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January 20, 2017

Committee Moves Closer To Drafting Legislation To Raise The Age

by Jack Kramer | January 20, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of CTN HARTFORD, CT – The Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee (JJPOC) Thursday adopted recommendations that set out to implement Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s vision to treat most 18, 19, and 20-year-olds as juveniles and not adults in the criminal justice system.

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January 12, 2017

Report Recommends Going After Johns To Curb Sex Trafficking

by Jack Kramer | January 12, 2017 5:30am

HARTFORD, CT — Emphasizing that the sex industry — especially when it involves underage children — is a form of human trafficking, the Connecticut Trafficking in Persons Council (TIP) is making several legislative recommendations aimed at going after the buyers of sex.

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December 7, 2016

Malloy Mothballs Part of Prison As Population Declines

by Christine Stuart | December 7, 2016 5:04pm

Christine Stuart photo SOMERS, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined Correction Department Commissioner Scott Semple at the Osborn Correctional Institute in Somers on Wednesday to tout his administration’s success in reducing crime and the prison population.

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Herbst Stops Short Of Declaring UConn A Sanctuary Campus

by Kimberly Armstrong | December 7, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst stopped short of declaring UConn a sanctuary campus Tuesday in a university wide email to students.

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November 21, 2016

Blumenthal Calls For Tougher Hate Crime Laws

by Jack Kramer | November 21, 2016 2:21pm

Jack Kramer photo HARTFORD, CT - Surrounded by advocates of the Anti-Defamation League, NAACP and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, among others, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Monday he will introduce legislation to strengthen federal laws against hate crimes.

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November 17, 2016

Connecticut’s Gun Removal Law Likely Prevented Dozens of Suicides

by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2016 9:59am

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — According to a study by researchers at Duke, Yale, and the University of Connecticut, dozens of suicides have likely been prevented by a law that was passed following the mass shooting at the Connecticut Lottery in 1998 allowing police to temporarily remove guns from potentially violent or suicidal people.

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November 4, 2016

Sentencing Commission Picks Up Where Legislature Left Off On Bail Reform

by Jack Kramer | November 4, 2016 5:30am

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HARTFORD, CT — Speaker after speaker implored the Connecticut Sentencing Commission on Thursday to reform the state’s criminal justice and sentencing policies, but no testimony was as passionate as a former inmate, Yale Law School graduate and current public defender who called the current system “a complete farce.”

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October 31, 2016

Professor: Continued FBI Investigation Into Clinton Emails Unlikely To Impact Connecticut Vote

by Jack Kramer | October 31, 2016 1:00pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo FBI Director James Comey’s decision to notify Congress about a recent discovery of more emails that may be relevant to its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices has dominated the news cycle, but a political science professor at the University of Connecticut doesn’t believe it will impact Connecticut’s vote.

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October 24, 2016

Regents Approve Plan to Allow Armed Security at Community Colleges

by Jack Kramer | October 24, 2016 4:30am

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Five years after the Connecticut Board of Regents began studying the issue, it voted Thursday to allow armed police to patrol the 12 community colleges.

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October 19, 2016

Trump Pays Up For Police Overtime In Bridgeport

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | October 19, 2016 4:30am

At the end of September, Republican Donald Trump’s campaign paid a $37,000 bill for police overtime costs related to a rally he held in Bridgeport before the April 26 primary.

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