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Former gang members offered jobs, second chances, through community-bred program (Denver, CO): When Walter Roberts entered the Mental Health Center of Denver’s campus in Park Hill Friday afternoon, he hardly expected to leave with a job. Recently out of prison for drug dealing, Roberts faced an uphill battle seeking employment due to his criminal record. So when his wife suggested he join her for a community meeting on employment, he decided to tag along.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: August 14, 2017

Crime with gang ties (Grand Junction, CO): The home invaders who torched an elderly Grand Junction couple’s classic car and caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage to their property before making off with jewelry, guns and alcohol last month were no ordinary in-and-out burglars.
Source: The Daily Sentinel    Date: July 23, 2017

Montbello shooting activates Denver’s Safe Haven Initiative, turning a nearby church into a place to seek help and air grievances (Denver, CO): Montbello awoke on Sunday to the news of a shooting near Interstate 70 and Peoria that injured children, 3 and 6 years old, in addition to one adult.
Source: Denverite    Date: July 12, 2017

Tattoos, online boasts link suspects in Coronado High students' killings to Sureños gang (Colorado Springs, CO): In Gustavo Marquez's own words, he is a "soldado" - Spanish for soldier. A defunct Facebook account - he seems to have created two others since - declares his affiliation with the Sureños, a gang based primarily out of Southern California that pledges allegiance to the Mexican Mafia and that police have said is active in Colorado Springs.
Source: The Gazette    Date: June 17, 2017

Flipping burgers, outreach groups put focus on youth violence in hopes of preventing summer spike (Denver, CO): Pastors, street-outreach teams and family members of victims tend to gather in the aftermath of a new killing to call for an end to youth violence.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: June 3, 2017

Tattoo Emergency 911 offers affordable removal of gang and prison tattoos (Denver, CO): People make bad choices. Sometimes they learn from those choices and try to make better ones. But that's not always easy. Enter Jesus Bujanda, Denver-area shop teacher and tattoo remover. He owns Tattoo Emergency 911, which helps people get a fresh start.
Source: Colorado Springs Independent    Date: May 31, 2017

Crip gang member gets 40 years for crime spree that terrorized victims in Denver, Aurora (Arapahoe County, CO): An Arapahoe County judge sentenced a Crip gang member who pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder to 40 years in prison for a crime spree last year in Denver, and Aurora.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: May 30, 2017

A former gang member, ex-con who made a choice to change his life (Denver, CO): It’s graduation season for more than just high schoolers and college students. A former gang member and ex-con is graduating valedictorian Wednesday from a year-long program that works with those who want to better themselves.
Source: KUSA 9 News    Date: May 24, 2017

Shooting at Pueblo motel reportedly gang-, drug-related (Pueblo, CO): A 42-year-old man is recovering Tuesday after being wounded in a "gang-related" shooting during a suspected drug deal gone bad, Pueblo police said.
Source: The Gazette    Date: May 23, 2017

Man convicted of killing Weld County woman for disrespecting his ‘gang’ (Greeley, CO): A Weld County jury has convicted a former Pierce town board member, who prosecutors say killed a woman who disrespected his “gang,” the 19th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said Monday.
Source: KDVR 31 News    Date: May 23, 2017

Feds, police target gang members in large, early-morning roundup Thursday (Denver, CO): FBI agents and local police officers rounded up gang members Thursday morning suspected of drug trafficking, Denver7 Investigates confirmed through two sources with knowledge of the operation.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS    Date: May 4, 2017

Denver-area tattoo shop aims to offer free tattoo removal for former gang members, others (Edgewater, CO): All Sacred Tattoo Studio in Edgewater is in the business of decorating people’s bodies with their artwork, but their latest venture seeks to erase tattoos for former gang members and others seeking to turn their lives around.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS    Date: April 7, 2017

Gang violence surged in northeast Denver in March, police say (Denver, CO): Gang-related shootings spiked in northeast Denver in March, and police and residents say they are concerned because the shooters are firing a large number of bullets — sometimes during daylight hours.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: April 3, 2017

Colorado DOC ganging up against prisons problem (Canon City, CO): Former gang members who have turned their lives around are helping state prison officials curtail gang activity behind bars. The Colorado Department of Corrections has launched a Gang Disengagement Program with the help of former prison gang members who have gone on to shake their violent roots and become successful on the streets.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: March 29, 2017

Eight Shootings Near RiNo in Two Weeks, Gang Violence Rising? (Denver, CO): As many as eight shootings have taken place near the booming RiNo area over the past two weeks or so, according to Mark Ungar, president of the Whittier Neighborhood Association, including a thus-far-unsolved broad-daylight gun-down near 31st and Gilpin on March 18 that resulted in serious injuries for two men.
Source: Denver Westword    Date: March 27, 2017

Gustavo Marquez possible gang ties examined (Colorado Springs, CO): We're learning more about the jailed 19-year-old man, accused of murdering two Colorado Springs teenagers. Gustavo Marquez faces first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Derek Greer and Natalie Partida.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13    Date: March 21, 2017

Two high-ranking gang members get life in prison for 2015 Lakewood slaying, DA says (Denver, CO): Two high-ranking gang members who were convicted of first-degree murder in the 2015 Lakewood slaying of a man have each been sentenced to life in prison, Jefferson County prosecutors say.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: February 22, 2017

Illegal immigrant and ‘known gang member’ charged with murder two months after his release from jail (Denver, CO): An illegal immigrant allegedly killed a Colorado man less than two months after being released from prison on other charges, federal immigration officials said, according to KDVR-TV.
Source: The Blaze    Date: February 21, 2017

Denver’s homicides hit a 10-year high in 2016 after domestic violence killings spiked (Denver, CO): The number of homicides rose in Denver for the second year in a row in 2016, reaching a 10-year high of 56 people amid a sharp rise in domestic-violence deaths. While the homicide numbers were higher, Denver police did see some success. The number of gang-related killings dropped significantly, and officers were able to solve more cases than the previous year.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: February 15, 2017

Mobile shop in Greeley Colorado offers gang tattoo removal (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: The Coloradoan    Date: February 11, 2017

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