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Vinnie Cervantes

Vinnie Cervantes

Vinnie Cervantes is organizing director for the Denver Alliance for Street Health Response.

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Here are 4 areas the next Denver police monitor should focus on

By: - March 9, 2022

On Feb. 17, my organization, DASHR, hosted a community forum to meet finalists for the Denver independent monitor role along with our community partners and in collaboration with the Citizen Oversight Board. On March 1, the COB announced that it didn’t quite find what it was looking for in the three finalists and decided to […]

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‘Tis the season to admit Denver hates its poor

By: - December 21, 2021

Denver’s Living Room, otherwise known as Union Station, has been under scrutiny, as there’s been an increase in safety issues and the presence of unhoused folks. Regional Transit District union president Lance Longenbohn recently called the place a “lawless hellhole” and statements from city leaders have echoed similar sentiments. These claims have led to increases […]

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Denver’s urban camping ban will get national spotlight during MLB All-Star Game

By: - July 9, 2021

As excitement grows from leaders and baseball fans alike for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game to come to Denver this weekend, there continues to be a conversation about how political decisions have caused the change in venue. Decisions by Georgia lawmakers to further restrict access to voting gave impetus for the MLB to find […]