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Criminal Record Controversy Propels Legislative Candidate

by Thomas Breen | Sep 12, 2018 11:19 am | Comments (2)

CT News Junkie photoIn November 2013, Kennard Ray got the job as deputy chief of staff to then-Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra.

But less than one day after his appointment, Ray withdrew his nomination for the position under pressure from a mayoral administration that claimed it knew nothing about Ray’s decade-old criminal record until a local newspaper started asking.

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Forman: We’re Expelling Our Own, Too

by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 22, 2018 11:54 am | Comments (5)

YALE SCHOOL OF LAW PHOTOWhen James Forman Jr. first came to New Haven to teach at Yale Law School he thought things might be different from what he had been seeing in Washington, D.C. — black people in authority locking up their own.

In the case of New Haven, he found black public school officials, at least to some degree, deciding harshly the fate of black students.

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