The thirty-plot community garden lies in the shadow of Liggins Towers, a brick high-rise full of Section 8 apartments in northeast Park Hill. The property is owned by Zion Baptist Church, the oldest African-American congregation west of the Mississippi, but the garden is relatively new; the Eastside ... More >>
Early on May 18, 2008, a car full of Crips drove into Park Hill. They were were young gangbangers who'd just beefed with some Bloods in LoDo, and they were still spoiling for a fight: Michael Asberry, co-founder of the Denver Crips, had been shot and killed in Aurora just a few hours before. Now it ... More >>
Alan Sudduth.As recounted in the April story "The Boy Who Wouldn't Tell," Alan Sudduth has spent more than half his 31 years behind bars for the 1995 killing of Denver cab driver Finley Bradshaw Myers, even though somebody else -- a friend of Sudduth's named Nicholas Reed -- has repeatedly co ... More >>
Deangelo Calaway: Didn't anyone tell you not to play with matches?Back in May 2008, a group of nine people, including Deangelo Calaway and Mitchell Walker, were upset by an incident that took place at Bash nightclub, not to mention the murder the day before of Michael Asberry, a 2007 Westword ... More >>
Back in February 2007, after the murder of Darrent Williams had Denver on edge about gangs, Michael Asberry told Luke Turf how tough it was to get out of the gang life for this story. And Asberry knew all about gang life: He'd started the Crips here back when he was sixteen, in 1986. And by his twe ... More >>
When a Denver cop saw a man drop a cup on the ground in the alley off 15th and California streets on June 20, the officer asked if the man would object to being searched, since the cop knew the alley as a hotbed for criminal activity. The officer didn’t know the man he was talking to was Michael A ... More >>
They created Denver's gang life. A generation later, can they break free?
Should Judge Lynne Hufnagel be benched? Ask the bankrupt cabbies, bullied witnesses and banished lawyers who've tasted her bitter brand of justice.
DENVER'S POLICE-REVIEW BOARD FACES A SHOWDOWN.