Gang shootings are way up. The woman charged with getting gang members to give up crime says she wants to know why.
May was a bad month in the anti-street gang business.
members opened fire at least 25 five times last month, the most in a
single month since Portland police started keeping tra
A year and a half ago, it was then-Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman's "Operation Cool Down." Today, Mayor Sam Adams didn't borrow Saltzman's operational title for his own effort to crack down on gang violence. But he might have. After the dreariest June on record, the mayor linked gang violence to hot weather. "Law enforcement data shows an increase in gang activity in the Portland area. ...