March 11, 2011

The Wire’s Felicia “Snoop” Pearson Arrested – Creator David Simmon Defends Her

Yesterday the Wire’s Felicia “Snoop” Pearson was arrested in Baltimore in a large scale drug raid of Baltimore and surrounding counties.

It was not announced what exactly the charges were that face the thirty year old star.

A statement by creator David Simmon was published on Slate today that asked viewers to not be too quick to judge her. Apparently there have been recent drug arrests in the past that have been dropped due to lack of evidence.

He had very nice things to say about the star here are some snippets:

“Nonetheless, I’m certainly sad at the news today. This young lady has, from her earliest moments, had one of the hardest lives imaginable… She worked hard as an actor and was entirely professional, but the entertainment industry as a whole does not offer a great many roles for those who can portray people from the other America. There are, in fact, relatively few stories told about the other America.”

“Both our Constitution and our common law guarantee that we will be judged by our peers.  But in truth, there are now two Americas, politically and economically distinct. I, for one, do not qualify as a peer to Felicia Pearson. The opportunities and experiences of her life do not correspond in any way with my own, and her America is different from my own. I am therefore ill-equipped to be her judge in this matter.”

To read more of the statement, check out the slate article here.