Showing posts with label videos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label videos. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

RE-EDITED/ From "Why Do We Kill" - Episode Three

"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 -


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Students Produce Video About Texting While Driving

NEWPORT NEWS — Geoffrey Wilds sees it all the time while walking his younger brother through the Menchville High School parking lot.

Student drivers — making their way through the parking lot — texting while driving.

"I don't want my little brother getting hit by these idiots," said Wilds, a junior.

Texting while driving has become so commonplace that Wilds and other students from high schools across Newport News decided to create a public service announcement. It was part of a challenge from Police Chief James Fox to the department's student advisory council to devise a volunteer project that could have an impact on the community.

Students shot a 30-second video for a public service announcement. The video shows a student texting, the resulting accident, emergency vehicles arriving and a student being wheeled into a hospital emergency room. It ends showing a text from "mom" asking "Are you OK?"

Christopher Cheely, a Menchville High School senior, directed the video. He said he had all of the scenes imagined in his head, and he paid close attention to every detail. Cheely said his goal is to become a movie director.

The video was shot at Todd Stadium, Mary Immaculate Hospital and Woodside High School.

The students hope to land on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" because the talk show host has campaigned against texting while driving. If it's not showcased on Winfrey's show, the students also aim to have the video shown at high schools across the state and in driver's training classes.

Shooting and editing the video took about four months, the students said.

Taylor Henkel, a Menchville High School junior, said he's happy the message is getting out.

"The road is dangerous enough without any distractions at all," Henkel said. "Nothing is that important that it can't wait 10 to 15 minutes for you to drive home."

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