Mother Advocate Sees No Improvement In Gun Violence: A Call to Action

PORTLAND, Oregon – After a record-breaking two years of violence, the city of Portland saw a slight decline in homicides in 2023. The 77 homicides, including two fatal police shootings, marked a decrease of almost a quarter from the previous year. Despite the nationwide trend of decreasing killings, the numbers in Portland compared to 2013 remain alarmingly high. Kimberely Dixon, an advocate against gun violence, has been deeply impacted by her son’s fatal shooting in …

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