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2 drive-bys appear gang-related (Pueblo, CO): Police are investigating two overnight drive-by shootings they believe to be linked and gang-related, which occurred within an hour of each other on different sides of town.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: May 21, 2015

Denver Police will offer $2,000 reward for tips on gang-related crimes (Denver, CO): People who can help police solve gang-related crimes in Denver may now get a reward of up to $2,000. The goal is to reduce gang violence - and also to get witnesses to come forward.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS    Date: May 13, 2015

Denver police, survivors seek witnesses in gang crimes (Denver, CO): Denver police and relatives of victims pleaded Wednesday for witnesses to come forward as unsolved killings linked to gang rivalries mount.
Source: The Gazette    Date: May 13, 2015

Amid gang killings in Denver, expert notes the causes of violence (Denver, CO): Denver has seen a dozen gang-related deaths so far this year. Police have stepped up patrols and added surveillance cameras, and Denver is not alone -- other parts of the state also face gang activity.
Source: Colorado Public Radio    Date: May 11, 2015

Adams County employs high-pressure tactics against graffiti (Adams County, CO): Joaquin Flores points his high-pressure hose at the black paint scrawled on a retaining wall along Washington Street and unleashes a hot-water blast at the offending script.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: May 10, 2015

Denver DA questions lack of arrests in gang shooting deaths (Denver, CO): Of the 12 gang-related homicides reported this year, Denver police have arrested suspects in just one case, and now the district attorney is questioning whether police have the right resources directed at the city's ongoing gang war.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: May 5, 2015

Murder trial reveals nuances of lethal gang politics inside Supermax (Florence, CO): They walked slowly, hobbled by age more than by the clinking ankle and waist chains they wore as they entered the federal courtroom. But by no means could they be considered weak, at least not in a prison-culture sense. Like murder victim Manuel "Tati" Torrez, 63, the three trial witnesses had earned reputations for ruthlessness by leading the most violent prison gangs in America: the Aryan Brotherhood, the Mexican Mafia and the Black Guerilla Family.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: May 3, 2015

Rev. Leon Kelly Reveals Details of Gang Shootings, Blasts Racism Charges (Denver, CO): Reverend Leon Kelly, the man behind Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives, has devoted decades to the fight against gang violence in Denver. He's served as a vital conduit between the gangs, the police and the community at large.
Source: Denver Westword    Date: May 1, 2015

Gang Violence Rampant, City Adds Cops & Cameras (Denver, CO): The violence between gangs in Denver can no longer be ignored by city leaders. Police say they need eyes where witnesses won’t help, so 15 HALO cameras area being added in violent areas. After Denver police recorded their 12th gang murder in the four months of 2015, city leaders called all hands on deck.
Source: CBS Denver    Date: May 1, 2015

Hancock: Denver will devote more police to anti-gang efforts (Denver, CO): Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said Thursday that more police will patrol the streets and the most problematic neighborhoods will be under 24 hour surveillance to counter a growing wave of gang violence.
Source: Colorado Public Radio    Date: April 30, 2015

From gang life to community leader: One young man's story, and whom he credits (Denver, CO): Sir Martin remembers sitting on the steps of Manual High School one day with some friends when a man with broad shoulders and a stack of papers in his right hand walked by on his way out of the building. He had a bald head except for a square patch on the back.
Source: Colorado Public Radio    Date: April 30, 2015

Denver police, community leaders seek cease fire in gang shootings (Denver, CO): Police and gang members have been meeting to defuse gang violence in northeast Denver that is blamed for at least a dozen casualties, Police Chief Robert White said Wednesday.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: April 29, 2015

Is gentrification causing Denver gang tension? (Denver, CO): Recent incidents of gang violence in northeast Denver may have many causes, but a noted anti-gang activist says urban renewal may be one of them. Rev. Leon Kelly says as more wealthy people are revitalizing neighborhoods, it is pushing gangs into smaller territories.
Source: 9NEWS    Date: April 29, 2015

Police investigate 2 shootings, 20 blocks apart, in NE Denver (Denver, CO): Denver Police are investigating two shootings in northeast that left one person dead and two others injured.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS    Date: April 28, 2015

Uncle, nephew fatally shot in Denver gang violence, says local expert (Denver, CO): Gang violence gripping some northeast Denver neighborhoods hit a brazen new low with last weekend's fatal shooting before a funeral procession, a local gang expert said Monday.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: April 27, 2015

A call for end to violence in northeast Denver after man gunned down while going to funeral (Denver, CO): A deadly shooting over the weekend sparked concern in one northeast Denver neighborhood. “My nephew had two children, a new baby,” said Tina Ware, the victim’s aunt.
Source: KDVR 31 News    Date: April 27, 2015

Colorado gang slaying by ATF informant shows perils of informant use (Denver, CO): Paul Barben, a special agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, looked through the bars of the Northglenn Police Department holding cell at the man he had spoken to almost every day for more than a year.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: April 21, 2015

Gang silence frosts probe (Pueblo, CO): Michael Vigil was shot and killed on the East Side at the age of 19 in what police suspect was a gang-related homicide, and after over five years now a creed in the gang culture to keep quiet has prevented police from bringing Vigil’s killer to justice.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: April 19, 2015

Soaring gang violence in Denver on track to surpass five-year high (Denver, CO): Denver residents are increasingly frustrated with a rash of gang-related murders and assaults that has the city on track to record its most violent year since 2010.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: April 17, 2015

Longmont man gets seven years in prison for gang-related stabbing (Longmont, CO): A Longmont man was sentenced to 7 years in prison for stabbing two men in what police called a gang-related fight last summer.
Source: Longmont Times-Call    Date: April 17, 2015

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