Смотрю вчера телевизор и вижу знакомое лицо.
Сначала я подумал, что мне показалось. Лицр было не только очень знакомым. Оно, ко всему прочему, было знакомым настолько, что мне показалось, я видел это лицо не только очень близко, но даже у себя в квартире.
Я не обознался.
Эта добрая девушка была кандидатом на позицию одной из наших помощниц, которые проживают постоянно и должны помогать нам 24/7. Она уже проработала почти месяц и должна была вселиться с Первого Мая.
Я с самого начала всем говорил, что, скорее всего, все что ее интересует, — это даже не работа, а квартира. Место проживания.
Вчера ее повязала полиция и я даже не беру в кавычки слово “повязала”. Потому что ее не только повязали, но и уложили лицом на землю. При себе эта дама имела заряженное что-то, с 30-тью пулями в обойме.
Gang violence in Portland is continue to run ahead of last year’s record levels, despite an increased focus by the police to prevent it.
Around 20 people suspected of having been involved in gang related incidents have been arrested over the past two weeks on weapon and other charges. Thursday night, five people were arrested and four guns were seized at a gathering in Brentwood Park in Southeast Portland with known gang associates.
“Our focus is on harm reduction. It’s taking a toll of everyone, but we will continue to do it,” says Assistant Police Chief Kevin Modica.
But the stepped up efforts did not prevent the Gang Enforcement Team from accepting its 55th case of the year on April 19.
That’s 16 more than the 39 accepted at that time last year. By the end of 2015, GET had investigated 193 incidents of gang violence, 75 more than the record of 118 set in 2012.
The situation was discussed at the April 22 meeting of the Portland Peace Collaborative, a community forum where the most recent GET statistics were released. They included eight cases accepted for investigation over the past two week. Three people were wounded in two of them. In three others, three houses were shot at, all for the second time this year.
Some of those at the gathering expressed alarm that two of the people arrested in Brentwood Park were women. One, Brenea Sante Williams, 24, was carrying a loaded handgun with a 30-round magazine in her hand when police showed up. She was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Possession of Weapons in a Park.
“It’s very concerning that young women are engaging in this kind of behavior,” says forum co-chair Antoinette Edwards, director of the city Office of Youth Violence Prevention.
Edwards praised the police for their efforts to reduce gang violence and called on the community to report what they know about previous shootings.
“We’re talking about preventing violence here, but there are still a lot of unsolved homicides,” says Edwards
У девушки хорошие “связи” в одной из банд.
В общем-то, работать у нас она не будет, как вы понимаете, но вот чего я не пойму, то почему эта добрая девушка так легко прошла отбор на криминал. Это, как я понимаю, должны проверять в первую очередь?!
Officers from the Gang Enforcement Team made five arrests and seized four handguns from a group of people at Brentwood Park in Southeast Portland Thursday afternoon.
According to Portland Police, officers patrolling the area saw several people known to officers as gang associates in the park, located at 6900 Southeast 60th Avenue.
Officers attempted to talk to the group and several people began walking away.
Police said they talked to two women, Brenea Williams, 24, and Sequoia Turner, 23 who were armed with handguns.
Police said Williams had a loaded handgun with a 30-round magazine in her hand when police approached her. Officers ordered her to drop the gun and get on the ground, where she was taken into custody.
Turner had a loaded gun in her waistband, according to police.
Police said they found another gun lying on a picnic table. Officers also seized a gun from a man who was released from custody pending further investigation.
Williams was charged with unlawful possession of firearm, possession of a loaded firearm, and possession of weapons in a park.
Turner was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, and possession of a loaded firearm.
Three other men, Clemeth Porter, 28, Jaronn Moody, 23, and Brandon Johnson, 24 were taken into custody on parole violations.