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Yakima's Gang Free Initiative reaching more kids (Yakima, WA): Yakima's Gang Free Initiative wants to reach more kids. More have gotten involved since the program started. Managers also want to get more services on board. Christian Garcia is turning his life around. The 14-year-old has been part of Yakima's Gang Free Initiative for a year.
Source: KIMA News    Date: June 17, 2014

Life and violence in the Rainier Valley: 'My home is right here on Rainier Ave.' (Seattle, WA): Seattle police detective Denise "Cookie" Bouldin knows what it is like to be young and living in a rough area. "Seattle is nothing compared to the Chicago projects," she said during a recent interview, referring to the place where she grew up. Gangs, drugs and prostitution were all around her then.
Source: Crosscut    Date: June 12, 2014

Another suspect in Walla Walla gang fight arrested (Walla Walla, WA): Another suspect has been arrested in connection with this month’s fight between rival gangs at the Farmers Co-op Cenex convenience store.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: June 10, 2014

Murray seeks DOJ change in anti-gang grant process (Yakima County, WA): For the past three years, Yakima County has sought federal Department of Justice funding to combat gang violence. But each time, the money went to larger cities.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: June 6, 2014

Gang member sentenced for murder (Pierce County, WA): Devennice Gaines, 37, was sentenced to 38 years in prison for shooting and killing Bruce Price, 40, at an after-hours party. In April, a jury convicted Gaines of two counts of murder in the second degree and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Source: Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald    Date: June 6, 2014

38-year sentence in Tacoma gang slaying (Tacoma, WA): A 37-year-old man convicted of murder for shooting a man at a warehouse party in Tacoma was sentenced Thursday to 38 years in prison.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: June 6, 2014

Fifth man charged in Sunday gang fight (Walla Walla, WA): A fifth man has been charged in Walla Walla County Superior Court in connection with a weekend fight between rival gangs at the Farmers Co-op Cenex convenience store.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: June 5, 2014

Police find weapons connected to Walla Walla gang fight (Walla Walla, WA): Police found weapons believed to be used in a Walla Walla gang fight that left a 20-year-old man with a stab wound to the eye.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: June 5, 2014

Suspect in slayings has local gang ties (Everett, WA): A suspect in a double slaying in Seattle over the weekend has local gang ties and a history of assault and weapons charges in Everett.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: June 3, 2014

Suspects charged in Walla Walla gang brawl (Walla Walla, WA): Four men have been formally charged following a weekend fight between rival gangs in which one person reportedly pulled a handgun, then was stabbed in the eye. A blast from a sawed-off shotgun ended the melee.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: June 3, 2014

One injured, four arrested in Walla Walla gang fight (Walla Walla, WA): A 20-year-old man suffered a severe eye injury in a gang fight that erupted Sunday at a convenience store in Walla Walla.
Source: KIRO 7 News    Date: June 2, 2014

Four in custody after Walla Walla gang fight (Walla Walla, WA): Four suspects are in custody this afternoon following a gang fight at the Walla Walla Farmers Co-op Cenex convenience store at 706 W. Rose. It started when a known gang member was waiting to pump gas while his friends were inside the store. He was confronted by four rival gang members and a fight ensued. As the incident continued his friends came out to assist.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: June 1, 2014

Police arrest five suspected gang members after assaults (Everett, WA): Police on Thursday made five arrests involving suspected gang members after a series of assaults in recent months in south Everett.Some clashes involved baseball bats, knives and at least one hammer, according to court documents.
Source: The Herald    Date: May 29, 2014

Gang reduction efforts approved (Yakima, WA): ESD 105 was yesterday (Tuesday) awarded a $75,000 contract for the purpose of providing gang violence and youth substance abuse support to the cities of Sunnyside and Toppenish.
Source: Daily Sun News    Date: May 28, 2014

Officers gather for multi-state conference on street gangs (Spokane, WA): More than 300 police from four states gathered at Spokane's Northern Quest Casino this week to attend a regional conference targeting street gangs. Spokane's struggle with street gangs began in the early 1990's when they began dealing crack cocaine, but has since moved from street corners into neighborhoods and is beginning to expand into other criminal enterprises.
Source: KXLY News    Date: May 23, 2014

Gang taskforce is netting results in Moses Lake (Ephrata, WA): After 16-year-old Brandon Mende was gunned down by another teen in an apparent gang feud earlier this year, the prosecuting attorney's office created a taskforce that has been building a gang member database and more aggressively going after probation violators.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald    Date: May 20, 2014

Gang outreach program wants community input (Bellingham, WA): A local gang outreach program is asking for community feedback on gang activity in the Tri-Cities. F.I.R.M.E. recently received a state grant to create a gang prevention and intervention program for the Mid-Columbia. The goal is to help get youth out of gangs safely.
Source: The Bellingham Herald    Date: May 15, 2014

Gang member gets 25 years in torture case (Yakima, WA): One of the three gang members accused of kidnapping two others and torturing one with a propane torch will spend 25 years in prison.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: May 13, 2014

Gunfire hits truck in West Seattle (West Seattle, WA): Gunfire hit a truck driven by a teen Saturday night in the Delridge neighborhood of West Seattle. No one was injured as far as police know, but the shooter is still at large. The incident appears to be related to gang activity.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: May 12, 2014

Three men plead guilty in kidnapping, torture case (Yakima, WA): Three gang members accused of kidnapping two others, including one they tortured with a propane torch, pleaded guilty to reduced charges just as their trial was set to start.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: May 9, 2014

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