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Pottstown gang member draws prison for bar assault (Norristown, PA): His face inked with numerous tattoos that prosecutors say show his allegiance to a violent gang, a Pottstown man learned he’s headed to prison for taking part in the “brutal” assault of a man during a disturbance at a borough bar.
Source: The Mercury    Date: January 13, 2017

Pottstown gang member jailed by feds on drug, gun charges (Pottstown, PA): During the same week that some of his gang associates earned decades in prison, a Pottstown man involved in that violent gang and drug activity in the borough was sentenced in federal court to 15 years behind bars.
Source: The Mercury    Date: January 13, 2017

Bethlehem man gets up to 15 years in double shooting (Easton, PA): A Bethlehem man who participated in a gang-related double-shooting in which two teenagers were wounded pleaded guilty Friday to attempted murder, receiving a sentence of 71/2 to 15 years in state prison.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: January 6, 2017

Heroin dealer who tattooed fellow gang members gets time in federal prison (Philadelphia, PA): The mystery of the origin of the name Tat-Gang, a network of 11 individuals who sold heroin and other drugs in Lycoming County and the surrounding areas between 2011 and 2014, has been solved.
Source: Sun-Gazette    Date: December 23, 2016

Bethlehem gang shooter accused of punching, spitting blood on guard (Bethlehem, PA): A Bethlehem teenager who shot a rival gang member eight times last January allegedly assaulted a corrections officer at Northampton County Prison while awaiting trial.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: December 20, 2016

W-B homicide suspect nabbed in Florida (Wilkes-Barre, PA): U.S. Marshals raided a house in Florida on Friday morning and nabbed a man wanted for allegedly gunning a man down during a fight in a drug den on North Sherman Street in September.
Source: The Citizens' Voice    Date: December 17, 2016

At least a decade in prison for teen who shot 14-year-old 8 times (Bethlehem, PA): An 18-year-old Bethlehem man admitted Friday he shot a rival gang member eight times. As part of the plea deal, Omar "Kush" Quinones was sentenced to 10 to 24 years in state prison. Quinones shot 14-year-old Taron Walker, a member of the Bloods gang. Police said Quinones was a member of the Crips gang.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: December 16, 2016

Philly sees big increase in gang activity, feds say (Philadelphia, PA): Gang activity in Philadelphia and the surrounding region increased dramatically over a four-year period while the availability of many drugs remains high in the city, according to a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. From 2009-2013, the Philadelphia Police Department identified 169 gangs operating within the city and the immediate suburbs, the agency said in a report released Tuesday.
Source: PhillyVoice     Date: December 7, 2016

Pa. high court grapples with life term for juveniles (Harrisburg, PA): A case before Pennsylvania's highest court on Wednesday could soon produce new sentencing rules for juvenile homicide defendants in the state who are facing the possibility of life in prison without parole. The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments in an appeal brought by Qu'eed Batts, 25, who was convicted of killing a teenager with two point-blank shots to the head and wounding a man in a gang-related attack in Easton a decade ago.
Source: WITF    Date: December 7, 2016

In violent home invasion, gang member gets state prison (Northampton County, PA): Facing sentencing for a violent home invasion in Bangor, 24-year-old Abdiel Ruiz-Roque decided to lay all his cards on the table Friday.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: November 19, 2016

Gang member convicted of shooting two people wants sentence modified (Wilkes-Barre, PA): “Hazard” wants a reduced sentence. The Philadelphia gang member convicted in September of shooting two people asked a Luzerne County judge Wednesday to modify his 40- to 80-year state prison sentence to “the bottom of the standard range on each count and consider running the sentences on count 1 and count 2 concurrent,” his attorney, Allyson L. Kacmarski wrote.
Source: Times Leader    Date: November 17, 2016

Violent gang member' accused of leading police on car chase through neighborhood (Pittsburgh, PA): A man police described as a "violent game member" has been charged after leading police on a chase through a densely populated neighborhood.
Source: WPXI 11 News    Date: November 15, 2016

"Stop the Violence": Community comes together against drugs and guns (Johnstown, PA): A vigil was held Saturday afternoon for 16-year-old Angelo Toliver, who was found dead last Sunday morning in an apparent drug overdose. Community members stood together against the drugs and violence they've been seeing too often.
Source: WJAC 6 News    Date: November 12, 2016

Pottstown gang members convicted of attempted murder (Pottstown, PA): Two members of rival Pottstown gangs showed no reaction as they were convicted of numerous charges, including attempted murder, in connection with numerous acts of violence that prosecutors described as an all-out “war.”
Source: The Times Herald    Date: October 27, 2016

York police asking community to help reduce gang violence (York, PA): Officers in York are asking the community to help stop the violence. Police said most of the violence is caused by just a small group of people in the community. York City Police Chief Wes Kahley said it's important for people to speak up to help stop the crimes.
Source: WPMT FOX43 News     Date: October 20, 2016

Trial begins for accused Pottstown gang members (Norristown, PA): While he previously identified two men from Reading and Pottstown as being associated with violent gang activity, a Philadelphia man went south on prosecutors when he came face to face with the alleged gang members in court.
Source: The Mercury    Date: October 19, 2016

City to expand successful violence-reduction strategy beyond South Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA): During his campaign, mayoral candidate Jim Kenney repeatedly called to expand Focused Deterrence, a violence intervention strategy that contributed to a dramatic decrease in shootings and homicides following its 2013 implementation in South Philadelphia.
Source: PhillyVoice     Date: October 17, 2016

Pottstown gang leader admits to drug, gun charges in federal court (Philadelphia, PA): A Pottstown man potentially faces life behind bars now that he’s admitted in federal court to being involved in violent gang and drug activity in the borough.
Source: The Times Herald    Date: October 13, 2016

'Boys from Ardmore' gang members arrested in Main Line assaults (Montgomery County, PA): Three members of a Main Line gang called the "Boys from Ardmore," or BFA, were charged with assault Friday in connection with a November incident in which they allegedly terrorized a man who had been in a dispute with them, authorities said.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: October 7, 2016

More than 20 gangs at work in York city (York, PA): More than 20 criminal gangs do business in York, according to Wes Kahley, York City Police chief, and that small army is carrying illegal guns and is connected to many of the city's shootings.
Source: York Daily Record    Date: September 26, 2016

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