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Everett gang-related offenses down 60% as city puts together a gang unit (Everett, WA): It’s no secret our area has a growing gang problem. We’re seeing it from Snohomish to King to Pierce counties. To stop the violent crimes, the Everett Police Department is working on putting together a gang unit.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: May 17, 2018

Spokane police, schools team up to prevent gangs (Spokane, WA): The Spokane Public School District has partnered with the Spokane Police Department to stop gang activity in its tracks. It’s called Gang Free Spokane and is funded by a Department of Justice grant.
Source: KHQ News     Date: May 16, 2018

Six-time convicted felon, gang member wanted for first degree murder after May 10 shooting (Toppenish, WA): Yakima County Sheriff's deputies say murder suspect Jacob Ozuna is considered armed and dangerous. The six-time convicted felon and known Norteno gang member is a suspect in a brutal murder last Thursday in Toppenish.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: May 16, 2018

Judge To Feds: Stop Saying Mexican Man Has Gang Ties Without Proof (Seattle, WA): The U.S. government must stop asserting without evidence that a Mexican man it’s trying to deport has gang ties, a federal judge in Seattle ruled Tuesday.
Source: CBS Sacramento    Date: May 15, 2018

Gang violence, getting more police officers among priorities for Yakima city leaders (Yakima, WA): The new YMCA aquatics center and downtown plaza have gotten most of the city's attention over the last few weeks. But Yakima city council members say they're still focused on bringing down gang-related violence in the area.
Source: KIMA News    Date: May 14, 2018

To stay in America, he must convince a judge his tattoo isn’t gang related (Seattle, WA): A federal judge in Seattle has upheld, for now, Daniel Ramirez Medina’s DACA status. Ramirez is a 25-year-old ‘dreamer’ living in Seattle who, despite having no criminal history, was stripped of his protected status and detained by federal immigration officials last year.
Source: KUOW News    Date: May 2, 2018

Multiple arrests after upsurge in South King Co. gang violence (Burien, WA): Deputies have made a series of arrests after a spike in gang violence led to several deaths in the Burien area - including the fatal shootings of two teen girls at an apartment complex last month.
Source: KOMO News    Date: April 30, 2018

King County detectives arrest 5 in crackdown on gang shootings (King County, WA): King County sheriff’s detectives have arrested five teens in connection with gang-related shootings, Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht announced Monday. The suspects, all males and ranging in age from 17 to 19, have each been booked into jail on investigation of two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, she said.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: April 30, 2018

Sheriff: Deadly gang war participants used Facebook to discuss, brag about killings (Seattle, WA): One gang member called trying to find and kill rival gang members "duck hunting," and when they succeeded, they bragged about a killing on Facebook. Those were among the details released Monday in a year-long investigation into a King County gang war.
Source: KOMO News    Date: April 30, 2018

Everett mayor, police chief tackling gang violence head on (Everett, WA): Everett’s new mayor announced a new plan to tackle youth gang violence after a significant increase last year. Police Chief Dan Templeman says they’ve noticed a steady increase in gang and gun violence for a couple of years, everything from graffiti and tagging to drive-by shootings.
Source:    Date: April 26, 2018

‘Gang’ fashion prompts armed confrontation with Pullman teens; man sentenced to 31 months in prison (Spokane, WA): A 22-year-old man was sentenced Monday to 31 months in prison after he pointed a gun at some teenagers in a Pullman apartment complex, thinking they were part of a gang.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: April 24, 2018

King County sheriff tries to address gang violence concerns in Burien (Burien, WA): Less than three weeks after the unsolved shooting deaths of two teenage girls, the Burien City Council turned to King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht for answers. “We have some really bad gang bangers that we can’t allow to take over our streets,” Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta said.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: April 16, 2018

Everett PD plans firearms safety program — with free gun locks (Everett, WA): The Everett Police Department is set to launch a firearm safety campaign in June, including the distribution of free gun locks. The campaign is part of the mayor’s directive on reducing gang and youth violence. A gang unit also is in the works, Police Chief Dan Templeman said.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: April 13, 2018

Police gang units: What are they and do we need them? (Everett, WA): From Snohomish to Pierce counties, we’ve seen an increase in gang violence. Just months after Everett elected a new mayor, police say a 13-year-old with gang affiliation shot and killed a 14-year-old. “My focus is on public safety and gang violence. We’re seeing a real uptick and it's frightening, the age of the kids we’re seeing,” said Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: April 13, 2018

Randall Park will be ready for park-goers by summer (Yakima, WA): Deputies say two suspects have been arrested after a man was hurt when his vehicle was shot at in Terrace Heights. The person who allegedly pulled the trigger was identified as 20-year-old Lindsey Dominique Albright, of Wapato, according to a report from the Yakima County Sheriff's Office.
Source: KIMA TV    Date: April 11, 2018

Burien’s at-risk teens: Two teenagers credit Youth Violence Program with turning their lives around (Burien, WA): It's been two weeks since two teenage girls were killed in Burien in a shooting that police said was probably related to gang violence. Police say detectives are making progress in the double-murder case, but so far there have been no arrests.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: April 11, 2018

Burien grapples with stopping gang violence (Burien, WA): People in Burien still searching for answers to the problem of gang violence and how to engage youth and prevent future violence.
Source: KING 5 News    Date: April 9, 2018

Officials, community work to stem violence in south King County (Burien, WA): King County leaders are concerned with what appears to be a growing violence problem lurking in the southern portion of the county.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: April 2, 2018

Suspect Arrested in Gang-Related Shooting in Pasco (Pasco, WA): Not long after a shooting was reported near the intersection of 7th and Agate Streets in Pasco, police were able to identify and arrest a 23-year-old suspect.
Source: Newstalk    Date: March 30, 2018

Leaders from Burien, county search for solutions to gang violence after 2 teens die (Burien, WA) : Music, hugs, and tears swept over a few dozen people gathered Thursday night where two teenage girls were shot and killed outside the Alturas Apartments.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: March 29, 2018

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