Skipp Townsend

2nd Call

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Executive Director of 2nd Call, a gang intervention organization that works in South Los Angeles

Skipp Townsend on KCRW

This past weekend, four people were fatally shot in Los Angeles, including a 17-year-old boy killed while riding his bike.

LA reaches 300 homicides for the first time since 2009. What’s driving the numbers?

This past weekend, four people were fatally shot in Los Angeles, including a 17-year-old boy killed while riding his bike.

from Greater LA

Skipp Townsend works to resolve conflicts with local gang members. He says the recent protests and looting are a way for African Americans to express deep feelings of pain and burden.

Gang interventionist wants police system dismantled amid George Floyd protests

Skipp Townsend works to resolve conflicts with local gang members. He says the recent protests and looting are a way for African Americans to express deep feelings of pain and burden.

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In Los Angeles, streets, freeways, train tracks and the LA River form boundaries that many of us aren’t aware of. These are the boundaries of gang territories.

Gang borders in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, streets, freeways, train tracks and the LA River form boundaries that many of us aren’t aware of. These are the boundaries of gang territories.

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