Fair Haven

Cops Walk Fair Haven To “Bridge Gaps”

by Steve Hamm | Apr 9, 2018 7:54 am | Comments (9)

In 2011, Daniel Hunt’s cousin, Fair Havener Marquell Banks, was just 13 years old when he was shot in the head with a shotgun inside a home. His was the 26th homicide out of 34 in the city that year.

Seven years later, Hunt was out on Fair Haven’s street with a crowd of cops seeking to prevent more tragedies like the one that his family experienced.

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Campaign Launched For Female Detainees

by Thomas Breen | Apr 8, 2018 9:37 am | Comments (24)

Thomas Breen photoKeesa Figgs-Desilva found herself locked up in pre-trial detention because she couldn’t afford the $5,000 bail bond. Then a New Haven-based bail fund helped her pay off the bond, return home to her children, fight her court case from outside of prison, and ultimately get all of the charges against her dropped.

Now New Haveners are ponying up to help other women also behind bars for the crime of lacking money to post bail.

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