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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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March 30, 2015

Policy Shift Removes Shackles from Juvenile Offenders

by Jordan Fenster | March 30, 2015 1:57pm

Screenshot Juvenile offenders will no longer be shackled in court unless specifically needed to protect those in the courtroom, if a bill being considered by the state legislature is passed. However, a policy shift at the state’s Judicial Branch scheduled to take effect this week does the same thing.

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March 12, 2015

Senate Republicans Pitch Urban Agenda; Embrace Parts of Malloy Budget

by Christine Stuart | March 12, 2015 5:24pm

Christine Stuart photo Senate Republicans, who hail from mostly suburban and rural communities, said they have a plan to foster economic growth and development in Connecticut’s urban areas.

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March 5, 2015

Republicans Modify Position on Juvenile Offender Legislation

by Hugh McQuaid | March 5, 2015 6:30am

Hugh McQuaid photo After stalling the passage of legislation to reassess lengthy prison sentences imposed on juvenile offenders during the last two legislative sessions, Senate Republicans backed a modified version of the bill during a Wednesday hearing.

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February 3, 2015

Malloy Proposes ‘Second-Chance’ Measures to Reform Connecticut Criminal Justice

by Mary E. O'Leary | February 3, 2015 9:26pm

Mary O'Leary photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, declaring America has gotten away from being a “second-chance society,” has proposed major changes in the criminal justice system that would treat drug possession as a misdemeanor and eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug possession.

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July 24, 2014

Child Advocate Criticizes DCF for Reaction to Jane Doe

by Hugh McQuaid | July 24, 2014 2:26pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo State Child Advocate Sarah Eagan said the Children and Families Department inexplicably shamed the transgender teen known as Jane Doe this month with a press release about a July fight involving Doe and three other girls.

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