Lamont’s violent crime wave

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Connecticut’s state capital is seeing an unprecedented spike in deadly shootings under Ned Lamont’s failed leadership.

Lamont’s inability to crack down on violent crime doesn’t stop there. Families across the state are less safe as enough fentanyl to kill every person in Connecticut twice over is trafficked through the state and teenagers lose their lives.

“Ned Lamont has failed to keep families safe and instead has turned Connecticut into a safe haven for violent criminals,” said RGA Spokesman Chris Gustafson. “While teenagers continue to overdose on fentanyl and murders spike in cities across the state, Lamont has not done enough to address one of the state’s top problems.”

Hartford sees spike in deadly shootings in 2022; gun violence rates steadily higher than pre-pandemic
Hartford Courant
Taylor Hartz

A grandmother was killed by a drive-by shooter while gardening in her front yard. A young woman was hit by a fatal bullet while asleep in her own bed. Two men, in separate incidents, crashed their cars when they were fatally shot while driving.

In the first four months of 2022, 11 people were fatally shot in the city of Hartford — up 22% from this time in 2021 and 2020 when nine people were killed by gunfire by the end of April, according to data provided by the Hartford Police Department.

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