This video was created as part of a school project where my team worked with a local nonprofit to develop a social media campaign. We wanted to show the real statistical truths of child abuse as well as the services/solutions that Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) offers our community.
I did the video concept and script and also contributed to editing and song choice.
Fear not, gentle readers and citizens of Richmond. Those shoes often seen suspended high from power lines do not mark gang territory or availability of crack-cocaine.
At least, that is the final word from the Richmond Police department.
“Richmond police, through the intelligence that we have gained has found no correlation between dangling tennis shoes and criminal activity,” said a spokesperson for the police department.
On the other foot, from Gang Reduction & Intervention Program (GRIP) at the attorney’s general office, is word that dangling shoes have several meanings, and those meanings change over time. A spokesperson did confirm that the shoes can indicate gang activity.
Read more about Untangling the Urban Myths of Shoe-Tossing at Richmond.com