This week's script writers take a run at how many times the "niggah" word can be used consecutively in a scene. It's in the context of one Project guy referring to others, mildly derogatorily, I thought. These cops are no Barney Miller types f'sure. I wasn't put off seeing the over-the-hill cop, who's looking for an easy way out on Disability, swigging from a booze pint in the squad's workplace. But then we see McNulty, the "hero," swigging from his Scotch pint at home, while trying to assemble a bunk bed for his boys. There's alcoholism here, all right. Then, these cops routinely are shown beating up on their "subjects," even a mouthy 16-year-old. Finally, we start to see what "The Wire" reference might be all about. The episode shows how the cops take a judge's writ or order to electronically "wiretap" a fone pager to monitor someone else's call numbers and the duration. You can't take a midshow break with this one -- scenes cut so quickly among the plotlines that it would be easy to miss something.