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View the trailer at www.taleofthetape.us This true to life account captures the most violent crimes that took place on the streets of DC/ During the late 80's, 90's and present. This historically critical acclaimed video/book memoir was created when DC was labeled as the 'The murder capital of the world.' A time when DC's notorious hit-man Wayne"Silk" Perry was terrorizing communities with numerous murders. When the shotgun stalker was driving around shooting and killing innocent people. The stories depicted throughout this book are truly amazing. Having been a police officer himself, the gangs and the communities allowed the author Curtis E. Mozie, a/k/a/ "C-webb", to have unprecedented access to intimately explore their violent and brutal underworld. C-webb's book and videos artfully captures the deceitful candidness of everyday city kid life in his 'Safe House' interviews. In a relaxed way, they open up to Curtis's camera, voicing aspirations of existences in the language of basketball talk, fatherhood props, or just by freestyle rapping in cyphers. But suddenly overtime, the boys laid mortally wounded in the streets or found themselves victims of gang violence. Candidness in interviews changed from hope to predicting their non-existences. Its as if they knew their deaths would be just murder scenes, forgotten names and numbers in statistics, so they called on Curtis to record them. To reverse the statics to describe a parent, child, student, and in death-a teacher. With no restraints, blocks, or suppression to access, he shows the the nature of gang life as seen from DC's Emergency rooms where doctors frantically work to save thousands of lives. He captures the involuntary direct expressions of the families imprisoned in the cycle of murders, seemingly without cease, overcome with grief, unable to curtail feelings crying over the bodies of dead loved ones doctors couldn't save. Safe House' interviews and the streets. The candid interviews and the place where youth and adults mourned the lost of family members and were mentored on 'at risk behavior.' Along the way, he caught the attention and received the support of five time N.B.A. all-star and TNT N.B.A. Network host Chris Webber and New York"s rap star mogul, Nasir "Nas" Jones. This author has appeared on numerous news media outlets across the world. His message is an unfaltering dedication and commitment to making not just the city of DC safer for everyone, he wants every city and state around the world to be safer for everyone. No doubt these stories depicted in this true to life account will have a dramatically effect on those living an 'at-risk' life style. It is definitely a story on one mans journey to change negative behaviors to positive.
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Curtis Mozie, known on the streets as "C-Webb" is without a doubt a leader in Washington DC. He spends every waking moment trying to prevent gangs and gun violence on the streets of DC. With the creation of Tale of the Tape Foundation, Curtis produces films that document the lives and death of 65 of his friends murdered by gun violence. He has been a catalyst for positive change for over twenty years, earning the trust of both police officers and gang members having been a police officer himself, it's incredible that gangs have allowed him to intimately explore their violent and brutal world. His video camera captures their day-to-day lives playing basketball and also their candidness in interviews at his apartment, which is known as the "Safe House", a place where at risk youth come to be mentored on life skills, and to have someone hear their problems and concerns. When one of them gets killed or injured in gang violence, Curtis is there to mourn the lost with family members. He then creates a montage of their lives and death's in a video tribute-lessons learned. Curtis without a doubt is a unique individual a community hero for DC Mothers, and Fathers. He's appeared on numerous news media outlets across the world. His message is an unfaltering dedication and commitment to making the streets of DC safer for everyone. He now works at the Kennedy Recreation Center for the Department of Parks & Recreation working with youth and serving the community.
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Book Description Tale Of The Tape Enterprise, 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0985577312