The Wire

Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: I got to ask you. If every time Snotboogie would grab the money and run away, why'd you even let him in the game?


Snot Boogie's Friend: What?


Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: If Snotboogie always stole the money, why'd you let him play?


Snot Boogie's Friend: Got to. It's America, man.


(This after one of their gang killed Snot Boogie)