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David Simon, creator of 'The Wire,' urges end to violence in Baltimore
David Simon, creator of 'The Wire,' urges end to violence in Baltimore

David Simon, creator of HBO's Baltimore-set drama series "The Wire," has urged an end to the violence that has rocked the city following the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died last week from a spinal cord injury received while in police custody. On Monday, the writer and former journalist wrote a short but emphatic post on his blog, the Audacity of Despair, calling for peace and telling looters to "go home." While Simon did not specifically mention the issue of police brutality or the history of tension between law enforcement and Baltimore's black community, he began his post (which was simply titled "Baltimore") by noting...

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