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The Salvation Army is speaking about the deaths for the first time, saying they’re a remnant of a problem that already existed in encampments around the city.

DENVER — It took four months, nearly 500 calls to the police, and a double murder for new security measures to be implemented at a former hotel being used as a shelter for those experiencing homelessness in Denver.

The Salvation Army, which runs the former DoubleTree hotel off Interstate 70 and Quebec Street, is speaking about the double murder and other deaths for the first time. They said they’re a remnant of a problem that already existed in encampments around the city and is now concentrated in one place.

“The reality is there are people that are going to be dying in hotels, and they have died from overdoses and other various reasons,” said Nesan Kistan, a divisional commander with the Salvation Army. “Some of …

ANTISEMITISM ON CAMPUS / Aaron Wudrick and Sydney Greenspoon
ANTISEMITISM ON CAMPUS / Aaron Wudrick and Sydney Greenspoon
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