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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,...
  • 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,...
  • Feds indict four East Haven cops in racial profiling-abuse scandal; more may be on the way

    Feds indict four East Haven cops in racial profiling-abuse scandal; more may be on the way
    Four East Haven cops, including the president of the town’s police union, have been arrested on charges of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and civil rights violation as part of a major federal racial profiling investigation. The indictments come...
  • Immigration Reform Group Delivers Hundreds Of Tacos to East Haven Mayor

    Immigration Reform Group Delivers Hundreds Of Tacos to East Haven Mayor
    Mayor Joseph Maturo insisted he would not resign on Thursday, even while an immigration reform group brought hundreds of tacos to his office in response to his comment this week that he "might have tacos" to support the Latino community. A swarm of media...
  • East Haven Mayor Appears Blind To Racism

    East Haven was rocked — again — Tuesday when four local police officers were arrested by the FBI on federal charges of violating residents' civil rights, with Latinos, especially, subject to alleged harassment. The indictment said the four...
  • "I Might Have Tacos": Mayor's Outreach Plan After 4 Cops Arrested For Racially Profiling Latinos

    "I Might Have Tacos": Mayor's Outreach Plan After 4 Cops Arrested For Racially Profiling Latinos
    Calls for embattled East Haven Mayor Joe Maturo to resign continued Thursday, days after he made racially-insensitive remarks to PIX 11 News cameras where he proposed having "tacos" as a form of outreach to the Latino community. The explosive comments...