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Understanding Gun Violence in our Community - Shared screen with speaker view
Janice Castle - City of Hartford
24:58
Please note that interpreters are available for those who need it.
Janice Castle - City of Hartford
25:22
Closed Caption also available
Rita Melendez
25:24
good morning everyone
Chareen Lovejoy
39:07
will this data be made available to the public
Mayor Bronin
42:51
To those who have asked, yes: this presentation will be publicly available on our website after this town hall, along with the recording of this town hall.
InfinityRobax
43:07
ИДИТЕ НАХУЙ
InfinityRobax
43:12
КТО НЕ ЛЮБИТ САЛО ТОТ ГЕЙ
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
44:14
This is disgusting and not useful your research is irrelevant if it lacks the analysis of violence that police perpetuate.
InfinityRobax
44:26
шо ты пиздишь
InfinityRobax
44:38
блядь
InfinityRobax
44:40
осуждаю
InfinityRobax
44:44
сиджея вписали
InfinityRobax
44:47
сиджей топ
InfinityRobax
44:48
гыг
InfinityRobax
45:05
CJ TOP FROM GTA
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
46:12
The Hartford police Deadpool bet drove violence. Police wagered on homicides in Hartford and placed bets over our lives. That is a major driver of violence because who knows the lengths an officer taked to win?
InfinityRobax
46:36
fuck you
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
47:33
Police are a violent force in our communities and are not being studied. Who knows what off duties cops are doing in this city once their shift is over?
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
48:46
The main way to reduce violence is funding community programs and stop investing so much money in violent police forces. We invest just as much in policing as we do in schools and our children. What do you think is going to happen?
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
49:24
This data is doing nothing bur fear mongering and is just surface level analysis of what is actually going on.
Chareen Lovejoy
50:42
This data is speaking to the mental health of the people involved, the environment they live in and the teal work that needs to be done
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
51:05
These are lies.
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
52:06
Just because you put it in a pie chart doesn't mean it's true.
Chareen Lovejoy
52:45
I missed the start of this meeting. who are the panel members
Kathryn Emilia
59:13
We, the people of Hartford, already know this. Going forward, what is going to be done to reduce crime?
Lashawn Robinson
01:00:53
I agree Kathryn!
Kathryn Emilia
01:01:05
We need not data, we need results.
Lashawn Robinson
01:01:23
Absolutely!
Barbara Turner
01:02:04
we need RESULTS
Kathryn Emilia
01:02:07
Prevention and intervention is needed.
Lashawn Robinson
01:02:42
When you use data for meeting you loose the neighborhood. We want solutions.
Kathryn Emilia
01:03:28
We need opportunities through free education, training and help with the overall health and well being of our community.
Kathryn Emilia
01:03:59
to be able to repair and rebuild our family and community as a whole.
Barbara Turner
01:04:09
Thank you Lashawn and thats a true FACT!!
Ramon García
01:05:27
My name is Ramon, I am a returning citizen currently on parole and live in Hartford. Although I work it is not enough to find my own place in addition to many other obstacles due to my criminal background. People have tempted me to partake in drug dealing to make money which I refuse to do. And due to lack of assistance with housing and other basics many have turned to crime for much needed income. Why can't I find real assistance in the city of Hartford for housing? The few organizations that claim to help; you either have to have "extreme addiction" and/or "mental health problems." Where is the help, please tell me?
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
01:07:35
It's not a conversation if its a webinar
Kathryn Emilia
01:07:49
Great point Ramon. Basic needs must be met. Much respect to you for not turning to criminal activity to get your needs met. I pray you and all peoples needs are soon met.
Clif Render
01:07:50
Thank you for sharing the results of this research. Looking forward to seeing how this detailed analysis is translated into positive change in the community!
Kathryn Emilia
01:08:09
Exactly CR!
Michelle Muhammad
01:08:18
Good morning. WHERE are the guns coming from???
Sean Reeves
01:08:27
What Are Your Solutions?
Bro. LoveJoy (Hartford)
01:08:42
POVERTY IS THE MOTHER of CRIME/ VIOLENCE
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
01:09:15
Police cause violence. Why aren't they being vstudied. They're the largest armed group in the city.
Lashawn Robinson
01:09:26
Ramon I understand what you are going through.
Bro. LoveJoy (Hartford)
01:10:22
Economic VIOLENCE gives birth to INTERPERSONAL Violence
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
01:11:12
Why isn't the violence police cause being studied too?
Lashawn Robinson
01:11:39
I agree Mayor we do have ti reach the people.
Bro. LoveJoy (Hartford)
01:11:56
SYSTEMIC Racism looms in the background of all the DATA points...
Jeremy Stein
01:12:18
Are there any intentions to further study, whether by Dr. Borao or otherwise, to study the effect of the police, project longevity, HTCT, Compass, MUAV or other programs in the city, in reducing gun violence?
Connecticut Patriot Press
01:12:38
Mayor , please get more police on the streets...The HPD response time is half of the problem. we don't need police staged in parking lots doing God knows what...they need to be moving and doing the job they are paid to do.
Ramon García
01:13:20
I was present at the Capitol the other week during the CT Against Gun Violence rally. Mayor Bronin was there and gave a brief speech claiming to assist people in order to prevent gun violence, including assistance with reentry and housing and it was really painful and frustrating to hear Mr Bronin say that when I am currently struggling with basic needs, especially housing and he's standing up there making false claims!
Bro. LoveJoy (Hartford)
01:13:27
Reducing VIOLENCE happens when you ADDRESS the ROOT CAUSES of the VIOLENCE
Kathryn Emilia
01:13:33
Including those held to protect and serve.
Christopher Dukes
01:13:43
Ramon, Thank you for rising above the temptation. Your situation is REAL and so are the struggles. I do hope our city can rise to the occasion and direct sufficient funding to assist and create opportunities for our community members to succeed. Hang in there!
Bro. LoveJoy (Hartford)
01:14:49
Initial Solution 1. POLICE
Bro. LoveJoy (Hartford)
01:15:14
2. POLICE
Bro. LoveJoy (Hartford)
01:15:26
3. POLICE
Ramon García
01:15:29
Thank you so much everyone for your kind and supportive words and feedback. My contact is 860-685-1596.
Kathryn Emilia
01:15:47
I disagree. We all need to have a day in providing solutions.
Bro. LoveJoy (Hartford)
01:15:49
4. POLICE
Kathryn Emilia
01:16:20
a say and partake. All of us. Not just expressing our onions.
Bro. LoveJoy (Hartford)
01:16:35
5. POLICE
Bro. LoveJoy (Hartford)
01:16:42
6. ECOMONICS
Bro. LoveJoy (Hartford)
01:16:57
7. INTERVENTION
Bro. LoveJoy (Hartford)
01:17:21
8. Partnership
Bro. LoveJoy (Hartford)
01:17:39
9. Mental Health
Kathryn Emilia
01:17:48
We are all complicit when we aren't a part of the change.
Kathryn Emilia
01:18:00
creating the solutions
Sister Chareen
01:19:21
Until you address the economic conditions in the Northend of Hartford, none of what you are presenting makes any difference. The poverty of this area (Northeast) Promise Zone is a key factor in the conditions we are experiencing.
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
01:22:11
Giving cops more jobs instead of investing money in the community will only increase violence. When you continue to invest in the people with the most guns (police) then more people will die because it didn't go to the community.
Kathryn Emilia
01:24:24
Pointing the finger at another is always convenient. I encourage us all to ask ourselves what are we doing as individuals to be a part of the solution, other than expressing our opinion?
Kathryn Emilia
01:24:37
Involvement is crucial.
Ramon García
01:24:54
If you close many of the doors of opportunities to people and don't assist them with basic needs, real support! Not the many organizations claiming to help and just taking in millions in funding yet provide no real help; the people go into survival mode and commit crimes to survive! No one's trying to starve and be outside in the cold!
Kathryn Emilia
01:25:44
Ramon, there definitely needs to be more independent oversight.
Kathryn Emilia
01:26:22
There is definitely a lot of "blue collar crime", under investigated.
Ramon García
01:26:27
Yes indeed!
Noelany Moran
01:27:16
When will they have more patrol presence drive through neighborhoods that are off the beaten path like behind bacheldor school and neighborhood behind firehouse on new Britain avenue especially in the known hot spots…. Why aren’t there more police presence doubled up in those areas
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
01:28:04
Im very involved and study the impacts of police violence in communities and how they perpetuate intercommunity violence by taking away our resources. I donate money and my time everyday. I spend a lot of time studying the dynamics that police play in violence that happens and it has been proven that they are not making communities safer. The data is there but they choose not to present it. They are dangerous especially because they carry guns.
Barbara Turner
01:28:15
the same BS as USUAL!! Only 2murders have been solved ?WHY??
Ramon García
01:28:43
There's millions of dollars floating around going into people's pockets and bank accounts and no real help for the people mostly black and brown. And then point the finger at them when they go into survival mode!
Noelany Moran
01:28:44
HPD has extensive technology and they know where there’s drug activities why aren’t they shutting it down or catching the BIG FISH so to say as a priority instead of quality of life
Christopher Dukes
01:29:11
The integrity of these convictions MUST BE reviewed. Many in are community suffer from pre-trial abuses causing them to accept plea bargains leading to improper convictions. Overcharging, excessive bail, and dehumanizing our people in the media are a common practice that criminalizes innocent Black and Brown. We must accept this data with caution knowing our own police have engaged in cover-ups and discrimination tactics. These victims also matter!!!
Kathryn Emilia
01:29:28
Teyana, what is your purpose in all your efforts and has it been effective?
Jeremy Stein
01:30:06
Ramon, thank you (and the Mayor also) for coming to the Rally on Valentine's Day, and braving the cold, to help fight against gun violence. There were a lot of important voices heard that day, that usually don't get to be heard.
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
01:30:48
Yes Kathryn so far helping youth and providing services has kept many out of trouble and put resources back into the community.
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
01:31:00
www.naghartford.org
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
01:32:07
Why are the people selling drugs prosecuted but not the people buying them???
Kathryn Emilia
01:32:19
Thank you for sharing Teyana and all you have done and do to help others.
Kathryn Emilia
01:33:26
Checking that link out now.
Barbara Turner
01:33:27
So now your calling them groups and not gangs
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
01:33:33
We need to look at peace instead of further criminalizing
Ramon García
01:34:11
Most of those who work in law enforcement and city and state government making these nice salaries get back into their cars at the end of the day and drive out of the city back to their pretty little suburbs and could care less about the people! They have no idea what it's like to be in poverty in a crime ridden community being discriminated against, and doors of opportunities being shut in their faces.
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
01:36:05
Please if anyone wants to learn more read Mariame Kaba "We Do This Till We Free Us" she talks about the negative impacts that police and jails have on communities. It's a great book.
Kathryn Emilia
01:36:29
One can never truly understand unless they've experienced it themself.
Cherell Banks
01:37:43
emphasize "Until you address the economic conditions in the Northend of Hartford, none of what you are presenting makes any difference. The poverty of this area (Northeast) Promise Zone is a key factor in the conditions we are experiencing."
Sister Chareen
01:38:19
Chereell Banks Thank you
Cherell Banks
01:39:27
BIG FISH??!!
Sister Chareen
01:40:56
I think we need to look at each entitiy and the role they play. When we work together with the data, the Poloce, The Community Partners and the people we will begin to see a change.
Ramon García
01:41:01
If I was in control of these funds I would implement real assistance and real solutions that would really make a change and reduce gun violence dramatically! All the talk sounds good, but much of it is BS! And I work with kids and am constantly in the community and in the Capitol fighting for real change. And I'm still currently living in this struggle and as much as I'm involved with helping others I can't find any real help as a person of color reentering society after incarceration!
Kathryn Emilia
01:41:43
Agreed Sister Chareen.
Christopher Dukes
01:42:35
It was 2 weeks before any detective came to my home after I survived a 2021 assassination attempt. A day after I protested against corruption in HPD, a shooter pulled up and shot 3 bullets into my vehicle as I pulled into my driveway. The shooting happened on MLK Day and the attempt was in the same style as Medgar Evers was gunned down. I have no criminal history. As of today, no conclusion has been presented to me.
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
01:43:15
The police budget in Hartford is 10 times as much as the budget for family recreation services.
Kathryn Emilia
01:43:32
Until people experience their lives matter, people will not value life.
Ramon García
01:43:39
Thank you so much Jeremy Stein for the great work that you do. It's a duty for me to be a contributor of good to humanity and our communities!
Cherell Banks
01:44:01
Thank you Ramon real talk.." And I'm still currently living in this struggle and as much as I'm involved with helping others I can't find any real help as a person of color reentering society after incarceration!
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
01:45:04
No it's not
Sister Chareen
01:45:49
The representation of the people needs to be looked at. I know that there was resently a hiring event. The reprentation in the entities that work in the communities needs to look like the community
Kathryn Emilia
01:48:20
Yes Mayor, it is.
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
01:48:38
Look at Bronins budget. There is an intentional lack of investment in social programs https://www.hartfordct.gov/files/assets/public/mgmt-budget/mgmt-budget-documents/new-folder/21_4_19-at-0912-fy2022-recommended-budget-book-final-web.pdf
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
01:48:54
Look at page 29
Ramon García
01:49:00
Thank you Cherell. Keep doing the great work!!
Sister Chareen
01:49:07
That is a very real issue that needs to be addressed on a National level. When a person has completed their time, their records need to be made clean. Also, help getting needed documentation before release would help
Ramon García
01:50:23
The clean slate bill is so watered-down, many people aren't even eligible. I personally worked on the bill!
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
01:50:50
Please look at the budget. They know what's happening. Lack of investment in community programs will allow violence to increase. Please do the research everyone.
Lashawn Robinson
01:51:06
How big of a impact is Andrew woods program? Is that data available?
Sister Chareen
01:52:02
The community needs to come together and put together a plan for the empty school buildings. Open them up as multi-generational cultural centers and let's do the work we keep expecting others to do for us
Janice Castle - City of Hartford
01:52:45
March Town Hall on HEARTeam: https://www.facebook.com/events/371922154410851
Sister Chareen
01:52:46
Lashawn Robinson yes the data is available. Reach out to Mr. Woods
Kathryn Emilia
01:53:30
I am a Recovery Support Specialist. ❤
Kathryn Emilia
01:53:37
by profession
Kathryn Emilia
01:54:58
Trauma is the underlying cause at the root.
Sister Chareen
01:56:27
Introducing the HEARTeam. Is this a plan to connect what we already have and build capacity and resources for those who are already doing the work or are we creating something seperate and taking away from those who do the work
Kathryn Emilia
01:57:06
👍🏻
Lashawn Robinson
01:59:03
Same people get the money for the work and I see zero results. They have people in high places that help .New groups and fresh Ideas should be given a try.
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
02:01:00
April 23rd 1-4PM. Keney Park pond house. Earth week Event for families and the community. Free food, music, and resourcesEmail info@naghartford.org
Sister Chareen
02:02:47
"Most of those who work in law enforcement and city and state government making these nice salaries get back into their cars at the end of the day and drive out of the city back to their pretty little suburbs and could care less about the people! They have no idea what it's like to be in poverty in a crime ridden community being discriminated against, and doors of opportunities being shut in their faces" Agreed Brother Ramon
Kathryn Emilia
02:03:06
Thank you for sharing Teyana. Got it in my calendar.
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
02:03:22
Thank you Kathryn!
Kathryn Emilia
02:04:07
You're welcome Teyana. My pleasure. Looking forward to linking up, God Willing.
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
02:04:24
🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
Kathryn Emilia
02:04:43
Janice Castle - City of Hartford
02:05:18
https://www.hartfordct.gov/lybideas
Kathryn Emilia
02:08:02
Mayor, how may I apply to be involved as a HEARTeam employee?
Natalie Langlaise
02:08:25
The data clearly indicates the demographic of high GV activity as black males aged 18 - 34 years. I sigh in noting the lack of intentional effort to reach traumatized youths before 18 or adulthood. #education matters - So how is this work being factored through our educational systems?
Tenaya Taylor (they/them)
02:09:13
Me hello. I’m here. The GOAT 😌💜
Janice Castle - City of Hartford
02:10:25
Kathryn - Please send me your contact info at Janice.castle@hartford.gov
Ramon García
02:10:28
❤️
Kathryn Emilia
02:10:47
Doing so now. Thank you Janice.
Janice Castle - City of Hartford
02:12:22
Please feel free to use the Q&A section for your questions.
Patricia McIntosh
02:12:47
The HEARTeam is a collaborative, tiered response to non-violent calls to 911 for individuals in emotional crisis. We are developing a new team to respond, and linking existing resources.
Sean Reeves
02:16:19
WHERE ARE THE PREVENTION STRATEGIES?
Janice Castle - City of Hartford
02:16:30
Community Service Officers: https://www.hartfordct.gov/Government/Departments/Police/Community-Engagement/Community-Service-Officers
Sean Reeves
02:16:49
Police is Intervention Not Prevention!
Kathryn Emilia
02:16:49
Janice, I've just emailed you. I will look forward to your reply at your earliest convenience.
Kathryn Emilia
02:17:39
Correct Sean
Sister Chareen
02:18:39
Sean Reeves you are correct. That's why we need to work together and do the job we are supposed to do. Those who do prevention, the Police who responds to incidents, intervention and community
Kathryn Emilia
02:20:49
I will resend now. Thank you Janice.
Natalie Langlaise
02:20:51
Thanks to all involved. Looking forward to future conversations.
Patricia McIntosh
02:21:05
Thanks All, take care