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Portland Gang Violence Remains Higher Than Normal

Dec. 7, 2015 5:34 p.m.

Six months after the Portland Police Bureau added more officers to its gang team, the rate of gang violence in the city is at an unprecedented high.

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Gangs And Social Media

July 15, 2015 4:28 p.m.

Prosecutors and police worry that social media use may actually be accentuating gang related violence in Portland.

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RNC Workers | Protesters At The RNC | Vancouver Anti-Gang Program

July 20, 2016 10:19 p.m.

We'll hear from some of vendors and workers at the RNC, and then get a rundown of who's been protesting at the RNC. We then turn our attention to gang violence prevention in Vancouver.

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Responses To Gang Violence: The GIFT Program

Oct. 8, 2014 7:06 p.m.

We'll learn about an inter-agency effort to prevent gang violence in Multnomah County: the Gang Impacted Family Team (GIFT) program.

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Responses To Gang Violence: Spartan Boxing And K.E.Y.

Aug. 25, 2014 7:25 p.m.

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).

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Responses To Gang Violence: 11:45

July 22, 2014 7:06 p.m.

We start our occasional series profiling different responses to gang violence around the state with a look at a faith-based mentorship program called 11:45.

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Responding To Summer Gang Violence

July 14, 2014 7:06 p.m.

Two members of Portland's Gang Violence Task Force discuss how officers are responding to the recent spate of gang-related shootings and their broader approach to combat youth violence.

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Taking Stock Of Gang Activity In Multnomah County

July 10, 2014 7:06 p.m.

The Multnomah County Comprehensive Gang Assessment compiles data and anecdotal information about gang activity and prevention efforts.

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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.

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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).

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Portland Mayor Hales On Gang Violence, Homelessness

Oct. 10, 2015 8:41 p.m.

OPB sat down with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales on Saturday to discuss his concerns about rising gang violence and homelessness.

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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.

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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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Portland Mayor Charlie Hales Calls For Community's Help To Reduce Gang Violence

April 7, 2016 8:45 p.m.

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.

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Top Stories: NBA Star Offers Reward In Gang Shooting; Wash. Retailers Must Clear Drug Paraphernalia From View

Aug. 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.

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After 'Cool Down,' Community Remembers Gang Violence Victims

July 15, 2014 6:29 a.m.

Community members and local law enforcement officials came together for an outreach event in Portland last night, to talk about gang violence.

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Portland Police Try 'Cool Down' Operation To Limit Gang Violence

July 14, 2014 11:23 p.m.

Portland police initiated what they called a "cool down" operation in the city over the weekend, to tamp down gang violence.

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Portland Gang Investigators Probe Saturday Morning Shootings

July 12, 2014 5:43 p.m.

The Portland Police Bureau is investigating two overnight shootings in Northeast Portland. No injuries were reported and no arrested have been made.

Youth Protest Violence As Police Beef Up Patrols In Response To Gang Incidents

July 12, 2014 5:13 p.m.

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.

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Study: Multnomah County Gang Incidents Moving East

July 9, 2014 1:15 p.m.

In spite of recent reports of gang-related shootings in Portland, a new study suggests the problem was worse ten years ago.

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