Adams on Illegal Guns: 'The City Has Sat on Its Hands and Ignored It'


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Mayor Sam Adams this morning vigorously defended his controversial proposal to crack down on illegal guns, telling WW it will not detract from other efforts to fight gang violence in Portland. Adams said the city has invested millions in gang outreach efforts in the last two decades but has done very little to eradicate the illegal guns used to perpetrate gang violence. "When you look back ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Mother of Murdered Son Rails Against Gangs; Mayor Adams Announces Hotline


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At a news conference this morning with a murdered man's family, Mayor Sam Adams announced one of his solutions to Portland gang violence: a phone number for callers to connect with gang outreach services. Adams described the hotline as "one-stop shopping" for gang members to connect with "the bureaucracy." He said the hotline should be ready in three weeks. Meanwhile, Portlanders continue ...   More
 
Friday, October 15, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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