I feel like a musical ignoramus, somebody recommend where I start with Sleater-Kinney?
One of the best detectives I knew in Baltimore was a racist. He’d catch 12 murderers a year and all the victims would be black. But if a black family moved in next door, he’d run the father through the computer to find out if he had charges. It’s who he was. Whenever the cop lifts the blanket and looks down at the body and says, ‘Jesus, what a waste’ — they never say that. [Laughs.] They never fuckin’ say that. I think most cop shows think the guys are doing it because it fixes the neighborhood: ‘I care that the world gets better, therefore I police.’ Bullshit. So I wanna jettison all that.
Came across this great quote from David Simon from 2002, back when The Wire just debuted, about his approach to writing cops. (via artboiled)
Can you separate the art from the individual?
HALF CINEMA CHEERED AND THE OTHER HALF WERE REALLY CONFUSED WHY WE WERE CHEERING
I was at home when I watched this, but yeh, I was pretty psyched.