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Core member of Pendleton white supremacist gang goes to prison (Pendleton, OR): Pendleton man expressed remorse in court for his involvement in a white supremacist gang that hurt people and almost took his son's life.
Source: The East Oregonian    Date: November 20, 2015

Portlanders urged to help quell gang violence (Portland, OR): Mayor Charlie Hales called on all Portlanders to do something to help stop increasing gang violence during a City Club forum on the problem last Friday. Calling himself “an aging baby boomer approaching retirement,” Hales said he planned to volunteer with community organizations that work with at-risk youth after leaving the mayor’s office in January 2016.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: November 19, 2015

Portland mom calls for community action after string of gang shootings (Portland, OR): Fed up with the surging gang violence, a Portland mom is taking aim at the gangs. Laurie Palmer formed the group “Go Get Your Child” in February after her son survived being shot six times in a gang-related shooting in January. “God put this on my heart,” Palmer said. The grassroots coalition is being run solely by Palmer.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: November 15, 2015

How you can help combat gang violence in Portland (Portland, OR): Former gang member Arthur Davis feels like he’s living on borrowed time. “Living in gang life, a lot of people don’t even make it to 25. Here I am 27,” said Davis. The Portland man broke away from gangs after having children. “I got to live for something different, I got to live for my kids,” said Davis.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: November 13, 2015

Portland City Club forum to focus on ‘epidemic’ of violence (Portland, OR): On Friday, the Portland City Club will address this year’s increase in gang and gun violence. “The City of Portland has witnessed an alarming increase in rates of violence this year. Shootings, murders, attempted murders and more are all occurring far too often. These crimes particularly impact our city’s communities of color,” the forum’s website states.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: November 13, 2015

Victim killed in N. Portland shooting; suspects on the loose (Portland, OR): One person was killed after being shot in north Portland on Wednesday afternoon.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News    Date: November 11, 2015

Final Suspect Arrested in Gang-Related Shooting (Medford, OR): The final suspect in an ongoing gang related shooting investigation is now in custody. Medford Police believe him to be the shooter.
Source: KDRV 12 News    Date: November 10, 2015

Mothers who have lost sons to violence urge witnesses to help police solve the homicides (Portland, OR): Taunya Mayo had just logged into her computer at her insurance job in California when she started getting messages from friends on Facebook, asking if she was OK. Then she got a call from her son's fiancé and quickly learned her 23-year-old son had been shot to death in downtown Portland the night before.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: November 9, 2015

Rollin’ 60’s gang member guilty of attempted murder (Portland, OR): An 18-year-old gang murder was convicted of attempted murder and numerous other charges on Tuesday night. Tyrone Lamonte Allen was involved in a shooting on March 7 on the 4500 block of NE 102nd Avenue, police said.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: November 4, 2015

Judge sends Umatilla gang member back to prison for parole violation (Hermiston, OR): A Umatilla gang member who killed a man in 2011 will spend more years in prison after pleading guilty to a gun crime while on a conditional early release.
Source: The Hermiston Herald    Date: November 3, 2015

23-year-old Portland man killed in downtown gunfire had just graduated from alternative high school (Portland, OR): Sunday night's fatal shooting of Dion Anthony Matthews Jr., 23, has hit local educators, outreach workers and parole officers hard, as they'd been working closely with him in the last year to try to get his troubled life back on a good track.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: October 23, 2015

Hermiston History: School violence of a different sort making news 23 years ago (Hermiston, OR): Concerns about gang violence in Hermiston reached an all-time high in October 1992. A rise in school shootings has put discussions of school safety in the news recently, but years before Columbine High School became a household name Hermiston parents were already concerned about violence in local schools. Their concerns came to a head during an Oct. 26, 1992, meeting that drew 150 parents.
Source: The Hermiston Herald    Date: October 20, 2015

Portland's historic year for gang violence, visualized (Portland, OR): Portland's police gang enforcers rolled out 146 calls through early October, more than in any full year since the city started counting, in 1998. Just the two weeks ended Oct. 9 brought 13 cases of gunfire that police attributed to gang activity.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: October 15, 2015

Medford Police Help Parents Identify Gang Signs (Medford, OR): With the recent gang activity in Medford, police are shedding light on some of the resources for parents to identify kids in gangs and ways to keep them out of gangs.
Source: KDRV 12 News    Date: October 15, 2015

Gang member critically injured in NE Portland shooting (Portland, OR): A man suffered life-threatening injuries in a Northeast Portland shooting Tuesday night, according to Portland police.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: October 14, 2015

Man critically wounded in suspected gang shooting (Portland, OR): A 23-year-old man was critically wounded Tuesday afternoon in a suspected gang shooting in Northeast Portland.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: October 14, 2015

Salem teen sentenced to 20 years in prison (Salem, OR): Sintorri Lesane Quinones-Miranda will serve 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to three Measure 11 crimes in connection to a gang-related, drive-by shooting.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: October 13, 2015

Portland struggles with gang violence: 13 shootings in 2 weeks (Portland, OR): Twenty-one bullets riddled a North Portland house, just after midnight nearly two weeks ago. Police found 35 shell casings at the scene.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: October 12, 2015

Residents dig in as Portland gang violence rises (Portland, OR): Thirteen shootings and 4 homicides in recent weeks pushed gang-related crimes to an unprecedented 146 incidents this year. The union representing the Portland Police Bureau said the department is understaffed and wants to add more officers.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: October 11, 2015

3 men indicted in Portland gang shootings (Portland, OR): Three men are charged with attempted murder among other charges after being linked to separate gang-related shootings, according to court documents.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: October 9, 2015

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