IT IS OFFICIAL, SEGARRA ADMINISTRATION IS A JOKE



Five shootings have taken place in the last three days in Hartford. Three of those shootings resulted in homicides.

Mayor Segarra's response , a press release and jumping jacks on the lawn of the Old Statehouse. Does he not understand leadership and the responsibilities that go along with that obligation to the people of Hartford?

A press release crafted by a secretary with the usual quotes "one shooting is too many" is hardly leader quality. Being unavailable for the media is even more cowardly. Mayor , you are the leader of this City, now tell us what you plan to do to deal with this violence. And not to be crude, but save the usual crap, we are tired of it.

And if that relationship with Governor Malloy is so wonderful, as you claim, why isn't the Shooting Task Force being revitalized? If you are really paying attention, I am sure you are aware that the one initiative that actually had a huge impact on gun violence last year has been decimated and is less than half of what it was last year.

I guess that is the Hartford way though, things that really work, we find a way to destroy

And I don't intend to leave the City Council out of this rant . Isn't it interesting how no one answers their phones when they know the tough questions are coming from the media. Those that spearheaded the budget  cuts for HPD and are more than willing to go on camera to chase the low hanging fruit now won't pick up the phone to explain if reducing HPD spending for overtime was the brightest move.

Leadership isn't easy, but it might be nice to experience it for a change. At all of the recent shootings, the only politician I saw stop and speak to residents  has been 7th District State Rep. Doug McCrory at Harrison Place. Where are all the Council members, still burying their heads in the sand? Or maybe just ashamed to face the questions and accept responsibility for their budget actions.

In the meantime Pedro, keep jumping, it is making a huge difference in improving our City

Here is Segarra's "Official" Statement:

STATEMENT FROM MAYOR PEDRO E. SEGARRA AND HARTFORD POLICE CHIEF JAMES C. ROVELLA
 
--- NEWS AND COMMUNITY STATEMENT---
 
(August 15, 2013) In response to the recent increase in shootings and homicides Mayor Segarra and Police Chief Rovella met this morning and released the following statement:
“The recent shootings have been tragic for the families and for our entire community.   One shooting is one too many.   The Hartford Police Department will immediately deploy additional officers in our neighborhoods and that presence will continue for the foreseeable future. The safety of our residents is our number one priority. We are working with our community partners and will use every single resource necessary to keep our neighborhoods safe.”
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