"The Five Women Who Died"
Based on the book "Why Do We Kill"
Written by Kelvin D. Sewell and Stephen Janis
When is one life, worth more than another? T
hat's the question Baltimore faced as the bodies of strangled women were found strewn across the city during the summer of 2008. In roughly four months, five women died, all strangled, all victims discarded in back alley's and side streets of West Baltimore. Among the victims, Nicole Sesker, the daughter of Baltimore's former top cop, Leonard Hamm.
The killings spurred speculation that a serial killer was targeting prostitutes, and shortly after the last victim was found, a man was arrested who had indeed strangled two women and nearly killed another. But what happened after the arrest, and how the cases were handled, revealed just how treacherous life is for the city's poorest, and most vulnerable.
Why Do We Kill? EP3 "The Five Women Who Died" from Why Do We Kill? on Vimeo.
To read more about this case and why people kill in Baltimore and beyond go to:
Here are the links to episode one and two if you would like to review them. There is no word yet on when these videos will become a television show nor what the viewing area will be.
But in the meantime, in order to gain some insight on how Chief Sewell was able to make such a difference in Pocomoke and why he feels the way he does about community policing you need to read the book.
"Because in a sense being a police officer seems right when you're part of the community you serve. When the people you are sworn to protect are a part of what you do, it's easy to put on the uniform, in fact you look forward to it."
- Pocomoke City Police Chief Kelvin D. Sewell -