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We continue our occasional series highlighting different responses to gang violence in Oregon with a look at a boxing program in Medford, part of a larger approach called Keep Encouraging Youth (KEY).
Dave Allen wants to help create a new, more robust music industry, and he thinks its possible through new streaming service Beats Music.
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).
Alexander English is a 23 year-old African American who lives in North Portland. According to witnesses he was on the porch of his home, arguing with some people in a dark blue sedan, when shots were fired from the car. English was hit multiple times. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition and is expected to survive. This was on Tuesday morning. It was the fourth third suspected gang-related shooting in less than a week in Portland. Police believe the four are not connected. Portland Mayor Sam Adams expressed his sadness over the shootings when he was on our show on Tuesday morning. He described the work of the gang task force in trying to prevent this kind of violence and said that people need to report suspected gang activity.
Rob Ingram is a successful, well-respected professional who works for the city of Portland. But a couple of decades ago, that career would have seemed completely unattainable. He says until his mid-20's he might as well have been a member of a gang. His brother and friends were, and he did many of the same things they did. He's been stabbed, shot, and arrested. He buried eight close friends and family members. His life-changing epiphany came after his brother was sentenced to 60 years in prison. He ultimately decided there must have been a reason that he was still alive and free, and that he had a responsibility to give back. And that's what he's been doing since the early 1990s. He now heads the Office of Youth Violence Prevention at the City of Portland. And he informally mentors kids who call him "Uncle Rob." About every other week he convenes a meeting with all the various agencies and organizations the city works with to address gang violence. There are community organizations like Brother's & Sister's Keepers, the Gang Enforcement Team and a youth gang police task force that's just been reinstated.
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The Portland Police Bureau is adding six officers to the Gang Enforcement Team to address an increase in gang and gun violence.
The Portland Police Bureau will have extra officers patrolling the city this weekend. An increase in gang-related crime led the bureau to put more police on the streets.
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Top Stories: NBA Star Offers Reward In Gang Shooting; Wash. Retailers Must Clear Drug Paraphernalia From ViewAug. 19, 2014 3:30 p.m.
Headlines for Tuesday, Aug. 19: Houston Rockets' Terrence Jones is offering a $1,000 reward for information about the gunmen who killed a 21-year-old Portland woman in a gang-related shooting, Washington retailers must remove drug paraphernalia from easy view, and more.
Community members and local law enforcement officials came together for an outreach event in Portland last night, to talk about gang violence.
Portland police initiated what they called a "cool down" operation in the city over the weekend, to tamp down gang violence.
The Portland Police Bureau is investigating two overnight shootings in Northeast Portland. No injuries were reported and no arrested have been made.
Young people gathered Friday at a Portland park to protest a recent rise in gang violence.
Portland police have responded to 52 violent crimes this year that were gang-related, sharply up from last year. Friday, dozens of young people protested the violence.
In spite of recent reports of gang-related shootings in Portland, a new study suggests the problem was worse ten years ago.