Friday, October 28, 2022

Curtis Mozie aka CWebb - Tale of the Tape | Shrines at the Safe House.

Curtis Mozie is a street videographer in DC who has long documented the impact of violence, particularly homicides, in our community. He has been creating video memorials for the many friends and neighbors he has lost since the early 1980's and is still at it. His modest home is a safe house for youth, and he has worked doing outreach programs for violence reduction. He maintains a moving collection of shrines in his home to those he's known and lost.

His work has been noticed, praised, and supported by the rapper Nas and the NBA star Curtis Webber.

Curtis's books and videos (click here for a powerful example) tell the true tale of life in the streets of DC; honest, raw, unvarnished, filled with his great heart for all that have suffered under teh plague of violence. I urge you to watch this piece; it is one of hundreds he has created.

I am honored to count him as a friend and colleague in the labor of peace. Thank you and godspeed,  Curtis.

Police tape for Antonio Waller | 1200 block of North Capitol Street NW DC

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Sunday, October 2, 2022, in the 1200 block of North Capitol Street NW, Washington DC.

At approximately 11:55 am, members of the First District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, the members located an adult male victim, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and found no signs consistent with life.

The decedent has been identified as 22 year-old Antonio Waller of Northwest, DC.

On the day I documented this site, there were police blocking off the street again for another (non-fatal) daytime shooting that had just occurred immediately across the street on busy New York Avenue.

Peace to all.