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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

Portland police seize handguns from alleged gang associates (Portland, OR): Portland police officers seized three handguns Saturday and arrested four, including two men police say are associated with gangs.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 20, 2015

Recent Surge in Gun Violence Tied to Portland Youth (Portland, OR): This spring, gang-related violence spiked in Portland. The number of gang shootings has hit 73 to date, compared to 58 this time last year. Almost exclusively, the majority of the violence can be attributed to Blood and Crip gang associates.
Source: GoLocalPDX    Date: June 18, 2015

Free youth passes to community center look to curb gang violence (Portland, OR): May was Portland’s most violent month on record, and June already has seen several shootings across the city. The city is working on a pilot program that gives Portland’s youth an activity to keep them away from gang violence.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: June 13, 2015

Gang offenders urged to 'put down the guns' and spread the message (Multnomah County, OR): About 20 Blood gang members filed into the Multnomah County courthouse after business hours Friday night. They sat in the presiding judge's courtroom.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 12, 2015

Police union says more officers needed to reduce gang, other crimes (Portland, OR): The Portland police union is calling on the City Council to increase the number of sworn officers to fight growing gang violence and other crimes in the city.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: June 12, 2015

PDX leaders: Gang problem complex, progress being made (Portland, OR): No one person or organization can break the city’s ongoing struggle with gang violence, but progress, albeit slowly, is being made. That was the message city and county leaders impressed upon worried community members. Many of those people were startled to learn that police have recovered more than 400 rounds of ammunition since January 1, 2015 — each round linked to gang violence.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: June 6, 2015

Teen indicted in Last Thursday shooting is grandson of Portland's youth violence prevention director (Portland, OR): Antoinette Edwards, director of Portland's Office of Youth Violence Prevention, was attending a Black United Front planning meeting on Northeast Alberta Street last week to recognize black students when gunshots rang out about 13 blocks away.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 5, 2015

Another suspected gang-related shooting in Portland, but no apparent injuries (Portland, OR): Portland police responded Friday to reports of shots fired in outer Southeast Portland and said no one was apparently injured.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 5, 2015

Portland man accused of criminal conspiracy to commit murder in 2014 gang-related killing (Portland, OR): A 20-year-old Portland man has been accused of conspiracy to commit murder in the nearly one-year-old gang-related killing of Andrew Leon Coggins Jr. near North Portland's New Columbia.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 4, 2015

Program for boys aims at preventing gang violence (Portland, OR): Monae Elliott condemns the recent acts of gang violence that ripped through the city last month. “It’s a mess,” she said. In the month of May, there were 25 acts of gang violence in the City of Portland, the highest single month total since 1999.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: June 4, 2015

Multnomah Co. DA: addressing gang violence problem is 'a work in progress' (Multnomah County, OR): Multnomah County's district attorney is talking about the explosion of gang violence in the Portland area. There have been 67 gang-related shootings or stabbings so far this year, and the 25th shooting in May was a 16-year high, concerning people across the city.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: June 3, 2015

Portland's police chief to add 6 officers to Gang Enforcement Team (Portland, OR): After a weekend of violence followed a brazen shooting at a Northeast Portland street fair, Portland's police chief announced Tuesday that he's bolstering the strength of the bureau's Gang Enforcement Team.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 2, 2015

Portland gang violence explodes in May (Portland, OR): "It's unacceptable that we have bullets flying around the community,” Portland Mayor Charlie Hales told KATU regarding an explosion of gang violence in the city. Last month, Portland saw the highest number of suspected gang-related shootings of any month in at least 16 years, according to police.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: June 1, 2015

NE Portland shooting victim ID'd, still in critical condition (Portland, OR): A man was wounded just after midnight and the shooter escaped, in what police believe was likely another gang-related incident in Northeast Portland.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: May 31, 2015

PPB: 25 gang-related PDX shootings in May (Portland, OR): After several weekend shootings, Portland police officers are continuing to discuss the growing problem of gang violence in the city. So far this year, there have already been at least 65 gun-related incidents, and the violence reported during the month of May is breaking records.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: May 31, 2015

Preventing gang violence in Portland: 'Enough is enough' (Portland, OR): The city has seen more than 60 violent gang incidents so far this year. Mayor Charlie Hales said the Portland Police Bureau is taking steps to address the violence, from assigning more patrols to supporting the Gang Enforcement Team - which he says is a relatively small unit.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: May 30, 2015

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