Author of "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets", published in 1991. The book won the 1992 Edgar award for best true crime book.
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(Discussing whether he hopes The Wire
(2002) will cause reforms of the institutions portrayed in the series) I'll tell you what, this would be enough for me: The next time the drug czar or Ashcroft or any of these guys stands up and declares, 'With a little fine-tuning, with a few more prison cells, and a few more lawyers, a few more cops, a little better armament, and another omnibus crime bill ...
A Former Baltimore Sun crime reporter, David Simon is the author of the book, "The Corner", and is also the creator of both the Baltimore-based show, The Wire
(2002), and the inspiration behind the show, Homicide: Life on the Street
(1993). Simon's book, "A Year on the Killing Streets", is what the show was based upon.
Simon was known for his in-depth reporting in covering the drug trade in ...