Two Wounded In The Hollow

From Steve Krauchick, Doing It Local.

Police received a call (Monday morning) of shots fired on Harral Avenue with a person down. As police arrived on scene they found one man down in front of 56 Harral Avenue shot in the leg. Another man was found on Rosedale near Olive Street shot in the head. It is unknown if there were two crime scenes or if both are one in the same. The man shot in the head was conscious but writhing in pain, EMS worked hard to keep the victim under control.



  1. Contacting the confidential hotline!!!!!!!!!
    This news just hit the newswires
    UPDATE 8/29/16
    THREE MORE SHOOTINGS IN LAST THREE DAYS!! ONE DEATH OF AN 18 YEAR OLD and another separate shooting w/ 2 casualties. The casualties were struck w/ ‘head shots’ and ‘torso shots’ that are intended to kill, rather than “limb shots” intended as warning shots.
    Gangs fueled by the drug trade have torn apart the social fabric of our society! According to website the cartels rake in an estimated $500,000,000,000 a year, yes 500 BILLION DOLLARS a year! The cartels are far reaching into every urban, suburban and rural community in America. If you don’t believe me go on Get an education about how they operate moving illegal drugs and weapons north of the border and moving $$$$$$ south of the border. They seem to have a system down. Locally and around the USA gangs are fighting for control of territory. There is a lot of money at stake. On the home front, EVERY MIDDLE School and High School in Bridgeport is infested with gangs that control the drug trade in schools, intimidating students by recruiting the most vulnerable. As the only drug counselor in the district until 2011 when John Ramos laid me off, I witnessed these members going after students to sell for them. My colleague, school social worker Steve Karjanis created a Nationally Acclaimed model called the “LEADERSHIP GROUP” at Central High. We started with just 3 students in 2005 and by 2009 we had over 500 students involved in this “PEER TO PEER” model. The demand for drugs decreased, attendance by truant students improved, disciplinary issues decreased, grades went up,violence decreased and on and on. A study was completed by Dr. Joy Kaufman of Yale. She reported in her study that The Leadership Group should be in every Middle School and High School in Bridgeport. In 2009, we had over 100 students “clean” for a year or more.

    In 2009, Dr Ramos went on a mission to undermine, discredit and dissolve this nationally acclaimed, evidence-based model. After outrage from parents, students and community the model was taken over by administration who knew nothing about this work. Ultimately, the model was eradicated in 2011 despite outcries from participants and parents. My colleague Steve Karjanis was moved to Blackham School in 2011. He immediately noticed evidence of gang activity and students using drugs. He began the process once again. In his first year there he engaged 28 students and their families into counseling at community agencies. His efforts stabilized Blackham, rooting out gang and drug activity. Then in 2014, his supervisor Mr. D Young, director of social work in the district told him he could no longer facilitate groups focusing on drug prevention and has since been put on administrative leave. As I mentioned, today gangs and drugs are embedded in every middle and high school in Bridgeport. There are NO resources or services or qualified personnel to assist these at-risk students and those using leading to a 40% dropout rate and feeding the “SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE.” Young males of color don’t have a chance.
    We will never stop the inflow of drugs into this country. We will never stop production of illegal drugs within our borders. We will never stop the flow of illegal weapons flowing into the hands of criminals.
    But we do have an opportunity to reduce the demand and it starts in our schools. Today, there is not ONE drug counselor in the Bridgeport district. A town bordering Bpt has three in their district.
    The Leadership Group model should be in every middle school and High school in Bridgeport as Dr. Joy Kaufman stated in her study.
    But with the leadership of interim superintendent Fran Rabinowitz these services will never come to be.
    The issue is not about needing more money in the district, it’s about redirecting and allocating money where it’s most needed!
    Bringing back the Leadership Group is part of the solution.
    The students in Bridgeport need you to advocate for them. We are losing more and more every day to the streets and death.
    Let’s hold this administration accountable for the 21,000 students they are responsible for!
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