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  • An anti-racial-profiling law gets another chance in 2012

    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. Meanwhile,...
  • Federal probe finds East Haven cops routinely discriminated against, harassed and abused Latinos' constitutional rights.

    Federal probe finds East Haven cops routinely discriminated against, harassed and abused Latinos' constitutional rights.
    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...
  • Will Connecticut finally use federal funding to strengthen anti-racial-profiling laws?

    Will Connecticut finally use federal funding to strengthen anti-racial-profiling laws?
    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...
  • Rumors, 'Rats' and Retaliation: East Haven racial profiling scandal having statewide impact

    Rumors, 'Rats' and Retaliation: East Haven racial profiling scandal having statewide impact
    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...
  • Hartford City Councilor Luis Cotto says goodbye

    Hartford City Councilor Luis Cotto says goodbye
    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...
  • Man Found Dead At Electric Forest Music Festival

    Man Found Dead At Electric Forest Music Festival
    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,...
  • Green Eggs and Ham Family Breakfast, Jan. 21 at East Haven's Irish American Community Center

    Green Eggs and Ham Family Breakfast, Jan. 21 at East Haven's Irish American Community Center
    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...
  • At Heart Of Discrimination Case, Priest Takes Fight To Police

    At Heart Of Discrimination Case, Priest Takes Fight To Police
    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...
  • When Enforcing Undocumented Workers Law, One Police Department Dominates

    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. Half of...
  • FBI: 4 Arrested Police Officers Were "Bullies With Badges"

    FBI: 4 Arrested Police Officers Were "Bullies With Badges"
    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. Federal authorities...
  • The hammer comes down: FBI arrests four East Haven cops

    The hammer comes down: FBI arrests four East Haven cops
    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,...