Baker advocates for initiatives to address gun violence in Bridgeport

January 16, 2018

As Bridgeport residents gathered to mark Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, state Rep. Andre Baker and members of Project Longevity advocated for initiatives that prevent one less person from falling victim to gun violence.

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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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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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Legislators push to establish meaningful accountability for police officers

May 16, 2017

After recent high-profile incidents in Connecticut, lawmakers are voicing their support for House Bill 6663, which aims to establish meaningful accountability for police officers who use excessive force. The bill, which state Rep. Robyn Porter introduced and sponsored, would require police departments to complete an investigation within a 15-day period. If the state's Division of Criminal Justice determines the officer used excessive force, the officer would also be placed on unpaid leave.

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