officerfett t1_j9hwxo8 wrote

What's brilliant about The Wire is the realization that it's not just the local accounting of East Side and West Side drug dealers involvement in the drug trade, but rather shows certain aspects of how international crews operate low key behind the scenes, with no gawdy mansions, no super fancy vehicles, flashy clothes, and have the ability to operate in plain sight, as well as the protection and incentives they receive from various Federal organizations.