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Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (Character)
from "The Wire" (2002)

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"The Wire: All Due Respect (#3.2)" (2004)
Sgt. Ellis Carver: Both Olsen twins. Ashley. Kate...
Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: Mary Kate. And, yeah, I admire their body of work.
Sgt. Ellis Carver: They're yours. All you gotta do is name a guy.
Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: [thinking] I'm not catchin', I'm pitchin'.
Sgt. Ellis Carver: No problem.

Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: Hey. Yo!
Justin: Huh?
Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: 'me axe you a question. Where do you guys get those hats with the bills over the ears like that? I go into all the city stores and the only ones I can find are the ones with the bills in the front.
Justin: Na, it's the same. Just turn it sideways on ya head.
Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: Thanks. Thank you

"The Wire: The Target (#1.1)" (2002)
Det. Ellis Carver: What he means to say is that we are effective deterrent in the war on drugs when we are on the street.
Det. Thomas Hauk: Fucking motherfuckers up.
Det. Ellis Carver: Indeed.
Det. Thomas Hauk: Fuck the paperwork. Collect bodies, split heads.
Det. Ellis Carver: Split 'em wide.
Det. Thomas Hauk: The Western District way.
Det. Ellis Carver: A'ight.
Shakima Greggs: You rogue motherfuckers kill me. Fighting the war on drugs, one brutality case at a time.
Det. Ellis Carver: You can't even call this shit a war.
Det. Thomas Hauk: Why not?
Det. Ellis Carver: Wars end.

"The Wire: More with Less (#5.1)" (2008)
Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: [spreading his lapels to show the lining of his suit] Here's our boy Thomas sporting the latest in downtown business wear: an understated ensemble that puts the "b" in subtle
[the line sounds much better than it looks when it's typed out]

"The Wire: The Detail (#1.2)" (2002)
Lt. Cedric Daniels: What're you doing here at two in the morning?
Det. Ellis Carver: Field interviews. Police work.
Lt. Cedric Daniels: "Police work." I got a 14-year-old kid in critical but stable condition at University and two witnesses who say one of you princes cold-cocked him with the butt end of a pistol.
Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: No sir.
Lt. Cedric Daniels: I got his mother over at I.I.D. filing a formal brutality charge, which for Herc will make an even four in the last two years!
Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: Unsustained...
Lt. Cedric Daniels: But all of 'em true!
Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: Lieutenant, we thought that...
Lt. Cedric Daniels: I got one less Crown Vic than I had last night, I'm out two Kevlar vests that burned in the car, two hand-held radios, a shotgun and I'm about to lose this idiot here for a week or two of medical! And for WHAT?
Det. Ellis Carver: Lieutenant, we thought...
Lt. Cedric Daniels: What did you learn when you went into the Terrace at two in the morning to conduct field interviews? What valuable information did we acquire from this situation? I.I.D. is gonna be on all three of you by afternoon. If you don't get a story straight by then, you're gonna have a file thick enough to see the light of a trial board. Now, tell me, who cold-cocked the kid?
Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski: [after several seconds of silence] Me.
Lt. Cedric Daniels: [intensely] Why?
Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski: He pissed me off.
Lt. Cedric Daniels: No, Officer Pryzbylewski, he did NOT piss you off. He made you fear for your safety and that of your fellow officers.

"The Wire: Ebb Tide (#2.1)" (2003)
Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: If white boys wanna sell drugs in Baltimore, they have to make different laws for it, like even it out for 'em.
Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs: Affirmative action.
Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: Leave no white man behind.

"The Wire: Sentencing (#1.13)" (2002)
Det. Ellis Carver: See, that's why we can't win.
Det. Thomas Hauk: Why not?
Det. Ellis Carver: They fuck up, they get beat. We fuck up, they give us pensions.

"The Wire: Transitions (#5.4)" (2008)
Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: [Proposition Joe brought Marlo to Attorney Levy, & Levy has led Marlo into a conference room, leaving Prop Joe with Herc to read the newspaper] Carcetti finally dumps Burrell...
Joseph 'Proposition Joe' Stewart: Ervin was a year before me at Dunbar
Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: No shit
Joseph 'Proposition Joe' Stewart: He was in the glee club
Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: [after a pause, Herc looks up from his own section of the paper] You're killin' me. I gotta ask
Joseph 'Proposition Joe' Stewart: Stone stupid

"The Wire: Back Burners (#3.7)" (2004)
Sgt. Ellis Carver: [to drug dealers] This shit is like unemployment insurance. Every employer gotta pay in. If I find out anyone been holding out, then he's out of here back on the street getting his head busted. The least y'all can do is look out for your own people a little bit.
Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: What are you, a fuckin' communist?

"The Wire: Boys of Summer (#4.1)" (2006)
Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: [after Council President Nareese Campbell walks by] Council President's hot as balls!
Security Detail Officer: I'd fuck you to fuck her.
Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: You don't think that means your a fag or nothin.
Security Detail Officer: It's just an expression.

"The Wire: Time After Time (#3.1)" (2004)
Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: [playing music from Shaft on his car stereo] He's a complicated man. And the only one that understands him is his woman.
Sgt. Ellis Carver: Seek therapy.

"The Wire: Game Day (#1.9)" (2002)
Det. Ellis Carver: Where's everybody at?
Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: Maybe the whole thing is over and no one bothered to tell us. Maybe we won.

"The Wire: Final Grades (#4.13)" (2006)
Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs: [Herc has been ranting about IID charges] Herc, What the fuck did you do exactly?
Sgt. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: I lost a surveillance camera that I took without my Lieutenant's permission and the evidence that I had found, I it attributed to a made up informant.
Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland: Son, They gonna beat on your White ass like it was a Rented Mule.