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David Simon to Attorney General: Drop Drug War and We’ll Do More Wire

Earlier this month, Attorney General Eric Holder was on a panel with cast members from The Wire when he said this: "Having looked at those clips again, I'm reminded how great that series was. I want to speak directly to [Ed] Burns and [David] Simon: Do another season of The Wire ... I want another season or I want a movie. I have a lot of power, Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon." Well, Simon has now responded, in slightly less jocular fashion: "The Attorney-General's kind remarks are noted and appreciated. I've spoken to Ed Burns and we are prepared to go to work on season six of The Wire if the Department of Justice is equally ready to reconsider and address its continuing prosecution of our misguided, destructive and dehumanising drug prohibition." [Crowd erupts in pandemonium.] [Atlantic]

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