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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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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

Two Bellingham men sentenced to prison, jail for 2016 drive-by shooting (Bellingham, WA): Two Bellingham men with gang ties pleaded guilty and were sentenced late last week for a 2016 drive-by shooting on Lummi Reservation.
Source: The Bellingham Herald    Date: December 5, 2017

GREAT program teaches local students about making good choices (Spokane, WA): Each year, about one out of every 20 kids, ages 10 to 17, is arrested in Washington state. Spokane Public Schools, the city and law enforcement have partnered together to make sure local students are not part of that statistic. One way they are doing that is through the Gang Resistance Education and Training program.
Source: KREM 2 News    Date: November 14, 2017

Part 2: Gang Prevention (Yakima, WA): Police, city council and school leaders say the key to combating gangs in Yakima is keeping kids from joining in the first place. Federal data shows two out five gang members are under the age of 18 and that number increases in rural areas like Yakima.
Source: KIMA News    Date: November 7, 2017

Part 1: Yakima's Gang Problem (Yakima, WA): Yakima police say their efforts against gangs are working but many people say it doesn't feel like that in their neighborhoods. Out of the 12 homicides in the city this year, police said four of them were gang related and community members think gang activity is getting worse.
Source: KIMA News    Date: November 6, 2017

Tacoma crime story not as dire as you might think (Tacoma, WA): Crime is down in Tacoma. In the last decade, per-capita violent crime has gone down 9 percent, burglaries are down 14 percent and auto theft is down 26 percent.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: November 4, 2017

Tacoma leaders, community discusses gang prevention (Tacoma, WA): At Upper Level Barbershop in Tacoma, the chairs welcomed a conversation about how to keep a community focused. "I've seen firsthand some of my friends get shot. I've been involved with stuff like that and it's terrible," said Stanton Deon Hejra, a customer.
Source: KING 5 News    Date: November 1, 2017

Former gang member sentenced (Walla Walla, WA): A former gang member pleaded guilty and was sentenced in connection with a shooting that killed one person and injured another outside The Green Lantern tavern two years ago.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: October 29, 2017

State summit on gang prevention to be held in November (Tacoma, WA): On Wednesday, November 1, the Joint Summit on Gang Prevention and Intervention will be held in Tacoma, Washington. A release from the Governor's Office stated that gang activity is a problem in many cities. Because of this better communication is necessary between communities.
Source: KXLY News    Date: October 26, 2017

Yakima police arrest 2 suspects in boy's murder, release victim's name (Yakima, WA): Detectives have arrested two suspects in murder of a 17-year-old boy in Yakima, and a third has been identified.
Source: KAPP 35 News    Date: October 25, 2017

‘We can’t just keep doing what we’ve been doing’: King County tries risky alternative to youth jail (King County, WA): Every day, Jimmy Hung stands at the window of his fifth-floor office in Seattle’s Central District, staring into an enormous crater where bulldozers are preparing ground for a new, hotly debated youth detention center. If Hung has his way, many of its 112 beds will sit empty.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: October 23, 2017

Gang member sentenced as an adult for first-degree assault (Everett, WA): The system isn’t set up to heal the wounds that 17-year-old Seth Friendly bears from childhood. He will go to prison and to survive he likely will adapt to that life, Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Joseph Wilson said. “There are no good consequences in the future here,” he said.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: October 20, 2017

New Everett task force seeks solutions to gang violence (Everett, WA): Nina Martinez walks the Everett street where an innocent boy was gunned down just two weeks ago, another victim of gang violence "Children should not be killing children," she said. "Any youth being killed is not right, and as a community, we need to come together."
Source: KING 5 News    Date: October 19, 2017

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