This week’s open Wire thread. Ashley’s already scored a few points, connecting the basketball riot to the ghetto “respect” issue, but y’all carry on. Up for consideration: The wheels are coming off Hamsterdam. You knew it would happen, but when the police start dragging dead bodies around to protect their secret, a line has been crossed. Herc’s right — it’s not something you do. And we want to praise the magnificent Omar (“That woman raised me!”), who, in the end, loves his grandma. All that talk about her crown and the truce and the besmirchment of a true innocent — there’s something you don’t hear on “Law & Order.”
Oh, and Prez. The man who had so much to offer, but a tragic destiny. Sigh.