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Statement from the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce

West Hartford protest against racial injustice. June 2, 2020

The following statement was issued Thursday by the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce.

The West Hartford Chamber of Commerce is both supportive and reflective of the diversity of the community we serve.  As an organization, we will not remain silent in our condemnation of the historical and systematic racism and brutality inflicted on members of the Black community. The pain and injustice suffered by selected men and woman we call friends, neighbors, and colleagues is intolerable. Our denunciation of these acts of prejudice by some stretches far beyond the borders of our town.

We fully support the constitutionally protected rights of those to protest peacefully. We commend those whose goal is to enter a constructive dialogue and explore a path forward.

The Chamber categorically condemns the actions by the few who choose the counterproductive trail of destruction and violence as a means to their desired proliferation of civil unrest.

The West Hartford Chamber of Commerce will continue to explore ways that we, as leaders in our community, can be a part of the solution to these centuries’ old repressions.

Robert Kulakowski
Chairperson
West Hartford Chamber of Commerce

Christopher Clarke
Chairman Minority Business Network
West Hartford Chamber of Commerce

Christopher Conway
Executive Director
West Hartford Chamber of Commerce

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  • My name is richard bailey I am and have been a west Hartford resident for nearly 30 years and I assure you the racism illuminated by the community is real my home was broken into by the police no one will help us no one will support us my brother was killed by a cop in 2004 we have had numerous occasions where as we reported harrassment and it has fallen on deaf ears since the break in my family and I have been made to live in fear of a home invasion this is real i have video to support please contact me have so much to tell in detail corrupt and unethical behavior many names within state workers

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