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Author discusses gang history at Pueblo Community College (Pueblo, CO): A former Los Angeles police officer is working to tell the true history of gangs, in an effort to combat today's gang culture. Zach Fortier, once a gang cop in LA, spoke to students at Pueblo Community College Thursday about his book "I Am Raymond Washington." It is the only authorized biography of the founder of the Crips gang.
Source: KOAA 5 News    Date: May 1, 2016
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Police: Vandalism in Colorado Springs appears gang related (Colorado Springs, CO): Donna Geiger thought she had exhausted all methods of safe-guarding her home when she put up a motion-sensor light, installed a security system and bought two dogs that often bark at passersby.
Source: The Gazette    Date: April 13, 2016
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Pueblo police credit wanted poster program with nabbing 2 alleged gang members (Pueblo, CO): Pueblo police are crediting a new weekly wanted poster program targeting wanted, gang-affiliated criminals with nabbing two wanted men. The wanted poster program began on Aug. 1 as part of efforts to bolster the city's battle against gang violence. The initiative includes involvement from the FBI's Safe Streets Task Force and is slated to run indefinitely.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: April 11, 2016
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Heroin-Related Violence Mars a Colorado City’s Effort to Recover (Pueblo, CO): In the heart of territory run by the gang Los Carnales East Side Dukes — on a corner known as the Devil’s Triangle — a 14-year-old who describes himself as a “baby gangster” explained why he was trying to escape the crew.
Source: The New York Times    Date: April 7, 2016
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Pueblo Police educate public about gang violence (Pueblo, CO): Gang-related violence has been a big problem in Pueblo over the last few years. Police say with new residents coming in every day, they are now seeing an in increase in the number of gangs.
Source: KXRM Fox 21 News    Date: April 2, 2016
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Pueblo gang crime: ‘It’s out of control’ (Pueblo, CO): Soon after gang signs were thrown up, it got violent. People punched each other. People threw stools and bottles. The brawl then moved outside the Pueblo bar. Several bullets entered the bar from the outside while people were still inside. At another city bar, a man fought rival gang members even after he was shot in the right side of his chest.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: April 2, 2016
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Gang shooting in Greeley, car crash, leads to 10-year prison term (Greeley, CO): A man convicted in a gang-related shooting was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison. Adolfo Rodriguez, 28, pleaded guilty March 8 to 2nd-degree assault, according to a Weld County District Attorney's Office media release.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: March 31, 2016
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Pueblo police hoping weekly wanted posters will help tackle gang crime (Pueblo, CO): Pueblo police will begin releasing weekly posters targeting wanted, gang-affiliated criminals as part of efforts to bolster the city's battle against gang violence.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: March 30, 2016
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Pueblo is murder capital of Colorado (Pueblo, CO): New stats show that Pueblo is the murder capital of Colorado. In both 2014 and 2015, Pueblo saw 13 murders. That made their per-capita homicide rate higher than the Springs, Denver, and Aurora.
Source: KXRM Fox 21 News    Date: March 15, 2016
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Why Pueblo has the highest per-capita homicide rate in Colorado (Pueblo, CO): When a volley of gunshots rang out last month outside two busy bars in the center of town, patrons went diving for cover. As the drive-by gunfire ceased, those in the crowd stood up, checking themselves for wounds. Then the toll became apparent. Devin Clark, a young ironworker walking with friends for a late-night bite to eat, tried to stand up before collapsing on the sidewalk.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: March 13, 2016
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Young man's killing in violence-ridden Pueblo sparks calls for change (Pueblo, CO): The shooting death of a man police believe was caught in gang-related gunfire late last month has prompted calls here for community action.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: March 13, 2016
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Gang Shooting in Park Hill? Gang Unit at Double Shooting That Killed One (Denver, CO): In March 2015, a slew of gang-related shootings shook the community, ushering in fears of additional bloodshed as the weather warmed. No telling yet if a violent incident last night could be a similar sign of terrible things to come.
Source: Denver Westword    Date: March 10, 2016
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Pueblo faith leaders fight gangs through boxing (Pueblo, CO): Faith leaders in Pueblo are now banding together to keep local kids out of gangs, and they are using a form of violence to relate to the youth.
Source: KOAA 5 News    Date: March 4, 2016
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Gang member with shotgun arrested in SE Fresno (Fresno, CA): Police arrested a Lewis Street Bulldog gang member and recovered a sawed-off shotgun early Wednesday in southeast Fresno, Sgt. Justin Hoagland reported.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 24, 2016
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Pueblo mother shares son's experience with gangs and drugs (Pueblo, CO): Increased gang activity in Pueblo has led to more and more teens becoming involved with violence and drugs. One mother shared her experience, in hopes of sending a message to parents everywhere.
Source: KOAA 5 News    Date: February 22, 2016
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Crime rose in every Denver neighborhood last year (Denver, CO): Almost two months into 2016, Denver Police are scrambling to make the city safer than last year. In 2015, crime rose in every neighborhood. Homicides hit a 10-year high. In the home her family bought in 1960, Misheika Gaddis hopes to raise her two-year-old son in a safer city than the one she saw in last year.
Source: 9NEWS    Date: February 21, 2016
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See where Pueblo gang violence is happening (Pueblo, CO): Gang violence in Pueblo is one of the biggest concerns for both police and people who live there. We learned more about where exactly gang violence happens in the city.
Source: KXRM Fox 21 News    Date: February 10, 2016
http://fox21news.com/...

School district bans Manning's jersey for gang-related reason (Greeley, CO): In one Colorado school district, students can wear Cam Newton's jersey to class but not Peyton Manning's No. 18. The Greeley-Evans school district has banned children from wearing any clothing with the number 18 on it, not just Denver Broncos gear, since 2011. The rule was put in place a year before Manning joined the team because of its association with a local gang.
Source: KGWN 5 News    Date: February 4, 2016
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Pueblo police chief's 2016 plan raises doubts (Pueblo, CO): Pueblo police chief Luis Velez is outlining plans to address a crime rate that is more than double the national average and make his officers happier in the process. Some, though, say his efforts are too little, too late.
Source: KOAA 5 News    Date: January 26, 2016
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Pueblo crime report emphasizes gang problem (Pueblo, CO): The crime rate last year in Pueblo was nearly double the national average. That report tonight from the city's chief of police. And while he's confident the steps they've taken to keep people safe are enough ... the police union isn't so sure.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13    Date: January 25, 2016
http://www.krdo.com/...

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