Living in Gangland http://kplu.org en Rural town fights gang violence with a summer picnic http://kplu.org/post/rural-town-fights-gang-violence-summer-picnic <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-981566.mp3</p><p><em>This past spring we brought you the story of an <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/activist-tiny-outlook-washington-wants-town-where-people-arent-afraid">Eastern Washington dairy town</a> plagued by gang violence. Now, several months later residents of Outlook, Washington are fighting gangs with summer camps and social gatherings.</em></p><p>This spring a 17-year-old girl was shot at her home in Outlook, Wash. allegedly by four gang members. But just recently, blocks away from that murder site, children played bean bag toss and took whacks at a piƱata.</p><p> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 20:38:41 +0000 Anna King 2303 at http://kplu.org Rural town fights gang violence with a summer picnic Former Idaho gang member makes new life http://kplu.org/post/former-idaho-gang-member-makes-new-life <p><em>This week we&#39;re taking a look at what police say is a resurgence of gang activity - especially in rural areas. In part four of our series &quot;Living In Gangland&quot; we learned how one Idaho man got out of a gang - and stayed out. </em></p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-963194.mp3</p><p> Thu, 14 Apr 2011 12:00:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 1200 at http://kplu.org Former Idaho gang member makes new life Some women don't choose gang life, but it affects them nonetheless http://kplu.org/post/some-women-dont-choose-gang-life-it-affects-them-nonetheless <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-963052.mp3</p><p><em>This week we&#39;re taking a look at what police say is a resurgence of gang activity - especially in rural areas. In part three of &quot;Living In Gangland,&quot; we profile a mother and daughter and their struggle with gangs. </em></p><p>Across the nation there are an estimated 750,000 gang members. That&#39;s<a href="http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/default.asp?Item=1593"> according to the U.S. Department of Justice</a>. Some of them are women, but more often, women are impacted as the mothers, sisters and girlfriends of gang memgers. They may not actively choose the gang life, but its perils affect them nonetheless. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Anna King 1185 at http://kplu.org Some women don't choose gang life, but it affects them nonetheless Activist in tiny Outlook, Washington wants a town where people aren't afraid http://kplu.org/post/activist-tiny-outlook-wash-wants-town-where-people-arent-afraid <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-962752.mp3</p><p><em>This week we&#39;re taking a look at what police say is a resurgence of gang activity - especially in rural areas. In part two of &quot;Living in Gangland,&quot; we bring you the story of the unincorporated town of Outlook, in Eastern Washington - and one woman who is fighting to get the town back. </em></p><p>When &quot;Maria&quot; gets off Interstate 82 and heads down the off ramp for Outlook &ndash; she starts praying -&nbsp; that she&rsquo;ll get home safe today. Tue, 12 Apr 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Anna King 1174 at http://kplu.org Activist in tiny Outlook, Washington wants a town where people aren't afraid Rural gangs claim public lands http://kplu.org/post/rural-gangs-claim-public-lands <p><em>This week we&#39;re taking a look at what police say is a resurgence of gang activity - especially in rural areas. In part one of our series &ldquo;Living In Gangland,&quot; we go on patrol with a Washington Fish and Wildlife cop.&nbsp;</em></p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-962448.mp3</p> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 17:37:42 +0000 Austin Jenkins 1171 at http://kplu.org Rural gangs claim public lands