| May 31, 2014
| 11:38 AM
Superior Court Judge E. Curtissa R. Cofield — who in recent years has served two disciplinary suspensions, one for 240 days after hurling racially charged taunts at a black state trooper during her October 2008 drunken-driving arrest — has...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:45 AM
If you've been convicted of a federal crime, it's almost impossible to get a pardon. Doesn't matter if you've served your time and turned your life around, or that the crime happened decades ago — your chances of getting pardoned remain virtually...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 11:35 AM
One of the odd coincidences of the Newtown tragedy is that the headquarters of one of the biggest anti-gun-control groups in the nation stands less than two miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School — almost close enough to hear the gunfire.
| Dec 31, 2012
| 9:35 AM
Right-wing blogger, radio talk jock, and occasional paid informant for the FBI Harold “Hal” Turner has been having a hell of a time. He claims he’s been unfairly jailed by the feds, “railroaded” by a corrupt Connecticut legal...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 8:20 AM
It's legal in Connecticut to carry a killer handgun powerful enough, in the immortal words of Dirty Harry, "to blow yer head clean off." What you can't have on your person or in your car as a private citizen in this state is a (theoretically) non-lethal...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 6:32 PM
In highly anticipated arguments Tuesday before the Connecticut Supreme Court, a convicted killer's lawyer offered what he called a simple solution to settling the controversy over a death penalty repeal that excluded inmates already on death row.
| Oct 9, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Suppose Connecticut had a centralized system where all cops who made traffic stops had to send electronic reports on who they pulled over, the race of the person, the reason for the action and the outcome. The reports could be checked against stuff like...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 12:15 PM
Once in a while, the state of Connecticut knows a good deal when it sees it. Take the miniscule money it’s paying prison inmates to help clean up litter on the side of state highways.
Those dudes are getting $1.75 a day each. The state Department...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 5:15 AM
Buy, sell or give away .50 caliber armor-piercing bullets in Connecticut and you could spend a year in state prison. But using the Internet to pick up a few thousand rounds of 9 mm ammo for your Glock, no problem dude.
"Neither state nor federal law...
| Aug 4, 2010
The pattern is familiar: Someone goes on a shooting rampage in the workplace, and experts in mental health, law enforcement and the media struggle to find lessons in the aftermath.
That's what happened after four employees were shot to death at the...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 12:55 PM
Christopher Toppi, the driver of the car involved in a fatal school bus accident in January, will be tried in juvenile court.
Toppi's lawyer Michael Georgetti argued in Superior Court on Thursday that a law that went into effect Jan. 1 allowed for the...