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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:34 PM

'Wire' star touts New Jersey prisoner reentry efforts


David Porter, Associated Press
Updated 4:02 pm CST, Friday, February 14, 2020



NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An actor celebrated for playing a murderous criminal on TV lent his voice Friday to a New Jersey nonprofit's efforts to smooth the journey for former prison inmates seeking to reenter society.

Michael K. Williams spoke passionately about his own efforts to use his celebrity to bring attention to criminal justice issues and, out of the public eye, steer young men and women away from paths that can lead to prison.

The actor best known for his role as Omar, the shotgun-toting gangster in HBO's “The Wire,” appeared at an event hosted by the New Jersey Reentry Corporation, a group headed by former Democratic New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey.

The Kearny-based organization provides job training, counseling and many other services to men and women who are released from prison as they return to communities they may have left decades before.

More:
https://www.chron.com/news/us/article/Wire-star-touts-New-Jersey-prisoner-reentry-15057596.php



Hooray!

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Reply 'Wire' star touts New Jersey prisoner reentry efforts (Original post)
Judi Lynn Friday OP
Lord Ludd Friday #1
Lucky Luciano Friday #2
marble falls Saturday #3
Jade Fox Saturday #4
marble falls Saturday #5
Jade Fox Saturday #6

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:15 PM

1. Kudos to Michael K. Williams, a fine actor & humanitarian

Omar was the moral center of The Wire, a series that ranks at the top with The Sopranos & Breaking Bad, imo.

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Response to Lord Ludd (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:45 PM

2. The Wire was amazing- and Michael K Williams was a big reason for that.

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 11:59 AM

3. When they killed off Omar, I stopped watching the show. The other character I thought was ...

electric was the girl in hitman duo that were leaving bodies in abandoned homes. And Stringer Bell. There were a lot of the gangsters that were characters and not just characterizations.

Loved Bump.

The politicians were all pretty stock and dismal.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 04:21 PM

4. Wallace and Bubbles were great characters too.....nt

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Response to Jade Fox (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 04:57 PM

5. Loved bubbles and Wallace. I've seen the bubbles actor in other parts and he definately ...

has a human side that shows thru.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 06:33 PM

6. Omar be listenin' .....nt

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