Tag: drug policy

David Simon Condemns War on Drugs at NYT Conference, Using Baltimore as an Example

Still via video from The New York Times

A lot has changed in the two yeas since David Simon sat down with the president to discuss drug policy, but the writer and producer’s message remains the same.

Award-Winning Documentary Looks at the drug war in Baltimore and Beyond


Few cities have been as effected by the drug war as Baltimore.  The House I Live In, winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Documentary, examines the impact of the war and questions its efficacy.

The Open Society Institute and the Maryland Film Festival will hold a screening of the film at The Charles on Tuesday Oct. 9 at 7 p.m., followed by a discussion with Eugene Jarecki, director, writer and producer of The House I Live In, and Judge Andre Davis of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Judge Davis has been outspoken about the war on drugs and mandatory minimum sentencing laws.  The Wire creator David Simon, who appears in the film, will introduce the movie.