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

Feb. 27, 2014 8:20 p.m.

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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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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Addressing Gang Violence

Oct. 22, 2010 4 p.m.

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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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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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.

Photos: Portland Youth Protest Gang Violence

July 12, 2014 5:19 p.m.

Young people gathered Friday at a Portland park to protest a recent rise in gang violence.

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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Portland Police Will Increase Patrol Officers Because Of Gang Violence

June 5, 2014 11:36 p.m.

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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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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