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CT Lawmakers press opposition to Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON – Connecticut lawmakers on Monday were on the front lines of Democratic opposition to President Trump’s executive order regarding Muslim immigrants, fashioning legislation and participating in protests aimed at derailing the new policy. Continue Reading →

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Malloy: Raise the age for juvenile justice system to 20

In a major policy speech Friday at a criminal-justice symposium, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed overhauling Connecticut’s bail system and making the state the first in the U.S. to treat defendants as juveniles up to age 20. Both proposals could significantly lower incarceration rates. Continue Reading →

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Law enforcement access to CT drug monitoring data raises privacy concern

WASHINGTON — Connecticut’s Prescription Monitoring Program aims to stop the misuse of opioids and other dangerous drugs and save lives. But some are concerned these programs have given law enforcement officers access to private information about prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet. Continue Reading →

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Police violence cases spurring CT proposals for body cameras

WASHINGTON — A rash of cases involving police violence against young black men — most recently including the death of a Baltimore man in police custody — has bolstered the case for body-worn police video cameras both in Connecticut and Washington. Several Connecticut departments are exploring the idea, and the U.S. Senate will hold a hearing on the issue this week. Continue Reading →

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Despite GOP opposition, Senate confirms Bolden to federal bench

WASHINGTON – New Haven Corporation Counsel Victor Allen Bolden was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Thursday to a federal judgeship in Connecticut on a narrow 49-46 vote. All Senate Republicans opposed the nomination of Bolden, 49, who has served as an attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and as a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union.
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Connecticut takes a deep look at racial profiling in traffic stops

Black drivers were nearly twice as likely as white drivers to be stopped by police in Connecticut, and blacks stopped were twice as likely as whites to have their vehicles searched, according to a compilation of 360,000 traffic stops from Oct. 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014. A town-by-town report card will follow in January after analysis of a full year’s data, adjusted for local factors such as commuting patterns Continue Reading →

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