He tried to enlist in the Marines, but $2,000 worth of unpaid speeding tickets ended that. He stayed on the couch, scared to go out and face people asking what the hell he was doing with his life. A girlfriend’s connection finally landed Campbell one of the few positions for which he was qualified: janitor, at Pittsburgh International Airport’s USAir terminal. For six months he worked the graveyard shift, changing can liners, scraping gum off the floors, spraying blue chemicals into filthy toilets. Every two weeks he took home about $460. Every day men and women hurried past him without a second look, on their way to homes, careers, respect. You’d think Campbell’s worst nightmare would be the sight of a pro football player walking past. “I saw something worse: one of my ex-teammates from the University of Pittsburgh,” Campbell said. He was pushing his cleaning cart in the terminal when he saw defensive back Elijah Fields approaching in his team-issued sweats. Campbell wanted to disappear.
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A silent picture of a kid on a skateboard moves into the frame from lower right, sails past for about 16-seconds and exits frame left. Garrett Phillips Carey White Photography The boy in the security video was 12-year-old Garrett Phillips. He had minutes left to live. medical exam for visa interviewWhen he arrived back home to the second-floor apartment he shared with his mother and younger brother , someone would strangle and suffocate the life out of the boy. But no one would see his killer leap out of the back window. We’ve been covering the case for over a year. Though the crime happened almost five years ago, the whodunit of it all has consumed this quiet area. http://talkvictoriakelly.prosportsmall.com/2016/09/03/an-intro-to-uncomplicated-interview-strategiesWe were fascinated by the legal intricacies, the nuances of the case, and picturesque Potsdam, a river town so far upstate New York the closest big city is in Canada. It’s an unlikely setting for what reporter Jesse McKinley of the New York Times would tell us turned out to be a story about “love triangles” and “fated love.” But in a county that’s population is more than 90% white, the killing of a child — a crime that screamed out for justice — became an investigation that boiled with questions of racial fairness. When the former live-in boyfriend of the mother, a black Jamaican-born soccer coach, became an almost immediate suspect in the murder, a cry went out from his camp that he was being railroaded. That there’d been a rush to judgment.
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