MAX Green Line ships gangs to Clackamas County, survey suggests.

An uptick in gang banging around Clackamas County is tied mostly to gangsters based in Portland — some who take TriMet’s Green Line trains to Clackamas Town Center, according to a new survey. The survey lays some of the increase to recent transportation-system improvements, specifically the MAX light-rail line to Clackamas County that opened in 2009. Despite relatively few incidents on the trains themselves, deputies said they have seen an increase in graffiti tagging and thefts in the area, the telltale signs of gang activity. The majority of criminally active street gangs in Clackamas County are connected to outside gangs, most commonly from Portland.….html


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