HBO’s complexity We own this city It shouldn’t be something new for fans the wire; Each of Baltimore’s dramatic crime plays delves into the societal and cultural systems that affect justice. after a while the wire Accessed across various institutions throughout the whole of Baltimore, We own this city Zeros in the police department specifically. Instead of simply blaming a few rotten apples, We own this city It details how problems become satisfactory issues because of the people and institutions of good will who make them possible.
Far from the classic tales of cops and thieves depicting the former as outstanding heroes of justice and the latter as unsympathetic and unsympathetic villains, modern crime dramas have more nuances of reality to offer. Model David Simon the wire It is one of the greatest TV series in history because of its witty nuance. With We own this citySimon and co-creator George Pelicanos are only interested in one issue and as the trailer indicates, the series features a whole bunch of people who fall into the trap of corruption.
Focusing primarily on the Gun Trace task force that Justin Fenton’s book is about, We own this city He cuts no corners when it comes to portraying the complex and divisive issues plaguing Baltimore. The series is set in time from the early days of Sergeant Wayne Jenkins’ career as a police officer to his later arrest for the activities of the corrupt task force, which include not only displays of stunning brutality against innocent individuals but the theft of obscene amounts of money. John Berthal, who was the perfect Punisher, gave an impressive performance as Jenkins.
While Jenkins quickly loses public sympathy through these acts of gratuitous violence, by the time of his arrival, the police department was already riddled with corruption. The murder of Freddy Gray in real life by the Baltimore police serves as a fixed reference point, and provokes hostility between the police and the public they are meant to serve. But the motives of the different players serve to humanize the parts of the inhuman system. where string like Law and Order: Organized Crime Focus on one bad guy, no one sees himself as the villain We own this city.
Even Officer Daniel Hirsel (played by Josh Charles), one of the most violent figures in the British Police Service, views police brutality as a necessary part of the job and complaints against him as an inevitable consequence of doing the job. Along the way, his behavior is isolated from consequences by a culture of police searching for itself, a syndicate that is singularly focused on protecting them and an entire political structure in which people are punished only for challenging the status quo.
Jenkins’ own motives materialize as the series progresses. Embarrassed by the extra money the officers around him are pulling from their corrupt activities, he has been openly mocked for failing to keep up financially. Once he becomes fully involved in the network of corrupt cops, he conducts a raid alongside largely sympathetic Sean M. He returns home every two weeks. “My kids can’t take any medal,” he says.
The moment you scrutinize the justifications Jenkins uses to fuel his corruption even as he pulls Sumber into the scheme as well. There is a famous quote from Albert Einstein that says that the world is dangerous “not because of bad people, but because of people who do nothing about it.” We own this city It shows how people are forced into negativity not because of their own decisions, but because the problems they face are so great, they can’t do much else. Corruption is not only the fault of the corrupt cops, but it is presented as an entire city issue.
We Own This Town airs Mondays at 9:00 PM on HBO.
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