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Why Did They Target Fero’s Bar and Kill 5 People?

http://kdvr.com/2012/10/19/detectives-investigate-why-suspects-targeted-bar-where-5-were-killed/

We Don’t Want Denver to be a Chicago…

What can you do to help the escalating gang violence in Denver?  Go to our homepage and donate now.  The link below is about Chicago.  We usually publish this information in our National Gang News section, but wanted to make sure you saw it.  Take a stand for yourself, your family and your communities.  Help us help the community!

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/27/13500751-reports-chicago-shootings-leave-9-dead-28-wounded-since-friday-night?lite

In their words: Community leaders weigh in on gangs in Greeley

Rev. Leon Kelly, founder and executive director of Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives, the oldest anti-gang program in Denver has this to say, “We have some gang members who come from very good two-parent households where the parents bend over backward, and junior just chooses gangs. We’ve always had a core of gang members who are generational, with dad, mothers and brothers (involved), and we’ve also had them coming from families of working parents.”  Read the entire story here.

The Road Ahead: Success Against Gangs Is Measured One Kid At A Time

“One of the ways of killing a gang is by cutting off recruitment,” said the Rev. Leon Kelly, executive director of Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives, the oldest anti-gang program in Denver. “If we can educate the younger ones, it’s easier to mold or build a kid than repair an adult.”  Read the entire story here.

Denver’s Plan to Cool Down Gang Violence

(Source: Westword)
By Melanie Asmar
Tuesday, Jul 3 2012

James Chapman was in the back of his T-shirt shop in northeast Park Hill, finishing up a custom airbrush job, when he heard gunshots. Seconds later, a young man came stumbling through the front door, dripping blood on the yellowing linoleum floor.

“I said, ‘Are you shot?'” Chapman recalls.

Bryan Butler, Terrance Roberts and John Lewis of the Prodigal Son Initiative work with youth in northeast Park Hill.

Bryan Butler, Terrance Roberts and John Lewis of the Prodigal Son Initiative work with youth in northeast Park Hill.
Johnny Santos, an outreach worker with the Gang Rescue and Support Project, likes that GRID brings all agencies to the table.

Johnny Santos, an outreach worker with the Gang Rescue and Support Project, likes that GRID brings all agencies to the table.

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Gang shootings – a kick off to summer…

“A spate of gang shootings to kick off the summer is never a good sign, but it is one police expect.”

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