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January 22, 2019

Three Bills Seek To Eliminate or Extend Deadlines for Sexual Assault Crimes

by Christine Stuart | Jan 22, 2019 5:30am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Courts | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Perhaps one of the biggest disappointments for both parties last year was the defeat of legislation that attempted to eliminate or extend Connecticut’s statute of limitations for sexual assault.

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January 18, 2019

Bill Named After Guilford Teen Now Has Federal Version

by Jack Kramer | Jan 18, 2019 2:30pm
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Public Safety | Guilford

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GUILFORD, CT — On Friday, the day before Ethan Song would have turned 16, his parents were joined by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, state Rep. Sean Scanlon, D-Guilford, and dozens of supporters to announce new federal safe gun storage legislation.

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January 17, 2019

Coalition Backs Legislation To End Discrimination and Increase Prosecutorial Transparency

by Christine Stuart | Jan 17, 2019 4:30pm
Posted to: Courts | Housing | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — The ACLU’s Smart Justice coalition, which is led by formerly incarcerated individuals, wants the Connecticut General Assembly to pass legislation that will increase prosecutorial transparency and another that would end discrimination of formerly incarcerated individuals.

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January 7, 2019

Murphy, Blumenthal: Momentum Is On The Side of Gun Background Checks

by Jack Kramer | Jan 7, 2019 12:56pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Law Enforcement | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT —Even though Connecticut’s two U.S. Senators have tried and failed in the past to pass legislation to strengthen federal background checks on gun owners they are giving it another shot this year and believe 2019 may finally be the year.

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January 2, 2019

Outgoing Officials: Criminal Justice System Is In Good Place

by Jack Kramer | Jan 2, 2019 12:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Nonprofits | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Members of the Criminal Justice Policy Advisory Commission (CJPAC) held their final meeting last week and took time to reflect on what many said were monumental, positive changes to the system they helped manage.

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Lamont Administration Begins To Take Shape

by Christine Stuart | Jan 2, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Energy | Environment | Law Enforcement | Public Safety | State Capitol | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — Governor-elect Ned Lamont stayed busy during the holidays last week filling out a number of key administrative appointments as he heads toward his Jan. 9 inauguration.

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December 20, 2018

Sentencing Commission: Let Parolees Vote

by Jack Kramer | Dec 20, 2018 11:59am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Election Policy | Equality | Immigration | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — The Sentencing Commission Wednesday voted to once again get behind any bill that would restore voting rights to parolees, who are still serving their sentences.

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December 19, 2018

Lamont Eager to Learn More About Criminal Justice

by Christine Stuart | Dec 19, 2018 11:34am
Posted to: Housing | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Transportation | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s part of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s legacy, but Gov.-elect Ned Lamont wants to continue the progress that’s been made on criminal justice reform.

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December 10, 2018

OP-ED | Transparency Wins In Battle Over Sandy Hook Evidence

by Terry Cowgill | Dec 10, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Courts | FOIA | Law Enforcement | Media Matters | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | Transparency | Newtown | Privacy

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From Charles Manson to Richard Speck to Stephen Paddock, America’s fascination with its mass killers is almost boundless. It is clearly a human instinct to learn as much about the most violent among us as we can.

Is it morbid curiosity or a yearning to know as much as possible about the perpetrators so that we can see warning signs and prevent mass killings in the future? Are the media guilty of sensationalizing tragedy when we publish detailed information about gunmen like Adam Lanza?

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December 7, 2018

OP-ED | Wethersfield Police Chief Paints Inaccurate Picture of Youth

by Christina Quaranta | Dec 7, 2018 10:52am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Opinion | Member Opinion | Public Safety

When something goes wrong in a community, whatever happened to asking its members what they need? Sometimes the answer we hear might be “more police,” or to “lock up the children” in our neighborhoods. But more often than not, when given the option, community folk will say that the answer is to get young people the help they need.

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