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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Appeal denied in gang-related killing of Lancaster mother of four (Lancaster County, PA): A Lancaster man who is serving a life prison term for killing a mother of four in a gang-related hit had his conviction upheld Friday by the state Superior Court.
Source: The Patriot-News    Date: November 15, 2013

Sentence handed down in gang stabbing case (West Chester, PA): A troubled young man who authorities said provided the knife used in the stabbing deaths of two southern Chester County men in a gang-related homicide was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 80 years in state prison.
Source: Avon Grove Sun    Date: November 14, 2013

Forum discusses Harrisburg area gang problem (Harrisburg, PA): Local, state and federal officials gathered at Harrisburg Area Community College Thursday night for a panel discussion about the prevalence and danger of criminal gangs.
Source: The Sentinel     Date: November 8, 2013

Sentence handed down in gang-related stabbing deaths (West Chester, PA): A troubled young man who authorities said provided the knife used in the stabbing deaths of two southern Chester County men in a gang-related homicide was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 80 years in state prison.
Source: Daily Local News    Date: November 7, 2013

Philly boxing gym recruits boys away from gang life (Philadelphia, PA): Badlandz Boxing Gym owner Joshua Rosa knows all about getting in trouble. "Me and my brothers, we started to choose bad paths hangin' on the corners and all that stuff," he said. "I went to jail for guns and stuff like that, and yes, I also sold drugs."
Source: WHYY NewsWorks    Date: November 7, 2013

Can the 'Boston Miracle' deter gun violence in South Philly? (Philadelphia, PA): In South Philly, there's the 5th Street North gang, 5th Street South, 8 Ball on 18th Street and M16's.
Source: WHYY NewsWorks    Date: November 7, 2013

Gang member gets up to 40 years for two shootings (Allentown, PA): The teenage gang member has two completely different sides to him. Shawnquinn Devonte Cruz has displayed his soft-spoken, charming, polite side in hearings before Lehigh County Judge Kelly L. Banach. But his "gun-toting, gang-banging" side, as Senior Deputy District Attorney Tonya Tharp called it, forced Banach to put Cruz away Tuesday for up to four decades.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: October 29, 2013

Gang issues spur dog bill (Harrisburg, PA): An ongoing effort to break up organized gang activity in Northeastern Pennsylvania has led an area lawmaker to set his sights on dog fighting. Sen. John Yudichak, D-14, Nanticoke, just introduced legislation providing state funds to help local prosecutors investigate and enforce laws banning illegal gambling connected to animal fighting, which is also illegal.
Source: Standard Speaker    Date: October 28, 2013

'Lifestyle' of guns, gang violence ends in prison for murder witness (York, PA) : Less than two months ago, Wajh S. Jamison took the witness stand during a murder trial and matter-of-factly told a courtroom full of people he's carried a gun for a long time "for protection ... from the things I be into: My lifestyle."
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: October 24, 2013

Violence prevention starts at Pittsburgh hospital with gunshot victims (Pittsburgh, PA): A program that tries to curb violence by introducing at-risk gunshot victims to counselors in the hospital room has been quietly working on a startup basis in Pittsburgh for the past six months as it seeks foundation funding to get fully up and running.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: October 16, 2013

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