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July 27, 2017

OP-ED | Enough. Trump Must Go.

by Susan Bigelow | July 27, 2017 5:30pm

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It’s hard to know what to write after this awful, strange, demoralizing and frightening week. It would be easier if it were more than just one in a seemingly endless series of weeks like this. I’m exhausted. Don’t you feel it, too, this bitter, dragging exhaustion?

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July 24, 2017

Bridgeport Police Aren’t Cooperating; Captain Says It’s A ‘Misunderstanding’

by Jack Kramer | July 24, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of the Bridgeport Police Facebook page A group that is charged with monitoring whether police departments in the state profile minorities disproportionately when making traffic stops has no idea if Bridgeport Police are complying with the law.

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July 21, 2017

VIDEO | Malloy Briefs News Media on Budget Situation, Says Feds Lied About Who ICE Would Target

by Christine Stuart | July 21, 2017 6:00pm

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Follow Up Study Narrows Racial Profiling In Traffic Stops to 18 Police Officers

by Jack Kramer | July 21, 2017 12:00pm

ART OLYMPIC VIA SHUTTERSTOCK HARTFORD, CT — Eighteen police officers were identified as being statistically more likely to stop minority motorists in nine municipal police departments and the state police barracks in Hartford, according to a report compiled by the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy.

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July 18, 2017

5 Arrested In Governor’s Office Protest Calling For Increase In Revenues

by Jack Kramer | July 18, 2017 1:15pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Five disability advocates, three of them in wheelchairs, were arrested Tuesday after refusing to vacate the front of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office in an act of civil disobedience to protest funding cuts to programs for those in need.

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Connecticut Prison Reform Efforts Featured On PBS Frontline Documentary ‘Life On Parole’ Tonight

by Jack Kramer | July 18, 2017 5:29am

PBS Frontline / CPTV HARTFORD, CT — Life On Parole, a documentary that takes an inside look at Connecticut’s efforts to change the parole system and reduce the number of people returning to prison, will air on CPTV at 10 p.m. tonight.

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July 13, 2017

Malloy Signs Bill Changing Solitary Confinement

by Christine Stuart | July 13, 2017 11:36am

Courtesy of the Senate Democrats HARTFORD, CT — One of the last pieces of legislation Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed this year was a bill that prohibits the Corrections Department from putting anyone under the age of 18 in solitary confinement.

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July 5, 2017

Advocates Say Political Climate Is Contributing To LGBTQ Discrimination

by Christine Stuart | July 5, 2017 3:05pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — It wasn’t necessarily a call for more legislation Wednesday, but it was a call to action at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

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July 3, 2017

Connecticut Group Seeks Information About Visa Processing

by Jack Kramer | July 3, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A Connecticut group whose mission it is to enhance the public’s understanding of Islam has filed a federal lawsuit against three federal government agencies for failing to turn over information related to policies, communications, and statistics related to visa processing and screening.

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June 30, 2017

OP-ED | Lesson for Trinity’s Williams: Would Your Mother Approve?

by Terry Cowgill | June 30, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of Trinity College Instagram feed
Sometimes the public is witness to an event and discerns an outcome that no one will be entirely happy with. It happens in the lawmaking business all the time. We journalists are frequently confronted with this dynamic as well. And I’m afraid this column will be yet another example.

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