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In a move that would make Bunny Colvin proud, the NYPD has managed in just a few short weeks to reduce crime in their city up to 94%. http://nypost.com/2014/12/29/arrests-plummet-following-...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 397 comments on Tue Dec 30, 2014 at 01:06 PM PST with 349 Recommends
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by Sam Loomis
Comment Count 180 comments on Sun Mar 09, 2008 at 03:17 AM PDT with 52 Recommends
David Simon is someone who gets it--not only did he write and create The Wire, but he spent much of his life on the mean streets of Baltimore as a journalist. He's seen first-hand what our society ...
by dizzydean
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 12:08 PM PST with 49 Recommends
David Mills, one of America's finest writers, journalists, and bloggers, [died http://www.eclectique916.com/2010/03/31/with-a-heavy-heavy-heart-david-mills/] yesterday of a brain aneurysm while ...
by Jay Elias
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Mar 31, 2010 at 11:24 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
"Only fools play a rigged game forever, and governments that elevate money and firearms over human life, that treat its people and their will with such indifference — such governments eventually ...
by jbou
Comment Count 17 comments on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 01:42 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Until I watched HBO's five-season series The Wire (2002-08), I had believed that I knew what a gritty urban crime-drama was.
by Troubadour
Comment Count 27 comments on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 08:52 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
I've often wondered who gets the most pissed at watching fictional depictions of their profession. For example, in almost every medical drama that has ever been filmed, at some point a patient's ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 07:04 PM PST with 21 Recommends
Today is the broadcast of the series finale of one of my favorite shows, The Wire . For those who don't know about the show (which seems to be most ...
by limpidglass
Comment Count 151 comments on Sun Mar 09, 2008 at 09:19 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT) We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 7:00 am Eastern (and perhaps sometimes earlier!). Feel free to ...
by martianexpatriate
Comment Count 38 comments on Tue Jan 06, 2015 at 03:30 AM PST with 17 Recommends
It amuses me to no end to think that Obama might become the first Asian American President . Crazy, you say? Well, you're in ...
by Asian Guy
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Oct 06, 2008 at 01:07 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
The best book about socialism I ever read is called, "The Bible." I hate when I wake up surrounded by yellow crime scene tape. If I found apple slices in my Happy Meal when I was a kid, I would ...
by jbou
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 09:52 AM PST with 12 Recommends
The HBO series THE WIRE just finished its fourth season the past weekend and the following is a rare critical post ...
by riftt
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Dec 12, 2006 at 05:02 PM PST with 12 Recommends
The ACLU Reached out to me about speaking on the (Failed) war on drugs. I had a few words...
by Elon James White
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Jul 01, 2011 at 01:03 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
As the U.S. pauses from work to celebrate freedom, what national liberation do you desire? At the risk of seeming ridiculous, I'd love the public interest to awaken from its self-imposed ...
by arlenegoldbard
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Jul 05, 2010 at 08:36 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
I don't really know what happened between Keith Olbermann and Current Media. None of us does. We know certain things about the news business, that the Lou Grant-type managing editors of yesteryear ...
by chicating
Comment Count 11 comments on Sat Mar 31, 2012 at 12:13 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Dan Foster tweets: Cornyn tells @NRO that "all incumbents" that voted against earmarks ban "need to be prepared for primaries." John Cornyn is the chairman of the National Republican ...
by jbou
Comment Count 353 comments on Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 02:58 PM PST with 10 Recommends
David Simon writes on the Huffington Post about the final season of "The Wire:" Because ...
by ptmflbcs
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Mar 17, 2008 at 03:54 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
By now, most of us have heard at least snippets of the rags-to-riches American Dreamy Tale of how John Boehner rose to national prominence from his humble beginnings as a child laborer back in the ...
by BetteNoir
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Sep 19, 2014 at 07:17 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
President Karzai, with Ambassador Eikenberry at his side, announced the creation of a Major Crimes Unit to take on corruption. Secretary Clinton has been demanding that Karzai do more to crack down ...
by janosnation
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Nov 17, 2009 at 09:20 AM PST with 7 Recommends
From NewsOne http://newsone.blackplanet.com/entertainment/obamas-show-the-wire-will-it-help-him-govern/ One of the main reasons I supported Barack Obama is because we share the same favorite TV show,
by Barack Marley
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 08:11 AM PST with 7 Recommends