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The Wire

5 Seasons | 60 Episodes | TV-MA
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In the city of Baltimore, there are good guys and there are bad guys. Sometimes you need more than a badge to tell them apart. This highly realistic and totally unvarnished drama series chronicles the vagaries of crime, law enforcement, politics, education and media in Baltimore as it follows a team of cops and the criminals they are after.

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Remembering Michael K. Williams

1966-2021

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Raised in the System

Michael Kenneth Williams examines the juvenile justice system and investigates solutions communities are employing that are resulting in drastic drops in crime and incarceration.

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