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  • 5 key points debated in the decision to release Newtown 911 calls

    5 key points debated in the decision to release Newtown 911 calls
    Prior to the Wednesday release of audio recordings of 911 calls made Dec. 14 from Sandy Hook Elementary School, the state's attorney for the Danbury region, Stephen Sedensky III, fought media requests for the recordings. Freedom-of-information advocates...
  • Newtown 911 calls released; fear, desperation heard in voices

    NEW YORK — "Newtown 911, what's the location of your emergency?" The voice on the other end shook with fear. "Sandy Hook school," the woman said. "I think there's somebody shooting in here." It was the first call received by police in Newtown,...
  • Newtown 911 calls: 'I keep hearing shooting,' caller says

    The first 911 call to Newtown police came in at 9:35 a.m.: “I think there's somebody shooting in here in Sandy Hook School,” a woman said, her voice shaking with fear. “Why do you think that?” the dispatcher asks. “...
  • Why Should Crime Victims' Information Make The News?

    Why Should Crime Victims' Information Make The News?
    Watergate. Benghazi. The Kennedy assassination. The need for government transparency has been evident through the decades, as has the need for a tool to obtain documents and information to hold the government accountable. The federal Freedom of...
  • New documents detail NSA privacy violations

    New documents detail NSA privacy violations
    WASHINGTON— The National Security Agency acknowledged that it repeatedly violated its own privacy guidelines in a now-defunct program to collect "to and from" data in American email, according to newly released documents that paint a picture of...
  • NSA reassurances about privacy rights feel hollow [Commentary]

    With all the discussion of surveillance, meta-data and phone taps over the past few weeks, I can't help thinking of my own experience as a surveillee back in the 1970s when cruder methods were used. All of the reassurances that everything will be fine...
  • Remember Us? Your Constituents?

    Remember Us? Your Constituents?
    I’m not a news junkie. I’m a truth junkie and an information junkie. I want to know what I want to know. Edward Snowden broke the law and should go to jail, but I glad he did what he did. Information is power and it’s almost the only...
  • Kennedy assassination books fed an appetite for conspiracy

    As a teenager in the 1970s, I learned about the paranoid style of American politics from the Kennedy assassination. Between seventh grade, when I discovered the Warren Commission report, and my junior year in high school, when I wrote a term paper...
  • Why are writers being curbed by NSA surveillance?

    PEN American Center’s report “Chilling Effects,” officially released Tuesday morning, offers some disturbing data about the effect of government surveillance on free expression and self-censorship in the literary world. Of more than...
  • Private Emails Hide Work Of Malloy's Administration

    The Malloy administration has created a far-flung network of private email accounts to conduct the public's business. Instead of using the state's "ct.gov" email address that is assigned to each member of the administration, officials have used Gmail,...
  • Feds Interested In 'Business As Usual'

    While most people were donning frightful masks last week to mark Halloween, state Democratic Party chairwoman Nancy DiNardo slipped — revealing her ugly philosophy of politics. "In politics, nobody does something for nothing," DiNardo said,...