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Cocaine robbery leads to gang killing (Portland, OR): A 24-year-old man will be sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in the death of 49-year-old Bernard Linton Yarborough.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: February 2, 2016

Man wounded in Northeast Portland gang shooting, police say (Portland, OR): One man was shot during a gang-related shooting in Northeast Portland on Thursday night, police said.
Source:    Date: January 29, 2016

Gang violence smashes record and is still rising (Portland, OR): Gang violence shattered the previous record in 2015 and is already on track to surpass last January's total. The Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team was assigned 193 cases last year, almost all of them shootings. That is far more than the 118 in 2012 that was the previous record.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: January 15, 2016

Police charge man with attempted murder during SE Portland gang shooting (Portland, OR): A 24-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder and three other felonies in connection to a gang-related shooting that wounded one person in November, Portland police said.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 7, 2016

2015 Portland homicides: More than third of 34 killings believed tied to gangs (Portland, OR): Erica West feels uneasy entering her church because she can't escape seeing the spot outside the front doors where her 26-year-old son collapsed in a spray of gunfire on Nov. 11.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 1, 2016

3 more Portland gang shootings, adding to record total (Portland, OR): "It's disappointing to see it happened," Scott Zelenka said. Zelenka lives on North Haight Avenue in the Boise neighborhood. Early Saturday morning Portland police say there were multiple gunshots on the corner of Haight and North Fremont Street. A parked car was hit by the bullets.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: December 28, 2015

Portland Gang Violence Remains Higher Than Normal (Portland, OR): Six months ago, the Portland Police Bureau added 6 officers and a crime analyst to its gang enforcement team to try to deal with unusually high rates of gang violence. At the time, Police Chief Larry O’Dea said, “We must respond with additional officers to help reduce incidents.” But incidents haven’t gone down. The police have responded to 174 gang violence calls this year, up from 109 last year.
Source: OPB News    Date: December 7, 2015

Mother whose son was fatally shot in November, community members to call for ceasefire in gang violence (Portland, OR): Less than a month after her 26-year-old son was gunned down outside the North Portland church she and her family regularly attended, Erica West will join Monday night with other community members to call for a 30-day 'ceasefire' to gang violence.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: December 6, 2015

SE Portland shooting case of mistaken identity (Portland, OR): Early Wednesday morning, several shots were fired into a house near 162nd and Madison Court, in Southeast Portland. The residents weren’t hurt, but they were scared and confused.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: December 3, 2015

Core member of Pendleton white supremacist gang goes to prison (Pendleton, OR): Pendleton man expressed remorse in court for his involvement in a white supremacist gang that hurt people and almost took his son's life.
Source: East Oregonian    Date: November 20, 2015

Portlanders urged to help quell gang violence (Portland, OR): Mayor Charlie Hales called on all Portlanders to do something to help stop increasing gang violence during a City Club forum on the problem last Friday. Calling himself “an aging baby boomer approaching retirement,” Hales said he planned to volunteer with community organizations that work with at-risk youth after leaving the mayor’s office in January 2016.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: November 19, 2015

Portland mom calls for community action after string of gang shootings (Portland, OR): Fed up with the surging gang violence, a Portland mom is taking aim at the gangs. Laurie Palmer formed the group “Go Get Your Child” in February after her son survived being shot six times in a gang-related shooting in January. “God put this on my heart,” Palmer said. The grassroots coalition is being run solely by Palmer.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: November 15, 2015

How you can help combat gang violence in Portland (Portland, OR): Former gang member Arthur Davis feels like he’s living on borrowed time. “Living in gang life, a lot of people don’t even make it to 25. Here I am 27,” said Davis. The Portland man broke away from gangs after having children. “I got to live for something different, I got to live for my kids,” said Davis.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: November 13, 2015

Portland City Club forum to focus on ‘epidemic’ of violence (Portland, OR): On Friday, the Portland City Club will address this year’s increase in gang and gun violence. “The City of Portland has witnessed an alarming increase in rates of violence this year. Shootings, murders, attempted murders and more are all occurring far too often. These crimes particularly impact our city’s communities of color,” the forum’s website states.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: November 13, 2015

Victim killed in N. Portland shooting; suspects on the loose (Portland, OR): One person was killed after being shot in north Portland on Wednesday afternoon.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News    Date: November 11, 2015

Final Suspect Arrested in Gang-Related Shooting (Medford, OR): The final suspect in an ongoing gang related shooting investigation is now in custody. Medford Police believe him to be the shooter.
Source: KDRV 12 News    Date: November 10, 2015

Mothers who have lost sons to violence urge witnesses to help police solve the homicides (Portland, OR): Taunya Mayo had just logged into her computer at her insurance job in California when she started getting messages from friends on Facebook, asking if she was OK. Then she got a call from her son's fiancé and quickly learned her 23-year-old son had been shot to death in downtown Portland the night before.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: November 9, 2015

Rollin’ 60’s gang member guilty of attempted murder (Portland, OR): An 18-year-old gang murder was convicted of attempted murder and numerous other charges on Tuesday night. Tyrone Lamonte Allen was involved in a shooting on March 7 on the 4500 block of NE 102nd Avenue, police said.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: November 4, 2015

Judge sends Umatilla gang member back to prison for parole violation (Hermiston, OR): A Umatilla gang member who killed a man in 2011 will spend more years in prison after pleading guilty to a gun crime while on a conditional early release.
Source: The Hermiston Herald    Date: November 3, 2015

23-year-old Portland man killed in downtown gunfire had just graduated from alternative high school (Portland, OR): Sunday night's fatal shooting of Dion Anthony Matthews Jr., 23, has hit local educators, outreach workers and parole officers hard, as they'd been working closely with him in the last year to try to get his troubled life back on a good track.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: October 23, 2015

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