HARTFORD, Conn. – Looking at a map of the 2010 race for governor it’s easy to see why Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has been very visible in Connecticut’s major cities this summer.
It’s been reported that he’s been a frequent guest in New Haven, and on Tuesday he made a trip to Bridgeport to learn more about what that city is doing to combat crime under a project based on the work of renowned criminologist and John Jay College of Criminal Justice professor David Kennedy.
Project Longevity, as it’s known, is based on the premise that three percent of the population in any city is responsible for 90 percent of the violence. The idea is to target the individuals committing the majority of the violence and offering the ones who want to get away from the street a full range of services from housing to job training.