Named Night Online News Editor for The Augusta Chronicle in February 2010. Responsible for laying out story priority and positioning on the site Wednesday-Sunday nights. So if you like what you see, thank me, and if you don't like what you see, let me know. Started working as an online producer at The Augusta Chronicle in August of 2006. Favorite news memories include meeting James Brown at the 2006 Toy Giveaway days before he died, live blogging the 2009 Masters tournament from the media center at Augusta National and anytime someone in power got in trouble because we caught them doing something they weren't supposed to be doing.
Posted May 9, 2013 09:29 pm - Updated May 9, 2013 09:31 pm

Russians at their best in dash cam footage

Russia doesn't always get the best press (see the recent political decision to ban adoptions by U.S. parents) but this compliation of dash cam video presents a different angle of a country with a difficult past, showing people with heart helping their fellow man.

 

Shots include men helping the elderly and injured cross the road, helping people with car trouble, picking up a child wandering in the street and taking him to safety. 

 

Dash cameras, often associated with law enforcement in America, are very common in Russia due to the prevalance of scammers initiating car accidents to demand financial settlements. It's the same reason there was so much video footage of the meteorite strike in Russia a few months ago. But in this case, it can be a beautiful thing. And a little good music certainly doesn't hurt.