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Prosecutors detail Allentown 'gang war' during plea for 2012 shooting (Allentown, PA): An Allentown man admitted to shooting and paralyzing a rival gang member in what prosecutors said was a "gang war" that led to a spate of shootings in the city four years ago.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: April 1, 2016

Shooting victim, 14, takes witness stand in Bethlehem gang case (Easton, PA): The first gunman shot Taron Walker's 16-year-old friend, who fell to the ground on the street across from a church in south Bethlehem.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: March 30, 2016

Teen shot 8 times in alleged gang dispute testifies against gunmen (Bethlehem, PA): A 14-year-old member of the Bloods gang who was allegedly shot eight times by a member of the rival Crips gang testified Wednesday the shooter initially was searching for his older brother.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: March 30, 2016

Data shows dramatic climb in gun violence in Wilkes-Barre (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Gun violence in the city surged more than 300 percent over the past 10 years, according to a recent review of Wilkes-Barre Police Department data provided to the Times Leader. Police officials, while cautioning their own numbers may not be precise, say the data accurately reflects the trends their officers are seeing play out on the city’s streets.
Source: Times Leader    Date: March 27, 2016

Man arrested for gang-related murder in Norristown (Norristown, PA): Officials in Montgomery County have arrested a man wanted for murder and related offenses in the five-year-old murder of D’Ravious “Ray” Dawkins, which took place on March 18, 2011.
Source: WTXF FOX 29 News    Date: March 18, 2016

Pottstown man faces jail for illegal drug activity (Pottstown, PA): A Pottstown man has admitted to drug trafficking-related charges after his activities were uncovered by authorities investigating drug-related gang violence in Pottstown.
Source: The Times Herald    Date: March 11, 2016

Suspected leader of Pottstown's 'Straight Cash Money Gang' facing federal charges (Philadelphia, PA): A suspected leader of a violent drug trafficking gang in Pottstown that went by the name "Straight Cash Money Gang" now faces federal charges.
Source:    Date: March 8, 2016

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:    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

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