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County connects the dots on gangs (Multnomah County, OR): When a coalition of organizations this summer released what may be the most comprehensive report ever put together on Multnomah County gangs, its executive summary noted that “public safety agencies have lacked a centralized method for identifying and tracking gangs.”
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: October 30, 2014

Jury finds Khoshnaw guilty of murder in 2011 Forest Grove shooting (Washington County, OR): A jury of six men and six women has found 21-year-old Niaz Khoshnaw guilty in the shooting death of rival gang member Luis Manuel Guzman in Forest Grove three years ago.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: October 26, 2014

'There's been a big rivalry between several of the gangs' (Eugene, OR): Scott McKee gestures at gang graffiti scrawled on fences, sidewalks and walls in a public park in a neighborhood near family homes - and public schools. "While you're going to work, raising your family and taking your children to the park, there's an element of drama that's kind of taking place in this neighborhood," the Eugene Police gang specialist said of Irwin Park in West Eugene.
Source: KVAL News    Date: October 24, 2014

Gangs in Gresham: How has your neighborhood changed? (Gresham, OR): On Sunday my story about one of the two Gresham gang outreach workers takes a look at the city's new approach to curbing gang violence. The story follows the city's first gang outreach worker who goes by the name of Coach. His job is centered around connecting with kids on the streets and getting them into school or jobs.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: October 24, 2014

Police Arrest Drive-by Shooting Suspect (Eugene, OR): Police say they’ve arrested a gang member accused in a drive-by shooting last week.
Source: KEZI 9 News    Date: October 23, 2014

Niaz Khoshnaw killed Forest Grove rival gang member in self-defense, his lawyer argues (Washington County, OR): Washington County jurors in the murder trial of Niaz Khoshnaw began deliberations Thursday afternoon.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: October 23, 2014

Police: Teen arrested after for drive-by shooting, gang activity (Eugene, OR): A Springfield teen believed to be a member of a local gang has been arrested for his involvement in a drive-by shooting, police said today. Eugene and Springfield officers arrested Victor Hugo Martinez, 19, on charges of unlawful use of a firearm and menacing. Additional charges are likely, Eugene police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin said, as the investigation continues.
Source: The Register-Guard    Date: October 23, 2014

Niaz Khoshnaw murder trial: Eyewitness recounts deadly Forest Grove gang shooting (Forest Grove, OR): Fifteen-year-old Andrew Rodriguez Hernandez knocked on the door of a man who was about to die. No answer. Andrew's friend Niaz Khoshnaw told him knock again, louder this time. So, Andrew knocked. No answer.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: October 20, 2014

Five indicted in connection with summer gang-related beating, robbery in Portland (Portland, OR): Five men have been indicted in connection with a gang-related Portland beating of another male they thought had stolen a gun from one of them, according to police and prosecutors.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: October 16, 2014

Suspect Niaz Khoshnaw wrote gang poems, referenced killing after fatal shooting, prosecutor says (Washington County, OR): Luis Manuel Guzman died with a cigarette lighter in his right hand, a flip phone by his head. The 28-year-old was gunned down in front of his Forest Grove apartment the night of Nov. 14, 2011.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: October 14, 2014

3 gang members sought in SE Portland stabbing (Portland, OR): A 21-year-old was stabbed multiple times in Southeast Portland Sunday afternoon after a sidewalk altercation with three suspected gang members.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: October 12, 2014

Father stabbed in Southeast Portland (Portland, OR): Police are investing a suspected gang-related stabbing Sunday in Southeast Portland. The name of the victim, identified as a 21-year-old male suffering from non-life threatening wounds, was not immediately released.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: October 12, 2014

Portland Church Combats Gang Violence, Drop Out Rates by Transforming a High School in 'Undivided' Trailer (Portland, OR): "Undivided" takes place in Portland, Oregon where racial tensions and gang violence reached an all-time high. In an unlikely team effort, SouthLake Church and Roosevelt High School banded together to tear down walls, build bridges and help kids reach their potential.
Source: Christian Post    Date: October 9, 2014

Responses To Gang Violence: The GIFT Program (Portland, OR): Portland Police chief Mike Reese announced his retirement on Tuesday. Among the initiatives launched under his tenure was an inter-agency program that aims to break the inter-generational cycle of gang violence. It’s called the Gang Impacted Families Team, or GIFT.
Source: OPB News    Date: October 8, 2014

Gresham launches job program, midnight basketball for at-risk youth (Gresham, OR): The City of Gresham is launching new early-intervention programs for at-risk youth after receiving a $100,000 state grant, city officials said. The grant, which is from the Oregon Youth Development Council, will fund three new programs: a late-night basketball program, a counseling and mentoring program and an employment program.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: October 8, 2014

City gets big DOJ grant to keep kids from joining gangs (Gresham, OR): Thanks to efforts led by Mayor Shane Bemis, the city of Gresham just received the largest grant in the state from the Department of Justice this year — for $250,000 — to fight gang activity in Gresham.
Source: The Gresham Outlook    Date: October 3, 2014

Gang-related shooting suspect arrested (Portland, OR): Police have arrested a suspect in an April gang-related shooting in Northeast Portland.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: October 3, 2014

Portland's Gang Task Force Renamed Community Peace Collaborative (Portland, OR): Portland’s gang task force has changed its name. About 100 people in attendance Sept. 26, voted to rename the task force Community Peace Collaborative, with the tag line A Coalition for Violence Prevention and Achievement.
Source: The Skanner News    Date: September 26, 2014

Portland police: 'Known gang associate' wounded in Southeast shooting (Portland, OR): Portland Police responded to a reported shooting Saturday evening near Southeast 160th Avenue and East Burnside Street and found a man, nursing a gunshot wound , who refused to share any details of the shooting.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: September 20, 2014

Gang member arrested in Medford (Medford, OR): A known gang member is back behind bars after authorities say he took off from a youth correctional facility in Junction City.
Source: KOBI 5 News    Date: September 19, 2014

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