Marlo Stanfield was based on Timmirror Stanfield, a major Baltimore drug trafficker. In 1986, Stanfield was 25 and ran a gang which included over fifty members. The Stanfield gang controlled South Baltimore's Westport area and West Baltimore's Murphy Homes housing project. The gang committed multiple murders and drew the attention of authorities, who were able to persuade fifteen witnesses to testify. The core of the gang was convicted.
Det. William Moreland:
Happy now, bitch?
Tommy Carcetti (actor Aidan Gillen) Baltimore "accent" either sounds like a garbled accent or like his true accent which is that of his native Ireland.
In every episode, after the opening credits a quote appears on the screen that will be spoken by a character in that episode.
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