Activists in Hartford are holding a rally today to call for justice in the killing of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer. A rally is also taking place in Hempstead on Long Island in support of the victim.
Just half way through the year and the City of Hartford has seen 17 homicides. The mayor is now making an investment, hoping to end the violence.
The former city council president said after he was sworn in last June that he would only serve out the remainder of former mayor Eddie Perez’s term.