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  • Crime & Punishment: Pep Rally Gone Wrong

    Crime & Punishment: Pep Rally Gone Wrong
    John Skok seemed poised to take a plea deal, accepting a year in jail for his part in a scheme that bilked a Montville woman out of her life savings, when the prosecutor brought the proceedings to a halt to accuse the defendant of being drunk in court. "It's been brought to my attention that you're under the influence," Assistant State's Attorney Lawrence Tytla said to Skok, 59, before the New London Superior Court. No word on how Tytla deduced this, but Skok (whose wife was already sentenced for the scheme) was given a breathalyzer test and it showed a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit to drive. Tytla was worried the plea would be null if Skok entered it while intoxicated, but the judge reasoned that Skok, an alcoholic, "was able to function well while legally drunk" and thus could soundly weigh his legal options while sloshed, reports the Norwich Bulletin. He was taken into custody and allowed to take the plea at the next hearing.
  • Advocate For Medical Marijuana Tells Story Of Pain And Hope

    Advocate For Medical Marijuana Tells Story Of Pain And Hope
    It's a subject of contentious debate: Should marijuana be legal for medicinal use? More than a dozen states have passed legislation legalizing medical marijuana, but so far that hasn't happened in Connecticut. The legislature is expected to take up the...

    Study: 19 Percent of Teens Have Driven High

    Just when I think I have this whole parenting thing figured out, the game changes. With my oldest daughter preparing for middle school next year, I feel like I have a pretty firm grip on the perils of upper elementary: limiting the amount of makeup worn...

    Man sentenced to year in jail in Detroit mob beating of motorist

    (Reuters) - A man who pleaded guilty to assaulting a motorist who was severely beaten by a mob in Detroit after he struck a child accidentally was sentenced on Thursday to one year in county jail. James Davis, 24, was sentenced in Wayne County Circuit...

    Courageous or spineless? Our actions -- or inactions -- decide for us [Commentary]

    Courageous or spineless? Our actions -- or inactions -- decide for us [Commentary]
    The psychological explanation for what happened to Catherine Ferreira is neat and tidy and sounds like reason. "The bystander effect," explains Psychology Today on its website, "occurs when the presence of others hinders an individual from intervening...