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Gang Shootings

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.

Segmentarticle - June 8, 2011

Confronting Northwest Gangs

Vancouver, Washington and Caldwell, Idaho have a great many differences. One is an urban center north of densely populated Portland. The other a fairly small city in a relatively rural area. But in both places, people have been grappling with gang-related violence. In Caldwell, the sergeant in charge of street crimes says it couldn't have gotten much worse than in the summer of 2004 when he says there were 130 shootings in one month. He says some people were sleeping in their bathtubs because they were afraid of the drive-by shootings. Seven years later — with considerable help from the federal government — the problem has been contained, but he says he does not see a time when gangs will not be a problem. Vancouver has its share of gang activity — including one recent case that's still unsolved. And we'll also check in on how effective some of Portland's efforts have been in reducing gang violence.

Segmentarticle - April 12, 2011

Curbing Gang Violence

In eight years as pastor of Emmanuel Temple Church in Portland, Bishop C.T. Wells estimates he has eulogized "dozens" of young victims of gang violence. But he says the most recent funeral he led, for 18-year-old Borisshell Washington, was "particularly bad." Borisshell was a senior at Jefferson High School who was killed by gang gunfire in late May. Wells says a pervasive gang culture "expressed in music, the drug trade and in the manipulation of women" has gotten a foothold in Oregon's most populous city.  Last year, according to police, gang violence spiked by nearly 70 percent in Portland.

Segmentarticle - June 15, 2009

Responses To Gang Violence: The GIFT Program

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

Segmentarticle - Oct. 8, 2014

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

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).

Segmentarticle - Aug. 25, 2014

Responses To Gang Violence: 11:45

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.

Segmentarticle - July 22, 2014

Responding To Summer Gang Violence

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.

Segmentarticle - July 14, 2014

Taking Stock Of Gang Activity In Multnomah County

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

Segmentarticle - July 10, 2014

Jackson County Responds To Gang Activity

A gang task force spent two years studying community members' perceptions of gang activity in the Southern Oregon county.

Segmentarticle - May 7, 2014

Gang Of Four's Dave Allen Is Rethinking The Music Industry

Dave Allen wants to help create a new, more robust music industry, and he thinks its possible through new streaming service Beats Music.

Segmentarticle - Feb. 27, 2014

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