A 30-year-old male transsexual has been charged with fatally stabbing a taxi driver in Portland on Easter Sunday. The Oregonian
“Darin Campbell, a spokesman for Radio Cab, indicated the victim’s shift was cut short when a passenger butchered him just a few minutes into a fare.
It was “vicious, senseless and brutal,” said Campbell. “There was no conversation. No altercation. Nothing.”
The passenger allegedly had the victim drive him from 22 SW Third Ave. across the river to Southeast Third Avenue and Washington Street. According to Campbell, at the destination, the victim asked his passenger where to drop him off. The suspect allegedly provided a new address, much farther afield.
“When the driver went to put the new address in his GPS, the passenger stabbed him in the neck,” said Campbell.”
“The company spokesman underscored, “This murder is a sure sign that Portland is in need of serious help. … Setting a record last year shattering homicide numbers from any previous year is a disturbing statistic Portland has to live with. Unfortunately, Portland is trending close to those same numbers this year.”
The driver’s murder reportedly marks the Democrat-run city’s 22nd homicide since Jan. 1. There were just under 100 murders and nearly 10,000 assault offenses reported between February 2022 and February 2023, according to the Portland Police Bureau’s crime dashboard.
Portland has a score of 1 (the lowest possible, with 100 being safest) on Neighborhood Scout’s crime index. The likelihood of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 133, and the likelihood of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 17.”