Law & Government Academy at Hartford Public High School Hosts Congressional Hearing on Gun Violence

Spotlight on Excellence     May 2013

 

Law & Government Academy at Hartford Public High School Hosts Congressional Hearing on Gun Violence

 
Dr. Christina Kishimoto speaks as Mayor Pedros Segarra and Governor Dannel Malloy look on.
 
Congressman John B. Larson (D-Hartford) hosted a Field Hearing of the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force on May 10th at the Law & Government Academy at Hartford Public School on Forrest Street

Congressman Mike Thompson (D- CA), Chairman of the Task Force, presided over the hearing. Larson and was also joined by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Mayor of Hartford Pedro E. Segarra, Hartford Public Schools Superintendent Christina M. Kishimoto, various state and local officials and subject matter experts to discuss gun violence in Connecticut and across the nation.

The Gun Violence Prevention Task Force was created to develop new steps Congress can implement now to reduce gun violence while protecting the Second Amendment Rights of law-abiding Americans. Congressman Larson is a cosponsor of several pieces of legislation aimed at reducing gun violence, recently calling on Congress to pass expanded background checks that nearly nine in ten Americans support.

Following a brief speaking order, four separate panels of officials and experts addressed the task force: Gun Violence Reduction; Urban & Gang Violence; Effective Interventions to reduce mental, emotional and behavioral disorders in young people; and School Safety.
 

Dr. Kishimoto is interviewd by a HPS student in the Media Center.
Who:     Congressman John B. Larson

Congressman Mike Thompson, Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

Governor Dannel P. Malloy

Mayor of Hartford Pedro E. Segarra

State Representative Steve Dargan

Hartford Police Chief James Rovella

Hartford Public Schools Superintendent Christina M. Kishimoto

Dr. Dennis Embry, Paxis Institute

Reverend Michael Williams, Regional Director, CT Department of Children & Families

Dr. Patrick Nickoletti, Professor of Human Development, University of St. Joseph’s

Dr. Harold Schwartz, Institute of Living

Joseph Sikora, Security Chief, Hartford Public Schools

Members of the First Congressional Youth Cabinet

See the video at CTN's website.

 
 

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