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New York Times Reports on Killing of Tom Clements

The Rev. Leon Kelly, an antigang advocate who works to keep parolees from returning to prison, said Mr. Clements had embraced programs intended to prevent recidivism. Mr. Clements charmed Mr. Kelly’s 84-year-old mother so much that she put a photograph of him and her son on her dresser.

“He knew the job that needed to be done,” Mr. Kelly said. “He just jumped in with both feet hitting the ground.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/21/us/director-of-colorado-prisons-fatally-shot-at-home.html?_r=0

If you love our community…read this article

Open Door has been around for 25+ years, but each year we fight for funding.  When you read this article, you’ll see that we’re not the only ones fighting for funding.  What would you do if Open Door stopped existing?  What would the community do?  Are you concerned that the violence would escalate and that more kids would be recruited for gang membership because they have no where to turn?  Well, you should be.  Click on DONATE and make a difference in the lives of children all across Denver.

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_22693465/leaders-denvers-anti-gang-movement-threatened-by-age

A Violence Disrupted, a documentary on gang intervention in gritty inner-city LA begins production

http://www.prlog.org/12058367-how-las-beating-gangs-mayor-announces-victory-in-gang-crime-as-new-doc-explores-how-it-happens.html

The National Gang Center (NGC) has published its Fall 2012 Newsletter

http://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/Newsletter

Chicago Shootings

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

Gang Violence A Public Health Problem as Top Killer of Young Men

This coming from the CDC…http://www.kionrightnow.com/story/19289569/cdc-helps-salinas-tackle-gang-violence?clienttype=printable

 

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