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Gang member says killing innocent stranger was 'huge mistake,' will get 17 years (Multnomah County, OR) : A 19-year-old man who was part of a group of gang members that inadvertently shot to death an innocent stranger playing basketball at a Gresham park will be sentenced to 17 years in prison, a judge said Wednesday.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: February 22, 2017

Gang violence drops in January from a year ago (Portland, OR): One reason may have been the joint effort called Operation Safe Holidays that resulted in the arrest of 42 people on a variety of changes and the seizure of nine firearms in December. According to the police, many of the people arrested were specifically identified as people involved in recent gun, gang and/or violent crime incidents.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: February 12, 2017

Portland police arrest 42 during 'Operation Safe Holidays' (Portland, OR): Portland police in December arrested 42 people suspected of being involved in November gun incidents, some linked to gang activity.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: February 3, 2017

Gang violence fell last year (Portland, OR): Former Portland Mayor Charlie Hales wasn't around when the good news was announced that gang-related violence fell during his last year in office. Total incidents investigated by the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team dropped to 159 in 2016 from the official record of 193 the year before.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: February 2, 2017

One injured in gang-related shooting in Southeast Portland (Portland, OR): Portland Police responded to a shooting at Southeast 9th Ave. and Sandy Blvd. early Saturday morning and found one man suffering from gunshot wounds.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: January 28, 2017

Non-fatal shooting in SE Portland believed to be gang-related (Portland, OR): A man was shot early Saturday morning at Southeast Ninth Avenue and Sandy Boulevard, Portland police said, and the incident is believed to be gang-related.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 28, 2017

Homicides, gang-related killings are down in Portland for 2016 (Portland, OR): Twenty people died in homicides in Portland in 2016 - a drop from the previous two years. Though gang violence remained high this year, only one homicide involved gang members or associates. It didn't stem from a gang rivalry but a personal dispute, police and witnesses said.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: December 31, 2016

November was top month for gang violence in Portland this year (Portland, OR): Portland police responded to more reports of gang violence in November than any other month this year.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: December 9, 2016

Reformed gang member among latest shooting victims (Portland, OR): The shooting was discussed at the Friday meeting of the Community Police Collaborative, where the most recent Gang Enforcement Team statistics were released. Antoinette Edwards, the chair of the forum and director of the Portland Office of Youth Violence Prevention, praised Davis as a 'caring young man' who is asking that his shooting not be avenged on his Facebook page.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: December 2, 2016

Teen couple injured in gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): The Portland police gang team is investigating two Thursday morning shootings. One of the shootings left a teen couple injured.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: December 1, 2016

Man wounded in Portland shooting; it was 3rd shooting of night; gang related? (Portland, OR): A man was shot and wounded early Saturday two blocks from the Multnomah County government building – the third shooting of the evening that police believe to be gang-related.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: November 26, 2016

Gang violence in 2016 unlikely to break record (Portland, OR): Gang violence in Portland is continuing to fall below last year’s record pace — although 2016 already is the second most violent year since such records were kept.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: November 10, 2016

Who's on Portland's gang list? (Portland, OR): Portland police collect information about gangs and the people, vehicles and addresses linked to them. It's often called the "gang list." The city policy that sets parameters for the controversial data-gathering project is 20 years old and now under review.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: November 4, 2016

Mentor programs steer teens away from gangs (Medford, OR): Troy Wohosky, a youth mentor and founder of the Spartan Boxing Gym, remembers the night a decade ago when he nearly threw away his life. A gang member at the time, Wohosky and three friends drove to Ashland for a party but were ambushed by two dozen rivals wielding Tasers, bats, bottles and a hammer.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: October 24, 2016

Jackson County DA: 'The word is out' (Jackson County, OR): Police and prosecutors' zero-tolerance policy toward drive-by shootings appears to be paying off. After a spate of drive-by shootings in Medford in 2015, the city has had one drive-by shooting this year — and the two young men involved were caught, prosecuted and sentenced to prison within two months of the crime.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: October 23, 2016

Gang violence might not break record (Portland, OR): 2016 has now officially recorded the second-highest level of gang violence in Portland — but the most recent trend is not on pace to top last year’s all-time high. The Portland Police Bureau’s Gang Enforcement Team has investigated 120 incidents of gang violence as of last Thursday.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: October 7, 2016

Portland police arrest two gang members, seize gun after traffic stop (Portland, OR): Portland police arrested three people, including two gang members, after a traffic stop on Monday night in Portland.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: September 27, 2016

18-year-old Salem man facing murder charge in shooting after gang-related confrontation (Salem, OR): An 18-year-old Salem man is facing a murder charge and two counts of attempted murder in shooting that happened after a gang-related confrontation Sunday, deputies said.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: September 26, 2016

Police: Two teens arrested for gang related attempted murder (Portland, OR): Police have arrested two teenagers in connection with a Wednesday morning shooting in Southeast Portland. McKeever Watkins Thompson, 19, and Nico Thomas, 16, are charged with attempted aggravated murder, attempted murder and unlawful use of a weapon.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: September 18, 2016

Oregon gangster gets 55 years for sanding off man's tattoo, other torture (Marion County, OR): An Oregon gangster found guilty of using a sandblaster on a man to remove his tattoos and inflicting other torture will be older than 100 years before he is eligible for release from prison.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: September 7, 2016

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