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An East side drug lord, Propositon Joe is a clever business man and chess master. His catchphrase: "I've got a proposition for you."

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Mother to D'angelo and sister to Avon, Brianna Barksdale serves as an adviser in her family's drug operation.

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Daniels, played with extreme gravitas by Lance Reddick, tries to balance his ambition with his desire to do good po-lice work.

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Herc and Carver, while not good po-lice, provide moments of comedic relief.

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Kima Greggs is a competent young narcotics officer studying for a degree in law.

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Tommy Carcetti, played by Aiden Gillen, is a clever politician with a surprising conscience.

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Commissioner Ervin Burrell is a frequent obstruction to justice.

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Major Rawls, McNulty's nemesis, cares more about his murder clearance rate than doing real po-lice work.

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Wee-Bey Brice, Avon's main muscle, will do anything to protect his boss's interests.

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A free-thinking, world-weary police major, 'Bunny' Colvin finds his own solution to the war on drugs in season 3.

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