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June 29, 2015

Lawmakers Invoke Memory of Charleston Victims In Passing Police Reforms

by Elizabeth Regan | June 29, 2015 6:22pm

Christine Stuart The state House of Representatives opened Monday’s special session with a moment of silence for the nine people killed by a gunman at a black South Carolina church on June 17 and invoked their memory again when they passed a bill to address the use of excessive of force by police officers.

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June 15, 2015

Appeals Court: DCF Violated Transgender Teen’s Due Process Rights

by Madeline Stocker | June 15, 2015 5:30am

ct.gov Connecticut’s second-highest court ruled last week that the state’s Department of Children and Families violated the due process rights of Latina transgender teenager Jane Doe when they transferred her to an adult prison facility in 2014 without charging her with any crime.

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June 6, 2015

Sharpton Calls for Memorial Commemorating Hartford Victims of Violence

by Madeline Stocker | June 6, 2015 11:28pm

Madeline Stocker photo HARTFORD — Challenged by a local pastor who called him a charlatan, the Rev. Al Sharpton calmly pulled $1,000 out of his jacket pocket and suggested it be used to help build a memorial for victims of violence.

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May 28, 2015

OP-ED | Stay in School (If We Let You)

by Leon Smith | May 28, 2015 5:30am


Juvenile court judges are passionate about education and frequently tell young people in their courtrooms how important it is to stay in school. Judges know that a high school diploma is a life-changing thing. Most people in state prisons have not completed high school. The average educational level in these facilities is 10th grade.

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May 26, 2015

House Sends Juvenile Justice Bill Back To Senate

by Christine Stuart | May 26, 2015 11:17pm

After attaching its own amendment to the bill, the House sent back to the Senate a bill that would give juvenile offenders serving lengthy prison terms a chance at parole.

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May 18, 2015

Democrats Fire Back at Klarides

by Christine Stuart | May 18, 2015 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo Connecticut Democrats called House Republican leader Themis Klarides a hypocrite Friday for making an appearance on a nationally syndicated radio show to criticize the governor shortly after she’d suggested he was spending too much time on the national stage.

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May 13, 2015

Klarides Calls Out Malloy Over His Comments About Republican Lawmakers

by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2015 9:10pm

Christine Stuart photo Debate in the state House of Representatives came to a screeching halt Wednesday for the second time this session when House Republican leader Themis Klarides read Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s comments about her colleagues in the CT Post.

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OP-ED | Sentencing Laws Should Be Informed By Science

by Julian Ford | May 13, 2015 4:00pm

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Adolescents differ from adults in many ways. Our laws reflect this in not allowing minors to purchase alcohol or tobacco, serve on a jury, sign a contract, and so on. But Connecticut still sentences adolescents to extremely long and sometimes life sentences, with no possibility of parole.

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April 29, 2015

OP-ED | It’s Time to De-militarize America’s Police, Hold Officers Accountable

by Jason Ortiz | April 29, 2015 9:30am

Another man, Freddie Gray, is dead because we have created a culture in which our police force places itself above the laws they enforce, and they treat poor communities as the enemy.

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April 3, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Ban Shackles on Juveniles, Murphy Tells State Lawmakers

by Jordan Fenster | April 3, 2015 5:30am

A bill that would prevent juvenile offenders from being shackled in courtrooms got some support from Washington this week from Connecticut’s junior senator.

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