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News | Arts | local | Politics | Think Out LoudJuly 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.
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).
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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OPB sat down with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales on Saturday to discuss his concerns about rising gang violence and homelessness.
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.
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 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.
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.