David Simon (above, fourth from left), longtime CSTB fave and creator of “The Wire” and “Treme”, recently saw the former program hailed by none other than U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who last week used a photo-op with Roland “Prez” Pryzbylewski and THE BUNK to declare the former program oughta be revived by Simon and colleague Ed Burns. “I want another season of ‘The Wire’, or a movie,” Holder begged, adding “I have a lot of power.” Given how poorly “Homicide : The Movie” turned out, Holder should be very careful what he wishes for, though Simon’s reply, by way of The Times’ letters page, indicated the former Baltimore Sun scribe is very ready to play hardball :
“The Attorney-General’s kind remarks are noted and appreciated,” he wrote. “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.”
Simon further claimed that the government’s current anti-drug policies are “nothing more or less than a war on our underclass”.
He continued: “[It is] succeeding only in transforming our democracy into the jailingest nation on the planet (sic).”