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Joey Gibson, the Vancouver, Washington, resident who organized a June Trump Free Speech Rally in Portland addresses the crowd. Gibson held a moment of silence for the victims of the MAX train stabbings.

Joey Gibson, the Vancouver, Washington, resident who organized a June Trump Free Speech Rally in Portland addresses the crowd. Gibson held a moment of silence for the victims of the MAX train stabbings.

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  • The Portland Police Bureau recently announced they’d stop designating people as gang members in October, in part due to community advocacy. PPB Captain Mike Krantz joins us to discuss the shift and how gang enforcement is changing. Also, Unify Portland gang outreach worker Dontae Blake shares his experience and perspective as a former gang member working to reduce violence.
  • We talk with Joey Gibson about the Patriot Prayer rallies he’s organized around the country — most recently this past weekend in Vancouver, Washington, — the motivation behind his activism, and what he thinks about the violent clashes between members of his group and counter-protesters.

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