Bridgeport group rallies for state police intervention

A group of community leaders rallied Tuesday to stress the importance of state police intervention. Members of the group, "You Are Not Alone" or YANA,

Members of the group,

Members of the group, "You Are Not Alone" or YANA, led a rally at the State Police Troop G in Bridgeport asking for troopers to help patrol the streets. (7/29/15)

BRIDGEPORT - A group of community leaders rallied Tuesday to stress the importance of state police intervention.

Members of the group, "You Are Not Alone" or YANA, led a rally at the State Police Troop G in Bridgeport asking for troopers to help patrol the streets. YANA is made up of mothers who have lost children due to violence.

As News 12 Connecticut reported, a group meeting among community leaders took place Monday following a deadly weekend in Bridgeport.

"I can say that when my son got killed, it was a high homicide rate," says Theresa Grant, of Bridgeport. "I am witness to that when the State Police did come in, the crime rate did go down."

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