by Staff | Sep 21, 2018 3:48 pm | Comments (6)
New revelations about Brett Kavanaugh’s time at Yale as well as his conduct as a judge have mobilized law students at his alma mater to organize protests here in New Haven and in D.C. Monday against his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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by Christopher Peak | Sep 20, 2018 2:20 pm | Comments (1)
After murdering four people, should a gang’s enforcer receive a lighter sentence for turning in other members who participated in the bloodshed?
U.S. District Court Judge Janet C. Hall was faced with that dilemma Wednesday in her Church Street courtroom as she weighed the fate of a killer who turned the tables on one of New Haven’s deadly Red Side Guerrilla Brims.
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by Thomas Breen | Sep 20, 2018 2:15 pm | Comments (18)
Four New Haven Correctional Center inmates literally beat “swords into ploughshares” on Thursday as they forged new garden tools from donated and repurposed handguns, shotguns, and assault rifles.
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by Thomas Breen | Sep 20, 2018 8:01 am | Comments (1)
When Brandon Chrostowski was 18, he was arrested for drug possession and for running from the police in his home city of Detroit. He could have gotten 10 years behind bars, but a judge sentenced him to probation and no prison time instead.
Now Chrostowski owns and runs a nationally celebrated French restaurant where he teaches the formerly incarcerated to be chefs, waiters, and house managers, extending the second chance that he received decades ago to a population of diligent, aspiring culinary employees just looking for an opportunity to work.
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by Staff | Sep 18, 2018 2:36 pm | Comments (1)
A hunt for an emotionally disturbed man on an alleged theft spree ended safely, and in an arrest.
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by Christopher Peak | Sep 17, 2018 11:35 pm | Comments (17)
Three months behind schedule, a new crop of students arrived for their first day of classes this week: the 31 police cadets who’ll be trained at the policy academy.
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by Thomas Breen | Sep 17, 2018 11:34 pm | Comments (4)
The formerly incarcerated need good-paying jobs. They need safe and stable housing. And they need state politicians to know that they will not be overlooked.
Two dozen criminal justice reform advocates chanted that message and cheered on Monday evening as they marched down College Street from Chapel Street to the Shubert Theater during the hour before a gubernatorial debate between Democratic candidate Ned Lamont and Republican candidate Bob Stefanowski.
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by Paul Bass & Christopher Peak | Sep 14, 2018 2:07 pm | Comments (41)
Police Chief Anthony Campbell took office promising to tackle domestic violence — and now finds himself addressing it among his own ranks.
In the last three months, four of Campbell’s officers have been arrested on charges of domestic violence.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 14, 2018 7:50 am | Comments (5)
A wave of retirements has led the police department to shuffle the deck in Internal Affairs and the Fair Haven and Westville districts.
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by Christopher Peak | Sep 13, 2018 7:58 am | Comments (19)
When a top Dixwell cop stumbled home from a night of drinking, he flicked on the lights where his three kids slept and demanded to know if his wife had cooked his “fucking dinner.” As she pulled a warm plate out of the oven, he allegedly chucked an aerosol can at her.
Lt. Raghue Tennant then allegedly asked her to hide the evidence on her swollen face.
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