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7 Gang Members Arrested After Main Line High Speed Chase: Cops (Radnor, PA): A high speed chase that began Tuesday in Tredyffrin Township and ended on the Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia has led to the arrest of seven suspected gang members, according to police.
Source: Radnor Patch    Date: March 2, 2016

S.C. woman residing in Stroudsburg area pleads guilty to sex trafficking (Scranton, PA): A South Carolina woman, who resided in the Stroudsburg area at the time of the crimes, has pleaded guilty to participating in a sex trafficking conspiracy in which young women were threatened, forced and coerced into engaging in prostitution in northeastern Pennsylvania, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Source: Pocono Record    Date: March 1, 2016

'Sammie the Shooter' gets up to 85 years in gang shooting (Philadelphia, PA): A South Philly gang member who unleashed a barrage of 17 bullets with an AK-47 rifle at rival gang members on a street corner in 2007 was sentenced Wednesday to the maximum term of 42 1/2 to 85 years in state prison.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: February 24, 2016

Gang Violence on the Rise (Luzerne County, PA): As Law Enforcement agencies work to reduce gang related violence in communities across the Wyoming Valley. Educators are learning they too hold the key to preventing gang membership and eliminating crime.
Source: WBRE News    Date: February 23, 2016

Bethlehem police seek teen charged as adult in gang-related stabbing (Bethlehem, PA): Police are looking for a 17-year-old Bethlehem boy charged as an adult along with three others in what authorities labeled a gang-related stabbing during a drug deal.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: February 18, 2016

Gang leader, who ordered rival’s girlfriend’s murder, loses appeal bid (Lancaster, PA): The man behind the 2011 murder of a rival gang leader’s girlfriend will not get out of prison early on appeal. The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Feb. 11 rejected an appeal by Christopher L. Lassitter, now 29, who sought to reduce his 30- to 60-year sentence.
Source: LancasterOnline    Date: February 16, 2016

Court rejects appeal in killing of gang member's girlfriend (Lancaster, PA): A state appeals court panel has rejected a Lancaster man's bid to void his 30- to 60-year prison sentence for the murder of a rival gang member's girlfriend.
Source: PennLive.com    Date: February 12, 2016

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: The Express-Times    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: The Express-Times    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

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