February 24, 2017
by Susan Bigelow | February 24, 2017 10:00am
The Trump era is a time of cruelty and fear. The president’s administration has gutted Obamacare, removed vital environmental protections, and rescinded federal protections for transgender children. The biggest targets so far, though, have been immigrants, especially undocumented persons and refugees.
by Sarah Darer Littman | February 24, 2017 8:00am
This week we learned that the alleged “family values” party does actually draw the line somewhere. The Conservative Political Action Conference first invited, then dis-invited Milo Yiannopoulos after an interview emerged in which he made bizarre and revolting comments about pedophilia.
Tags: political correctness, CPAC, FSU, Stephen Bannon, WRAD, Sarah Darer Littman, dh
February 20, 2017
by Sarah Smith, ProPublica | February 20, 2017 5:26am
Two days after she had fled because of a beating at the hands of her husband, Sanna Dilawar was back at her home in Torrington, Connecticut. She needed to retrieve her breast pump, and she had her 11-week-old daughter with her.
Tags: ProPublica, Sanna Dilawar, domestic violence, Connecticut, Torrington, Torrington Police Department, Susan B. Anthony Project, Tracey Thurman, An Act Concerning Dual Arrests in Family Violence Cases, Prof. David Hirschel, Connecticut's Police Officer Standards and Training Council, Stephen J. Sedensky III, Robyn Porter, Domestic Violence Crisis Center, dh
February 1, 2017
by Jack Kramer | February 1, 2017 5:07pm
January 24, 2017
by Christine Stuart | January 24, 2017 12:15am
Following a four hour hearing, the Appropriations Committee voted overwhelming against a plan that would require Connecticut to increase funding for the Department of Children and Families to $801.2 million a year. That’s more than $794.2 million it’s expected to receive this fiscal year.
January 23, 2017
by Christine Stuart | January 23, 2017 2:02pm
January 20, 2017
by Jack Kramer | January 20, 2017 5:30am
HARTFORD, CT – The Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee (JJPOC) Thursday adopted recommendations that set out to implement Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s vision to treat most 18, 19, and 20-year-olds as juveniles and not adults in the criminal justice system.
January 18, 2017
by Jack Kramer | January 18, 2017 8:38pm
HARTFORD, CT — Chanting, “We won’t back down we’re here to fight, healthcare is a human right,” 300 people marched to the state capitol Wednesday afternoon in an effort to build momentum against Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and what marchers termed other threats to women’s healthcare.
January 12, 2017
by Jack Kramer | January 12, 2017 5:30am
HARTFORD, CT — Emphasizing that the sex industry — especially when it involves underage children — is a form of human trafficking, the Connecticut Trafficking in Persons Council (TIP) is making several legislative recommendations aimed at going after the buyers of sex.
December 22, 2016
by Jack Kramer | December 22, 2016 4:42pm
HARTFORD, CT — A new state report shows that 367 children died from 2011 to 2015 in Connecticut from both unintentional and intentional injuries. The largest portion of the deaths, 113, were infants under the age of 1.