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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).
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.
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Portland Mayor Charlie Hales said the police are using the right strategies to combat gang violence, but they need help from the community to succeed.
The bureau’s Gang Enforcement Team said it has investigated 121 incidents of gang violence so far this year.
A new study into gang activity in the Portland area suggests the problem has declined generally in recent years, but has increased in pockets of east Multnomah County.
Portland and Gresham aren’t the only places in Oregon witnessing an increase in gang activity. Washington County and Hillsboro are also worried.
More than 50 inmates died at the remote Anisio Jobim Penitentiary Complex during a grisly, 17-hour standoff believed to have originated as a clash between rival gangs.
It's not the first time Baylor University football players have been accused of gang rape. The latest suit alleges that players gang-raped young women, and filmed it, as a hazing or bonding ritual.
The White House blames a spike in violence by the gang MS-13 on unaccompanied children from Central America. But those migrant children are more likely to be the gang's victims than its members.