| Dec 14, 2011
| 2:00 PM
There's a certain Catch-22 aspect to Connecticut's impotent anti-racial-profiling law. It's never worked, but simply because this 12-year-old state statute exists, local cities and towns can't enact their own local anti-profiling ordinances.
| Dec 19, 2011
| 12:10 PM
East Haven cops "systematically discriminated against Latinos," using racial profiling, abuse of authority, excessive force and "unconstitutional search and seizures," according to a two-year federal civil rights investigation.
There was also an apparent...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 7:20 AM
For years, one of the reasons trotted out to explain the abysmal failure of Connecticut's anti-racial-profiling law was the lack of money to pay for collecting data about who cops are stopping and why.
The trouble with that excuse is that $1.2 million in...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 11:14 AM
There were notes about “rats” posted on East Haven police headquarters bulletin boards.
Outside investigators were warned their safety couldn’t be guaranteed if they rode with local cops. A police commissioner was so intimidated by...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 9:20 AM
Luis Cotto is ending his career as an upstart urban politician in Connecticut.
For the past five years, representing the Working Families Party on the Hartford City Council, Cotto got down and dirty with everything from trying to stop racial profiling by...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 6:01 PM
A man from Connecticut was found dead at the Electric Forest Music Festival in Rothbury.
The body of Michael Jay Benway Jr., 37, was found in his campground early Friday morning, according to Michigan State Police (MSP).
Benway was from East Haven,...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 7:10 AM
Do you like to eat food while supporting literacy programs? And did you know that Dr. Seuss' birthday is coming up in early March? In honor of what would have been his 108th birthday this year, celebrate in style by chowing down on some green eggs and ham...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 4:43 PM
The Rev. James Manship may never be canonized a saint, but some say he's certainly earned the wings of an angel.
The self-proclaimed "French-Canadian, kind of Yankee Catholic" pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church in New Haven has stuck his collar out more...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Dealing with immigration law is primarily a federal issue, but over the past 10 years local police departments have issued 14 tickets under an obscure state statute that prohibits businesses from employing someone who is in the country illegally.
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:16 AM
They were known as "Miller's boys," a small group of East Haven officers on the 4-to-midnight shift arrested Tuesday following a long federal investigation and charged with terrorizing Latinos who dared enter the town's borders.
| Jan 24, 2012
| 7:32 AM
It was a matter of when, not if.
Corruption and racism are so entrenched in the East Haven Police Department that the department's own civil rights attorney said it would take years to change.
Fortuntely, change can begin with the arrest of four cops,...