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July 12, 2016

Connecticut Unlikely To Get Answer On Access To Federal Watch Lists

by Max Moran | July 12, 2016 1:31pm

shutterstock Almost nine months after he first asked White House officials for access to federal terrorist watch lists to prevent suspects from purchasing firearms in Connecticut, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy seems to have lost hope.

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July 9, 2016

OP-ED | We Must Continue to Build Trust Between Law Enforcement And Our Communities

by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy | July 9, 2016 2:27pm

Over the last week, the nation has witnessed horror. The events have shocked our collective soul. They have been jolts to our conscience — both in Connecticut and across the country — that require a moment of mass reflection.

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June 30, 2016

Officials Say It’s Premature To Draw Conclusions From First Taser Report

by Jack Kramer | June 30, 2016 12:02pm

shutterstock A new report shows that officers were more likely to use Tasers in police incidents with minorities, but those in charge of compiling the information warned Thursday that it is too soon to draw any conclusions from the data.

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June 29, 2016

Deaf Community Rallies to Decry Interpreter Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | June 29, 2016 9:09pm

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie The deaf community wanted to make sure their voices were heard Wednesday when they rallied outside a state office building in Hartford in support of 35 state interpreters who were laid off this week.

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June 28, 2016

DeLauro Continues Push For Vote on Gun Control

by Max Moran | June 28, 2016 5:23pm

Christine Stuart file photo Congress may be in recess until July 5, but that’s not stopping U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro from calling upon Republican leadership in the House to allow a vote on gun control.

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Judicial Marshals File Labor Complaint

by Christine Stuart | June 28, 2016 2:13pm

CTNewsjunkie file photo The International Brotherhood of Police Officers, which also represents judicial marshals, filed a complaint Monday with the state Department of Labor for its decision to hire state troopers to patrol outside four urban courthouses.

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June 24, 2016

OP-ED | Looking for the Turning Point on Guns

by Susan Bigelow | June 24, 2016 10:00am

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After the heartbreak and agony of Newtown, I had just the faintest stirring of hope that we’d reached a turning point on guns. Maybe, just maybe, we could put aside the intractable cultural battle over guns for just a few moments to put into place a few very basic, common sense controls like universal background checks.

I was wrong.

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June 22, 2016

Judicial Branch Declines New Haven’s Offer To Keep Detention Center Open

by Christine Stuart | June 22, 2016 4:14pm

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut’s Judicial Branch has declined an offer from the city of New Haven to pay for the judicial marshals currently staffing New Haven’s detention facility.

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June 21, 2016

Cities and Towns Encourage Legal Opinion On ‘Unclaimed’ Bodies

by Christine Stuart | June 21, 2016 8:30am

Connecticut cities and towns want Attorney General George Jepsen to weigh in with a formal legal opinion about the Chief Medical Examiner’s decision to make any “unclaimed” dead person the municipalities responsibility.

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June 20, 2016

Murphy: ‘NRA Has Vice-like Grip On This Place, Even When 90% of the American Public Wants Change’

by Jack Kramer | June 20, 2016 8:11pm

youtube / senate democrats channel Four measures designed to toughen up gun ownership laws following the mass murder at an Orlando nightclub failed to get the three-fifths necessary approval to pass the U.S. Senate on Monday.

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