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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.


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Behind the bars: Ex-con, experts describe gang mentality in Oregon prisons (Portland, OR): On April 3, a riot involving 60 inmates put the Oregon State Penitentiary on modified lockdown. Discipline reports for those involved described what appeared to be a planned confrontation between members of white prison gangs and members of a Latino gang.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News    Date: November 13, 2017

Could scrapping gang list have unintended consequences? (Portland, OR): Community concerns over long-term effects of labeling spur police action, but a study suggests investigations might be slowed.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: October 5, 2017

Boardman PD uses gang database, but few similarities to Portland (Boardman, OR): Earlier this month, the Portland Police Bureau announced that it will get rid of a database of gang-affiliated citizens, a 20-year practice city officials said was disproportionately targeting minorities.
Source: Eats Oregonian    Date: September 22, 2017

Portland police to halt, purge all gang designations (Portland, OR): Portland police next month will end their more than 20-year-old practice of designating people as gang members or gang associates in response to strong community concerns about the labels that have disproportionately affected minorities.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: September 8, 2017

Gang violence drops in Portland so far this year (Portland, OR): Portland police have handled 81 gang shootings so far this year -- and that's actually a hopeful number for the officers who work on a team dedicated to trying to keep the violence at bay, their boss says.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: September 7, 2017

Suspected gang shooting in NE Portland sprays wrong home with 30 bullets, police say (Portland, OR): Police are investigating a suspected gang shooting in Northeast Portland that left a random home riddled with more than two dozen bullets early Wednesday morning.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: September 6, 2017

Gang mayhem draws innocent people into gunfire, crashes in Northeast Portland (Portland, OR): Gang gunfire went through windshield of the car of an innocent person and a round also hit a doughnut shop late Wednesday evening. The mayhem also caused three crashes involving innocent victims.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: August 31, 2017

Recent gang activity has NE Portland residents on edge (Portland, OR): Some northeast Portland neighbors say they’re concerned about recent gang activity and violence on their street. “I see that the kids aren’t safe to come out and I don’t blame them,” said Ken Griggs a concerned neighbor. Within the last week, police have been to an apartment complex on northeast Prescott twice.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: August 28, 2017

NE Portland landlords fear violence on their block is getting worse (Portland, OR): Neighbors are fed up with the continued crime on their block in northeast Portland. People living on Northeast Prescott Street say gun violence, gang activity and drug deals are happening right outside their doors.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News    Date: August 26, 2017

Portland police seek tips on suspected gang shooting in Dawson Park (Portland, OR): Portland police are asking for the public's help to find people involved in a suspected gang shooting in Dawson Park on Tuesday night.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: August 9, 2017

First responders acting as camp counselors surprise kids at Camp Rosenbaum (Portland, OR): A bunch of local kids got a big surprise on their final day of summer camp. Their counselors were secretly first responders from all across the state.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News    Date: August 3, 2017

More youth committing violent crimes? It's a tough question to answer (Portland, OR): Three teens and one adult are being charged for the killing of a 17-year-old in Gresham over the weekend. The three teenagers, just 15, 16, and 17, are being charged as adults.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: August 1, 2017

Gresham police partner with outreach programs to prevent gang violence (Gresham, OR): Gresham Police say they’re trying relatively new techniques to combat local gang issues.
Source: KGW.com    Date: July 31, 2017

Gresham police partner with outreach programs to prevent gang violence (Gresham, OR): Gresham Police say they’re trying relatively new techniques to combat local gang issues.
Source: KGW.com    Date: July 31, 2017

Gresham police arrest four suspects in fatal shooting of teen Saturday night (Gresham, OR): Gresham police have arrested four people on suspicion of fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy Saturday night.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: July 30, 2017

17-year-old boy charged as adult in suspected gang-related shooting in Springfield (Springfield, OR): A 17-year-old Springfield youth has been charged as an adult in a Wednesday night shooting outside the Bungalow Market that’s believed to be gang-related, according to Springfield police.
Source: The Register-Guard    Date: July 21, 2017

Gangs in Lane County? Police say dozens are active here (Springfield, OR): There are more than 30 gangs in Lane County with 10 or more members each. Springfield Police Lt. Scott McKee said gangs make their presence felt in the community with graffiti.
Source: KVAL News    Date: July 21, 2017

Gang violence stats continue to drop for month, year (Portland, OR): Incidents of gang violence dropped slightly in June from the previous month, helping to keep the total investigated by the Gang Enforcement Team below last year's pace. According to the newest statistics, GET investigated 12 incidents in June, down two from the 14 investigated in May.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: July 11, 2017

Child, 2, caught in the middle of gang shootings (Portland, OR): Police have charged three 17-year-old boys with attempted murder following two separate gang related shootings in Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: June 13, 2017

3 teens arrested in Portland gang shootings (Portland, OR): Police say they arrested two teenagers in a gang shooting that critically injured a 17-year-old boy in outer southeast Portland. Sgt. Pete Simpson of the Portland Police Bureau says Sunday's shooting sparked retaliatory gunfire that led to the arrest of a third juvenile.
Source: The Eagle    Date: June 13, 2017

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