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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

The cycle of gang life – LA to Denver (Denver, CO): Leaving a street gang is not always as easy as leaving the street—or leaving your neighborhood, or even your city or state.
Source: The Villager    Date: September 14, 2016

Authorities arrest 38 in Pueblo street gang task force (Pueblo, CO): Federal and local authorities arrested 38 people last week in a roundup of alleged gang members.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS    Date: September 13, 2016

Police arrest Greeley gang member after chase through backyards, nursing home (Greeley, CO): Greeley police arrested a longtime gang member for second-degree kidnapping and first-degree criminal trespass Sept. 5 after a chase across several backyards and a retirement facility’s roof.
Source: The Tribune    Date: September 8, 2016

Meriden residents concerned about gang violence, alleged lack of police transparency (Meriden, CT): On Wednesday night, Meriden residents spoke out about concerns over gang violence and an alleged lack of police transparency. Their comments to FOX 61 come on the heels of comments made at a packed city council meeting on Tuesday night.
Source: Fox 61    Date: September 7, 2016

Montbello neighbors want gang violence to stop (Denver, CO): Montbello neighbors say gang violence in plaguing their community and are now calling on police to do something about it. The neighborhood is located off Maxwell Place and Sable Street, across the street from the Denver Center for International Studies at Ford Elementary.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS    Date: August 28, 2016

Bloods gang member Hasan Jones sentenced to 20 years in toddler’s beating death (Denver, CO): Hasan Jones, a Bloods gang member, will serve 20 years in prison for the beating death of a 2-year-old girl left in his care. In sentencing Jones on Thursday, 18th Judicial District Judge Peter Michaelson praised the defendant for accepting responsibility in the child’s death but said he owed her family an explanation.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: August 18, 2016

Police believe Pueblo shooting that left man wounded was gang-related (Pueblo, CO): Pueblo police say a shooting early Thursday that left a man wounded appears to be gang-related. Officers were called about 6:30 a.m. to the 2500 block of Pine Street on reports of a a drive-by shooting. First responders found the victim, a 35-year-old, with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his leg.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: August 18, 2016

Colorado Springs Police gang unit bust nets $186K in drugs, 2 arrests (Colorado Springs, CO): A gang unit operation in Colorado Springs this weekend ended with two arrests and the recovery of illegal narcotics valued at $186,230. Police said detectives set up a perimeter in the area of E. Platte Place, near Platte Avenue and Circle Drive Saturday around 6 p.m.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS    Date: August 15, 2016

Silva Trial, Day 9: Attorneys wrap up case in Greeley gang trial (Greeley, CO): The trial of Greeley gang member John Anthony Silva ended on a tense note Thursday, when a purported fellow gang member earned a six-month stint in jail for refusing to testify in the case.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: August 4, 2016

Silva Trial: Prosecutors link gang member to Colorado drug trade (Greeley, CO): A week after prosecutors began calling witnesses against longtime Greeley gang member John Anthony Silva, they started wrapping up their case Wednesday afternoon. Over six days of testimony, they tracked the saga of Silva’s rise to power in his gang, beginning in 1998 and ending in the Weld County Jail in the fall of 2014.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: August 3, 2016

Police: More than 100 rounds fired in LoDo gang shootout; dead victim ID’d (Denver, CO): More than 100 rounds were fired in a parking lot that left one person dead in an early-morning shooting in lower downtown, the Denver Police Department said Monday. Police said the confrontation involved several gang members and that two victims were shot in the 1800 block of Market Street just after midnight Saturday.
Source: KDVR 31 News    Date: August 2, 2016

Court documents reveal new information about July 23 Greeley shooting (Greeley, CO): A man following his ex-wife led to a confrontation between local rival gang members and eventually the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old Greeley man on July 23.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: August 1, 2016

16 suspects facing federal charges in connection with Pueblo crimes (Pueblo, CO): Sixteen people are facing federal charges in connection with crimes committed in Pueblo. Local authorities are partnering with federal agencies to disrupt gang activity, violent crime, and narcotics distribution in the city.
Source: KXRM FOX 21 News    Date: July 27, 2016

Silva Trial: Prosecutors lay groundwork for jury on gang culture (Greeley, CO): In the first full day of witness testimony in the three-week trial of Greeley gang member John Anthony Silva, prosecutors worked to expose the tangled network of gang activity connecting three crimes between 1998 and 2013.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: July 27, 2016

Three-week trial begins for longtime Greeley gang member charged with organized crime (Greeley, CO): In what has become a sweeping organized crime case, John Anthony Silva’s day in court began at 4:15 Tuesday afternoon after almost two days of jury selection. Silva has been charged with an array of offenses including drug charges, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, robbery and intimidation of a witness, all spanning two decades. His jury trial will last the next three weeks.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: July 26, 2016

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