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Yakima City Council to Discuss Gang Bill

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Yakima, WA - The Yakima City Council announced today that they will be discussing a gang bill at their meeting tomorrow night.  They say it would be similar to the one passed in Sunnyside, but they want to taylor it to the needs of the city of Yakima.  One of the main things the bill hopes to do is figure out how to define who is a gang member.  Police Chief Sam Granato also wants to make sure the bill puts harsher penalties on people who commit smaller gang crimes...like graffiti or vandalism.  Granato has also asked to sit on the state committee that will be discussing a state wide gang bill.