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Yakima names Gang Free Initiative head (Yakima, WA): The city of Yakima has hired a Tucson, Ariz., police captain to head the Gang Free Initiative as well as the city’s Emergency Preparedness division.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: July 1, 2014
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Gang member faces charges in shooting of rival (Vancouver, WA): A Norteño gang member is accused of wounding a rival from the Sureño gang in the shoulder in a drive-by shooting in March in Vancouver's Esther Short neighborhood.
Source: The Columbian    Date: June 27, 2014
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Jury convicts one of two suspects in gang-related shooting death (Yakima, WA): A Yakima County jury has convicted one of two suspects in a 2012 gang-related slaying of a 15-year-old Buena boy. Police said the shooting was precipitated by gang taunts between a group of youth belonging to the Norteños and others, including Rodriguez, who police called members of the Sureños.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: June 26, 2014
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Man appears in court in suspected drive-by shooting (Vancouver, WA): Police think Norteño gang associate Eddie L. Smith, 20, wanted to exact revenge on his gang rival when, they say, he fired a 12-gauge shotgun at the front window of a house in Vancouver's Northcrest neighborhood.
Source: The Columbian    Date: June 20, 2014
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2012 Spokane killing involved gang members, records say (Spokane, WA): An argument between gang members who had served prison time together led to the December 2012 shooting death of 28-year-old David Brandon Deponte, according to court records released Tuesday.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: June 18, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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