Other plot points over the course of the season are oddly connected to recent events. At one point Bunk Moreland goes searching for bodies in Leakin Park—where the body was discovered in the case covered by last year's hugely popular "Serial" podcast—and describes it as "where West Baltimore brings out its dead." When someone suggests building a casino to raise revenue, one councilmember says, "I don't want to see the kind of crime that comes with casinos," and Council President Nerese Campbell, who is said to be modeled on Sheila Dixon (she becomes mayor when O'Malley stand-in Carcetti becomes governor) but is a dead ringer for Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, says, "Now you're just sucking paychecks out of my community." When two reverends accuse the police department of racism and a lack of accountability, Carcetti's deputy campaign manager Norman Wilson says, "Last I checked, the department had a black commissioner and a black [Internal Affairs Division] director," echoing the sentiments of those defending the real BPD in the wake of Freddie Gray's death. And, like activists have recently said in response, one of the reverends says, "the problem is systemic."