David Simon of 'The Wire' on police work and crime

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, right
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, right, is blocked by one of three protestors as he tries to deliver a written statement about the recent release of police shooting video to television reporters outside the police department headquarters Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, in Chicago.
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A Chautauqua Lecture by David Simon, the former Baltimore police reporter who produced the hit television shows "The Wire" and "Homicide: Life on the Street." He says the arrest of non-violent drug offenders has led to mistrust of police, which has caused information to dry up, with the result that murderers don't end up in prison.

David Simon is a former reporter at the Baltimore Sun and the author of "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets" and co-author of "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood."He spoke at the Chautauqua Institution in New York Aug 1, 2016.

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