As the firearm debate fades, the numbers reveal patterns in Oregon’s gun deaths.

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When the gunfire fell silent after Clackamas Town Center and Sandy Hook last December, politicians raced to proclaim it was time to do something about gun violence in America. The news set off a   More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 MATT KAUFFMAN

Portland Crime Charts Of The Day Show Shifts In Gun Crime


A Portland Police Bureau report prepared this week for the Multnomah County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council illustrates the migration of gun and gang crime over the past decade and a half. The maps below, for some reason marked "do not disseminate," are reproduced from the report, which was posted online.Gang violence is in the news again after a wave of recent shootings, including the arrest ...   More
Friday, January 13, 2012 COREY PEIN

15-Year-Old Shooting Suspect Was At East Portland 'Shooting Gallery'


Portland police this morning announced the arrest of a suspect in a Jan. 8 shooting on a street so notorious that some residents call it the shooting gallery. The street is Southeast 162nd Ave, on the border with Gresham, and its problems were described at length by WW here. (This picture, which ran with that story, shows a typical scene outside the Rosewood Café, a shoestring effort to create some ...   More
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 COREY PEIN

Mayor and Police Chief Address Officer-Involved Shootings

Police Chief Mike Reese told reporters this afternoon that Portland had experienced "too many" officer-involved shootings in recent weeks but that even one would be "unacceptable" in his view. And though Portland historically has had far fewer officer-involved shootings than other similar-sized cities, Reese and Mayor Sam Adams said at today's press conference they would commit to an outside ...   More
Monday, January 3, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Nobody Works Anymore: Trick or Treat or Whoops I Shot You

Shot in the act . A Michigan boy was gleefully toilet-papering what he mistook to be an empty house , when the homeowner emerged and shot him . The 51-year-old gunman, fearing that his home was being broken into, fired two warning shots into the air and then turned the shotgun on the fleeing teen . From a distance of sixty feet, the few pellets that struck the fourteen-year old caused no permanent ...   More
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 Tony Piff


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