Legal Writes

New CBA Prez Seeks “Justice For All”

by marcia chambers | Nov 23, 2015 10:16 am

“Super-lawyer” William H. Clendenen Jr. has taken on a series of heavy-duty cases ranging from sex-trafficking to the poor’s right to counsel—not in the courtroom, but as head of the Connecticut Bar Association.

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FBI Chief Tells Half The Story

by Paul Bass | Nov 17, 2015 7:39 am | Comments (2)

Paul Bass PhotoThe FBI’s embattled director came to town to tout his enlightened past remarks on race and policing and to credit a federal program for cutting New Haven’s gun violence.

He didn’t mention his more recent remarks that have inflamed racial tensions. Or the skyrocketing gun violence in another city, Bridgeport, with the same federal program.

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NAACP Leader Seeks “Mutual Ground”

by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 17, 2015 7:18 am | Comments (3)

Markeshia Ricks PhotoRoslyn Brock, chair of the NAACP National Board of Directors, told a crowd filled with law enforcement officials, first responders, clergy and community that like 50 years ago, when protests and court battles changed the U.S., “we find ourselves in a similar time of political and social change—a time that presents for us a host of opportunities and challenges.”

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These Cops Saved Lives

by Staff | Nov 16, 2015 7:11 am

NHPDYale Police Sgt. Christopher Halstead provided the following account of the acts of four officers who saved the life of a Yale student in August and were recently awarded life saving awards for their heroism.

The 911 call dispatchers said smoke was coming from the third floor of the Chelsea Company Apartments at almost half past midnight.

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