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The sad tale of Eddie Perez

(Some background on Eddie Perez, to go with my brief post yesterday) Hartford CT Eddie Perez was born in Puerto Rico, was a gang leader as a youth, then became a community organizer. He was elected mayor in 2001 with great hopes that a genuine progressive could revitalize Hartford. Yesterday he was convicted on five […]

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Why the Eddie Perez case matters

Colin McEnroe on the corruption trial of Hartford CT Mayor Eddie Perez, speaking about how low expectations for Hartford from surrounding areas clouding the issue. (Some history. Hartford is desperately poor, many of the suburbs surrounding it are quite wealthy.) I want you to picture the town where you live and then picture the chief […]

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