, sex trafficking, the education system, the corrections system, and the police in Baltimore.  […]