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Police Say Gang Violence is Up (Portland, OR): According to the Portland Police Bureau, the number of violent crimes tied to gang activity is at an all-time high since the bureau started keeping records in 1999—and the year’s not even over.
Source: The Skanner News    Date: September 17, 2015

Juror sentenced for leaking details of gang case (Portland, OR): A former grand juror who leaked secret information that she learned while on a federal grand jury was sentenced to serve community service and one year probation.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: September 17, 2015

Gang violence continues record-breaking increase (Portland, OR): Gang violence is continuing to soar in Portland after breaking the official record last month. According to the most recent statistics, the Gang Enforcement Team accepted 125 incidents for investigation as of Sept. 10 -- seven more than the previous record of 118 incidents set in 2012.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: September 11, 2015

Police investigating gang-related shooting in NE Portland (Portland, OR): Police are investigating a suspected gang-related shooting on Northeast Sandy Boulevard late Saturday. No victims were immediately located although a building a two parked cars were hit by bullets.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: September 6, 2015

Portland Hits New Gang-Related Crime Milestone (Portland, OR): Portland’s Gang Enforcement Team worked Wednesday night to put together the pieces of another shooting in North Portland. It’s too early to rule it a gang shooting. But if it is, it will be violent gang-related crime 122 of 2015. There were 89 violent gang-related crimes at this time in 2014.
Source: FM News 101 KXL    Date: September 3, 2015

Portland gang violence reaches record level (Portland, OR): A shooting outside a local park not only injured a 20-year-old woman, it also brought the city to its highest level of gang violence in more than two decades, police said on Friday.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: August 28, 2015

Gang violence in Portland closes in on dubious record (Portland, OR): Gang violence in Portland is inching up to the most recent record set in 2012. The Gang Enforcement Team formally adopted 111 cases for investigation as of Aug. 8, according to the most recent statistics released by the Portland Police Bureau. That’s just seven cases short of the 118 cases adopted three years ago, which was the highest number in more than a decade.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: August 25, 2015

Man, 18, indicted for March gang shooting (Portland, OR): A grand jury has issued a nine-count indictment against an 18-year-old who is linked to a gang related shooting that happened earlier this year.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: August 17, 2015

Three wounded in gang related Rocky Butte shooting (Portland, OR): Three men in their 20s suffered non-life threatening injuries after being shot early Saturday morning at Rocky Butte Park, according to police.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: August 15, 2015

Portland police gang enforcement officers seize loaded handgun from Gresham man, police say (Portland, OR): A 26-year-old Gresham man is being arraigned Tuesday afternoon on weapons allegations after Portland police gang enforcement officers found a handgun in his waistband Monday night in East Portland, according to police.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: August 11, 2015

16-year-old boy shot in North Portland (POrtland, OR): A 16-year-old boy was wounded late Friday night in North Portland, in what police suspect was a gang gunfight. The teen was treated at an area hospital. His injury was not life-threatening, according to Sgt. Pete Simpson with the Portland Police Bureau.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: August 8, 2015

‘Enough is Enough’ Calls For Alternatives to Gang Violence (Portland, OR): More than 120 people packed Bethel A.M.E. Church last Thursday despite sweltering heat. Clothes were damp with sweat, people fanned themselves intensely with little relief and everyone sipped ice water to stay cool.
Source: The Skanner News    Date: August 6, 2015

Gang incidents top 100 so far this year (Portland, OR): Portland appears to have broken the 100 mark for gang-related incidents this year. The most recent record was 118 incidents for all of 2012.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: August 6, 2015

20-year-old man dies in Milton-Freewater shooting (Umatilla County, OR): Police continue to search for the killer of Guadalupe Jose Diaz. The 20-year-old Milton-Freewater man was shot Friday night and died the next morning. Milton-Freewater Police Chief Doug Boedigheimer in an email confirmed Diaz was the lone victim in what looks to be a gang-style drive-by shooting.
Source: East Oregonian    Date: August 3, 2015

A new approach for tackling gang violence (Portland, OR): In a crowded meeting room at the Matt Dishman Community Center in Northeast Portland, about two dozen teens and young adults are learning to trust each other and comparing life experiences in Multnomah County’s latest attempt to combat gang violence.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: July 31, 2015

Gang violence up, spreading citywide, police say (Portland, OR): Sgt. Kenneth Duilio has been with the Portland Police Bureau’s Gang Enforcement Team for five years. “Basically in the last five years there’s been a dramatic increase in gang violence in Portland,” he said on a recent evening while driving his patrol car through the streets of Portland. “We had 10 shootings last week. It started with a gang homicide at 136th and Powell and then nine shootings followed that within a six-day period.”
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: July 27, 2015

North Portland taco restaurant riddled with gang gunfire (North Portland, OR): A Mexican restaurant in North Portland was riddled with gunfire and a crowd of suspected gang members scattered when officers responded early Saturday morning, according to Portland police.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: July 25, 2015

Gang violence predicted to top 2012 levels (Portland, OR): Gang violence in Portland is on track to be the highest in 13 years , according to new numbers released by the Portland Police Bureau. As of July 15, the Gang Enforcement Team has begun investigating 92 incidents of gang violence. The highest number since 2002 was 118 incident for all 2012, a total that will be easily broken if the trend continues.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: July 17, 2015

Goodbye graffiti: Social media may be triggering gang violence (Portland, OR): Eric Zimmerman is getting used to seeing his work turn up on Facebook with hundreds of likes. And he’s disgusted. Zimmerman, a Multnomah County deputy district attorney, prosecutes gang crimes.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: July 16, 2015

Two accused of gang witness tampering (Portland, OR): A man and his girlfriend are accused of tampering with a key witness to a gang related shooting, according to court records.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: July 16, 2015

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