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OMAR LITTLE
Ayo, lesson here, Bey. You come at the king, you best not miss.
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OMAR LITTLE
A man gotta have a code.
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ILENE
And what is your occupation?
OMAR LITTLE
Occupation?
ILENE
What exactly do you do for a living, Mr. Little?
OMAR LITTLE
I rip and run.
ILENE
You...
OMAR LITTLE
I robs drug dealers.
ILENE
And exactly how long has this been your occupation, Mr. Little?
OMAR LITTLE
Well, I don't know exactly. I venture to say maybe 'bout eight or nine years.
ILENE
Mr. Little, how does a man rob drug dealers for eight or nine years and live to tell about it?
OMAR LITTLE
Day at a time, I suppose.
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LEVY
You are amoral, are you not? You are feeding off the violence and the despair of the drug trade. You're stealing from those who themselves are stealing the lifeblood from our city. You are a parasite who leeches off--
OMAR LITTLE
Just like you, man.
LEVY
--the culture of drugs... Excuse me, what?
OMAR LITTLE
I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase. It's all in the game, though, right?
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OMAR LITTLE
How you still alive yo'?
DONNIE
They needed to send a message. (motions to Big Guy) Tell him.
BIG GUY
They said 'Tell Omar he put his hand in the wrong pocket'.
DONNIE
And you need to know, Marlo's dogs didn't let Butchie go easy.
OMAR LITTLE
Oh, I'm gon' work them. Sweet Jesus, I'm gon' work them.
DONNIE
I want in.
OMAR LITTLE
Nah this one on me, yo'.
DONNIE
But you don't know them people.
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OMAR LITTLE
Shoot, the way y'all looking at things, ain't no victim to even speak on.
DET. WILLIAM 'BUNK' MORELAND
Bullshit, boy. No victim? I just came from Tosha's people, remember? All this death, you don't think it ripples out? You don't even know what the fuck I'm talking about. I was a few years ahead of you at Edmondson, but I know you remember the neighborhood, how it was. We had some bad boys, for real. Wasn't about guns so much as knowing what to do with your hands. Those boys could really rack. My father had me on the straight, but like any young man, I wanted to be hard too, so I'd turn up at all the house parties where the tough boys hung. Shit, they knew I wasn't one of them. Them hard cases would come up to me and say, "Go home, schoolboy, you don't belong here." Didn't realize at the time what they were doing for me. As rough as that neighborhood could be, we had us a community. Nobody, no victim, who didn't matter. And now all we got is bodies, and predatory motherfuckers like you. And out where that girl fell, I saw kids acting like Omar, calling you by name, glorifying your ass. Makes me sick, motherfucker, how far we done fell.
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MARLO STANFIELD
That's my money.
OMAR LITTLE
Man, money ain't got no owners, only spenders
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OMAR LITTLE
How you expect to run with the wolves come night, when you spend all day sporting wit' the puppies?
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OMAR LITTLE
It ain't what you takin', it's who you takin' from, ya feel me? How you expect to run with the wolves come night when you spend all day sparring with the puppies?
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MAURICE 'MAURY' LEVY
Why should we believe your testimony then? Why believe anything you say?
OMAR LITTLE
That's up to y'all, really.