The questioning of a former Major League Baseball player in Hartford, by a police officer out of his jurisdiction, shows that state rules need to be reinforced. Last March, Doug Glanville, was shoveling snow from the driveway of his Hartford home when a police officer from another jurisdiction questioned him. He chronicled his experience in […]
A new Quinnipiac poll revealed that huge majorities of Connecticut voters support moves to reduce penalties for non-violent drug offenses as well as allowing terminally ill people the option of hastening their deaths with the aid of a physician.
I returned home Sunday night from Selma, Alabama, where Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a bipartisan delegation of members of Congress, civil rights leaders, and over 80,000 marchers joined to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.
Fifty years ago, hundreds of courageous activists from across the country marched on Selma, Alabama to stand up for voting rights. Those activists weathered the billy clubs and tear gas of state troopers in order to see the Voting Rights Act of 1965 come to fruition.
Connecticut must stop depriving communities of their deserved resources and voting power through the practice of prison gerrymandering, the ACLU of Connecticut told lawmakers. ACLU of Connecticut staff attorney, David McGuire, said, “The practice of prison gerrymandering essentially robs Connecticut’s poorest communities of desperately needed funding for programs and services that might actually prevent the […]