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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

York to gang members: Let us help you, or else (York, PA): York officials want to meet with gun-carrying corner boys and high-level coke slingers to broker a deal that would change their relationship from adversaries to partners.
Source: York Daily Record    Date: September 24, 2016

Reading man admits to attempted murder of rival Pottstown gang member (Norristown, PA): A Reading man and lead member of a violent Pottstown-area drug-related gang is on his way to state prison after he admitted he attempted to kill a rival gang member during a gun battle in Lower Pottsgrove.
Source: The Mercury    Date: September 23, 2016

Pa. court backs 34 1/2- to 69-year jail term for double killing in gang brawl (Chester County, PA): A 34 1/2- to 69-year prison term isn't too severe for a man who admitted to fatally stabbing two people during a brutal gang-related melee at a bonfire party arranged by high school students, a state appeals court panel has ruled.
Source:    Date: September 21, 2016

Alleged Pottstown gang member convicted of bar assault (Norristown, PA): Calling video surveillance footage of a brutal bar fight “paramount evidence,” a judge has convicted an alleged Pottstown gang member of assaulting a man during a disturbance at the borough tavern.
Source: The Mercury    Date: September 19, 2016

CeaseFire veterans: York needs patience, commitment (York, PA): The upcoming policing plan in York City will involve hauling in violent offenders, having community members tell them to stop shooting people, offering the offenders services on the condition that they indeed don’t shoot people, and promising they’ll go to jail if they and their friends keep committing violence.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: September 16, 2016

Long prison sentences for two Yorkers in gang murder (York, PA): Convicted murderer Elvin Mateo Jr. didn't smirk during the entirety of his sentencing hearing Monday, as he did throughout his preliminary hearing for the gang murder of Jordan Breeland.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: August 30, 2016

Promoting gun violence prevention in Philly through basketball camaraderie (Philadelphia, PA): Aimed to reduce gang violence in Chicago, young men from different communities throughout the city meet each other, learn leadership values through teamwork and resolve any differences they may have through sport.
Source: The Philadelphia Tribune    Date: August 24, 2016

Lawyer: 'High-ranking' gang member at center of Erie double homicide (Erie, PA): Erie police have said the two teenagers slain in a July 2015 double homicide were not the intended targets of the shooting. But details of the motivation for the shooting have remained incomplete. A defense lawyer for one of the five defendants accused in the shooting offered his version of events in a pretrial motion submitted in Erie County Court this past week.
Source: Erie Times-News    Date: August 7, 2016

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