Former Balti City Homicide Detective Kelvin Sewell Has Seen It All Gang Members Burned Alive A Baby Unceremoniously Stuffed Into The Ground By Its Own Mother A Sex Offender Who Killed A Child In A Delusional Jealous Rage The Constant Grind Of Bearing Witness To Violent Death Has Given Sewell An Unprecedented Perspective Into The Minds Of Killers He Sat In The Balti Police Department S Interview Room With 14 Year Old Devon Richardson As The Teen Tried To Explain Why He Shot A Woman He Didn T Know In The Back Of The Head He Watched The Father Of 17 Year Old Nicole Edmonds Cry Over The Corpse Of His Dead Daughter, Murdered For A Cellphone But Now For The First Time Sewell Has Decided To Share The Insights And The Pain, The Dehumanizing Effects Of Crime And Waves Of Psychic Despair And Social Dysfunction In His Groundbreaking Book, Why Do We Kill I Think People Deserve To Know The Truth, Said Sewell, A 20 Year Veteran Of Balti City S Police Department They Need To Get A Sense Of Why People Kill In Balti I Want People To See What We See As Detectives, He Explained I Think There Are Misconceptions About Crime In Balti, And I Hope This Book Will Clear Them Up The Book Recounts Some Of The Most Notorious Homicide Cases In Balti In The Past Decade, All Told From The Perspective Of The Cop Who Worked Them Joining Forces With Sewell Is Award Winning Investigative Reporter Stephen Janis, Who Covered City Hall For The Now Defunct Balti Examiner And Is Founder Of The Award Winning News Website Investigative Voice What Makes This Book Different Is The Collaborative Voice, Said Janis Kelvin Would Discuss His Thoughts On The Cases And I Then Tried To Tell The Story By Adding The Context That Comes Naturally With Being A Reporter Janis S Colleague At Investigative Voice, Reporter And Political Scientist Alan Z Forman, Served As Editor For The Project Janis Is No Stranger To The Balti Crime Scene, Winning A String Of Prestigious Awards For His Crime Reporting, Including Two Consecutive Maryland Delaware DC Press Association Awards In Category A For His Series On The Murders Of Sex Workers And His Investigation Into The High Number Of Unsolved Killings In Balti. Fascinating sociological perspective on crime I appreciated Janis deft handling of the painful question, why do we kill and why we can t stop murder which is the title of his other book At times this book was so painful that I had to put it down Living in Balti where homicides are a dime a dozen does not excuse the reader from his her civic duty to intelligently examine the ramifications of crime Let me be clear, this is not a titillating crime
As seen at the Interesting perspectives are shared Worth the quick read. Very decent read If current events in Balti interests you, this is an inciting and insightful book Its essentially an individual s account of several high profile murder cases in Balti City and a man s career in the Balti City Police Department Kelvin Sewell sounds like a decent, hard working, no nonsense copor at least that s how he portrays himself in this book His dealings in his career in Balti City are interesting, personal, and comes from a perspective rarely heard by the general public Sewell s accounts of his career in the BPD are doing then hinting at the many faults in the bureaucracy and politics of Balti City, it shows the frustration of how hard it is to do good in a city that has seemingly lost its own humanity on all levels and faltering to overcome fundamental problems and pitfalls of urban decay The book in my opinion is too short, or better yet two halves of two separate books His acco
- 200 pages
- Why Do We Kill?
- Stephen Janis
- 05 December 2018 Stephen Janis