The Bridgeport Guardians, a 40-year organization fighting for the rights of minority police officers, is in the throes of a testy organizational struggle between current leader Lonnie Blackwell, a lieutenant who commands the Bridgeport Regional Police Academy, and members supporting the election of Milton Johnson as president.
Entries Tagged as 'Al Sharpton'
December 19th, 2014 · 6 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events
November 5th, 2012 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
The eve of the election is upon us, the majority of the work is finished: door knocking, phone calls, lawn signs, mail pieces, radio, television. Field operations are poised to hit the ground, final phone calls will flood districts. Rev. Al Sharpton, Governor Dannel Malloy and Mayor Bill Finch rallied Dems at Mount Aery Baptist […]
November 1st, 2012 · 29 Comments · City Politics, Education, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton, host of ‘PoliticsNation’ on MSNBC, will rev up the crowd at Mount Aery Baptist Church, 73 Frank Street, Sunday night at 7 for a get-out-the-vote rally on behalf of Barack Obama and Democratic candidates, according to Senior Pastor Anthony Bennett.
June 5th, 2011 · 13 Comments · Education, News and Events
The Rev. Al Sharpton on Tuesday will be the keynote speaker in Norwalk at a rally to highlight the injustice of Tanya McDowell, the Bridgeport woman arrested for allegedly using a false address to send her child to a Norwalk school. From the NAACP:
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February 15th, 2010 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics
Ned Lamont and his personal fortune are expected to officially enter the race for governor on Tuesday. Nice to have 10, 15, 20 million of your own dough to spend. Makes you an instant player. Because he has plenty of loot and built a profile defeating Joe Lieberman in a Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in […]
February 17th, 2009 · 20 Comments · Development and Zoning, Law Enforcement, News and Events
I’m excited. Mark April 25 on your calendar. That’s when the Rev. Al Sharpton comes to town as guest speaker for the 21st annual awards banquet dinner for the Bridgeport Guardians, an organization that fights for the rights of minority police officers. (Why do I get the feeling Wondering is rolling his eyes?) That begs […]