In the U.S., an estimated 4.6 million children live in homes with guns that are loaded and not secured, according to Everytown for Gun Safety.
District 5’s new Lieutenant, Kevin Hines, sent out a communication last month with some stunning figures about property crime in Stapleton.
March for Our Lives stated its plan for the Road to Change Tour was to pass through NRA strongholds and communities affected by gun violence. Therefore, Denver and Aurora, Colorado were going to be part of that list for practical and tragic reasons.
Among the Denver Police Department staffing changes recently announced is the placement of Lieutenant Kevin Hines, who began serving the Stapleton portion of District 5 near the end of June.
Inspired by personal experiences, a desire to empower our daughters, or the #MeToo Movement, all have committed to spending the better part of their Saturday in the confines of the gymnasium to learn self-defense skills.
“Do you know how many shovels I have?” Mayor Hancock joked after the June 6 ceremony breaking ground on a new fire station in Stapleton. For Mayor Hancock and the rest of the officials in attendance, Fire Station #39 is just the latest construction project in the rapidly expanding northeast corridor of Denver.
On the evening of June 21, about 40 sleep-deprived people gathered in the Park Hill Village Club House for an update from RTD on the status of the train horns that had been keeping them awake for two years.
No joke! In the first week of April, a ride sharing service for kids entered the Denver market. Yes, HopSkipDrive—an “Uber for kids”—is here, founded by three moms who know that the kid transport struggle is real.
Parents in Stapleton do it all the time. They let their kids play in the pocket parks, walk down the street to a neighbor’s house, bike to school. The community was intentionally designed with small back yards and lots of common spaces, inviting children to roam the neighborhoods on their own.
Intersections between mental illness and crime have been prominent in the news lately. Law enforcement officers and high school students are among those who’ve been killed by perpetrators with a history of mental illness.