Cast, Creator From ‘The Wire’ Speak Out Against Baltimore Riots

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Cast and crew from the HBO series “The Wire” are speaking out against the violent events Monday in Baltimore, where rioters are throwing bricks at police, destroying cop cars and looting local businesses.

“If you can’t seek redress and demand reform without a brick in your hand, you risk losing this moment for all of us in Baltimore,” David Simon, the creator of the television series about Baltimore, wrote on his blog on Monday night. “Turn around. Go home. Please.”

Andre Royo, who played the character Bubbles in the show, on Monday called for “Discipline not Destruction” in response to the death of Freddie Gray. The 25-year-old died of a severed spinal chord suffered after being arrested by police in Baltimore.

Wendell Pierce, who played detective Bunk Moreland in “The Wire,” also tweeted his disgust with the violence.

Asked on Twitter what he thought about the events, Tray Chaney, who played Poot Carr in the show, said he was “upset” and was “gathering a bunch of thoughts.”

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