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Powerful New Tool to Fight Gang Related Crimes In Monroe County (Monroe County, PA): The Monroe County District Attorney's Office has launched what they hope will become a powerful tool to combat the increase of gang-related crimes in the area.
Source: WYOU News    Date: May 2, 2016
http://www.pahomepage.com/...

Luzerne County DA: Police presence, collaboration a must when dealing with violent crime (Wilkes-Barre, PA): In the wake of a surge in violent crime in Wilkes-Barre, law enforcement officials in Northeastern Pennsylvania are pointing to increased collaboration between local, state and federal agencies as a key component of their fight for a safer city.
Source: Times Leader    Date: May 1, 2016
http://timesleader.com/...

York killer to get 25 years for Southside gang conspiracy (York, PA): A York City murderer currently serving 15 to 40 years in state prison for a 2012 slaying is expected to be sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for his Southside gang activity.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: April 18, 2016
http://www.yorkdispatch.com/...

D.A.: 15 members of N. Phila. gang arrested for 2014 violence (Philadelphia, PA): Fifteen members of a North Philadelphia gang were arrested and charged with crimes including murder, conspiracy, and firearms violations for a "violent, ongoing feud and gun battle" in 2014, District Attorney Seth Williams announced Thursday.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: April 14, 2016
http://www.philly.com/...

Alleged Bethlehem gang shooter facing trial in Allentown case (Bethlehem, PA): The alleged gunman in a gang-related shooting in Bethlehem is now facing trial for an Allentown shooting that same weekend.
Source: Lehighvalleylive.com    Date: April 12, 2016
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/...

Police believe Homewood gang members may be behind Wilkinsburg backyard ambush (Wilkinsburg, PA): One month after six people, including an unborn baby, were murdered in an ambush at a Wilkinsburg backyard cookout, police are probing whether Homewood gang members are responsible.
Source: WTAE Action News 4    Date: April 11, 2016
http://www.wtae.com/...

Prosecutors detail Allentown 'gang war' during plea for 2012 shooting (Allentown, PA): An Allentown man admitted to shooting and paralyzing a rival gang member in what prosecutors said was a "gang war" that led to a spate of shootings in the city four years ago.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: April 1, 2016
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/...

Shooting victim, 14, takes witness stand in Bethlehem gang case (Easton, PA): The first gunman shot Taron Walker's 16-year-old friend, who fell to the ground on the street across from a church in south Bethlehem.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: March 30, 2016
http://www.mcall.com/...

Teen shot 8 times in alleged gang dispute testifies against gunmen (Bethlehem, PA): A 14-year-old member of the Bloods gang who was allegedly shot eight times by a member of the rival Crips gang testified Wednesday the shooter initially was searching for his older brother.
Source: Lehighvalleylive.com    Date: March 30, 2016
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/...

Data shows dramatic climb in gun violence in Wilkes-Barre (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Gun violence in the city surged more than 300 percent over the past 10 years, according to a recent review of Wilkes-Barre Police Department data provided to the Times Leader. Police officials, while cautioning their own numbers may not be precise, say the data accurately reflects the trends their officers are seeing play out on the city’s streets.
Source: Times Leader    Date: March 27, 2016
http://timesleader.com/...

Man arrested for gang-related murder in Norristown (Norristown, PA): Officials in Montgomery County have arrested a man wanted for murder and related offenses in the five-year-old murder of D’Ravious “Ray” Dawkins, which took place on March 18, 2011.
Source: WTXF FOX 29 News    Date: March 18, 2016
http://www.fox29.com/...

Pottstown man faces jail for illegal drug activity (Pottstown, PA): A Pottstown man has admitted to drug trafficking-related charges after his activities were uncovered by authorities investigating drug-related gang violence in Pottstown.
Source: The Times Herald    Date: March 11, 2016
http://www.timesherald.com/...

Suspected leader of Pottstown's 'Straight Cash Money Gang' facing federal charges (Philadelphia, PA): A suspected leader of a violent drug trafficking gang in Pottstown that went by the name "Straight Cash Money Gang" now faces federal charges.
Source: Phillyvoice.com    Date: March 8, 2016
http://www.phillyvoice.com/...

7 Gang Members Arrested After Main Line High Speed Chase: Cops (Radnor, PA): A high speed chase that began Tuesday in Tredyffrin Township and ended on the Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia has led to the arrest of seven suspected gang members, according to police.
Source: Radnor Patch    Date: March 2, 2016
http://patch.com/...

S.C. woman residing in Stroudsburg area pleads guilty to sex trafficking (Scranton, PA): A South Carolina woman, who resided in the Stroudsburg area at the time of the crimes, has pleaded guilty to participating in a sex trafficking conspiracy in which young women were threatened, forced and coerced into engaging in prostitution in northeastern Pennsylvania, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Source: Pocono Record    Date: March 1, 2016
http://www.poconorecord.com/...

'Sammie the Shooter' gets up to 85 years in gang shooting (Philadelphia, PA): A South Philly gang member who unleashed a barrage of 17 bullets with an AK-47 rifle at rival gang members on a street corner in 2007 was sentenced Wednesday to the maximum term of 42 1/2 to 85 years in state prison.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: February 24, 2016
http://www.philly.com/...

Gang Violence on the Rise (Luzerne County, PA): As Law Enforcement agencies work to reduce gang related violence in communities across the Wyoming Valley. Educators are learning they too hold the key to preventing gang membership and eliminating crime.
Source: WBRE News    Date: February 23, 2016
http://www.pahomepage.com/...

Bethlehem police seek teen charged as adult in gang-related stabbing (Bethlehem, PA): Police are looking for a 17-year-old Bethlehem boy charged as an adult along with three others in what authorities labeled a gang-related stabbing during a drug deal.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: February 18, 2016
http://www.mcall.com/...

Gang leader, who ordered rival’s girlfriend’s murder, loses appeal bid (Lancaster, PA): The man behind the 2011 murder of a rival gang leader’s girlfriend will not get out of prison early on appeal. The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Feb. 11 rejected an appeal by Christopher L. Lassitter, now 29, who sought to reduce his 30- to 60-year sentence.
Source: LancasterOnline    Date: February 16, 2016
http://lancasteronline.com/...

Court rejects appeal in killing of gang member's girlfriend (Lancaster, PA): A state appeals court panel has rejected a Lancaster man's bid to void his 30- to 60-year prison sentence for the murder of a rival gang member's girlfriend.
Source: The Patriot-News    Date: February 12, 2016
http://www.pennlive.com/...

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