Meanwhile, Barton says that Kensington residents have been asking her and Antipuna to obtain press passes and help report on Kensington for real. They were even asked to review cold murder cases. Barton is incredulous at the response.
“What are we going to do next, open DNA kits?”
Antipuna is confident they’re gaining the trust of locals. “[Kensington residents] don’t trust media, they don’t trust the cops,” he says. “We put out what they actually said, not a 10- second clip of a 15-minute interview.”
“We’re not professionals, I’m a stay-at-home for the last six years with my kids,” says Barton. “People have just been asking so we kind of feel obligated at this point, not to mention it … has become very emotional.”
The phone hasn’t stopped ringing. What’s next? This Thursday at 8 p.m. they will air an exclusive with Howard Rubin.
“We just tried to open a talk show and it brought all this other stuff. I am glad it’s bringing attention to the neighborhood, because it does seem like it’s forgotten,” says Barton. “People who live there just have to deal with it.”
Election Day 2014: Tues., Nov. 4