Many Districts Not Complying With Law Making Schools Safer After Sandy Hook

December 11, 2017

After 20 first-graders and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a law was enacted to make schools safer, but a Courant review of records found that almost half of the state’s districts are violating at least some aspect of the law requiring them to submit school security information.

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Funding Approved For Police Body Cameras

December 4, 2017

Just in case you hadn’t heard, the State Bond Commission has approved funding for body cameras for our city police. Both law enforcement authorities and victim advocates have supported technology such as body cameras, and this funding will help ensure that citizens and their rights are protected. New Haven was one of 14 municipal police departments approved for the purchase of body-worn recording equipment and digital stage devices.

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A Desmond's Law May Have Stopped Killer

November 14, 2017

If Texas had a Desmond’s law, major red flags would have gone up in 2014 when the killer in the Texas church massacre, Devin Kelley, was convicted of animal cruelty. "If we see patterns of animal abuse, the odds are that something else is going on," says John Thompson, of the National Sheriffs' Assoc.

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Lesser Calls For Ban On Gun Bump Stocks

October 4, 2017

Rep. Matthew Lesser is urging his colleagues in the Connecticut General Assembly to plug a big loophole in gun-control laws and ban so-called bump stocks, which turn semiautomatic guns into automatic killing machines. Bump stocks were used in the Las Vegas massacre.

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