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October 23, 2014

In Newtown, Esty And Gun Reform Leader Talk Background Checks

by Matt DeRienzo | October 23, 2014 9:02pm

Matt DeRienzo photo A California lawmaker who chaired a congressional task force on gun violence after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting nearly two years ago was in Newtown on Thursday, meeting with high school students and supporting 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty’s re-election campaign.

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October 16, 2014

Gabby Giffords Makes A Pitch For Common Sense Gun Laws

by Christine Stuart | October 16, 2014 5:17pm

Christine Stuart photo Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords on Thursday urged Connecticut women to join her in standing up for common sense laws that keep guns out of the hands of abusers.

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September 26, 2014

OP-ED | Sometimes We Can Just All Get Along

by Suzanne Bates | September 26, 2014 1:00pm

It was clear that Brink Lindsey, vice president of research at Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, was surprised to find himself on the same panel as the well-known progressive activist Ralph Nader.

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September 17, 2014

Foley Says He Supports Closing Restraining Order Gun Loophole

by Eugene Driscoll | September 17, 2014 5:30am

The Republican candidate for governor said Tuesday he would support proposed legislation prohibiting people who have temporary restraining orders against them from possessing a firearm.

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September 11, 2014

Data Shows Minorities Are Stopped At Higher Rates in Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | September 11, 2014 4:46pm

Statewide data on 366,060 traffic stops shows that if you are a black or Hispanic driver in Connecticut, you are twice as likely to get stopped by police and more than twice as likely to have your vehicle searched.

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Republicans Say Recent Murder Highlights Deficiencies In Risk Reduction Program

by Hugh McQuaid | September 11, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid photo The August murder of an infant in Bristol highlights deficiencies in a state program aimed at rehabilitating prisoners, a group of Republican senators said at a Wednesday press conference.

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August 22, 2014

OP-ED | The Problem Isn’t Just the Police

by Susan Bigelow | August 22, 2014 7:29am

What’s going on with the police in this country? If, like me, you’ve been alternately shocked and deeply saddened by the actions of police against protestors, journalists, and residents in Ferguson, MO, then this is a question that demands an answer.

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August 4, 2014

Muni Cops Back Malloy, State Troopers Remain Neutral

by Hugh McQuaid | August 4, 2014 5:30am

CTNJ file photo Connecticut’s largest municipal police union threw its support Friday behind Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, even as their state police colleagues remain wary of endorsing the governor for another term.

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July 17, 2014

Black & Puerto Rican Caucus Asks The Governor To Reconsider Housing Immigrant Children

by Christine Stuart | July 17, 2014 6:13pm

CTNJ file photo The legislature’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus wrote Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday to ask him to reconsider his decision denying the federal government’s request to house some of the thousands of immigrant children fleeing Central America.

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July 16, 2014

Hartford Gun Buyback This Weekend

by Jhansi Katechia | July 16, 2014 2:40pm

Jhansi Katechia photo Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra and a group of local organizations are teaming up with the Hartford Police Department to offer a gun buyback program in an effort to get guns off of Hartford’s streets.

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