Self-Respect

by Tom Swift

Bunk Moreland: “So, you’re my eyeball witness, huh?”

Omar nods.

Bunk: “So, why’d you step up on this?”

Omar: “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: “A man must have a code.”

Omar: “Oh, no doubt.”

The Wire (Season 1, 2002)