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October 6, 2017

Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro Join New Haven Police Chief to Talk About Tougher Gun Laws

by Jack Kramer | October 6, 2017 3:50pm

Jack Kramer / CTNewsJunkie NEW HAVEN, CT — With supporters including relatives of children murdered in Sandy Hook cheering them on, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro Friday said the Las Vegas massacre will rebuild momentum to pass tougher gun legislation in Congress.

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NRA Opens Dialogue With Bump Stock Restrictions

by Jack Kramer | October 6, 2017 5:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie BRANFORD, CT — After staying silent for days, the National Rifle Association on Thursday came out in support of additional federal regulations on bump stocks, a firearm accessory that allowed the Las Vegas massacre shooter to convert some of his semiautomatic rifles to fully automatic fire.

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September 6, 2017

Proven Crime Reduction Program Goes Unfunded, Staff Continues Work

by Christine Stuart | September 6, 2017 5:30am

Project Longevity photo HARTFORD, CT — Project Longevity is a program that’s been reducing violent crime in Connecticut’s urban areas for five years, but without a two-year budget in place there’s no state funding for five people who have been coordinating and overseeing the successful program.

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August 16, 2017

Blumenthal: ‘No Moral Equivalence’; Incitement of Violence Is Not Protected Speech

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2017 3:03pm

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Moments after a Hartford press conference in which U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal denounced Republican President Donald Trump’s remarks regarding the tumult in Charlottesville, one of the president’s top business councils disbanded. Then, minutes later, Trump tweeted he was disbanding both councils.

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July 28, 2017

Attorneys General Warn About Malware Sites

by Cara Rosner | July 28, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of the PSA Fifteen state attorneys general from across the country, including Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, are participating in a first-ever national campaign to warn consumers of the dangers of “pirate” websites.

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July 24, 2017

Bridgeport Police Aren’t Cooperating; Captain Says It’s A ‘Misunderstanding’

by Jack Kramer | July 24, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of the Bridgeport Police Facebook page A group that is charged with monitoring whether police departments in the state profile minorities disproportionately when making traffic stops has no idea if Bridgeport Police are complying with the law.

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July 18, 2017

Connecticut Prison Reform Efforts Featured On PBS Frontline Documentary ‘Life On Parole’ Tonight

by Jack Kramer | July 18, 2017 5:29am

PBS Frontline / CPTV HARTFORD, CT — Life On Parole, a documentary that takes an inside look at Connecticut’s efforts to change the parole system and reduce the number of people returning to prison, will air on CPTV at 10 p.m. tonight.

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July 13, 2017

Malloy Signs Bill Changing Solitary Confinement

by Christine Stuart | July 13, 2017 11:36am

Courtesy of the Senate Democrats HARTFORD, CT — One of the last pieces of legislation Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed this year was a bill that prohibits the Corrections Department from putting anyone under the age of 18 in solitary confinement.

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July 5, 2017

Advocates Say Political Climate Is Contributing To LGBTQ Discrimination

by Christine Stuart | July 5, 2017 3:05pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — It wasn’t necessarily a call for more legislation Wednesday, but it was a call to action at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

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June 30, 2017

OP-ED | Lesson for Trinity’s Williams: Would Your Mother Approve?

by Terry Cowgill | June 30, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of Trinity College Instagram feed
Sometimes the public is witness to an event and discerns an outcome that no one will be entirely happy with. It happens in the lawmaking business all the time. We journalists are frequently confronted with this dynamic as well. And I’m afraid this column will be yet another example.

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