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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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Court document: Salem boy shot, killed during fight between gangs (Salem, OR): A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed last month during an argument over graffiti between two gangs, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: February 20, 2018

Inspired to Keep Others Out of Gangs (Portland, OR): Nicky Taylor’s personal story of growing up with gangs in Portland and then escaping from gangs, a story inextricably tied to the city’s history of murder and mayhem on the streets is now a half hour long documentary, “The Nicole Taylor Story, ” released last month on Amazon Prime.
Source: The Portland Observer    Date: February 13, 2018

Gov. Kate Brown pardons former Portland gang member turned mentor (Salem, OR): Gov. Kate Brown on Monday pardoned a former Portland gang member for a crime he committed 25 years ago, marking only the third time she has granted clemency in office.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: February 12, 2018

From gang shootings to the red carpet: Portland woman films documentary of her life (Portland, OR): A former gang member in Northeast Portland is getting national attention for her documentary about her life. "That's powerful, and I'm grateful because everybody can't tell your story the way you can tell your story," said Nicole Taylor. Taylor says she became involved with the Woodlawn Park Bloods when she was 16 years old, after a shooting broke out at her birthday party.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: January 21, 2018

Salem man gets life in prison for fatal drive-by shooting (Salem, OR): A Salem man was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole Thursday for murdering a 25-year-old and firing at two teenagers during a 2016 drive-by shooting.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: January 18, 2018

Man gets probation for 2015 gang shooting (Medford, OR): A man caught with a stolen gun in November during a homicide investigation was sentenced to probation Wednesday for his role in a 2015 west Medford gang shooting in which no one was injured.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: January 17, 2018

City Hall Update: Gang violence down for second year (Portland, OR): Gang violence continued to drop in Portland in 2017. By the end of the year, the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team had investigated 122 incidents. That compares to 159 incidents, which was down from the official record high of 193 in 2015.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: January 9, 2018

Gang Member Accused of Murder Gets Evidence Suppressed (Portland, OR): A jury will not hear about the jailhouse confession of a white supremacist gang member accused of intentionally running over and killing a black teen, after a judge ruled Thursday that a homicide detective had violated the gang member’s Miranda rights.
Source: Courthouse News Service    Date: December 1, 2017

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

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