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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

22-year-old charged for 2012 Montbello gang murder (Denver, CO): Denver prosecutors have charged a 22-year-old man with a gang-related murder in 2012 in the Montbello neighborhood when he was a teen.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: January 25, 2017

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

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