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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Pittsburgh gun violence drops to 12-year low; mayor credits police anti-gang efforts (Pittsburgh, PA): Gun violence in Pittsburgh dropped to a 12-year low in 2017, with police recording fewer than 150 shootings in the city for the first time in more than a decade.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: March 21, 2018

Assault charges in gang-related stabbing sent to Lehigh County court (Allentown, PA): A suspect in the gang-related stabbing last month in Allentown reportedly told police that he jumped into the fight after someone hit his friend in the head with a metal pole.
Source: WFMZ 69 News    Date: March 14, 2018

Kennett Square police crack down on drug activity (Kennett Square, PA): When Kennett Square police began an investigation into drug use in the community recently, they were surprised that marijuana was being sold to Kennett Square pre-teens. Bill Holdsworth, Kennett Square police chief, said drug use is in every community today, and it is not exclusive to Kennett Square.
Source: The Southern Chester County Weeklies    Date: March 12, 2018

Bethlehem teen girl killed in gang-related revenge plot, police say (Northampton County, PA): Two gang members suspected Taeyahe Glover played a role in the shooting of one of their friends, according to Northampton County's district attorney. So they killed her, District Attorney John Morganelli said.
Source:    Date: March 6, 2018

Six Men Charged in Gang-Related College Stabbing (East Stroudsburg, PA): Eyewitness News has exclusively learned that six people now face charges for a violent stabbing on East Stroudsburg University's campus.
Source: WBRE News    Date: February 19, 2018

Second person charged in Allentown gang-related stabbing (Allentown, PA): A second person has been charged in last week’s gang-related stabbing of two men in a Tilghman Street home, according to court records.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: February 14, 2018

During Allentown gang fight, man plunged knife into rival's chest, police say (Allentown, PA): During a fight last week in a Tilghman Street home, a 21-year-old man allegedly plunged a knife into the chest of rival gang member, according to court records.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: February 13, 2018

Fourth York-based gang member sentenced to life in prison (Harrisburg, PA): The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that United States District Court Judge Yvette Kane sentenced Maurice Atkinson, a/k/a “Mo,” age 30, a member of a gang that has operated for a decade or more in the City of York, to life imprisonment on February 12, 2018, for racketeering and drug distribution conspiracies.
Source: WPMT FOX43 News     Date: February 13, 2018

Despite a deadly year, overall crime drops in Allentown; other Valley commuities see decrease in 2017 (Allentown, PA): For a three-month stretch late last year, Allentown and Lehigh County detectives were running from crime scene to crime scene as the city’s deadliest year in a decade unfolded.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: February 13, 2018

Police suspect gangs in club shooting incident (Ashley, PA): Gang members are suspected to be behind the gunfight that concluded a high-profile weekend for Bentley’s Nightclub 1.0, a long-dormant venue that has now found itself in the sights of police agencies and borough officials.
Source: Standard-Speaker    Date: February 13, 2018

Reputed Crips gang member gets 12 to 24 years for Wilkes-Barre murder (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Reputed Crips street gang member Keanu Pinnock wishes he could take back his role in the fatal shooting of Irvando “Yardie” Crooks in September 2016.
Source: Times Leader    Date: February 8, 2018

Monroe County-based drug, sex trafficking conspiracy leaves 2 charged (Monroe County, PA): Two additional defendants have been charged in a Monroe County-based drug and sex trafficking conspiracy.
Source: WFMZ 69 News    Date: February 1, 2018

TUPD expands gang-resistance program (Philadelphia, PA): Temple Police ended its first session of the Gang Resistance Education and Training program at Paul L. Dunbar Elementary School on 12th Street near Cecil B. Moore Avenue earlier this month, making it the second school Temple Police has partnered with to connect with North Philadelphia’s youth.
Source: The Temple News    Date: January 30, 2018

Gang member wanted in NYC caught in Hazleton (Hazleton, PA): A 17-year-old Trinitario gang member wanted for attempted murder in Queens, New York, was taken in custody in Hazleton early Saturday morning, city Police Jerry Speziale said.
Source: The Standard Speaker    Date: January 14, 2018

'Cut Throat' Gang Member Arrested In Chesco Nightclub Killing: DA (South Coatseville, PA): A man with gang ties has been arrested for a September murder at a South Coatesville nightclub, the Chester County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday. Dominic "Buddha" Poulson, 28, who has ties to the "Cut Throats" gang, will face first degree murder charges for the shooting death of Victor Wilson, authorities said.
Source: Montgomeryville Patch    Date: January 10, 2018

Gun violence rates fall in Erie (Erie, PA): The numbers are in: incidents of gun violence mostly dropped in the city of Erie in 2017. Erie police believe the first two Unified Erie “call-ins,” which were launched in 2017 with the goal of diverting young people from criminal activity, have been successful in helping to stem some of the violence that has plagued the city over the past several years.
Source: Erie Times-News    Date: January 7, 2018

After his arrest, Latin Kings gang member has mom deal his drugs, guns, police say (Allentown, PA): After he was locked up on gun and drug charges last month, a Latin Kings gang member gave his mother instructions on how to distribute the remaining drugs and guns he had kept hidden in their Allentown home, according to court records.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: January 5, 2018

York City gang members get prison time (York, PA): Two members of York City's "Southside" gang were sentenced to prison time for their roles in the gang.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: December 23, 2017

In three South Philly police districts, ‘focused deterrence’ cuts shooting rate by third (Philadelphia, PA): A program known as “focused deterrence” led to a 35 percent drop in shootings in three South Philadelphia police districts where city authorities tested the program, according to a new study from Temple University. Over the two-year study starting in 2013, however, researchers also found that the crime-intervention strategy had nearly no effect on gang-related violence.
Source: WHYY     Date: December 23, 2017

Federal judge sentences York gang member to life in prison (York, PA): One of the originators of the "Southside" gang in York was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday, according to a news release from the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Source: York Daily Record    Date: December 12, 2017

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