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Aurora homicides up 53% compared to last year; no easy explanation for rise in violence
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In the first seven months of 2020, more people have been killed in homicides in Aurora than in all of 2018. Twenty-three people have been killed in the city so far this year — up 53% from the 15 people killed in the same time period last year and more than the 18 people killed […]

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Antisemitic incidents in Colorado continue to rise as attacks against American Jews reach all-time highs, new report shows
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Antisemitic incidents in Colorado increased by 56% last year, as attacks against America’s Jewish population reached all-time highs, the Anti-Defamation League found in its 2019 annual report. The 2019 Audit of Antisemitic Incidents found 61 acts against Jews in Colorado, up from a previous peak of 57 incidents in 2017. Reports of antisemitic incidents in […]

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As sexual assault reports rise, Colorado organizations struggle to meet survivors’ needs
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In the wake of the #MeToo movement, community based sexual assault and rape crisis programs across Colorado are struggling to meet the needs of survivors. Daily Camera Janine D’Anniballe, executive director of Moving to End Sexual Assault, said limited funding means the agency has been unable to expand beyond its five full-time employees. She is […]

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Rise in interest for free self-defense classes offered by Denver police following #MeToo
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Fifty-six women spread out across the gym, circling their arms to warm up. Sgt. Noel Ikeda stood at the front of the room, his 17-year-old daughter and three other instructors to his left and right. “Don’t worry,” he reassured them. “We’re not doing anything ninja-like. This is stuff you can do at home.” He then […]

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Having gifts shipped this holiday season? Beware of thieves — porch pirates are on the rise in Denver
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Porch pirates are busy in Denver, where package thefts have been on the rise over the past three years, with December the busiest month. Police said Wednesday that 457 package thefts were reported in Denver in 2017 through Dec. 12. That compares with 324 package thefts in all of 2016 and 313 package thefts reported in […]

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