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At Hartford Forum On Violence, A Plea To Help The Fathers

At Hartford Forum On Violence, A Plea To Help The Fathers

HARTFORD — Stephan Palmer wasn't planning to speak about his own circumstances at Thursday night's community forum on the causes of violence in Hartford. But a particular phrase that was echoed my many of the roughly 50 people at the Parker Memorial Community Center struck a chord with him. "I didn't come to speak about myself, so at first I was not going to share," Palmer said in an interview after the event. "But the more I heard them saying 'where's the fathers, where's the fathers, where's the fathers' — there are fathers that are here that are trying to help." Palmer, a panelist at the forum, said he was a father...

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