Governor Tom Corbett has signed into law a measure that makes it illegal to recruit someone to join a gang in Pennsylvania.
The defendants, both in their 20′s, were convicted of their roles in about a dozen armed pharmacy and home invasion robberies in 2009 and 2010.
In the aftermath of several gang-related killings, North Philadelphia community groups, and the police department gathered at the West Kensington Ministries at Norris Square on Thursday night for a workshop on gangs.
A Camden gang leader has been sentenced to 30 years in prison without parole for his role in the torture killings of a Burlington County couple.
A leader of a nationwide motorcycle club described by prosecutors as a violent criminal enterprise has been released on bail.