by Thomas Breen | Mar 20, 2018 1:08 pm
Even if Connecticut allowed for the storage or repurposing of natural gas waste within state boundaries — which it does not — New Haveners can rest assured that the city now stands in direct opposition to the introduction or use of “fracking” chemical byproducts anywhere in the Elm City.
Continue reading ‘City Declares A Frack-Out’
by Paul Bass | Mar 16, 2018 1:50 pm | Comments (13)
The man ran from the cops, through traffic, to the edge of the bridge. He was out of control. He turned, grabbed a dark object from his waist, pointed it directly at an officer.
“Shoot me!” he cried. “Shoot me!”
Continue reading ‘Cop Does Not Shoot Unarmed Man’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 15, 2018 8:32 am | Comments (17)
Hartford — 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.
Continue reading ‘Body Cam Question: Who’s Playing Gotcha?’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 14, 2018 4:55 pm
Sponsored by:Judiciary Committee
Continue reading ‘H.B. No. 5475 - An Act Concerning Viewing Of Body Camera Footage During An Investigation’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 14, 2018 12:52 pm | Comments (15)
Nearly 600 students at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School walked out of their classes and onto the streets of downtown New Haven — with permission — to add their voices to a national day of student protest against gun violence.
Thousands of students throughout the country, including students at other New Haven high schools including Wilbur Cross and Hillhouse, participated in the national day of school walkouts, which was held one month to the day after a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida murdered 17 students and teachers with an assault weapon. At least 5,000 New Haven high school and middle school students participated, according to Board of Education Chief Operating Officer Will Clark.
Continue reading ‘Student Walkout Cry: “Enough Is Enough!”’
by Christopher Peak | Mar 9, 2018 2:39 pm | Comments (36)
After owning up to smoking pot, three top-scoring police recruits almost didn’t get the job — until police commissioners intervened and voted to let their past drug use slide.
Continue reading ‘Ex-Tokers Get 2nd Shot At NHPD Badges’
by Christopher Peak | Mar 9, 2018 9:00 am | Comments (2)
A community policing panel — created to improve public confidence in the police — violated the state’s open meetings law in barring a citizen from a closed-door meeting with the police chief.
Continue reading ‘Community Policing Task Force Violated FOIA’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 7, 2018 2:06 pm | Comments (6)
Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim is running for governor not despite his past felony convictions — but, he said, in part because he wants to share with Connecticut residents the lessons he learned while behind bars.
Continue reading ‘Ganim Describes Path Back From Prison’
by Christopher Peak | Mar 5, 2018 4:55 pm | Comments (10)
Police commissioners approved a new policy for the department. But they won’t tell the public what it is.
Continue reading ‘Shhh! Cop Commision OKs New Drug Policy’
by Paul Bass | Mar 1, 2018 2:23 pm | Comments (1)
This time, Chris Desir and Wally Hilke said, they hope New Haven will get it right.
Continue reading ‘Campaign Launched For Cop Civilian Review Panel’