probably the best season to date. pretty major character developments and changes toward the end of the season. stringer bell continues to try to avoid the dirty side of the game, but only when it suits his monetary interests. he has a wiser view of the whole thing than the old school avon barksdale.
the amsterdam experiment, wherein the cops allow drug trafficking in 3 specific areas, is interesting to say the least. it’s what some cities have done de facto, though maybe not as extreme as seen in the show. they basically give up in certain areas in order to fight the good fight elsewhere.
the political stuff was also pretty good. it all confirms we what already know about politics and human nature. most people follow the incentives and act in a self-interested manner. talk of codes, laws, brotherhood, etc. is mostly just crap. there are a few among them (us) that actually have a code and live by it – omar being one of them – but they mostly just do whatever it takes to get by or go farther in their endeavors.Watched on TV