Posted on June 29, 2021
At a recent press conference in Hartford, state leaders announced $5 million in American Rescue Plan funding would soon be spent to reduce rising gun violence in our cities. This one-time payment would fund expanded community outreach, data technology, and the deployment of more ‘violence interrupters’ on our streets.
There is no doubt that our state and local law enforcement will benefit from having some additional resources at their disposal. But a statewide response to rising levels of crime —…