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May 2, 2016

Mrs. Bounty Hunter Makes Pitch To Save Cash Bail System

by Jack Kramer | May 2, 2016 3:08pm

Jack Kramer photo Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman and his wife, Beth, who ended their reality television show in what they referred to as an attempt to “save” the bail industry, made the state Capitol in Hartford part of their traveling road show Monday.

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Malloy Receives Profile In Courage Award

by Christine Stuart | May 2, 2016 5:30am

CTNJ file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy received the 2016 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award Sunday for defending the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the U.S. following the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris.

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April 27, 2016

House Approves Bill To Help Domestic Violence Victims

by Christine Stuart | April 27, 2016 11:30pm

Christine Stuart photo It would require individuals who are the subject of a temporary restraining order to give up their firearms, but proponents of the legislation say it’s not about the Second Amendment, due process, or guns—it’s about domestic violence victims.

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Bridgeport Officials Push To Clarify Open Carry Law

by Jack Kramer | April 27, 2016 3:00pm

Contributed photo Bridgeport officials and police officers are imploring legislators to act before the end of the legislative session on a bill allowing law enforcement to ask a person to see their permit to carry a firearm, regardless of whether the individual was suspected of criminal activity.

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April 26, 2016

White House Advisor Urges Passage of Bill To Combat Domestic Violence

by Christine Stuart | April 26, 2016 6:12pm

Christine Stuart file photo A senior advisor to President Barack Obama called House Speaker Brendan Sharkey on Tuesday to urge him to call a bill that would require individuals who are the subject of temporary restraining orders to give up their firearms.

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April 18, 2016

OP-ED | Who Is An Exoneree?

by Tejas Bhatt | April 18, 2016 5:29am

After deliberating for nearly 10 months, in late July 2013, the Connecticut Supreme Court issued its opinion in a case called Sean Adams v. Commissioner, which involved a murder from 1996.

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April 12, 2016

Body Cameras Will Become Standard, But Finding Funding Is Still Difficult

by Jack Kramer | April 12, 2016 12:10pm

Jack Kramer photo Body cameras will soon be standard operating equipment for all police officers in Connecticut, according to a group of law enforcement and freedom of information experts who participated in a Southern Connecticut State University forum last week.

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April 8, 2016

OP-ED | Unfair Voting Districts and Prison Gerrymandering Weaken Democracy

by Susan Bigelow | April 8, 2016 10:00am

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You probably wouldn’t think of a prison as your home, if you happened to be locked up in one. But when the state draws legislative districts and figures out funding for towns, that’s exactly how they see it.

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April 6, 2016

OP-ED | Mammograms Save Lives; Don’t Let Budget Issues Limit Access

by Marilyn Moore | April 6, 2016 6:45pm

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As any woman who’s had one knows, having a mammogram isn’t fun. It requires exposing some of your most private and tender parts, and to hold still while your breasts are pressed against the machine. The wait for the test results can be excruciating.

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March 31, 2016

OP-ED | In State v. Dennis Kono, Drug-sniffing Police Dog Violates Home Privacy Protection

by Tejas Bhatt | March 31, 2016 5:59pm

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Should police be permitted to use a drug-sniffing dog to roam the hallways of an apartment or condominium complex to search for contraband without getting a warrant from a judge? That is the question confronted by the state supreme court this week in a case called State v. Dennis Kono.

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