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Denver man offers Greeley residents chance to remove gang tattoos from his mobile shop (Greeley, CO): Jesus Bujanda and his wife, Gayedine, got the idea to open up a tattoo removal business thanks to their nephew. He’d been incarcerated and had a big neck tattoo. He’d had his girlfriend’s name covered up with a big dog bone. When he got out, he knew he had to get the tattoo removed if he wanted to get a job.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: January 15, 2017

Ex-gang member's harrowing tale of crime and consequence (Pueblo, CO): A former Pueblo gang member is speaking out after two decades of pain and remorse. "I know I can't save the world," Rudy Salazar said. But covered in tattoos that connect him to his past, bandaged underneath his clothes and bound to a wheelchair, Salazar is still going to try.
Source: KOAA 5 News    Date: November 29, 2016

Two men, including Denver gang member, charged in Montbello drive-by shooting (Denver, CO): Two men — one of them a purported Denver gang member — have been charged in an August drive-by shooting in the city’s Montbello neighborhood that left two people wounded.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: November 14, 2016

Greeley man pleads guilty to manslaughter in connection with 2015 stabbing (Greeley, CO): A Greeley man on Monday pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aggravated motor vehicle theft for his involvement in the stabbing death of a man in December 2015. He was immediately sentenced to 19 years in prison.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: November 7, 2016

Denver police lieutenant punished for ignoring warnings about gang violence before deadly shooting (Denver, CO): A Denver Police Department lieutenant who oversees the gang unit has been punished for sending his officers home and leaving them on the payroll while ignoring a warning about potential violence at a July rap concert in LoDo.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: November 4, 2016

DPD Gang Unit Was MIA During LoDo Murder (Denver, CO): A CBS4 Investigation has found that the Denver Police Department’s gang bureau was warned about potential gang violence in LoDo the night of July 29, but the unit commander sent his officers home hours before the end of their shift.
Source: CBS Denver    Date: November 3, 2016

Federal powers have helped Safe Streets program in Pueblo (Pueblo, CO): The role of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and federal authorities in battling Pueblo crime was addressed by interim U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer and District Attorney Jeff Chostner during a visit with The Pueblo Chieftain’s editorial board.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: October 27, 2016

Ex-gang member’s message to young people: Don’t follow me (Pueblo, CO): Jumped into a notorious local gang at age 13, he delivered drugs on his bicycle while also serving as the set’s enforcer. A stint in a juvenile facility was but a minor precursor to a grating multiyear stretch in federal prisons on firearms charges.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: October 27, 2016

Neighbors concerned about rising violence in Denver and Aurora (Denver, CO): Four shootings in less than 24 hours in Denver and Aurora over the weekend are sparking concerns about rising violence.
Source: KDVR 31 News    Date: October 24, 2016

Top Bloods gang members in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood indicted on federal charges (Denver, CO): Federal and local law enforcement officials on Friday announced a major indictment by a federal grand jury of top Bloods gang members in Denver, taking off the streets a group accused of sowing fear and disrupting life in the North Park Hill neighborhood.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: October 21, 2016

Racketeering Laws Used To Indict 8 Gang Members (Denver, CO): Thousands of dollars in cash, drugs and guns were all confiscated during a collaborative forensics-led investigation to stop gang members in Denver.
Source: CBS Denver    Date: October 21, 2016

Pueblo street gang’s murder-for-hire plot fails, court documents reveal (Denver, CO): Three times this year, people linked to a Pueblo street gang repeatedly made attempts to kill a Pueblo man identified only as R.M. in court documents.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: October 20, 2016

He tried to steer Denver kids away from gangs. Now his family fears gang members gunned him down (Denver, CO): Deonta McDonald was not only a surrogate parent in a crowded household with his single mom and five younger siblings. He was also a leader of peers in a neighborhood where gang affiliation was a given for most youths.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: October 17, 2016

After leaving gang life, Greeley man lives his dream (Greeley, CO): While 16-year-old Nicolas Moeller spent eight years in adult prison for shooting a rival gang member, the car and its potential helped him endure. He found it on the side of the road on his way to Fort Collins when he was 14. Most people ignored it; it was another worn-down car corroding into obscurity beside a farmhouse on a rural back road.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: October 8, 2016

Former gang member turned mentor highlighted in documentary (Denver, CO): As we continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we introduce you to a man who ran from a life of violence to a life of good will. He now spends much of his time in Metro Denver trying to keep kids from getting in trouble.
Source: KUSA 9 News    Date: October 6, 2016

Surveillance Video Shows Shootout Between Rival Gang Members (Denver, CO): Dramatic video of a deadly shooting has been released after a gunman was sentenced to 57 months in prison. Dedric Mayfield had pled guilty in Denver Federal Court to being a felon in possession of ammunition. Two rival gang members died in the shootout.
Source: CBS Denver    Date: September 21, 2016

Longtime Greeley gang member sentenced to life in prison plus 98 years (Greeley, CO): A Weld District Court judge on Monday sentenced longtime Greeley gang member John Anthony Silva to life in prison, in addition to 98 years for a collection of offenses ranging from first-degree murder to engaging in organized crime.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: September 19, 2016

Greeley gang leader will ‘never walk the streets again’ (Greeley, CO): A well-known gang leader convicted of first-degree murder, among other charges, was sentenced to life in prison without parole plus 98 years.
Source: KDVR 31 News    Date: September 19, 2016

Move to eliminate Colorado Springs gang unit draws mixed reviews (Colorado Springs, CO): Police Chief Pete Carey's plan to disband his gang unit indefinitely drew guarded understanding by local anti-gang advocates and surprise from experts, who warned that gangs could deepen their roots across Colorado Springs.
Source: The Gazette    Date: September 16, 2016

Colorado Springs Police announce major reorganization that will eliminate gang unit (Colorado Springs, CO): The Colorado Springs Police Department will disband the gang unit indefinitely and reassign those officers to patrol duty amid a "critical" staffing shortage, Chief Pete Carey announced Thursday.
Source: The Gazette    Date: September 15, 2016

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