Letters: '3 Blind Mice' on youth mobs

Posted: August 05, 2011

THREE Blind Mice - that's what we should call our crime-fighting trio of Mayor Nutter, Police Commissioner Ramsey and Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everett Gillison, who said officials would use community outreach to encourage people to help address youth issues, including violence, along with stepped up police presence.

Wake up and let's go directly to the root of the problem. It shouldn't and wouldn't be the "community's" problem if parents who let their kids run the streets like savages were charged with accessory to felonies and made accountable for their lazy or nonexistent parenting.

The Three Blind Mice also said the four nabbed in last week's assaults would get counseling and therapy. Enough with this hand-holding, tree-hugging baloney at taxpayer expense. The only ones who should get therapy are the victims. And those parents should be made to pay for it!

David J. Dougherty

Philadelphia

City officials need to stop sugarcoating these violent thugs who are targeting white victims and violently robbing them.

The city has yet to charge any of these punks with a racially motivated crime. As long as the city soft-pedals the criminal charges against these punks, nothing much will ever change. If these punks were white and the victims black, the white offenders would have been charged with a racially motivated crime.

Gregory Bucceroni

coordinator

Crime Victim Services / Youth Violence & Crime Reduction Partnership

Philadelphia

Future of NFL Films

Re the July 29 article by Paul Domowitch about the present and future of NFL Films:

The last several years have been a challenge here, as they have been for every company in America. But the state of NFL Films is far stronger than Mr. Domowitch reported. As he noted, NFL Films recently won five sports Emmy Awards for its work in 2010. This was our biggest Emmy haul in 15 years and included the prestigious categories of best documentary ("Lombardi") and best series ("Hard Knocks"). We're producing more high-profile long-form content right now than at any other time in our history.

Over the last three years alone, NFL Films has produced major specials, documentaries and series for HBO, Showtime, ESPN, ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, as well as NFL Network. Next month, NFL Films will premiere two weekly series in prime time: A major new project with the NBC Sports group and the biographical documentary series "A Football Life" on NFL Network. Among the latter's first episodes is a film on the relationship between two late Eagles legends, Jerome Brown and Reggie White.

Mr. Domowitch is absolutely right about one thing: the relationship between NFL Films and NFL Network is complex. One is a production company, the other a TV network - two very different entities. We all understand that, and we work together every day for the same team.

And to the credit of Steve Bornstein and Howard Katz, we also continue to work independently of each other. The business of NFL Films has never been wholly tied to that of NFL Network, which allows us to produce a wide variety of programming for many networks. Still, we produce more content for NFL Network - by far - than any other.

We thank Mr. Domowitch for his support, and the Daily News for shining such a bright light on the induction of Ed Sabol into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But as we pause to celebrate this special moment, what we are most proud of is that we barely have time to enjoy the ceremony. As we enter our 50th season, NFL Films has never been busier. Or better.

Ross Ketover

senior coordinating producer

Keith Cossrow

supervising producer

NFL Films

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