Category: crime/justice

Green Door Gallery Hosts The Road Not Taken

By , August 27, 2015 9:17 am

Inmates at the Cheshire Correctional Institution have provided photographs of their childhood memories. Each photo is accompanied by text explaining something about the inmate’s background, whether that is a cherished memory or what that individual’s aspirations had been. Some share what they would like to be doing with their lives if and when they are released.

None of the materials indicate what the inmates did to be handed such long sentences, though some allude to what their lives had been like as teens and younger adults.

The Road Not Taken exhibit, co-produced by Thea Montañez and Eriberto DeLeon, will be on display at the Green Door Gallery (255 Homestead Avenue) for at least the next few weeks.

‘No Cause for Concern’ Becomes an Ask for Regional Resources

By , July 21, 2015 9:48 am

From the sensationalist headlines throwing out theories that neither Hartford residents nor our police are buying, to the ever-present discussion in campaign season, the homicide rate this year is getting attention. That number does not include deaths that have not been classified yet, like the incident from early Saturday morning on Bond Street that involved a person dying after being struck by a vehicle driven by someone who did not care to stick around. (That vehicle is described as a gray or silver, two-door Infiniti sedan with dark tints. No description of the motorist has been provided).

The homicide rate for 2015 is high, but taking the longer view, one can see that these rates fluctuate. The following data, provided by the Hartford Police Department, shows how the rate ebbs and flows.

Part 1 Crime Historical Analysis Spread Sheet

Continue reading '‘No Cause for Concern’ Becomes an Ask for Regional Resources'»

George Takei Talks in Hartford

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By , July 14, 2015 8:35 am

Photo by Christopher Brown

45 minutes. That’s all the time George Takei had on stage at ConnectiCon on Sunday. The long line of fans waiting to ask questions was disassembled after only a few had the opportunity to take the mic.

That’s what happens when the special guest isn’t giving flat, boilerplate responses. Continue reading 'George Takei Talks in Hartford'»

Police Refrain from Dialogue with Community at Latest Protest

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By , July 6, 2015 11:27 pm


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Stolen Bike Recovered

By , June 29, 2015 8:32 am

Photo provided by the Hartford Police Department

Officer Robert Iovanna recovered one of the missing Bantam Bikes last week at a pawn shop near Park and Washington. Continue reading 'Stolen Bike Recovered'»

Election Season: Debate in the South

By , June 12, 2015 10:36 am

left-to-right: Luke Bronin, Joel Cruz, Jr., John Gale, Giselle Jacobs, Robert Killian, Mayor Segarra, Lew Brown

Cognitive dissonance: when a candidate goes to a debate for south neighborhoods — set in one of them — and proceeds to claim that this part of the city gets advantages that the north end does not. Continue reading 'Election Season: Debate in the South'»

Election Season: Probate

By , June 9, 2015 7:29 am

Councilperson Alexander Aponte has announced that he will be announcing his candidacy for Hartford Probate Judge, a position filled until recently by Robert Killian. In April, Killian resigned and announced his candidacy for mayor.

He has previously served as Corporation Counsel under Mayor Mike Peters. In 2013, Aponte was to face an ethics review.

 

Open Data: Drinking in Public

By , June 3, 2015 10:46 am


Earlier this week, we presented mapped data for violent crimes. Now, using data provided by data.hartford.gov, we can look at other types of crimes. The biggest surprise in this, perhaps, is how few arrests were made both years for public drinking during the St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Open Data: Homicides 2014 and 2015

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By , June 2, 2015 9:30 am

Information provided by data.hartford.gov shows where homicides have been reported.
January 1 – May 15, 2014 and same period, 2014

In the wake of recent violence, Mayor Segarra remarked:  “we know that when the weather gets hot, there’s always that increase that we have to deal with.” Continue reading 'Open Data: Homicides 2014 and 2015'»

Open Data: Reported Assaults and Confirmed Gunshots

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Using information from data.hartford.gov, one can see — without the dramatic music or insensitive teasers on social media — what has been happening in Hartford from April 15-May 15, 2015. This time period is just before the local mainstream media’s non-stop coverage of recent violence began.

Both maps use the same datasets. The first simply shows reported incidents; assaults are marked in purple, while confirmed gun shots are marked in red.

The map below uses the same data, but shows the incidents appearing in chronological order. Continue reading 'Open Data: Reported Assaults and Confirmed Gunshots'»

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