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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

Gresham gets $100,000 for anti-gang programs (Gresham, OR): City of Gresham officials plan to spend $100,000 from the state to reduce gang activity by encouraging Friday night basketball, Yoga and journal writing, jobs training and employment opportunities, and supplying a little cash to help youth become involved in positive activities.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: July 14, 2015

Portland Crime Problems: Data Helps Fight the Dangerous Trends (Portland, OR): This summer, concerns about gang violence have swept Portland, but a new collaboration between Portland Police and Portland State University may become a valuable tool in the effort to put the right law enforcement resources at the right time in the right place. Moreover, the data is available to the public.
Source: GoLocalPDX    Date: July 13, 2015

Gang-related shooting in Northeast Portland injures teen, endangers 66-year-old woman (Portland, OR): A shooting near the Northeast 60th Avenue MAX station Tuesday left a teenage male with multiple gunshot wounds and a 66-year-old woman with a bullet hole in her backpack, Portland police say.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: July 7, 2015

Man convicted of manslaughter now linked to June shooting (Portland, OR): A 33-year-old linked to a June 10 gang-related shooting is now facing even more serious charges than originally expected. Joshua Kerr Gann was arrested Friday night near NE 27th and Emerson in Portland. He had been charged with felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, and carrying a loaded firearm in city limits.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: July 4, 2015

After month of record violence, Portland gang team has mercifully quiet night (Portland, OR): It's the first Friday of summer and the dreadlocked young man in a green T-shirt and dark shorts hanging below his waist stands on the sidewalk as a Portland gang patrol officer searches his Jeep.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: July 3, 2015

PPB: Gang associate tried to kill officer (Portland, OR): A convicted felon, known by police as a “gang associate,” is now accused of trying to kill an officer. Nathan Davis-Thomas, 29, is charged with one count each of attempted murder, unlawful use of a weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: June 30, 2015

Man charged with murder, nearly year to the day after gang-related killing in Portland (Portland, OR): A 23-year-old man, accused of wounding a man in a Portland shooting last month, now has been charged with murder in a nearly one-year-old drive-by, gang-related shooting near Portland's New Columbia.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 29, 2015

Hayden Slater: Family support helps teen succeed despite tough neighborhood (Portland, OR): Jefferson High School junior Hayden Slater has a lot to say about gang violence. The "gang thing" keeps us apart, he said, tensing slightly. He said it's ridiculous and dangerous that gangs are in his North Portland neighborhood.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 27, 2015

As gang violence rises, where are the police? (Portland, OR): Recent reports of excessive police force have dominated media headlines and inspired protests in Portland. "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" rallies have blocked city streets as Rose City residents decried the killings of Michael Brown, Freddie Gray and others. Witnesses across the country now whip out cellphones during arrests. As a result, police in some cities report feeling hesitant to act.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: June 26, 2015

Taking steps to break the snitch code (Portland, OR): Rod Underhill thinks he soon may have a strategic weapon in the fight against gang violence, which appears to be surging this spring. The Multnomah County district attorney says the single biggest impediment to solving and prosecuting gang shootings has long been the lack of witnesses willing to come forward and testify. In some neighborhoods what is called the G-Code, or snitch code, prevails.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: June 25, 2015

Searching for Gang Signs (Portland, OR): Cops say Portland's gang epidemic is the worst it's been in modern times, and that they've got the numbers to back it up. According to the Portland Police Bureau's (PPB) official statistics, May set a new record for monthly gang attacks—25. As of June 19, police had logged 76 gang-related violent crimes in 2015, putting the city on track to have its bloodiest gang year in more than a decade.
Source: The Portland Mercury    Date: June 24, 2015

2 men with gang ties arrested on gun crimes in Portland, police say (Portland, OR): Two men with gang ties were arrested on gun crimes after they were found with loaded handguns during separate encounters Saturday night, Portland police said Sunday.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 21, 2015

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