Anti-Violence Walk-Talkers Hit West Rock Streets

New Haven Independent |

While celebrating his birthday on his Westville Manor front steps with his two granddaughters, Jose Valentin shared his perspectives of gun violence in New Haven with a group of 15 adults walking the neighborhood to talk to residents about stopping the violence.

Valentin works at a barbershop in the Hill. He agreed that all violence, especially gun violence, needs to stop.

Valentin said he sometimes deals with angry and violent youth at his barbershop. “These kids think ignorance is a joke,” he said.

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