Throughout the time that we have watched The Wire, we’ve recognized that the show shows multiple aspects on Baltimore. The show focuses on one side of Baltimore and it is shown in violent ways. The way drugs are handled, the set up deaths, and police brutality.These are things that are in society that have been around since the start of this show.
Black lives matter has been around for a little while and hasn’t changed. The movements and protests are throughout the country. When it comes to Black lives matter and The Wire there isn’t much of a connection. We don’t see almost any protests when it comes down to things. Unarmed characters aren’t getting shot out of the blue. There is one thing that does connect and that is the police brutality. Much of this reflects on not only in the show, but our every day life.
Black men are going to be watched and treated differently than white men because of this. Police brutality in my eyes has increased since the whole Black Lives Matter thing has started. There are many examples of how black men get mistreated in The Wire. There are scenes where Bodie gets beat by Kida and this goes to show how men are treated in this community.
In a video I found online, Bodie is being interviewed on how Baltimore police have treated him since the start of Black lives matter. He seems to be frustrated with them because he gets blamed for stuff that he never even started. The police pulled him out of the bar that he was in, and arrested him for just being there. They thought he was the one that said something bad to them and falsely arrested him. Bodie goes into deeper detail on how he thinks that this is starting to become a normal thing all around the country, just not in certain states. Bodie is from New York and he understands some kind of police brutality, but he says it’s never as bad as Baltimore was and is pursued in The Wire.
In an article I found online, David Simon is interviewed on his thoughts of the whole Black lives matter. In my eyes, it seems that Simon isn’t a fan of Black Lives Matter because he doesn’t understand why people have make something worse than it already is. He goes on to say that burning places down and rioting to make notice of things doesn’t help. Since Simon worked and grew up in Baltimore, he knows that the city is well over policed. The police come out of the cracks when people don’t give a shit. When places are getting burnt down and police officers are getting shot there is going to be an overload of police.He also makes a point that Baltimore wants less policing but the people of Baltimore react in with non-peaceful protests and make things worse. He just wants people to take a step back and realize what they’re going to do in the long run.