Yellow police tape in our neighborhoods has become too common. Where you see yellow tape, there is fear. Fear that our neighborhoods will never be safe again.
We can not police our way out of violence. Instead, v
We will reinvigorate our neighborhood groups and non-profits and work with them more collaboratively to support violence prevention in Hartford’s neighborhoods.
Hartford Police have previously cited that 1% of Hartford’s criminal population is committing 75-80% of violent crime in the city. Are these career criminals that need to be put away for a long time, or those formerly incarcerated people who didn’t catch a break when they came out and needed a second chance? As m
Criminal justice has always been a priority issue for me as a State Representative from Hartford. I am part of a growing national movement dedicated to unmasking the discrimination and injustice of our American criminal justice system that disproportionately affects people of color. Political leaders like myself need to intervene locally, engage and stop the pipeline of offenders from underfunded, inadequate schools to overcrowded jails.
I am committing that my administration will be directly involved at the neighborhood group level, the policing level, the family level, the support level, and
Finally, it will be a new administration priority to hire more officers from our neighborhoods. We will continue to support the Hartford Police Athletic League program as well as begin a new program that will recruit from other careers.