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Denver police lieutenant punished for ignoring warnings about gang violence before deadly shooting

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Ex-gang member’s message to young people: Don’t follow me

“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, unending pain from chronic pressure wounds — never left him.

Now a patient of Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Salazar is making the most of his remaining time by warning youngsters of the grim consequences of poor decisions, especially those related to gang activity.”

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Pleading for Peace in Chicago Amid Fears of a Bloody Summer

CHICAGO — During Memorial Day weekend, this city reopens its Lake Michigan beaches, regular fireworks displays start at Navy Pier, and the downtown streets and spruced-up Riverwalk are crowded with tourists.

But the holiday weekend is often seen here as the start of heightened violence as well. That has been particularly worrying this year to community leaders and city officials, as they grapple with a rise in gun violence that has traumatized some neighborhoods and left city officials searching for new ways to subdue street crime.

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Homicides in Denver hit 9-year high

Homicides in Denver hit 9-year high with 50 people killed in 2015

Denver Police Chief Robert White: “It’s not a number to me. … We realize the impact it has on a family’s life.”

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3 Denver gang members arrested for selling stolen guns

DENVER – Three men with known ties to Denver-area gangs were arrested late Monday night for illegally selling firearms – many of which were stolen during residential burglaries.

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Denver Shooting: Shootout At Colorado Motorcycle Expo Leaves One Dead, Multiple People Wounded

Motorcycle clubs blamed for violence Saturday at Colorado Motorcycle Expo at National Western Complex.

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