09 December 2010

Jeff Deeney takes a colleague and a camera to the Ave

While the Philly P.D. have been twiddling their thumbs about women in Kensington getting picked off for months by a serial killer, and while other journalists in the city get their stories from police news conferences and data they can gather over the Internet, Jeff Deeney took a Newsweek Daily Beast colleague with a video camera over to the Ave to talk to the actual people who live and work around there. See the results: a woman talks about how the police don't act on reports of rape when the complainant is a drug-sick prostitute; a former addict gives a sightseeing tour of an area where people go to shoot up or die; and a mother of two describes fear and loathing under the El.

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