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Retired NYC Police Officer Launches Police Brutality Documentary Project on GoFundMe
Where Is Hope? Explores Police Brutality and People With Disabilities from a personal perspective in "The Art of Murder" DVD project
Retired disabled NYC police officer Emmitt H Thrower is also the Founder of the not for profit production company Wabi Sabi Productions Inc. Emmitt will also be directing the documentary project. He had a successful acting career on stage prior to becoming producer at Wabi Sabi Productions in 2005 when he founded the company. His acting career was cut short in 2001 due to having a stroke.
The documentary project began in 2011 as a result of a telephone conversation with Leroy Moore. Some filming has been completed in Stafford Virginia, San Francisco and Oakland California and Syracuse New York. They are looking to raise enough funds to produce part #1 of the project, which is a DVD project, called "The Art of Murder."
There is also a music video that will be produced called "Poe Poes". The song is by Toni Hickman of Houston Texas. She created the song for a music and poetry mix-tape on the subject of police brutality against people with disabilities. It was produced by Krip Hop Nation's producer Leroy Moore and 5th Battalion's producer DJ Quad both from San Francisco California. This CD mix-tape was a companion project with the documentary and also its sole inspiration. The CD project was completed in 2012
The GoFundMe campaign will be an ongoing process raising funds for the remaining three parts of the project until its completion. There are plans to screen the films nationally along with accompanying public forums. The hope is to raise awareness and to help bridge the widening gap between the local law enforcement officers and the community of people with disabilities. Law enforcement agencies, politicians and the community will be invited to participate in the screenings and public forums. Plans are in the works to make completed films available online. Check video teaser below for more on "The Art of Murder" DVD project.
Our GoFundMe Campaign can be found at:
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Leroy Moore Jr. a disabled activist/poet is the founder of Krip Hop Nation International. The company is devoted to empowering and encouraging disabled hip hop artists and poets worldwide to live their dreams and be seen and heard. His company is located in Berkley California.