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Working to end gang violence in Portland: 'Rescue kids before they need to be rescued' (Portland, OR): Officers have responded to dozens of gang-related shootings in Portland so far this year and police, community leaders, and former gang members are calling the increase in gun violence a citywide crisis. Twice a month, the concerned citizens pack the Portland Police Bureau's East Precinct conference room to support and understand the problems that the city faces.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: May 20, 2016

Two Portland brothers tied to a cocaine-trafficking ring sent to federal prison (Portland, OR): Two Portland brothers with gang ties and violent pasts are headed to federal prison for their roles in a large cocaine-trafficking ring – the younger one sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in custody after his older brother was sent away for nearly six years.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: May 18, 2016

Portland Police say crime is down, but gang-related incidents continue to increase (Portland, OR): Portland Police say they're seeing an overall decrease in crime so far this year compared to the previous 5-year average. Overall crime is down 2 percent from January 2016 to April 2016 compared to years past, and homicides are down a "remarkable" 74 percent. The average is 8 homicides during that time period -- this year, we've only seen 2.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: May 16, 2016

2 men severely injured in SE Portland drive-by shooting, police say (Portland, OR): Two men standing outside a Southeast Portland apartment complex were seriously injured in a drive-by shooting Thursday afternoon, police said.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: May 12, 2016

Portland police arrest 51 in gang crackdown (Portland, OR): In a two-week span, the Portland Police Bureau arrested 51 people, seized 17 firearms as part of a city-wide effort to reduce gang and gun violence. “Operation Safe Spring” ran nearly around the clock from April 7 to April 20. Portland Police officers served search warrants on 12 people, 4 residences and 5 vehicles.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: May 6, 2016

Gang enforcement effort credited with slowing record rate of shootings (Portland, OR): A focused police effort to curtail gang violence helped cut the rate of shootings over the past two weeks, but they are still running ahead of last year's record level.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: May 6, 2016

3 indicted for killing pregnant Ervaeua Herring (Portland, OR): Indictments alleging murder – among other charges – have been filed against three men linked to the 2014 slaying of a 21-year-old pregnant mother.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: May 3, 2016

Seaside man sentenced to life in deadly gang shooting (Salem, OR): A Seaside man was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison, with a minimum of 35 years before he could be eligible for parole, after pleading guilty to fatally shooting Jose Garcia-Roldan in 2015.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: May 3, 2016

Hales city budget goals: cops, gangs, homeless (Portland, OR): Though he has less than a year left in office, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales unveiled an ambitious city budget Monday. The mayor wants to add 90 police officers, combat record-setting gang violence, add 800 shelter beds for the homeless and invest nearly $43 million toward those goals.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: May 2, 2016

Two more plead guilty for gang-related shooting in Medford (Medford, OR): Two men involved in a shooting on Narregan street in September 2015 pleaded guilty to riot. LaTraveon Wesley and Alonzo McBrown were set for trial Tuesday. Wesley took a guilty plea bargain for riot and conspiracy.He will serve just more than two years in prison.
Source: KTVL 10 News    Date: April 26, 2016

Phoenix teen sentenced to prison for gang-related shooting (Jackson County, OR): A Phoenix teenager will spend more than seven years in prison for firing three shots during a gang-related riot outside a west Medford apartment complex in September.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: April 25, 2016

Portland Police upping ante as gang violence surges (Portland, OR): Even just minutes into a ride-along, it’s not tough for Portland Police Officer Andy Polas to point out several areas recently hit by gang violence. “A few months ago we had one right here at this intersection,” Polas said from the passenger seat of the police cruiser in northeast Portland.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News    Date: April 22, 2016

Gang violence continues rising despite prevention efforts (Portland, OR): Gang violence in Portland is continue to run ahead of last year's record levels, despite an increased focus by the police to prevent it. Around 20 people suspected of having been involved in gang related incidents have been arrested over the past two weeks on weapon and other charges. Thursday night, five people were arrested and four guns were seized at a gathering in Brentwood Park in Southeast Portland with known gang associates.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: April 22, 2016

Man wounded in suspected gang shooting at Jantzen Beach (Portland, OR): A 20-year-old man was wounded in a suspected gang related at Jantzen Beach on Saturday evening. The name of the victim was not immediately available. His injuries are described as serious.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: April 17, 2016

Mother, son share story of gang violence (Portland, OR): Vince Jones wants to help the Rockwood community have the tough conversations like the ones he wishes he had the chance to have with his brother who was shot to death outside a Rockwood apartment complex in 2013.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: April 15, 2016

Suspected Gang Shootings Are on the Rise Again (Portland, OR): "I was here 14 years ago, and it's still happening," said Perlia Bell, flanked by a small group of women who have lost loved ones to gang violence, on a sunny Thursday morning in North Portland's Peninsula Park.
Source: The Portland Mercury    Date: April 13, 2016

Shootings peak as cop shortage grows (Portland, OR): Bullets are flying in Portland at a record pace, and it’s not even summertime, when gang violence hits its peak. Officials say the tit-for-tat epidemic of shootings between gangs has reached a new level — even as the staffing shortage among Portland police appears poised to get worse.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: April 12, 2016

'It's a threat to the whole community': Portland gang shootings on the rise (Portland, OR): Portland Police expect 2016 to be another record-breaking year for gang violence, after already responding to dozens of those incidents in the first three months of the year. Since January 1, there have been 47 gang-related shootings in Portland. The same time period last year saw 42.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: April 10, 2016

Portland Police plan to tackle growing gang violence by getting guns off the street (Portland, OR): Though gang shootings are up 25 percent so far this year compared to the same time in 2015, Portland Police say they don't plan on making systemic changes to curb the problem.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: April 7, 2016

City to unveil new plan to tackle Portland gang violence (Portland, OR): Community leaders, Portland city officials and victims of gun violence will be gathering for a news conference Thursday morning at North Portland's Peninsula Park.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: April 6, 2016

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