Legal Writes

On Judgement Day, K2 Dealer Wins Mercy

by Christopher Peak | Mar 22, 2019 7:41 am | Comments (18)

Markeshia Ricks PhotoThe same day paramedics carted victims of over 100 K2 overdoses from the Green, Quentin Staggers was slinging his own supply of the synthetic drug in Fair Haven with doses powerful enough to knock one customer unconscious at a Branford gas station.

Federal agents busted down his door, convinced he had something to do with the Green overdoses. On Thursday, seven months later, that was no longer so clear — and Staggers walked free with another “second chance” after a judge heard the heartbreaking tale of a boy who smoked crack with his mother and grew up to a life of struggle on the streets.

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Kimberly Square Pizza Hold-Ups Stopped

by Allan Appel | Mar 21, 2019 2:52 pm | Comments (1)

Allan Appel PhotoThe cops put the kibosh on a string of robberies of pizza deliverers in the Hill South neighborhood, where police believe a tech-savvy 15 year-old was using a scrambled phone number app he had downloaded in order to lure his pie-and-cash bearing victims.

Meanwhile, officer got word of a new problem — open gambling, smoking, and dealing a few blocks farther along on Greenwich Avenue at Galvin Park.

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DeLauro Wades Into Healthcare Debate

by Thomas Breen | Mar 20, 2019 4:18 pm | Comments (5)

Thomas Breen photoRosa DeLauro isn’t afraid of a Democratic Party fight over whether to reform or to overhaul healthcare in this country.

In fact, she welcomes the debate.

Because now that almost all Democrats share a common vision for moving towards universal healthcare in one way or another, the ensuing intraparty scrap should only strengthen those proposals for how to get there.

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Intel Center Giving Cops A Tech Edge

by Christopher Peak | Mar 19, 2019 4:52 pm | Comments (1)

Christopher Peak PhotoAgainst the digital map of New Haven’s streets, blue and gridded like graph paper, a yellow pin stuck out in Newhallville, marking where bullets had flown last night and automatically tripped up the city’s ShotSpotter system.

That pin on a television screen would serve as the marker unifying the department’s old-fashioned intelligence-gathering.

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