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Gang Members in Everett Busted (Everett, WA): The gang members didn't see this one coming Thursday until it was too late. Before they knew what was happening, they were staring at a sea of blue and badges as multiple law enforcement agencies assisted the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department with the service of a search warrant at several locations within the city of Everett.
Source: Sky Valley Chronicle    Date: September 15, 2017

South Seattle gang member hurt in drive-by shooting gets 8 years for gun conviction (Seattle, WA): Authorities say a man in a South Seattle street gang has been sentenced to eight years in prison. U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says 30-year-old Samuel Rezene was sentenced Tuesday for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: September 13, 2017

Family calls gang member ‘coward’ for killing over ‘a stupid color’ in Pasco (Franklin County, WA): The killing of a 42-year-old Pasco man because he was wearing a rival gang’s color was “truly a senseless act,” a judge said Monday.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: September 11, 2017

Yakima police get nowhere with gang killings (Yakima, WA): There have been 11 homicides in Yakima this year and police have only made one arrest — the lowest clearance rate the city has seen in the past several years.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: September 2, 2017

Yakima man gets 30 years in murder-for-meth plot (Yakima, WA): A 32-year-old Yakima man will serve 30 years in prison for trying to hire someone to kill his ex-girlfriend in exchange for a pound of methamphetamine.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: August 25, 2017

‘Increase the Peace’: Combating the toll of gang violence—Part 2 (Seattle, WA): With 247 shootings so far in 2017, the Seattle Police Department’s Gang Unit is focused on preventing more bloodshed.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: August 24, 2017

Trial opens in fatal gang-related shooting outside Pasco store in 2015 (Franklin County, WA): A fatal shooting outside a Pasco grocery store in early 2015 came down to the difference in colors — red and blue — between two people, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: August 16, 2017

Arrests on the rise, officials keep close eye on booming Yakima County jail population (Yakima County, WA): Over the past year, the Yakima County jail’s local inmate population has risen by about 25 percent — a daily average of about 100 more local inmates are imprisoned at the jail this year over last.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: August 12, 2017

Walla Walla City Council OK’s jail pact with Sunnyside (Walla Walla, WA): Some inmates convicted of Walla Walla crimes could soon be taking the long ride to Sunnyside’s jail to serve their sentences.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: August 10, 2017

Spray-painting gang member gets five years in federal prison for gun possession (Spokane, WA): A federal judge on Thursday sentenced an admitted gang member from Spokane to five years in prison after he was caught with a gun.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: August 10, 2017

‘Increase the Peace:’ Combating the toll of gang violence—Part 1 (Seattle, WA): In April 2015, 1-year-old Malijha Grant was shot in the back of the head and killed while riding in a car with her mother and father in Kent. The drive-by shooting, according to investigators, was an apparent attempt at gang retaliation – aimed at her dad.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: August 10, 2017

Convicted killer gets 16 years for shooting Pasco teen (Franklin County, WA): A convicted killer opted to remain silent Monday despite a family’s pleas to explain why he gunned down a Pasco teen.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: August 7, 2017

SPD addresses concerns over Seattle gangs (Seattle, WA): A Seattle police commander admits that gang violence is on the rise. “Seattle gang activity has changed over the past,” Lieutenant Marc Garth Green wrote on Reddit Wednesday. “We do not deal with the gangs of the ’80s or even the gangs of LA or New York.
Source: MyNorthwest.com    Date: July 28, 2017

Murder charge dropped in 2016 Yakima drive-by shooting (Yakima, WA): Yakima County prosecutors have dropped the case against a 17-year-old gang member accused of gunning down a rival in a drive-by shooting in 2016 — for now.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: July 28, 2017

Gang prevention funding included in new state budget (King County, WA): With a rise in violent gang activity in South King County over the last year, state lawmakers sought and secured funding in the new state budget to help prevent street gangs, especially among young people.
Source: Kent Reporter    Date: July 20, 2017

'There's a gang war going on': Residents reeling after South Seattle shootings (Seattle, WA): Police in South Seattle are looking into two fatal shooting just days apart and in virtually same spot. Someone shot a man Friday night at a memorial service for his friend. His friend, a 32-year-old man, was shot several times and died Sunday at Harborview Medical Center.
Source: KOMO News    Date: July 15, 2017

Gang members plead guilty to August shooting (King City, WA): A pair of Sureno street gang members from King City have pleaded guilty to various charges stemming from a gang-related shooting last August that injured a 16-year-old girl.
Source: King City Rustler    Date: June 28, 2017

Task Force Targets South King County Gun Crimes (King County, WA): Kent Police and other members of a newly created South King County regional task force say they are reducing the skyrocketing number of gun crimes.
Source: Seattle Weekly    Date: June 27, 2017

26 arrested in ‘Operation Quiet Nights,’ targeting gun violence in South King County (Kent , WA): A collaborative law-enforcement effort targeting gun violence in South King County is showing promising trends. In the first four months of 2017, there were 16 gun-related homicides, and 48 shootings in which people were hit but survived.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: June 26, 2017

'We're going to catch you:' Task force cracking down on gun violence in South King County (Seattle, WA): Law enforcement agencies have seen an uptick in gun-related crimes in South King County during the first four months of 2017. Police said between January and April, there were 16 gun-related homicides and up to 300 "shots fired" calls in the area from South Seattle to the Pierce County line.
Source: KOMO News    Date: June 26, 2017

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