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Bethlehem proposal targets graffiti (Bethlehem, PA): The stretch of ornamental trees and spray of pink roses and purple flowers along Bethlehem's Greenway grow in memory of a young Marine who survived Desert Storm but died 20 years ago in a car crash.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: June 20, 2016

Gang expert won’t testify in attempted murder trial (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Jurors in an attempted murder trial starting Monday will not hear a gang expert testify about the alleged gunman’s affiliations, but can hear his nickname, a county judge ruled Friday.
Source: The Citizens' Voice    Date: June 18, 2016

Gang member convicted in drive-by that killed innocent man (Stroudsburg, PA): A gang member has been convicted for his role in a drive-by shooting that killed an innocent man in an eastern Pennsylvania home.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: June 16, 2016

York leaders hope to combat violence with new program (York, PA): Police are working with city leaders to combat violence with a new program following several shootings last week. “It’s not the first time it occurred and I’m sure it’s not going to be the last time,” police Chief Wes Kahley said last week. “There’s too many people getting shot. It’s crazy,” John Beck said.
Source: WHTM 27 News    Date: June 15, 2016

4 charged in Bloods drug-dealing network in Easton (Easton, PA): Easton police, the FBI and Pennsylvania State Police raided three city homes and arrested four people early Tuesday in an investigation into the Bloods street gang and heroin sales, city Lt. Matthew Gerould said.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: June 14, 2016

S. Philly man gets 40-80 years in gang shootout; girl, 3, died (Philadelphia, PA): In a prison term a judge called "a gift," a South Philadelphia man pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to 40 to 80 years for a bloody 2014 sidewalk shootout that wounded three people and killed a 3-year-old girl, who was on a front porch getting her hair braided.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: June 8, 2016

York City moves toward policing reform plan (York, PA): The York City administration plans to roll out in the next few months a $300,000 plan that will change the way the police department goes after gang violence.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: June 5, 2016

Combating gang activity in our schools and communities (Harrisburg, PA): It's an ongoing battle in so many areas, including Pennsylvania's capital city: gangs. Now, Harrisburg school administrators are urging parents and the community to get involved to combat the violence. Gangs are everywhere and being aware is the key for any parent. Administrators in Harrisburg say 70 percent of their students never have any type of infraction and for the most part, there is little to no gang activity inside the school walls.
Source: WHP 21 News    Date: May 20, 2016

Witness in York gang homicide trial: 'Someone had to die' (York, PA): An ongoing "beef" between two York City gangs in the fall of 2013 turned into a "war" of back-and-forth drive-by shootings, one of which killed Jordan Breeland, according to a Southsider who took the witness stand Wednesday against his friends, the accused killers.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: May 19, 2016

Gang shootout led to York City homicide (York, PA): A York City man with Jordan Breeland when Breeland was gunned down during a gang-related drive-by shooting testified he doesn't "call the cops" and couldn't identify the car that fired on them or the people inside it.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: May 19, 2016

District judge tells four charged in stabbing they have time to change their lives (Easton, PA): A district judge Friday offered a stern warning to four people charged in what authorities labeled a gang-related stabbing during a drug deal. All four defendants charged — who range in age from 17 to 22 — gave up their rights to preliminary hearings, opting to enter guilty pleas when their cases reach Northampton County Court.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: May 15, 2016

Most Harrisburg youth fights stem from social media, gang activity: school safety forum (Harrisburg, PA): Patrice Harris wasn't shocked when she heard about a Harrisburg brawl involving a mob with bricks, bats and brass knuckles that was captured on a viral video recently. A similar mob showed up at her house last month, looking to "swoop" her 7th grade son after an incident on a basketball court. Harris' husband and college-aged sons had to scare the youths away.
Source:    Date: May 12, 2016

Gang member gets 15 years in York drug case (York, PA): A York man — and member of the Latin Kings Street Gang — received a 15-year federal sentence Thursday after admitting to conspiring to traffic heroin in York County, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith.
Source: York Daily Record    Date: May 9, 2016

Gang presence is a growing threat in Luzerne County prison (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Street gangs — primarily the Bloods — have permeated the Luzerne County Correctional Facility, and keeping tabs on their plots and rivalries has become a consuming mission, prison officials say. The potential danger at the prison, located on Water Street in Wilkes-Barre, recently surfaced when an inmate was hospitalized for a deep cut above his right ear down into his neck.
Source: Times Leader    Date: May 8, 2016

Attempted homicide dropped to threats charge in gang-related shooting (Allentown, PA): A man facing attempted homicide charges in connection with a gang-related shooting last year instead reached a plea deal with prosecutors on Friday.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: May 6, 2016

Man charged in NYC gang killing arrested in Valley (Allentown, PA): A former New York City man was arrested in Allentown for violating his probation after being charged with conspiracy in a gang-related killing, according to the Northampton County Sheriff's Department and New York City police.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: May 4, 2016

Alleged Pottstown gang member challenges police searches of home (Norristown, PA): An alleged associate of a violent Pottstown drug-related gang who once was shot by a rival gang member claims authorities didn’t have probable cause to search his Upper Pottsgrove residence or file drug charges against him.
Source: The Mercury    Date: May 3, 2016

Latin Kings gang member allegedly threatens to kill hospital workers (Lehigh County, PA): A Bethlehem man who said he was a member of the Latin Kings gang made detailed threats to kill workers at a Lehigh County hospital, police report.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: May 3, 2016

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

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

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