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May 17, 2021: ‘The Holly’ Explores Gang Warfare, Anti-Gang Efforts And Police Informants

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Courtesy Karl Gehring/The Denver Post
Terrance Roberts, with megaphone, led a prayer for an end to gang violence as about 100 community members marched to the Holly Square shopping center in northeast Denver Friday evening, May 23, 2008.

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A new book called "The Holly" takes a deep dive into the history of turf wars between gangs in northeast Denver, efforts to stop the violence and police use of informants. We talk with author Julian Rubinstein. Then, Purplish explores the racial tension within the legislative session.