A responsive rather than reactionary police department was one of the sentiments shared Wednesday night at a forum at Bethel AME Church on Grove Street.
Entries Tagged as 'Anthony Bennett'
June 18th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
May 24th, 2015 · 16 Comments · News and Events
In a commentary that first appeared in the Sunday edition of the Connecticut Post, Anthony Bennett, pastor of Mount Aery Baptist Church, writes about the poor condition of race relations in America, asserting “black and white fears are compounded with blue fear as lived out by many law enforcement agencies.” In the aftermath of Freddy […]
March 18th, 2015 · 18 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
In response to a story about Mayor Bill Finch’s police recruitment efforts, OIB was contacted by Rev. Anthony Bennett, pastor of Mount Aery Baptist Church, who shared that his full remarks–edited for a news release video issued by the mayor’s office–were not focused on recruitment but rather on the city’s response to the “white power […]
March 17th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events
In an election year, closing in on the deadline to apply for the latest police recruitment class, Mayor Bill Finch was flanked by members of the city’s clergy including Anthony Bennett, Bernadette Maynard-Hickman and Charlie Stallworth (see video), promoting diversity that reflects the makeup of the city. In doing so Finch is reaching out to […]
December 21st, 2014 · 7 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events
Retired city firefighter Donald Day shares a perspective on leadership differences in the black community past and present. Day served as president of the Firebird Society and fought for racial balance in the Fire Department. With all the press about a vacuum in the black leadership here in Bridgeport, from the NAACP and our black […]
December 12th, 2012 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
The next mayoral election is 2015, but if you want to build coalitions, speak out on issues and poise yourself as mayoral timber, it’s not too soon to commence groundwork. That, at least, is the thinking of a number of political operatives and neighborhood leaders prevailing upon Anthony Bennett, pastor of Mount Aery Baptist Church […]
November 9th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education
The Rev. Anthony L. Bennett is senior pastor of Mount Aery Baptist Church. He was among several city ministers who urged a no vote to Tuesday’s charter question. See his commentary below that he penned for the CT Post: In the winter of 1967, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began to put on […]
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.