Rapper whose murder triggered Denver gang war should’ve been in prison

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By Kirk Mitchell | The Denver Post 05/13/2015 12:01:00 AM MDT In a soft baritone voice, Kevie “KL Tha General” Durham spewed vulgar rap taunts aimed at rival gangsters, vowing to kill them as casually as a prep quarterback might recount a touchdown pass. “They ben throwin’ slugs but they ain’t ben trying to aim […]

Terrance Roberts claims self-defense in shooting at peace rally in Park Hill, Denver

Streetgangs.com December 23, 2014 | 3:45 a.m. LOS ANGELES – Terrance Roberts is a former Blood gang member from Park Hill’s Crenshaw Mafia Bloods in Denver, CO, but after serving over 10 years in prison, he decided to change the trajectory of his life by giving back to the community and calling for peace. Roberts […]

Are mass killers truly an American phenomena?


Streetgangs.com Staff July 23, 2012 | 10:27 a.m. PST In the early morning hours of July 20, 2012, graduate student James Holmes, 24, shot 70 movie goers killing 12, when he entered a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado with three weapons, including an AR-15. Holmes’ shooting resulted in the most victims ever by an individual […]

Fugitive biker gang member arrested in Colorado


Associated Press | August 4, 2011 AURORA, Colo.—U.S. Marshals have arrested a fugitive motorcycle gang member who’s accused of plotting to kill rivals in Denver and in Illinois. Marshall “Big Bo” Fry, purportedly a member of the Wheels of Soul gang, was taken into custody Tuesday in the Denver suburb of Aurora. He was the […]

Denver Officials Tout Federal Anti-Gang Grants


Kirk Siegler (KUNC) | November 11, 2010 DENVER, CO  – More than $2 million is headed to Denver from the federal government to fight gang problems and gang-related violence. The city is one of only four in the country to receive the grant money. The federal funds have been awarded to Denver’s GRID, or Gang […]

Search intensifies for Colo. native shot, killed on Mexico/US border lake


KDVR Denver October 8, 2010 ZAPATA, Texas – U.S. officials say the search for an American tourist reportedly shot dead on a border lake by Mexican pirates has been hampered by threats of an ambush from drug gangs. David Hartley was a native of Loveland, Colorado, and he has family who lives here. A rally […]

TV show to focus on Denver gang life


by Kirk Mitchell (Denver Post) March 5, 2010 Hector “Pelon” Huerta’s whole body is a warning sign, intricately etched in prison ink. Clown demons, a menacing skull on top of his head, a prison watchtower and his gang name emblazoned in 3-inch-tall letters across his belly reflect his personality and declare his loyalty. “This is […]

Gang life goes on trial


Dave Krieger (Denver Post) 03/05/2010 Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_14516564#ixzz0hKSnoAy0 Here’s a statement by a judge. Tell me what country it’s from: “This case has been saturated with witness intimidation.” If I picked up a paper and read it without any other context, I would guess: A) Mexico B) Colombia C) Russia D) Brazil E) Los Angeles […]

Darrent Williams murder trial and the ‘No Snitches’ hurdle


Greg Nieto Reporter February 25, 2010 DENVER – Rev. Leon Kelly has been working with gangs for decades, and knows all about the “no snitches” mentality within gang culture. “They would rather be tried by 12, than carried by 6,” says Kelly, who heads “Open Door: Youth Gang Alternatives” in downtown Denver. He was asked […]

Darrent Williams Murder Trial Day 2


KDVR Denver February 24, 2010 DENVER – Day two is underway Wednesday of the trial of Willie Clark — the man accused of shooting and killing Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams during a 2007 New Year’s Day drive-by shooting. FOX 31’s Julie Hayden is covering the trial. Cameras are not allowed in the courtroom, but […]

Man shot in Evans gang-related gunfight


Web Staff KDVR Denver January 24, 2010 DENVER, CO – One man has been hospitalized in what police believe was a gang-related gunfight outside an Evans house party Saturday afternoon. Police were called to investigate shots fired at 3:40 pm. in the vicinity of Prairie View and Harbor Lane in the City of Evans. Suspects […]

Denver Police: gang members targeted white men


Jon Bowman KDVR Denver November 24, 2009 DENVER – Denver Police and the FBI say a series of arrests following a four-month investigation has uncovered a gang-related, bias-fueled campaign to attack white males on the 16th Street Mall and in the lower downtown Denver area. “We have arrested 31 of 35 suspects on a wide […]