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Drugs & gangs fueling Philly homicide increase, police commissioner says (Philadelphia, PA): Coming off of a record-low year for homicides in Philadelphia, police are starting to see the number trend upward as drug and gang activity increase.
Source: NBC Philadelphia    Date: April 11, 2014
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/...

Victim testifies he was beaten, stabbed for leaving street gang (Allentown, PA): A 20-year-old man testified Friday he was beaten with a chair and stabbed by four members of the Allentown street gang he left last year.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: April 4, 2014
http://www.mcall.com/...

Ex-Bartram Village gang member sentenced to 15 years (Philadelphia, PA): For about six years, Omar Roane hung with the Harlem Boys, a violent drug gang that terrorized Southwest Philly's Bartram Village public-housing project, where he lived.
Source: Philadelphia Daily News    Date: April 3, 2014
http://www.philly.com/...

Gang task force officer appeals to police to share information (Hazleton, PA): A key officer in the region's gang task force appealed to municipal police officers on Tuesday to intensify information-sharing to combat growing gang-related illegal drug activities.
Source: The Citizens' Voice    Date: March 26, 2014
http://citizensvoice.com/...

Men with machetes arrested near William Allen High School after reports of rival gang fight, police say (Allentown, PA): Allentown police acting on information that rival gangs were planning to fight near William Allen High School found machetes on two men, according to court records.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: March 24, 2014
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/...

Bloods gang connection discovered by police in Coolbaugh Township (Pocono, PA): A fight in the Pocono Farms community last month has led to charges against a group of reputed Bloods gang members.
Source: Pocono Record    Date: March 12, 2014
http://www.poconorecord.com/...

Students suspended at city elementary school for "affiliation with an organized gang" (Philadelphia, PA): You might expect to find a gang in an area like this, plastered with graffiti and gang tags, not here at an elementary school in Fishtown. But parents tell Fox 29 more than 15 students at the school were suspended Thursday for "affiliation with an organized gang."
Source: WTXF FOX 29 News    Date: March 7, 2014
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/...

Identity theft gang targets cars, fitness clubs in Chester, Delaware counties (Media, PA): Authorities are calling them the Felony Lane Gang, and they are known to law enforcement up and down the East Coast. The gang has done a lot of its dirty work in Delaware and Chester counties in Pennsylvania, and it seems to have been one step ahead of the police.
Source: WPVI 6 News    Date: March 5, 2014
http://abclocal.go.com/...

Pleasant Acres Community Watch meeting focuses on preventing gang activity (Lewistown, PA): Mifflin County Regional Police Department Officer John Miles gave a presentation on gangs Tuesday during the Pleasant Acres Community Watch meeting at the Assembly of God Church.
Source: The Sentinel    Date: February 26, 2014
http://www.lewistownsentinel.com/...

Hotel Sun drug gang member gets three to eight years (Scranton, PA): A man described by prosecutors as a middle manager in a Bloods-led drug gang that operated out of the Hotel Sun in South Scranton was sentenced to three to eight years in state prison Tuesday.
Source: The Times-Tribune    Date: February 19, 2014
http://thetimes-tribune.com/...

Reputed gang associate arrested on drug charges in Carbondale (Carbondale, PA): An associate of the Crips street gang sold heroin in two controlled purchases earlier this month in Carbondale, city police Capt. Brian Bognatz said.
Source: The Times-Tribune    Date: February 18, 2014
http://thetimes-tribune.com/...

Trading in gangs and guns to leave street violence behind (Philadelphia, PA): Jarren Taylor's voice comes out just above a whisper. While Taylor was hanging out with friends in South Philly, a dispute erupted between neighborhood rivals. He was shot once in his leg and once in his neck. The second bullet left a scar in the middle of his neck, just below his Adam's apple.
Source: WHYY NewsWorks    Date: February 6, 2014
http://www.newsworks.org/...

Drug, gang activity sweep of Center City Allentown nets 14 arrests, police say (Allentown, PA): Allentown police were joined by county, state and federal law enforcement during a sweep Wednesday focused on drug dealers and gang activity in Center City.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: January 30, 2014
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/...

Gang involved in another attack in Monroe County (Hamilton Township, PA): State police believe that two suspects in last week's drive-by shooting in Hamilton Township are members of a street gang called the Almighty Black P Stones.
Source: Pocono Record    Date: January 24, 2014
http://www.poconorecord.com/...

Smart Talk: Gangs in Central PA and a talk with John Hanger (Harrisburg, PA): There are about 150,000 gang members in Chicago and 120,000 in Los Angeles. Gang violence is commonplace. Those numbers would seem to indicate gang activity is a big city problem and something foreign to family friendly and relatively safe Central Pennsylvania.
Source: witf Smart Talk    Date: January 15, 2014
http://www.witf.org/...

Armed robberies way of 'putting in work' after joining Bloods gang, authorities say (Lehigh County, PA): Four Allentown men who went on a spree of armed robberies last summer did so because they had just joined the Bloods and were attempting to get into the street gang's good graces, authorities say.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: January 14, 2014
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/...

Former gang members reunite to celebrate Ceasefire that ended gang wars 40 years ago (Philadelphia, PA): Scores of former gang leaders came together Wednesday in Northwest Philadelphia to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Imani pledge– the ceasefire promise that ended the years of gang wars that plagued the city during the 1960s and 70s.
Source: CBS Philly    Date: January 1, 2014
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/...

Authorities aiming to recruit gang busters in Berks County (Reading, PA): It was the constant pressure from his brothers that pushed Steven Echavarria of Reading to join the Bloods in 2012. But Echavarria, 20, said Tuesday that after one year as a gang member he could no longer take the violence, including the murder of a friend, so he withdrew. He became an anti-gang volunteer at the Olivet Boys and Girls Club of Reading and Berks County.
Source: Reading Eagle    Date: December 18, 2013
http://readingeagle.com/...

Coatesville gang leader sentenced for robbery and drugs (Chester County, PA): Before William "Pumpkin" Shockley was sentenced Wednesday, a prosecutor showed the judge a T-shirt he said the Coatesville gang leader made to intimidate his community.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: December 4, 2013
http://www.philly.com/...

Bethlehem man told police there was a gang fight on Main Street, court records say (Bethlehem, PA): A Bethlehem man reported to police that rival gang members were fighting on Main Street last month, according to court records.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: December 2, 2013
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/...

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