Portland Mayor Sam Adams expressed his sadness over the shootings when he was on our show on Tuesday morning. He described the work of the gang task force in trying to prevent this kind of violence and said that people need to report suspected gang activity.
But what’s really happening in reaction? How are community members responding? How is the uptick in violence making you feel? Do you worry about your safety? What do you think needs to be done to curb the violence?
- Kristian Foden-Vencil: Reporter for OPB News
- Charles McGee: Executive director of The Black Parents Initiative
- Dr. Andrae Brown: Assistant professor at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling