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'Wire' Creator David Simon on Baltimore Riots: 'Go Home. Please'
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30 Apr 2015 04:12 AM EST

TV producer David Simon, who dramatized Baltimore's police force and racial tensions on the HBO series The Wire, pleaded with protesters in the city to go home after the scene turned violent. More than 15 police officers were injured and 200 people were arrested during riots, which broke out in the wake of the funeral of Freddie Gray. "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," Simon wrote on his blog. "In this moment, the anger and the selfishness and the brutality of those claiming the right to violence in Freddie Gray's name needs to cease," Simon wrote.