For years, anti-gang activist Leon Kelly has been keeping a list of those killed in gang violence. His list is growing. Since November, there have been 15 gang-related murders and several other shootings — many of them in northeast Denver. Kelly, who runs Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives, has been meeting with a group known as “The Council,” made up representatives
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. Read the rest here!
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. Jquan Johnson, 19, and Juelues Judkins, a 23-year-old member of the Crips, are suspected of two counts each of attempted first-degree murder, attempted first-degree assault, second-degree
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“It was hard time served from a wheelchair, the result of a paralyzing gunshot in the back during a violent house party. And while Rudy Salazar, 39, turned his back on the gang lifestyle, the remnants of that tumultuous time — crude tattoos that cover his face and body, aching memories of a wasted life,
This incident hardly made big news. The drive-by went unreported by the local media until this post — and when asked if that surprises him, Reverend Leon Kelly, the man behind Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives, who’s spent decades fighting gang violence in Cole and other Denver neighborhoods, offers a humorless laugh. He clearly would