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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).
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.
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.
Dave Allen wants to help create a new, more robust music industry, and he thinks it is possible through new streaming service Beats Music.
Dave Allen wants to help create a new, more robust music industry, and he thinks its possible through new streaming service Beats Music.
The bureau’s Gang Enforcement Team said it has investigated 121 incidents of gang violence so far this year.
The Portland Police Bureau is adding six officers to the Gang Enforcement Team to address an increase in gang and gun violence.