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Man threatens to have gang members come for victim, cops say (Allentown, PA): An Allentown man is facing assault charges after police say he held his girlfriend down inside a closet and threatened to to have Latin King gang members come after her.
Source:    Date: November 23, 2015

Plans to combat violent crime in York, elsewhere (Harrisburg, PA): The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced on Wednesday a “renewed strategy” for reducing and preventing violent crime in select cities. Those cities include York, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport and Harrisburg.
Source: York Daily Record    Date: November 19, 2015

'A message of justice,' Southside Gang members convicted in federal drug, racketeering case (York, PA): Twelve members of the Southside Gang in York are facing federal prison sentences after a jury in Harrisburg convicted them of crimes including racketeering and drug offenses, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Source: The Patriot-News    Date: November 17, 2015

Complaints prompt drug raid, arrest in Easton's West Ward (Easton, PA): Acting on six months of neighborhood complaints, the Easton police Special Response and Vice units early Thursday arrested a 24-year-old West Ward man and will charge him with drug crimes, police Lt. Matthew Gerould said.
Source:    Date: November 12, 2015

More feds helping local police, chamber told (Hazleton, PA): The Federal Bureau of Investigation has more of a presence in Hazleton and the county than it ever has, and that Hazleton is getting a central court to make it easier on local police to process criminal arrests, two county law enforcement officials said.
Source: The Standard Speaker    Date: November 11, 2015

Federal trial winding down for 12 alleged York City gang members (York City, PA): You don't have to call York City's Southside a gang or crew, federal prosecutor Michael Consiglio told jurors — you could alternately call the group a "mutual protection society" or "mutual benefit society."
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: November 6, 2015

Latino gang 20G remembered as neighborhood protectors (Philadelphia, PA): Weekends in the Philadelphia neighborhood where Gilberto Gonzalez grew up meant waking in the morning and going to sleep at night to music. In a nearby park, the men in the 20G gang would beat drums and sing songs from their Puerto Rican homeland. It was almost as if the gang wanted to let residents know that they were on guard duty.
Source: Metro    Date: October 21, 2015

‘Dangerous’ Texas gang member charged with providing false ID, public drunkenness (Wilkes-Barre, PA): A Texas gang member flagged as “dangerous” was charged Friday with public drunkenness and providing a false ID to law enforcement after officers observed him stumbling at Coal Street Park.
Source: Times Leader    Date: October 12, 2015

Cops, feds cracking down on SW Philly gang (Philadelphia, PA): A joint task force of police and federal officials are making a renewed effort to clear a Southwest Philly neighborhood of a group of violent punks “hell-bent on violence,” according to Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: October 9, 2015

Jury deliberating in case against four alleged members of Homestead heroin gang (Pittsburgh, PA): A federal jury has gone home for the day after deliberating several hours this afternoon the fate of four reputed members of the Uptown Crew, a gun-toting Homestead heroin gang supplied from Detroit and New Jersey.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: October 7, 2015

Judge: No baby kissing at court hearing for alleged gang members (Bethlehem, PA): At a hearing Wednesday for three men facing charges involving attempted homicide, rival gangs and stolen guns, a family member pleaded with a district judge to allow one of the men to kiss his baby napping in the back of the courtroom.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: October 7, 2015

Former Philly gang member on honor, reform and the next generation (Philadelphia, PA): Kevin Wilkins remembers the summer day long ago when he stared down a member of The Valley, a notorious gang that inhabited the streets of North Philadelphia in the '60s and '70s.
Source: WHYY NewsWorks    Date: October 1, 2015

Federal trial begins for 12 alleged members of York City's Southside gang (York, PA): Trial began this week in Harrisburg's federal court for 12 alleged York City gang members who were among 21 men indicted a year ago on racketeering and related charges — the culmination of a massive two-year investigation into gang-related violence and drug dealing.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: September 25, 2015

Friend testifies against 2 alleged York City killers, cites gang dispute (York, PA): Alleged killer Elvin Mateo Jr. couldn't stop smirking during Friday's preliminary hearing in the 2013 gang-related shooting death of Jordan Breeland. Even testimony linking him to the gun that killed Breeland seemed unable to dampen Mateo's spirits.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: September 9, 2015

Gang leader-turned-evangelist to speak at local churches (Lancaster, PA): Nicky Cruz was a New York street gang leader, infamous for his violent confrontations with other gangs and run-ins with police. Today, he is even more famous as an evangelist whose street gang experience reaches youth who can relate to him.
Source: LancasterOnline    Date: September 3, 2015

Pottstown man charged with facilitating gun sale (Pottstown, PA): A Pottstown man has been arrested after police allege he initiated the sale of a firearm through a minor in activities discovered through wiretaps of gang activity in the borough.
Source: The Mercury    Date: September 2, 2015

Alleged York gang leader pleads guilty to racketeering and drug trafficking conspiracy (York, PA): James "Doocs" Abney, a leader of the southside gang in York, pleaded guilty to federal charges of racketeering and drug conspiracy Thursday, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: August 27, 2015

Invest More in Youth Violence Reduction and Crime Prevention Strategies (Philadelphia, PA): Following a violent weekend in Philadelphia during which ten shootings occurred, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) called for an end to the school to prison pipeline and pushed for passage of a bipartisan plan that would allow Pennsylvania cities to invest more in proven crime prevention strategies like youth mentoring.
Source:    Date: August 17, 2015

Easton police raid 2 apartments in probe of Crips drug sales, lieutenant says (Easton, PA): At least two people were arrested early Friday morning as Easton police raided two apartments in a Vice Unit investigation into gang-related sales of crack cocaine and heroin in the city's West Ward, Lt. Matthew Gerould said.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: August 14, 2015

Cops: Alleged Morrisville dealer, gang member caught mid-sale in Falls (Falls, PA): A 25-year-old alleged Morrisville drug dealer and street gang member was caught mid-sale Saturday morning after a Falls police officer pulled him over for a traffic violation, police said.
Source: Bucks County Courier Times    Date: August 13, 2015

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