Episode 71: Record Breaking

Updated: Nov 23

Perhaps it’s the distance of a shooting that keeps our interest at a distance. We tell ourselves we will never be in that situation. We aren’t ‘thugs’ or ‘gangsters’, but it’s victim blaming like that which allows these murders to continue without the same concern and outrage we have towards a serial killer stalking and killing someone. Today we discuss the record amount of shootings in the Portland, Oregon area, share stories of some of the unsolved shooting deaths, and try to understand what is causing the record violence.

Photo: Ragan Clark/Associated Press

Seneca Alexander, photo courtesy of Crime Stoppers
Sammie West III, photo courtesy of KATU