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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

Accused Pottstown gang shooter claims alibi (Pottstown, PA): Pottstown man awaiting trial for allegedly trying to gun down a rival gang member in February claims he might have an alibi for the time of the shooting – he was shopping with a friend.
Source: The Mercury    Date: August 13, 2015

Cops: Gang Member With Drugs Arrested (Falls Township, PA): A Crips gang member was busted with drugs in Falls Township Saturday morning, according to police.
Source:    Date: August 11, 2015

Wanted gang member arrested after 4-hour standoff, Bethlehem police say (Bethlehem, PA): A wanted Latin Kings gang member was arrested after an almost four-hour standoff with Bethlehem officers Sunday night, police said.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: July 27, 2015

Bethlehem police said alleged gang member charged with attempted homicide (Bethlehem, PA): A 21-year-old man was charged Thursday with attempted homicide after police said he plowed his car into two rival gang members in Bethlehem, leaving one man in critical condition.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: July 23, 2015

Police: Crips gang member hid stolen guns in bushes after being hit by vehicle (Bethlehem, PA): An admitted Crips gang member who police said was one of two people hit by a car on Sunday faces charges after police said he had two stolen handguns that he hid in a clump of bushes.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: July 20, 2015

Looking back at Allentown's bloodiest year (Allentown, PA): Allentown's growing skyline and rejuvenated business district are symbols of rapid progress toward a better future — one that seemed utterly impossible a decade ago.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: July 18, 2015

Teen Murder Suspect Flashes Gang Signs, Erie Police Investigate Hybrid Gangs (Erie, PA): We've uncovered some disturbing new pictures of the young teen, accused of killing another teen, for his bicycle. 14-year-old Derrys Sanders Jr. is in the Erie county prison, charged with murder. In many pictures the 14-year old suspect is flashing hundreds of dollars. In several pictures he snapped, he's also trowing up what appears to be gang signs.
Source: WICU 12 News    Date: July 15, 2015

Judge cancels Pottstown drug dealer’s lunch date (Norristown, PA): A Pottstown man awaiting trial for his alleged role in a drug-related gang war that was crushed in May had one request of a judge on his way to jail on previous charges he trafficked heroin in 2013 — he wanted lunch with his girlfriend.
Source: The Mercury    Date: June 29, 2015

Court moves hearing for homicide suspect with violent history, gang ties (Wilkes-Barre, PA): The reputation of a homicide suspect whose history includes grabbing a Plains Township police officer by the genitals apparently hasn't been lost on law enforcement.
Source: The Times Leader    Date: June 23, 2015

Brothers sent to federal prison in street gang drug case (Harrisburg, PA): Two York brothers, including one described by a judge as a "crafty kingpin," are the latest members of a gang to be sentenced to federal prison as the result of a sweeping, multi-year drug investigation.
Source: The Patriot-News    Date: June 17, 2015

Northampton deputy sheriff honored for tracking down street gang suspect (Northampton County, PA): Northampton County Deputy Sheriff George Volpe on Wednesday received the Nathan Ogden Award in recognition of his 10-month investigation that led last year to the arrest of a gang-related suspect who had escaped from detention.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: June 10, 2015

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