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Violent Protests Bypass Connecticut; Police Point To Training, Standards

Violent Protests Bypass Connecticut; Police Point To Training, Standards

Vigils have been held throughout the country and in Hartford this week in memory of two New York City police officers who were killed Dec. 20, marking a break in the anger toward law enforcement that has fueled nationwide protests for the past several months. The wave of protests that reached a crisis point elsewhere has so far largely bypassed Connecticut. In other cities, tensions between communities and law enforcement escalated to violence in response to the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases, both involving unarmed black men who were killed during encounters with police officers. There have been demonstrations in Connecticut, but they have remained peaceful, a relative calm that...

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