For this assignment, you will be responding to a series of short questions perta

For this assignment, you will be responding to a series of short questions pertaining to the politics in The Wire. Each answer should be between 4-6 sentences. The assignment is worth 40 points.
Here are the questions:
“The Wire is a show dominated by money, by its flows and circulations across urban, institutional, and racialized spaces.” Provide examples from the show to support this point.
“Many times throughout the series the police are asked to make themselves inefficient, to not lock up high-level murderers, or to stall cases.” Why is this the case? Provide examples from the show to support this point.
“Many characters in The Wire are uncompelled by the norms of market rationality. The characters are generally too complex for spectators to grasp fully what motivates them, but it is often not profit, or efficiency, or financial self-interest.” Select one character to support this point.
Reflection:
In 4 – 6 additional sentences, reflect on your personal observations by responding to the following:
In this chapter, you read about the influence of advertising and public relations. Comment on the job you feel the police are doing in The Wire. Are they more committed to the public or to institutional security? What makes you feel that way?