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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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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

Lawyer: Erie double homicide gang-related (Erie, PA): A defendant accused of involvement in a July 2015 double homicide is claiming the shooting was retaliation in a dispute between gangs and that he was not involved.
Source: Erie Times-News    Date: August 3, 2016

Bethlehem council considers anti-graffiti ordinance (Bethlehem, PA): Bethlehem City Council on Tuesday backed a law that aims to prevent graffiti and remove it more quickly after properties do get tagged.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: July 20, 2016

Judge sees hope in alleged gang members (Easton, PA): Bethlehem police say Tyrik Adams and Patrick Price are gang members who robbed a drug dealer during a dangerous set-up in which he was stabbed in the chest with a knife.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: July 20, 2016

3 suspects with connection to Bloods, Crips gangs charged in gun store burglary (Lancaster, PA): Police have charged a woman and two men in connection with a Lancaster County gun store burglary. Authorities say the suspects have gang-related ties to the "Bloods & Crips." Some of the stolen guns are believed to be possessed by members of those gangs.
Source: WGAL Channel 8 News    Date: July 12, 2016

Alleged West Ward shooter was forming gang, cops say after arrest (Easton, PA): It took Easton police less than two days to make the first arrest in Wednesday night's shootings in the city's West Ward. Hakeem Williams, 19, who has a listed address in the 900 block of Spruce Street but lives elsewhere in the neighborhood, is believed to be one of two people who fired shots about 7 o'clock that night, police Lt. Matthew Gerould said.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: July 1, 2016

2 women get prison terms for fatal 2014 drive-by shooting (Stroudsburg, PA): Two Pennsylvania women have been sentenced to 10 to 40 years in prison for their roles in a deadly drive-by shooting. Authorities say the women were part of a group — which included members of the Black P Stones street gang — who shot up a Hamilton Township home in northeast Pennsylvania in retaliation for a drug deal-turned-robbery.
Source: The Tribune-Democrat    Date: June 30, 2016

Gun stolen from Hellertown home found in Easton gang-related drug raid (Easton, PA): Police say a man stole four firearms from his girlfriend's house, and one of the guns was found by Easton police earlier this month during a raid of a Bloods drug-dealing network.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: June 29, 2016

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

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