3/24/09

'Justicia Para Kenny Lazo' Nominated for BOLI Award

Five videos by Suffolk Community College and Eastern Suffolk BOCES students, in collaboration with MyLITV, have been nominated for 2009 BOLI (Best On Long Island) awards by the Long Island Ad Club.

Justicia Para Kenny Lazo is a 1 minute, cinéma vérité style, video of an April '08 community protest in Bayshore of the tragic death of Kenny Lazo while in the custody Suffolk County Police.

Here's the write-up from the MyLITV press release:
Suffolk Community College Intern, Luis Diaz, was the reporter for the video "Justicia Para Kenny Lazo" and he lives only blocks away from the protest site. He captured the anger and sorrow of the moment without ever uttering a word on camera. Although it's almost all in Spanish, you don't need to know what the crowd is saying in order to feel their pain. Subtitles were left out, because there are no subtitles in life.
Congratulations to Luis and his fellow student video producers. Bravo!

Luis' video:



Was Lazo For more information on the Kenny Lazo murder story, please watch this clip from RNN Long Island which contains graphic photos. Also, see these articles:

Family of man who died in cops' custody files $55M suit - 3.13.09
Lawsuit Being Filed Against Suffolk County for Wrongful Death - 3.12.09
Feds Request Files in L.I. Police Custody Death - 8.22.08
Kenny Lazo lawyer (Fred Brewington) talks about - 8.19.08
Death of man in police custody ruled homicide - 6.28.08
Kenny Lazo - 5.8.08 (YouTube video includes disturbing photos of Lazo's fatal injuries)

Photo: Kenny Lazo
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