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SLIM CHARLES
Don't matter who did what to who at this point. Fact is, we went to war and there ain't no turnin' back. I mean, shit, it's what war is, you know? Once you in it, you in it. If it's a lie, then we fight on that lie. But we gotta fight.
WITNESS
I saw only the one of them. He was black, big I thought. With a large weapon.
BUNK MORELAND
BNBG.
VERNON
[laughing] Big Negro, Big Gun.
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LANDSMAN
[At McNulty's "wake"] He was natural po-lice. Yes, he was. And I don't say that about many people. Even when they're out here on the felt. I don't give that one up unless it happens to be true. Natural po-lice. ... [pretends to choke up] ... But, Christ, what an asshole!
LANDSMAN
Jimmy, I say this seriously. If I was laying there dead on some Baltimore street corner, I'd want you standing over me, catching the case. Because, brother, when you were good, you were the best we had.
BUNK MORELAND
Shit, if you were lying there dead on some corner, it probably was Jimmy that done ya.
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BUNK MORELAND
[to McNulty] That will teach you to give a fuck when it ain't your turn to give a fuck.
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BUNK MORELAND
So, you're my eyeball witness, huh? [Omar nods] So, why'd you step up on this?
OMAR LITTLE
Bird triflin', basically. Kill an everyday workin' man and all. I mean, I do some dirt, too, but I ain't never put my gun on nobody that wasn't in the game.
BUNK MORELAND
A man must have a code.
OMAR LITTLE
Oh, no doubt.
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BUNK MORELAND
You're going to jail behind this shit. Yes, you are. You know what they do to police in jail? Pretty police like yourself? Motherfucker, we have kids. Houses. Car payments. Furniture--Jimmy, I just bought brand new lawn chairs and a glass patio table. Now you don't buy no shit like that if you planning to lose your job and go to prison. You won't even get past the ME.
MCNULTY
Watch me.
BUNK MORELAND
You're dumpin' murders on us that we can't solve, you're fucking the squad's clearance rate.
MCNULTY
Fuck the fucking numbers already! The fucking numbers destroyed this fucking department. Landsman and his clearance rate can suck a hairy asshole.
BUNK MORELAND
Marlo ain't worth it, man. Nobody is.
MCNULTY
Marlo's an asshole. He does not get to win. WE get to win!
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BUNK MORELAND
You've lost your fucking mind, Jimmy. Look at you. Half-lit every third night, dead drunk every second. Nut deep in random pussy. What little time you are sober and limp-dicked, you're working murders that don't even exist!
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OMAR LITTLE
[as he is leaving prison] You my ride?
BUNK MORELAND
I'm your mother fucking savior is what I am.
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OMAR LITTLE
[in a lockup room] Come on now, when have you ever known me to out my gun on someone thats not in the game?
BUNK MORELAND
[laughing] Omar...
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BUNK MORELAND
The Bunk is strictly a suit-and-tie motherfucker.
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BUNK MORELAND
How'd we do, Charlie?
CHARLIE
I almost got one to swear that the docks are actually near the water.