The special prosecutor will investigate police officers’ use of deadly force and, if necessary, prosecute them.
The chaos unfolding in Washington is a forcible reminder about white privilege in this country, black leaders say.
Black Lives Matter advocates crossed paths with Trump supporters in two very different protests Saturday in Hartford.
Gov. Ned Lamont’s ceremonial signing of the police accountability bill opened with flattery of the police who fought its passage.
The bill would narrow the circumstances where police could use deadly force and end qualified immunity.
There are increasing calls for Juneteenth to be an official holiday in the state.
“We are suffering from two pandemics: COVID-19 and racism.”
It was one of many protests around the nation Friday sparked by the killing of black people by police.
Gov. Ned Lamont praised police and protesters for constructive engagement after the death of George Floyd.
“It’s not every day we take over a highway, you know,” one protester said. “It makes you want to cry.”
A suburban pastor recalled Monday how Connecticut was the place where a teenaged Martin Luther King Jr. first escaped the Jim Crow laws of the racially divided South, a bittersweet experience that would profoundly shape King’s view of racial injustice in America. And a gay, white adoptive father of three black sons spoke of living a “transcultural life.” It was all in observance of the 30th Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.
It was the late 1960s and many American cities were ablaze with racial tensions involving police that often resulted in rioting and violence. Hartford was no exception. The result was a lawsuit and a legal agreement for the city to make a number of changes, including hiring more minority police officers. But after more than 40 years, the police force is still bound by the agreement and struggling to more closely mirror its community.