The Wire

Refugees - S4-E4

Audio problem: When Carcetti is talking to the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, there is a moment of silence after he announces that he'll treat them fairly regardless of endorsement. During this moment of silence, the shot changes to an angle where Carcetti is mid-speech, while the audio is silent. The scene resumes in sync with the audio as soon as the shot changes. (00:47:20)

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Slapstick - S3-E9

Question: What does ISD stand for in Baltimore police? It is mentioned by major Colvin to Carv after police officers correctly guess that somebody (Carv) has moved the dead body (Internal affairs is called IID during the show). It is mentioned again in Season 4 episode 8, when Herc worries about how to get back an expensive camera that Carv helped borrow to that ISD department.

Answer: ISD was the Inspectional Services Division, a controversial intelligence arm of the Baltimore PD which operated from 1966 to 1976 and reported directly to the commissioner, Donald Pomerleau.

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