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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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2 gang members admit to 2013 murder of Allentown teen (Allentown, PA): In a surprise move, two gang members on Friday admitted their roles in the shooting death of an Allentown teenager almost four years ago.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: June 16, 2017

Attorneys rest in case of gang assassin charged with killing guard (Scranton, PA): The capital murder case against gang assassin Jessie Con-ui was years in the making. But testimony that will decide his guilt took less than two days to deliver to the jury.
Source: The Times-Tribune    Date: June 6, 2017

Defense attorney admits gang assassin is guilty ‘beyond all doubt’ in guard’s killing (Scranton, PA): In the face of “overwhelming” evidence of guilt, gang assassin Jessie Con-ui’s defense team started his murder trial Monday with a seldom-used tactic — saying he is responsible for murdering a correctional officer.
Source: The Times-Tribune    Date: June 5, 2017

6 arrested after teen girl cliques brawl in West Philly (Philadelphia, PA): Two rival female teen cliques went at it in a pair of brawls Wednesday night in West Philadelphia that resulted in the hair of one teenager being set on fire and six teens being arrested.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: March 23, 2017

US prosecutor: ‘Retaliatory shootings’ related to Erie gangs (Erie, PA): A routine court hearing provided a rare glimpse at the landscape of local gangs Wednesday, when a federal prosecutor said gangs from the city's east and west sides have engaged in "retaliatory shootings" during an "ongoing beef."
Source: Erie Times-News    Date: March 16, 2017

West Pottsgrove man jailed for illegal gun sale to gang member (Norristown, PA): A West Pottsgrove man, described by authorities as an associate of a Pottstown gang member, is headed to state prison for the illegal transfer of a firearm to that gang member.
Source: The Mercury     Date: March 15, 2017

Pottsgrove gang member pleads guilty to attempted murder (Norristown, PA): A Montgomery County man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a gunfight with a rival gang member.
Source: Reading Eagle    Date: February 2, 2017

Montco gang member pleads guilty to attempted murder (Montgomery County, PA): Devon "Cream" Vogelsang, a member of the Pottstown gang Brothas from Anotha, pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted first-degree murder and related offenses, prosecutors said.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: January 31, 2017

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

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