'The Wire' Creator David Simon Has Fascinating Response to Zimmerman Verdict

When David Simon, former Baltimore crime reporter and creator of The Wire, heard about the Trayvon Martin verdict, he took to his blog. The writer is known for his outspoken political opinions, and he didn't hold back in his post. (It's short, so go ahead and read the whole thing). Of course, some of the comments on the post are exactly what you'd expect (thanks, Internet!), but some are thought-provoking. Amazingly, Simon manages to respond to most of them. Here are some of his smartest replies.

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When David Simon, former Baltimore crime reporter and creator of The Wire, heard about the Trayvon Martin verdict, he took to his blog. The writer is known for his outspoken political opinions, and he didn't hold back in his post. (It's short, so go ahead and read the whole thing). Of course, some of the comments on the post are exactly what you'd expect (thanks, Internet!), but some are thought-provoking. Amazingly, Simon manages to respond to most of them. Here are some of his smartest replies.

How Was it Racially Motivated?

There's a million other ways people have answered this -- with anecdotes about Zimmerman, testimonies from the trial, etc. -- but Simon answers it in the most simple way possible: given the situation, what the hell do you think the motivation was?

The Media Doesn't Care

Someone tried to inform the creator of The Wire that the media doesn't care enough about black kids. I think he knows, dude.

Maybe Black Children Are Taught to Hate Other Races

It's a comment so bad that you hope it's just a troll, but Simon responds to let people know that this is what racism in America looks like.

Diversify the Jury

This is a pretty sassy response to a justified question, but then, if you were responding to so many inane questions, you'd probably get a little sassy, too.

If You Were in His Shoes

Here's a good response to the common argument that, "If I was in their shoes, I would probably be much better off than they are." You're not, and you probably wouldn't be.

Why Talk About 'Stand Your Ground'

Other than the fact that "Stand Your Ground" played a part in the jury instructions and the decision to not arrest George Zimmerman, it's also just a terrible law.

White People Shouldn't Feel Bad for Being White

The original comment reads: "Mr. Simon, your article and comments on this blog lead me to believe that you think White people should have some inherent guilt and/or feel bad about themselves simply because they were born White, through no fault of their own." But it's not about guilt. It's about fighting injustice.

What Do I Tell My Son?

The commenter wants to know what to tell her son, but we want to know how to console this mother. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of good things you can tell her except "I'm sorry."