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Seattle police launch middle school mentorship program (Seattle, WA): In some of Seattle's neighborhoods that see a high rate of crime, police are deploying a prevention strategy that they hope will build better relationships in the community. The 12-month mentorship is part of the Seattle Police Activities League, also known as SEAPAL.
Source: KING 5 News    Date: March 20, 2018

Yakima man, 37, in critical condition after Wednesday night shooting (Yakima, WA): A 37-year-old man is in critical condition after police said he was shot as he walked in the 1300 block of South 11th Avenue Wednesday evening.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: March 15, 2018

Gangster whose gang moved on: ‘Having a gun I felt protected’ (Seattle, WA): “Me and mine before you and yours.” That motto is inked on Paul Esparza’s chest next to a smoking shotgun. Thing is, Esparza, who helped found a Seattle street gang, doesn’t have many of “his” left. At least not those who ran with the Sureno set they formed a decade ago.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: March 14, 2018

Hey, child predators and gangsters. A Tri-City sheriff is asking for more help to track you down (Benton County, WA): Benton County Sheriff Jerry Hatcher will ask county commissioners Tuesday to pay for detectives to hunt down online predators, combat gangs and crack data crimes.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: March 12, 2018

Man killed in Thursday night Toppenish shooting identified (Toppenish, WA): Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old Toppenish man Thursday night.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: February 23, 2018

Gang activity on upswing in Everett (Everett, WA): His parents raised him not to fight. Ricardo Heredia was skinny in middle school. He hadn’t yet grown into his 6-foot-2 frame. Until eighth grade, he was the only Mexican immigrant in his class.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: February 18, 2018

Detectives say innocent man murdered in White Center a victim of Hispanic gang violence (Seattle, WA): Sunday will mark two years since 42-year-old James Nickerson was shot and killed in White Center. He was walking to take the bus to work at Safeway in West Seattle.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: February 15, 2018

WWPD getting big arrests in drug, gang activity (Walla Walla, WA): The Walla Walla Police Department’s Career Criminal Apprehension Team (CCAT) and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) continued to make significant progress this year, according to WWPD.
Source: My Columbia Basin    Date: February 6, 2018

Sentence reduced in 2010 shootings (Walla Walla, WA): A local gang member currently serving time in prison for shooting two brothers in Walla Walla eight years ago received a reduced sentence Monday in Walla Walla Superior Court.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: February 6, 2018

Three arrested on suspicion of gang-related assault at Mid-Columbia Library (Kennewick, WA): Three people are now in custody for what police say is a gang-related assault at a local library. Kennewick Police Department officers arrested 19-year-old Adrian Torres-Garza and two juveniles, all from Kennewick, for gang intimidation and a misdemeanor assault at the Mid-Columbia Library.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: February 1, 2018

Study says there are at least 800 gang members in Spokane (Spokane, WA): The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said there are at least 800 gang members in Spokane. If you go to you will find an outdated website with information from a study done in 2010. It shows a list of active gangs here in Spokane and reported 800 active gang members. Eight years after that study was released, an organization is now tackling gang involvement in a new way.
Source: KREM 2 News    Date: January 25, 2018

Spokane Human Rights Commission creates gang prevention subcommittee (Spokane, WA): The Spokane Human Rights Commission unanimously voted to create a new subcommittee focusing on Gang Repression, Intervention, and Prevention Tuesday night. Supporters of the subcommittee say it would bolster the work of the suicide means prevention task force.
Source: KXLY News    Date: January 24, 2018

Gang fight escalates; shot fired at Yakima police officer (Yakima, WA): What began as a gang fight outside a juvenile court escalated into a series of disturbances across town that saw a shot fired at police before ending in a two-hour standoff at an east Yakima home.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 17, 2018

Two girls arrested following gang fight outside Yakima County Juvenile Justice Center (Yakima, WA): Yakima County sheriff’s Chief Civil deputy Ed Levesque said a fight broke out after a hearing to appoint an attorney a 15-year-old accused of killing 17-year-old Napoleon Prado in Yakima in October.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 17, 2018

Grieving dad who lost son to gang violence: 'I could have saved his life' (Everett, WA): A grieving father has an urgent plea for the Everett community after the city this week announced several initiatives to quell youth and gang violence.
Source: WSBT 22 News    Date: January 13, 2018

Everett mayor orders a coordinated response to gang violence (Everett, WA): An upsurge in gang-related violence — coupled with the shootings, deaths and arrests of young people most often connected with those crimes — has caught the attention of Everett’s new mayor.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: January 11, 2018

Everett Mayor takes on youth and gang violence with first directive (Everett, WA): Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin outlined a plan Thursday to combat youth and gang violence in her first directive since taking office earlier this month. Franklin held a press conference with Police Chief Dan Templeman, where they discussed efforts to prevent and intervene in gang violence moving forward.
Source: KOMO News    Date: January 11, 2018

Police link ongoing gang feud to Rainier Valley fatal shooting (King County, WA): An ongoing feud between rival South Seattle gangs was apparently behind the Dec. 8 shooting of 21-year-old Mohamed Nejash, who died at Harborview Medical Center before he could make it into the emergency room, according to police.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: January 3, 2018

Gang related drive-by shooting leaves one 18-year-old wounded (Union Gap, WA): On December 26th at approximately 8 p.m., Union Gap Police responded to a residence in the 2200 block of S 5th Avenue for a report of a gunshot victim.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: December 27, 2017

A gang savvy detective (Walla Walla, WA): From his childhood to becoming a police officer, Ignacio Colin has seen gang violence from many different angles. In 2009, Colin became the first Mexican born, naturalized U.S. citizen to join the Walla Walla Police Department. He has since worked as a line patrolman, a Gang Enforcement Task Force officer and now is a gang detective.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: December 6, 2017

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