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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Internet Tributes to the Victims of the Newark Slayings- Why We Can't Wait on the League of the Immorally Indifferent

[T]here's another far more subversive and uplifting element of do-it-yourself video production. Before You Tube, we were at the mercy of newspapers and TV news offering us a decent profile of the victims of heinous crimes - sometimes only receiving a few minutes of coverage while our "if-it-bleeds-it-leads" media would focus their attention on the criminal minds of the perpetrators.Diary of an Anxious Black Woman

Now, everyday people can create their own video montages and highlight victims of senseless crimes, victims who don't always get the attention that is due them. In this shocking story of three college youth gunned down in Newark, NJ - Terrance Aeriel, 18, Iofemi Hightower, 20, and Dashon Harvey, 20 - their friends have created tribute videos to give us a glimpse of who they were when they were alive. Diary of an Anxious Black Woman

There are too many to put up, I encourage other bloggers to put up some of the others and we can link to each other. ON the top video when it gets through playing, you can scroll over the other videos in the fram and find other tributes.