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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

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

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

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

Homicides in Denver hit 9-year high with 50 people killed in 2015 (Denver, CO): On Jan. 4, 2015, Daerius Churchill walked along Bruce Randolph Avenue on his way to a recording studio to make music with friends when someone began shooting from a passing car. By year’s end, 50 people would be killed on Denver’s streets, making it the most violent since since 2006.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: January 17, 2016

Longmont police see steep drop in known gang members (Longmont, CO): Longmont police say the number of known gang members in the city has fallen from about 450 in 2007 to 66 as of 2016, and they are crediting a collaboration between police, city officials and community members.
Source: Longmont Times-Call    Date: January 16, 2016

Top officials: Crime down in Pueblo (Pueblo, CO): Despite a perception by some that crime is on the rise in Pueblo, Type 1 crimes in the city actually were down overall by 3.37 percent in 2015 as compared to 2014, according to statistics provided by police Chief Luis Velez at a meeting of The Pueblo Chieftain editorial board Wednesday.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: January 14, 2016

Denver’s Homicide Numbers Climb, Along With Unsolved Cases (Denver, CO): The 51 homicides in Denver last year were the most in a decade, driven in part by a spike in gang violence. As those numbers climb, so does an accompanying fact: Police in the state's largest city admit many families of victims may never get justice -- even as they tout their gang prevention efforts.
Source: CPR    Date: January 13, 2016

Panelists say kids need more hope, activities to avoid gangs (Pueblo, CO): Creating more programs and activities for youth and doing more to lend a helping hand and be positive influences and role models were the two main talking points Tuesday during a forum featuring a panel of community gang-prevention activists.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: January 13, 2016

3 Denver gang members arrested for selling stolen guns (Denver, CO): Three men with known ties to Denver-area gangs were arrested late Monday night for illegally selling firearms – many of which were stolen during residential burglaries.
Source: KUSA 9 News    Date: January 12, 2016

Police keep busy in 2015 responding to gang-related shootings (Pueblo, CO): Gang-related shootings dominated much of the news in Pueblo in 2015. Police said it's been a challenging year, as they've tried to put an end to the violence.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13    Date: December 31, 2015

Former Colorado Springs gang member finds new hope through art (Colorado Springs, CO): By the age of 14 Isidro Rodriguez was on a downward spiral. He was in and out of jail, barely attending school and modeling the behavior of his parents - both incarcerated gang members.
Source: The Gazette    Date: December 29, 2015

Colorado Springs organization looks to help keep girls out of gang life (Colorado Springs, CO): The story of Sad Girl isn't an unusual one. Growing up in the Stratton Meadows neighborhood of southeast Colorado Springs, she was always around violence and crime, her mother says. The daughter started getting caught up in that lifestyle around age 12.
Source: The Gazette    Date: December 28, 2015

Police reports: Alleged murder in Greeley incited by argument over gang affiliations (Greeley, CO): A man found dead this weekend in a west Greeley apartment was killed when an argument over rival gang affiliations turned violent, according to police reports made public Monday.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: December 21, 2015

Former Denver gang members hope to import job-generating ideas from LA (Denver, CO): On Wednesday, Lamumba Sayers buried 20-year-old cousin D-Andre Mayfield, who was shot and killed while sitting in his car last month in Montbello. On Sunday, the Denver-born mixed martial arts fighter will go to Los Angeles on a city-funded search for strategies to end youth violence by creating jobs.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: December 6, 2015

Three brothers who led gang that assaulted, killed, get long sentences (Denver, CO): Three brothers who led a violent street gang that targeted witnesses they believed were snitches received lengthy prison sentences Wednesday after a trial in a Jefferson County court.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: December 3, 2015

In Denver, duo forms unlikely alliance to counter gang violence (Denver, CO): Late on a Sunday morning, when other Denverites were at church or preparing to watch the Broncos, an entrepreneur and a former gang member huddled at a desk. The two sketched out a flier advertising a sports tournament in a church gym – an event they envisioned as a step toward ending violence in their community.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor    Date: November 26, 2015

Police chief outlines strategies to curb gang violence, address staffing shortage (Pueblo, CO): Police Chief Luis Velez outlined several strategies Tuesday that he wants to put into action next year to tackle the city's gang problem and the department's staffing shortage.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13    Date: November 24, 2015

Police chief outlines strategies to curb gang violence, address staffing shortage (Pueblo, CO): Police Chief Luis Velez outlined several strategies Tuesday that he wants to put into action next year to tackle the city's gang problem and the department's staffing shortage.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13    Date: November 24, 2015

3 arrested for Pueblo gang related shooting (Pueblo, CO): Two men and a woman have been arrested and are charged with attempted murder in connection with a November 10th shooting.
Source: KOAA 5 News    Date: November 20, 2015

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