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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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Fatal gang initiation stabbing lands fourth man in court (Pierce County, WA): A man accused of fatally stabbing a man as part of a gang initiation in Tacoma was in court Wednesday. Juan Jose Gaitan Vasquez, 26, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder at arraignment in Pierce County Superior Court. He recently was extradited from California.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: June 21, 2017

Everett Police: 4 teens arrested for gang-related shooting initially thought to be road rage incident (Everett, WA): Four teenagers were arrested Friday for a May 29 shooting on Beverly Boulevard that left a 16-year-old boy in critical condition and that police initially thought might be a road rage incident.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: June 16, 2017

Yakima police say emphasis patrols have helped decrease gang violence (Yakima, WA): Yakima police say decreased gang-related violence this month can partially be attributed to warrant roundups that have led to the arrest of 54 people with violent criminal backgrounds since May 30.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: June 15, 2017

South Snohomish gang problem gets worse (Everett, WA): Detectives say there's a gang problem in south Snohomish County, and it's getting worse. "These kids are off the hook. They’re just non-stop," said Snohomish County Det. Brad Walvatne, who presented at the County Council's law and justice committee hearing on Monday.
Source: KOMO News    Date: June 13, 2017

March in downtown Yakima is a response to gang violence (Yakima, WA): About 50 people marched in downtown Yakima during Friday’s lunch hour in a response to recent gang violence in the city. “This is a once-a-year event done in other cities to reach out to prostitutes. We’re doing it in Yakima in response to gang violence in the city,” said Pastor James Negron of Victory Outreach Church in Yakima.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: June 9, 2017

Gangs and rising Western Washington gun violence (King County, WA): While gangs are certainly a factor in the rise of gun violence across Western Washington, King County Sheriff John Urquhart says not all shootings can be blamed on gang activity.
Source:    Date: June 8, 2017

Rod's House is serving youth and keeping them off the streets (Yakima, WA): Recent gang violence has brought the community together to try and figure out ways to stop it. During city council forums the idea of having more resources like after school programs has been brought up.
Source: KIMA News    Date: June 8, 2017

Yakima City Council addresses gang prevention, license tab fees, pot zoning (Yakima, WA): The Yakima City Council took a step toward establishing a new program for gang prevention and intervention Tuesday. The council voted 6-1, with Councilman Bill Lover voting no, to begin the process of hosting a public forum to hear from the community on several questions, including an honest look at Yakima’s needs, what’s most important to the community, what challenges residents face and what they want to change.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: June 6, 2017

Grandview Police investigating fight involving gang members (Grandview, WA): Grandview Police are still investigating a gang fight from Saturday night. Officers responded to reports of a fight and shots fired outside the Westside Market on the 500 Block of Euclid St. just before 8:30 Saturday night.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: June 5, 2017

‘There’s going to be a lot of dead gangsters’: Inside King County’s surging gang war (King County, WA): Police attribute a troubling increase in gang-related shootings from Seattle to South King County to warring Hispanic gangs, including some that previously got along. “I’m very concerned about this heating up in the summer months,” says Federal Way’s mayor.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: June 2, 2017

Yakima officials seek state funding to fight recent violence (Yakima, WA): Yakima city officials asked Friday for state funding to help fight a rash of armed robberies and gang-related homicides, but legislators said the request, coming so late in the budget process, faces an uphill battle.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: June 2, 2017

Are older gang members spurring an increase in violence? (Seattle, WA): The surge in violent crime washing over parts of King and Pierce counties is more than a mere "uptick," according to King County Sheriff John Urquhart. "An uptick is an extra two or three shootings than what we saw before. This is an avalanche. This is war."
Source: KOMO News    Date: June 1, 2017

Gang leader charged in fatal stabbing in Tacoma (Tacoma, WA): The leader of a gang who allegedly orchestrated the fatal stabbing of a Tacoma man last year is now charged in the murder along with three others.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: May 31, 2017

Multiple Yakima law enforcement agencies make 15 gang related arrests (Yakima, WA): Yakima SWAT Officers, Washington State Department of Corrections Officers and the Violent Offender Task Force conducted an emphasis patrol focusing on gang members with outstanding warrants on May 25, 2017. The officers checked residences and contacted several persons in the City of Yakima and Yakima County during the emphasis patrol.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: May 31, 2017

Grandview police consider shooting gang-related (Grandview, WA): A 45-year-old man was shot in the arm Tuesday evening in what police are calling a gang-related incident. The man was struck while in a vehicle that was fired on from another vehicle around 6 p.m. in the area of West Fifth Street and Puterbaugh Road, police said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: May 24, 2017

Police: Spike in Seattle shootings driven by gang grudges (Seattle, WA): Seattle has seen an uptick in shootings through mid-May, driven in part by personal disputes between gang members that trigger a cycle of violence, a police official told the City Council’s public-safety committee Wednesday.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: May 24, 2017

Yakima police say they don't have the money or manpower to stop gang violence (Yakima, WA): The recent resurgence of gang violence in Yakima comes in the absence of a countywide program that once brought police, school and city officials together from across the Yakima Valley to combat gangs. The program, known as the Gang Free Initiative, dissolved five years ago when a $105,000 federal grant supporting it expired and efforts to renew the grant were unsuccessful.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: May 15, 2017

Gang intervention: The earlier, the better, Yakima police say (Yakima, WA): Yakima police told City Council members Friday there was little they could do to help police curb recent gang violence and solve a spate of related homicides.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: May 13, 2017

Three men face felony weapons charges in Walla Walla County (Walla Walla County, WA): Three local gang affiliates arrested in Walla Walla this week after a reported drive-by shooting in Milton-Freewater were charged Thursday afternoon with felony firearm possession crimes.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: May 12, 2017

Federal Way, cities reorganize task force to address rising South King County gang violence (Federal Way, WA): Although Federal Way crime is down from last year, gang violence is on the rise in all of South King County. To address the problem, Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell and Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus convened a meeting Tuesday with other area officials to discuss how to get ahead of this regional issue.
Source: Federal Way Mirror    Date: May 11, 2017

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