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NAACP Town Hall in New London

Area residents, former employees and civil rights advocates from across the state delivered impassioned testimony Tuesday night, Feb. 21, 2012, about their experiences with the city's police and fire departments at a town hall meeting sponsored by the NAACP in a packed room at the Second Congregational Church in New London.

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Alfred Mayo, left, of Norwich, a New London Fire Department recruit who was let go days before graduating, wipes away tears as he listens while attending an NAACP town hall meeting at the Second Congregational Church in New London Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. His fiance, Loretta Rivera, comforts him.

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New London mayor Daryl Justin Finizio, second from left, bows his head during a moment of prayer while attending an NAACP town hall meeting at the Second Congregational Church in New London Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. Karen Clark, right, of New London joins in prayer.

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State Rep. Ernest Hewett addresses the audience during a NAACP town hall meeting at the Second Congregational Church in New London Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012.

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Alfred Mayo, of Norwich, a New London Fire Department recruit who was let go days before graduating, describes his story during an NAACP town hall meeting at the Second Congregational Church in New London Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. New London mayor Daryl Justin Finizio, right background, looks on.

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Lance Goode, right foreground , of New London, describes his situation with the New London police during an NAACP a town hall meeting at the Second Congregational Church in New London Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. Alfred Mayo, background left, of Norwich, and his fiance, Loretta Rivera, look on.

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Alfred Mayo, left, of Norwich, a New London fire department recruit that was let go days before his graduation, rests his head on his fiance's shoulder, Loretta Rivera, as they listen to Lance Goode of New London, describe his allegations of being unjustly arrested while testifying at the NAACP town hall meeting at the Second Congregational Church in New London Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012

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New London Police Chief Margaret Ackley attends an NAACP town hall meeting at the Second Congregational Church in New London Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012.

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Karen Clark of New London hugs her four-year-old daughter Azarria Darden as she listens to allegations of New London police brutality as she attends an NAACP town hall meeting at the Second Congregational Church in New London Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012.

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