Local News & Activist Reports: New Haven
After nine days of arguments and three days of jury deliberation, the judge in the case of Jewu Richardson on April 12 declared a mistrial after the six-person jury could not come to consensus on any of the charges against Richardson.
Restaurant workers and their supporters held a rally and press conference in New Haven, Conn. Dec. 3 to demand that two city restaurants and two local contractors pay wages owed to the workers. The press conference, which drew two dozen people as well as members of the media out into downtown New Haven, was called by the New Haven Workers Association.
On Dec 4, over thirty people in the New Haven community known as the "Hill" marched to protest police brutality. Jehu Richardson, a life long resident of the Hill and victim of police brutality emceed and addressed the marchers,"We will not be held prisoners in our community, it's time for the people to stand together and fight back.