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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