INTER 155 The Wire: Life on the Streets and War on Drugs • 10 Cr.
HBO's The Wire's shady lawyers in court versus honorable and intellectual drug dealers. Corrupt cops seeking Compstat numbers versus corner boys following a strict code of the street. This class will examine the nature of community perception of local policing activities and behaviors of those living in inner-city of West Baltimore during the 1990's. We will uncover the development and operation of urban drug gangs along with poverty, education and a glimpse into the unique environment of cops and dealers.