AsianPulse Interview

March 3rd, 2008 mani

AsianPulse Interview – March 1st 2008
video

The Voice – DEADLY CONSEQUENCES OF INVOLVEMENT IN GANGS BROUGHT OUT GRAPHICALLY

February 9th, 2008 mani

DEADLY CONSEQUENCES OF INVOLVEMENT IN GANGS BROUGHT OUT GRAPHICALLY

By INDIRA PRAHST, Instructor of Race and Ethnic Relations, Department of Sociology, Langara College, Vancouver

Last Sunday a rally for public safety to stop the violence and to remember Chris Mohan, 22, of Surrey and Ed Schellenberg, 55, of Abbotsford was held at Bear Creek Park in Surrey, with well over 150 people in attendance.

Both were innocent victims in the high profile gang-related shooting in Surrey on October 19 where four other men – who police say led criminal lifestyles: brothers Corey Jason Michael Lal, 21, and Michael Justin Lal, and Edward (Eddie) Sousakhone Narong, 22, and Ryan Bartolomeo, 19, – were killed.

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The Voice – LANGARA’S FORUM ON GANG VIOLENCE A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

February 2nd, 2008 mani

LANGARA’S FORUM ON GANG VIOLENCE A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

The thought provoking and eye-opening “Tackling the Complexities of the Gang Violence Issue Forum” hosted by Indira Prahst of the Department of Sociology of Langara College and Asian Pulse TV producer and host Kamilla Singh on Wednesday night at Langara College was a resounding success with a packed lecture hall and another hall with a live feed video that had an overflow audience.

The main speakers were Attorney General Wally Oppal, Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu, West Vancouver Police Chief Kash Heed, CBC TV host and producer Natalie Clancy (who showed rare footage from her interviews with high profile gang members and expressed her views on dispelling the myths), Vancouver Police Detective Constables Adam Dhaliwal and Doug Spencer (who debunked the glorified representations of gang life with short clips from a popular presentation on the truth behind gangs and discussed the baits used for gang recruitment), Eileen Mohan (the mother of the innocent victim Chris Mohan, 22, of Surrey, who along with Edward J. Schellenberg, 55, of Abbotsford, was killed in gangland execution style on October 19 in Surrey just because they happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time) and Steve Brown (Schellenberg’s brother-in-law). NDP MLA Mike Farnsworth delivered the closing remarks.

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Evolution 107.9 Radio Interview

November 10th, 2007 mani

BCIT Student Radio, Evolution 107.9, Making Contact – November 8th, 2007
(Interview by the classy Anita Rai)

Part 1 of 2
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Part 2 of 2
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(Anita Rai – Freelance Jouranlist – contact)

Standard Interview

September 28th, 2007 mani

Standard Interview – September 27th 2007
video

AWR Footage used in News Broadcasts

September 7th, 2007 mani

CTV News Story – September 5th 2007
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Channel M News Story – September 5th 2007
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