Attorney General Eric Holder has something to say to the creators of HBO's Baltimore crime drama "The Wire," the Washington Examiner reported earlier this week: Bring the show back.
At a press conference with some of the shows cast members on May 31, Holder said he wants to see another season of the show, or maybe even a movie. "I have a lot of power," he joked, according to the Examiner:
Don't tell that to Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III, who earlier this year said the show was the "most unfair use of literary license that we've borne witness to" and called it a "smear on this city that will take decades to overcome." Creator David Simon retorted in a letter to The Sun: "A more lingering problem might be two decades of bad performance by a police agency more obsessed with statistics than substance, with appeasing political leadership rather than seriously addressing the roots of city violence, with shifting blame rather than taking responsibility."
Holder's comments came during a Justice Department panel discussion in which "Wire" actors Wendell Pierce, Sonja Sohn and Jim True-Frost discussed drug abuse, families and at-risk children, part of an initiative to help children from becoming victims of violence. Sohn has started a non-profit for at-risk kids in Baltimore that The Sun profiled last year.