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MAY 25, 2013 - The Guardian

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David Simon, creator of The Wire, says new US drug laws help only 'white, middle-class kids'

The award-winning creator of The Wire, David Simon, has emerged as a critic of the 'racial bias' in the US debate on the war on drugsDavid Simon surged into the American mainstream with a bleak vision of the devastation wrought by drugs on his home town of Baltimore – The Wire, hailed by many as the greatest television drama of all time. But what keeps him there is his apocalyptic and unrelenting heresy over the failed "war on drugs", the multibillion-dollar worldwide crusade launched by President Richard Nixon in 1971.When Simon brought that heresy to London last week – to take part in a ... Read More

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