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Reaction to Video of Hartford Police Sergeant

ACLU of Connecticut executive director David McGuire had the following reaction to footage of Hartford Police Department employee Stephen Barone telling a group of people that he was “trigger happy,” and “could [get] a ton of money on overtime if I have to shoot somebody.”

August 10, 2018 Police Accountability

Comment on Dangerous ICE Pursuit at Danbury Courthouse

HARTFORD — Federal ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents today chased a man from outside of the Danbury Superior Courthouse into the street, where he was hit by a car.

Dan Barrett, legal director of the ACLU of Connecticut, had the following reaction:

July 6, 2018 Immigration

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