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Clearing out gangs in Benton County (Benton County, WA): Keeping gangs out of our neighborhoods: It's the fight of all police agencies in the Tri-Cities. For Benton County, it meant putting together a gang unit. A woman who only wants to be known as "Janine" remembers the gang problem in Benton County when she was growing up.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: April 14, 2014

Gang fight in courthouse brings security concerns (Ephrata, WA): A fist fight between rival gang members inside the Grant County courthouse has commissioners considering increased security measures. The fight occurred outside of the district court room in January. A privately-contracted security guard and Grant County deputies broke it up after about a minute and a half, according to security guard David Beck.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: April 10, 2014

Prosecutors say man involved in South Seattle gang war shootings (Seattle, WA): A 20-year-old man appeared in court on charges stemming from an ongoing gang war between two rival groups in South Seattle. It took months for prosecutors to build a case against Douglas Ho.
Source: KIRO 7 News    Date: April 7, 2014

Thanksgiving Day shooter sentenced to 7.5 years (Cowlitz County, WA): The Longview teenager who shot another teen on Thanksgiving Day in a gang-related dispute — and who later organized a gang assault while in juvenile detention — will spend the next seven and half years behind bars.
Source: The Daily News    Date: April 3, 2014

Felon fresh from prison shot man in U-District (Seattle, WA): A Seattle felon accused of critically injuring another man after opening fire near a busy University District intersection has been charged with assault.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: April 3, 2014

22-year-old faces five counts of first-degree assault in Wapato drive-by shooting (Yakima, WA): A 22-year-old Wapato man has been charged with five counts of first-degree assault in connection with a March 21 drive-by shooting in Wapato.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: April 1, 2014

Pasco crime rate drops 6% (Pasco, WA): The newly formed Street Crimes Unit and the addition of four more officers helped reduce crime in Pasco in 2013, said Police Chief Bob Metzger.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: March 31, 2014

Yakima Valley anti-graffiti campaign: 'It's like a war' (Yakima, WA) : Safe Yakima Valley, which includes representatives of the Yakima Valley's churches, civic groups and government agencies, kicked off its "Graffiti Be Gone" campaign Friday.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: March 29, 2014

Suspects in gang shooting appear in court (Clark County, WA): Three suspects who were apprehended in a Thursday raid of two Vancouver residences appeared Friday in Clark County Superior Court.
Source: The Columbian    Date: March 28, 2014

Gang task force makes three arrests in raids at Vancouver homes (Vancouver, WA): Three people were arrested and 15 others detained in a gang related SWAT raid in a Vancouver neighborhood Thursday morning. Several flash bangs were deployed as distractions while deputies were at in the area of NE 67th Street and NE 108th Avenue.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News    Date: March 27, 2014

Police investigate gang-related shooting in east Vancouver (Vancouver, WA): Police are investigating a gang-related shooting that occurred in east Vancouver late Saturday night.
Source: The Columbian    Date: March 24, 2014

Dozens of rounds fired in Pasco gang shooting (Pasco, WA): Police say another shooting Sunday night in Pasco that left a man wounded is believed to be gang-related. A similar shooting March 15 wounded two young men.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: March 24, 2014

29-year UW study: Early gang participation makes lasting mark (Seattle, WA): It's pretty much a no-brainer that a kid who joins a gang — even briefly during adolescence — stands a greater chance of committing crimes, using drugs and winding up in prison as an adult.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: March 23, 2014

Grant County approves creation of prosecutor's anti-gang taskforce (Ephrata, WA): The prosecutor's office is getting a second deputy prosecutor to focus on gang-related crimes. The Grant County commissioners agreed Tuesday to allow the prosecutor’s office to reassign a deputy prosecutor from traffic enforcement to focus on gang-related crimes for six months to a year.
Source: iFIBER One News    Date: March 19, 2014

Gang-related murder conviction in Tacoma shooting overturned (Tacoma, WA): A man serving a nearly 60-year prison sentence after being convicted of shooting a security guard to death outside a Tacoma house party six years ago should get a new trial, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: March 19, 2014

Joining a gang makes people sick (Seattle, WA): Gangs are a favorite topic among social scientists and criminologists. Research has consistently shown that, when kids join gangs, they immediately increase the risks that they will commit crimes and be incarcerated, become addicted to drugs, drop out of school, and be on either the giving or receiving end of violence.
Source: Pacific Standard    Date: March 18, 2014

Prosecutor working to create gang prosecution task force (Ephrata, WA): Prosecutor Angus Lee is planning on starting a gang prosecution taskforce. The Grant County prosecutor sent a letter to the commissioners asking for permission to switch a deputy prosecutor to work on prosecuting gang-related crimes. The deputy prosecutor is presently handling traffic enforcement.
Source: iFIBER One News    Date: March 14, 2014

Man arrested in drug bust on Thursday now facing attempted murder charges from 2013 shooting (Spokane, WA): Spokane Police say Major Crimes Detectives have requested two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder Charges for 29-year-old Stafone N. Fuentes, stemming from a shooting that happened in February 2013 at the Knitting Factory in downtown Spokane. Fuentes was one of 29 people arrested on Thursday in a major gang/drug bust that spanned four states.
Source: KHQ News     Date: March 14, 2014

Negative effects of joining a gang last long after gang membership ends (Seattle, WA): Joining a gang in adolescence has significant consequences in adulthood beyond criminal behavior, even after a person leaves the gang. Former gang members are more likely to be in poor health, receiving government assistance and struggling with drug abuse than someone who never joined a gang.
Source: Science Daily    Date: March 13, 2014

Gang-related shooting injures elderly Grant Co. man (Grant County, WA): An elderly man was wounded while he was sleeping Wednesday in what appeared to be a targeted gang-related shooting.
Source: KREM 2 News    Date: March 6, 2014

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