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Alleged Montgomery County gang member admits to pool stick assault (Norristown, PA): A Pottstown man awaiting trial for attempting to kill rival gang members in the borough last year has admitted to a separate violent act, assaulting a bar patron with a pool stick.
Source: Daily Local News    Date: February 11, 2016

Montco Drug Lord Admits To Trying To Kill Rival Gang Members: Report (Pottstown, PA): A leading member of a Montgomery County gang confessed to a judge in court Thursday that he attempted to kill rival gang members, according to a report.
Source: Pottstown Patch    Date: February 8, 2016

Pottstown gang leader admits to borough shootings (Norristown, PA): Telling a judge it’s “the right thing to do,” a lead member of a violent Pottstown drug-related gang admitted he attempted to kill rival gang members during a series of shooting incidents that terrorized borough residents.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: February 4, 2016

Bethlehem shootings involved rival gang members, police say (Bethlehem, PA): A dispute over a girl involving rival gang members led to a shooting Saturday in Bethlehem that left two teens wounded, city police said.
Source:    Date: February 1, 2016

For running down gang rivals, man gets up to 8 years in prison (Bethlehem, PA): A 22-year-old man used his car to run down two rival gang members in the street last summer in Bethlehem, critically injuring one of them.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: February 1, 2016

Court upholds Easton gang member's life sentence for 2006 murder (Easton, PA): A gang member convicted of first-degree murder in a May 2006 shooting death in Easton has failed to convince an appellate court that he may be innocent. Pennsylvania Superior Court on Wednesday issued an order denying post-conviction relief to Andrew D. Pascal, a member of Easton's Cash Money Boys street gang.
Source:    Date: January 28, 2016

High court ruling could affect sentences of five Montgomery County juvenile killers (Norristown, PA): Five men who were juveniles at the time they committed murders in West Pottsgrove and Norristown between 1986 and 1999 potentially could fight for new sentences in the wake of Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that clarified a 2012 decision that deemed mandatory life terms for juveniles unconstitutional.
Source: Daily Times    Date: January 27, 2016

Heroin supplier to East Hills gang gets 10 years in federal prison (Pittsburgh, PA): A long-time drug dealer who supplied heroin to the violent East Hills Bloods gang is headed to federal prison for a decade.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: January 27, 2016

Gang law not utilized enough (Hazleton, PA): State legislators crafted a law aimed at combating criminal street gangs more than three years ago. The law has gone largely unused across the state. The law targeted gang recruitment, created harsher sentences for offenses committed by gang members and increased penalties for crimes involving a victim 16 years old or younger.
Source: The Standard Speaker    Date: January 25, 2016

60th Street's struggles (Philadelphia, PA): Lorice Mitchener was making her way around 60th and Market Streets on Jan. 6 when a nervous inner voice spoke up, reminding her - with a little urgency - to be aware of her surroundings.
Source: Daily News    Date: January 14, 2016

Teens at the root of York gun violence (York, PA): There won't be a future generation if kids keep shooting other kids, said Stephanie Perry, who was walking to her home in the 600 block of East Princess Street on Monday afternoon. Kids are messing up their lives, said the 51-year-old, who has lived in York all her life. And to address the violence, people must come together more than they have been, said Perry.
Source: York Daily Record    Date: January 12, 2016

Accused Pottstown gang member jailed in lieu of high bail (Norristown, PA): A former Pottstown man, recently released from jail after serving time for drug dealing, is back behind bars after a judge set high bail for him while he awaits trial for his alleged role in a drug-related gang war that was crushed last May.
Source: Daily Local News    Date: January 11, 2016

Gang banger gets more time in the slammer (Allentown, PA): Gang members in Lehigh County are being put on alert: If you do the crime, you'll have to do more time. The District Attorney's Office had its first "gang enhancement sentence" this week.
Source: WFMZ 69 News    Date: January 7, 2016

Allentown gang member 'Vicious Brim' gets enhanced sentence for attack (Allentown, PA): An Allentown gang member's beefed up sentence this week for assaulting a juvenile who flashed a gang sign is proof that the Lehigh County Regional Intelligence and Investigation Center is making an impact, prosecutors said Thursday.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: January 7, 2016

Police in Dauphin County warn of recent gang violence (Steelton, PA): In the next couple weeks, Steelton Borough police say they will be sending out special details to try preventing a recent rash of gang violence. Police warn that Steelton teens are being "jumped" by gang members from south Harrisburg.
Source: WHP 21 News    Date: December 31, 2015

Data the latest tool in Lehigh County's fight against gangs (Lehigh County, PA): For investigators battling gangs' criminal activity in the Lehigh Valley, the latest tool they're using is more akin to Facebook than a notebook. Lehigh County's Regional Intelligence and Investigation Center's system helps keep tabs on the 30 gangs in the county -- including the Bloods, Crips and Trinitarios -- as well as each of the 70 subsets.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: December 27, 2015

Lehigh DA touts enhanced gang-tracking computer system (Allentown, PA): About 30 criminal gangs are active in Lehigh County, selling drugs on Allentown's streets and trafficking prostitutes in county hotels. Law enforcement officers know a lot about these gangs thanks to the county's Regional Intelligence and Investigation Center, a high-tech computer system that allows detectives to collect, analyze and share information on a secure Internet portal.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: December 21, 2015

Federal jury convicts 2 men of supplying heroin to Pittsburgh street gang (Pittsburgh, PA): A federal jury Friday convicted two men of supplying heroin to the East Hills Bloods street gang in Pittsburgh. Richard Bush, 52, of East Hills and Mayank Mishra, 35, of Shaler each face up to a life sentence when U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon sentences them April 6.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review    Date: December 18, 2015

How York City crippled a criminal empire (York, PA): A two-year probe into York City’s Southside gang that led to federal indictments against 21 purported gang members also led to a noticeable, if short-term, decrease in the amount of violent street crimes in York City, York City Police Chief Wes Kahley said.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: December 8, 2015

York City's police chief says another gang will be subject of federal probe (York, PA): Members of York City’s Parkway, Westside and other gangs might have breathed a collective sigh of relief when city and federal investigators bypassed them and went after the Southside gang in a massive two-year racketeering and drug-dealing investigation that culminated in 12 convictions and eight guilty pleas.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: December 8, 2015

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