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Crime, Law and Justice

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  • Death Penalty: What about the condemned's family?

    To the editor: Sandy Banks is both compassionate and complex in the way she deals with the death penalty. She describes those who have been made victims: the inmates themselves, jurors and taxpayers. ("California's death penalty isn't really about death...
  • Let's look at the death penalty with statistics instead of emotion

    The horror show on Arizona’s death row this week has deservedly raised yet another national debate over the death penalty, particularly lethal injections by states scrambling for fresh killing agents as they find it harder to procure tried-and-...
  • Man arrested after backpacks left near site of Boston Marathon finish line

    Man arrested after backpacks left near site of Boston Marathon finish line
    Not a perfect finish for the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. On Tuesday evening, Boston police evacuated Boylston Street near the marathon's usual finish line and took an unidentified man into custody after two suspicious backpacks were...
  • Dead teen's mother sues FedEx in California bus crash: report

    Dead teen's mother sues FedEx in California bus crash: report
    The mother of a 17-year-old student who was among 10 people killed in a highway crash in northern California earlier this month has sued FedEx Corp for negligence, California-based City News Service reported. More than 30 others were injured when a...
  • Courtroom Surprises: Twists And Turns In Connecticut Trials

    Courtroom Surprises: Twists And Turns In Connecticut Trials
    Nearly a century ago, it might have become the trial of the century. A Bridgeport priest was shot dead on a busy city street. Multiple witnesses placed a dim-witted vagrant at the scene. Ballistics experts linked the man's gun to the crime. A chilling...
  • Is 1% milk edict for day care an overreach?

    Is 1% milk edict for day care an overreach?
    WHAT DO YOU THINK? CLICK TO CAST YOUR VOTE! (Note: This is an unscientific poll.) A bill in the state Senate would ban whole milk for kids 2 and older in day care. Only low-fat (1 percent and under) milk could be served  to children over 2 years old,...
  • Niantic Boy Scout Became Nazi Spy

    Niantic Boy Scout Became Nazi Spy
    This is the story of a Boy Scout from Connecticut who grew up to become a Nazi spy during World War II — and another Boy Scout who helped capture the traitor. This true tale contains all the elements of a film about espionage — a defection...
  • Murder Mystery: Sea Captain Meets His Fate On A Bridgeport Street

     Murder Mystery: Sea Captain Meets His Fate On A Bridgeport Street
    Navy Captain George Colvocoresses survived yellow fever, explored uncharted islands of the South Pacific Ocean and conducted daring raids on Southern command posts during the Civil War, only to come home to Connecticut and end up dead. The circumstances...
  • Unraveling Crimes, Henry Lee Transformed Art Of Forensic Science

     Unraveling Crimes, Henry Lee Transformed Art Of Forensic Science
    Long before he became an internationally known forensic scientist sought out by the likes of the Kennedys and O.J. Simpson, Henry Lee began his career in a converted bathroom at the Bethany state police barracks. Virtually a one-man operation with a...
  • The Mob In Connecticut: Grasso's Reign Of Terror

     The Mob In Connecticut: Grasso's Reign Of Terror
    HARTFORD — Not many people would consider a 10-year prison sentence a solid career move. But William P. Grasso wasn't like most people. In 1968 he was running dice games and hustling street loans for Ralph "Whitey" Tropiano, a mafia soldier from...
  • Sworn To Uphold The Law, Lawmen Sometimes Break It

    Sworn To Uphold The Law, Lawmen Sometimes Break It
    An arrogance laces through the episodes of corruption and abuse of office by Connecticut lawmen down through the generations, lending a certain timelessness to those crimes. Middlesex County Sheriff John Lawrence Lewis' coddling of two imprisoned...