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March 27, 2018

Advocates Seek Expansion of Connecticut’s Trust Act

by Christine Stuart | Mar 27, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Courts | Immigration | Law Enforcement | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — The Connecticut Trust Act, which prohibits law enforcement from honoring certain immigration detainers was approved in 2014, but it needs to be expanded, a group of immigrant right organizations said Monday.

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March 23, 2018

Hundreds Wait To Testify On Gun Accessories

by Bhumika Choudhary and Parker Fiske | Mar 23, 2018 8:30pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Supporters and opponents of two bills that would change what types of gun accessories or firearm parts are available in Connecticut made their case Friday during a Judiciary Committee public hearing.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Congress Approves Budget; Trump Threatens Veto Then Says He’ll Sign It

by Peter Urban | Mar 23, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Health Care | Iraq at Home | Law Enforcement | Manufacturing | Public Health | Public Safety | Veterans Affairs | White House | Portland

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(UPDATED Friday, 6:45 p.m.) Looking to avoid a third government shutdown in three weeks, Congress sent President Donald Trump a $1.3 trillion spending bill early Friday morning that will keep federal doors open through September.

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March 20, 2018

Cannabis Proponents Handed First Defeat

by Christine Stuart | Mar 20, 2018 4:06pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Law Enforcement | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — The General Law Committee defeated a bill crafting a regulatory structure for recreational marijuana by a vote of 11 to 6.

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Jepsen Requests Information From Facebook Over Data Breach

by Christine Stuart | Mar 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Election 2016 | Election 2018 | Law Enforcement | Legal | Privacy

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen wrote Facebook on Monday asking the social network to provide his office with information about how it could have allowed a company to harvest personal information from 50 million users.

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Trump’s Tough Talk On Opioids Praised and Panned

by Jack Kramer | Mar 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Federal Budget | Law Enforcement | White House

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President Donald Trump traveled Monday to New Hampshire — one of the states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic — to unveil his latest plan to beat back the drug scourge including seeking the death penalty for what he termed “big pushers.”

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March 19, 2018

Top Prosecutor, Police Chiefs Grilled About Opposition To Domestic Violence Bill

by Christine Stuart | Mar 19, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Things got heated Friday when Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane suggested they have language he wasn’t ready to share with lawmakers regarding a proposal that would change how police respond to domestic violence calls.

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March 16, 2018

Lawmakers Seek Opioid Treatment for Prisoners

by Christine Stuart | Mar 16, 2018 12:30pm
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Public Health

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HARTFORD, CT — Opioid overdoses claimed more than 1,000 lives last year in Connecticut and is the leading cause of death for Americans under 50.

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March 15, 2018

Body Cam Question: Who’s Playing Gotcha?

by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 15, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | Transparency | New Haven

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HARTFORD, CT — New Haven State Sen. Gary Winfield had some clean-up business to attend to in a law he authored enabling cops to wear body cameras. The state’s top prosecutor balked — and the two ended up sparring about whether cops deserve special rights to check their story before offering sworn statements.

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March 14, 2018

Connecticut Students Express Fears Over School Safety

by Jack Kramer | Mar 14, 2018 11:28am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Education | Law Enforcement | Public Health | Public Safety | Burlington | Farmington | Middletown

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MIDDLETOWN, CT — Instead of holding a walk-out protest as many of their peers did across the country on National School Walkout day on Wednesday, students at Woodrow Wilson Middle School held a forum on school safety and gun legislation.

Students met with school leaders, local officials, and state Rep. Matthew Lesser, D-Middletown, for two walk-in forums.

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