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PPB Ramps Up Gang Enforcement

June 19, 2012 4:35 p.m.

Portland police plan to ramp up efforts to prevent gang violence this summer. Gang violence in Portland is already higher than usual this year, and officials are worried that gang activity will increase during the summer months, when kids are out of school. Last year around this time, we covered an uptick in gang-related shootings. The Portland Police Bureau will pull officers from three divisions: Drug and Vice, Training, and Family Services, which responds to domestic violence incidents. The U.S. Attorney has reassigned three more prosecutors to deal with gang-related gun possessions (there is currently only one prosecutor).


Houses Of Worship Gather To Ban Gang Colors At Funerals

June 19, 2012 2:44 p.m.

About two dozen houses of worship in the Portland area have banded together to come up with a standard of decorum at funerals. The initiative is aimed at making funerals for gang members safer.


Officials Discuss Ways To Reduce Gang Violence

June 14, 2012 12:09 p.m.

The summer months may leave teenagers without much to do, but Portland officials say gang violence will not be tolerated.

Health | News | local

Turning Around Gang Members In The 'Golden Moment'

Jan. 13, 2014 2:15 a.m.

A program at one Portland hospital is reporting success by bringing gang members together with counsellors at just the right moment -- that is, immediately after they've been shot.

Think Out Loud

Jackson County Responds To Gang Activity

May 7, 2014 7:15 p.m.

A gang task force spent two years studying community members' perceptions of gang activity in the Southern Oregon county.

Music | local | Arts

Q & A With Dave Allen, Ex-Gang Of Four Bassist, On His New Role With Beats Music

Feb. 28, 2014 3:45 p.m.

Dave Allen wants to help create a new, more robust music industry, and he thinks it is possible through new streaming service Beats Music.

Music | Think Out Loud

Gang Of Four's Dave Allen Is Rethinking The Music Industry

Feb. 27, 2014 8:20 p.m.

Dave Allen wants to help create a new, more robust music industry, and he thinks its possible through new streaming service Beats Music.

News | local

Portland Sets New Record For Gang Violence Incidents

Sept. 2, 2015 10:51 p.m.

The bureau’s Gang Enforcement Team said it has investigated 121 incidents of gang violence so far this year.

News | local

Portland Expands Gang Enforcement Team After Recent Shootings

June 3, 2015 5:44 p.m.

The Portland Police Bureau is adding six officers to the Gang Enforcement Team to address an increase in gang and gun violence.

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