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American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut

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  • Mayor: Hartford To Investigate Stun Gun Shooting Of Teenager

    Mayor: Hartford To Investigate Stun Gun Shooting Of Teenager
    HARTFORD — Mayor Pedro Segarra said Wednesday that the Hartford police internal affairs division and a civilian review board will investigate an officer's use of a stun gun on an 18-year-old during a confrontation in the city's North End. In a...
  • Advocates Hail Ignition-Lock Measure, Say It Will Save Lives

    Advocates Hail Ignition-Lock Measure, Say It Will Save Lives
    Mothers Against Drunk Driving Connecticut and law enforcement officials are celebrating legislation that they say strengthens the state's penalties against drunken drivers. Public Act 14-228, which takes effect on July 1, 2015, will require more...
  • Keeping The Faith: Jolts En Route To Religious Acceptance

    Keeping The Faith: Jolts En Route To Religious Acceptance
    Stephen L. Saltzman was at New York University, almost done with his studies in a tax law program, when a well-meaning Irish Catholic instructor invited him to interview at a large Boston law firm where he worked. But when Saltzman got to Massachusetts,...
  • State Must Answer For Imprisoning 16-Year-Old

    There is an old lawyers' adage: Never ask a question unless you know the answer. We are about to violate that sound advice by asking, why did the Department of Children and Families send an abused 16-year-old who has never been charged with a crime to a...
  • Should Connecticut allow red-light cameras?

    Should Connecticut allow red-light cameras?
    State lawmakers are once again talking about legalizing cameras that would catch drivers running through red lights. Supporters say the cameras would make drivers more careful and roads safer. They also acknowledge that some municipalities would welcome...
  • Court Order Protecting Hartford Voters Should Stand

    It has a weak case, but the city of Hartford wants out from under a federal court order issued in 1992 to stop discriminatory practices that keep a disproportionate number of Latino residents from exercising their right to vote. Hartford's registrars of...
  • Secretly Drafted Bill Would Leave Release of Some Newtown Investigative Records Up To Families

     Secretly Drafted Bill Would Leave Release of Some Newtown Investigative Records Up To Families
    A secretly drafted bill to block release of photos, tapes of 911 calls and death certificates related to the Dec. 14 Newtown elementary school massacre could be acted on in the General Assembly as early as the end of the week, officials said Wednesday....
  • State Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Death Penalty's Repeal

    The state Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether Connecticut's controversial prospective repeal of the death penalty is constitutional. The General Assembly eliminated capital punishment a year ago. But to win passage, lawmakers...
  • Segarra, Fonfara Support Red Light Cameras In Hartford

    Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra and state Sen. John Fonfara, D-Hartford, gave their public backing Thursday to the latest attempt to pass a bill legalizing red light enforcement cameras in this city and a dozen other large Connecticut municipalities....
  • Red-Light Cameras, Red-Hot Debate

    Last week some Democratic office-holders including the maor of New Haven, re-launched the annual and so-far-unsuccessful legislative push to legalize red-light enforcement cameras in Connecticut. That sparked now-familiar arguments pro (saving lives,...
  • Hartford Officials Support Red-Light Cameras

    HARTFORD — Mayor Pedro Segarra and Democratic state Sen. John Fonfara of Hartford gave their public backing Thursday to the latest attempt to pass a bill legalizing red-light enforcement cameras in this city and a dozen other large Connecticut...