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  • East Haven Cops Have Public's Support in Church/Pastor Flap (Moonbat UCC pastor)

    01/25/2018 5:02:41 PM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 17 replies
    East Haven (CT) Patch ^ | January 25, 2018 | Jack Kramer
    The East Haven Police on Wednesday released a video of the Pastor confronting officers and trying to block them from taking an accused violent offender, who hid inside the church, back to police headquarters for processing. Police said the Pastor was "extremely irate" that police officers entered her church to search for a violent fugitive who had just attacked his mother repeatedly with a telephone in their home Tuesday. The Pastor physically attempted to stop police officers from leaving with the accused including jumping in front of the police car, police said. The Pastor demanded that police release the accused...
  • Trinity Loses Donations, Students After Facebook Posts

    08/01/2017 3:46:46 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 44 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | August 1, 2017 | Russell Blair
    Donors have pulled back and incoming students have decided to go elsewhere in response to the firestorm that erupted from a professor’s racially-charged Facebook posts, Trinity College’s president said Monday. Joanne Berger-Sweeney said 16 incoming students have withdrawn and past donors have chosen not to contribute to the school this year, resulting in about a $200,000 loss in donations. Both groups specifically cited the national uproar surrounding Professor Johnny Eric Williams’ posts, she said.
  • New Haven unveils emergency preparedness booklet for immigrant families

    07/25/2017 4:47:11 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 9 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | July 25, 2017 | Esteban L. Hernandez
    NEW HAVEN >> The worried calls started a day after President Trump’s election. Mayor Toni Harp said they came mostly from immigrant residents. It wasn’t hard to pinpoint their worries: Trump had vowed to deport undocumented immigrants and build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Months later, Trump has mostly kept his word, shedding Obama-era deferment policies that once focused on undocumented immigrants with criminal records. However, now undocumented immigrants who have no criminal history are being monitored and deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ... The concerns led the city to partner with other local organizations to create a...
  • Lawyer says police responsible for ambulance problems at New Haven demonstration

    02/06/2017 5:44:34 PM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 10 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | February 6, 2017 | Pat Eaton-Robb (Associated Press)
    <p>HARTFORD >> Police said protesters who temporarily shut down a highway over the weekend delayed an ambulance, but an attorney for the demonstrators said officers are responsible for the vehicle getting stuck in traffic.</p> <p>Saturday’s demonstration in New Haven involved more than 100 people protesting President Donald Trump’s immigration order. Police said the protesters obstructed the ambulance, forcing medics to perform an emergency medical procedure, when they blocked the northbound lanes of Route 34.</p>
  • 100 protesters removed from New Haven roadway (rent-a-mob blocking ambulances)

    02/04/2017 3:14:11 PM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 27 replies
    WTNH Connecticut ^ | Feb 4, 2017 | Cailyn Blonstein
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A group of protesters blocked a roadway and caused traffic problems in New Haven on Saturday afternoon. Connecticut State Police tweeted shortly after 4:45 p.m. that the Route 34 connector would be temporarily closed, but didn’t specify for how long. Approximately 10 minutes later, police tweeted that the connector had been reopened since they moved the protesters off of the roadway. ... Connecticut State Police troopers and members of New Haven Police Department say they made arrests, but did not specify what for.
  • Attorney: Yale Calhoun dining hall worker who broke window wants his job back

    07/13/2016 6:20:01 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 30 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | July 13, 2015 | Ed Stannard
    NEW HAVEN >> Yale University has told the dining hall worker who broke a window pane depicting slaves that it will seek to have charges against him dismissed, and a prosecutor said Wednesday the state tries not to pursue property crimes where parties work it out. David Strollo, supervisory assistant state’s attorney for the New Haven Geographical Area, said he couldn’t comment specifically on Corey Menafee’s case, but said, “Generally speaking, as a practical matter, the state’s not interested in this type of thing,” specifically “property crime vs. going out and hurting somebody.” “If the parties come to a resolution...
  • CPD notifed Sinead O’Connor threatening to jump from bridge

    06/23/2016 6:30:10 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 90 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | Miriam Di Nunzio
    Chicago Police are tonight confirming that they are on the lookout for singer Sinead O’Connor, who famously went missing for a 24-hour period in May while staying at a home in Wilmette, and was later found safe, and may now be threatening suicide. Chicago police received a call from police in Dublin, Ireland, stating that the singer had apparently threatened to jump off a bridge in Chicago. Concerns prompted Chicago Police Department to issue an “All Call” alert Thursday advising officers to be on alert for the 49-year-old singer.
  • Blumenthal Calls For Airlines To Help Reduce Long Lines At Security Checkpoints

    05/16/2016 6:38:33 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 48 replies
    CT News Junkie ^ | May 16, 2016 | Steve Majerus-Collins
    To reduce sometimes lengthy lines at airport security checkpoints, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Monday that America’s airlines need to drop their baggage fees this summer. Not only would it save people time and money, he said, it would also make them safer. “We are urging the airlines to do the right thing,” Blumenthal said. ... During a press conference at the Sheraton Hotel at Bradley International Airport, Blumenthal called the pileups at many Transportation Security Agency checkpoints soft targets that terrorists are eyeing. ... Given that airlines are “rolling in profits,” they should give up the fees “out of...
  • New Haven’s first black female police captain sues city, alleges gender, racial discrimination

    05/09/2016 3:47:58 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 45 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | May 9, 2016 | Esteban L. Hernandez
    NEW HAVEN >> Less than three months after her historic promotion, the Police Department’s first black female police captain is suing the city alleging racial and gender discrimination dating to 2012. Police Capt. Patricia Helliger filed the civil complaint at Superior Court in New Haven last week after the complaint was released by the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities on Feb. 29 — 10 days after her ceremonial induction at City Hall. ... Helliger is represented by East Haven attorney Patricia A. Cofrancesco. The city of New Haven is listed as the first defendant, with Police Chief Dean...
  • UConn again bringing in therapy dogs for finals week

    05/01/2016 11:01:35 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 74 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | May 1, 2016 | unattributed, AP
    STORRS >> The University of Connecticut is providing its students with therapy dogs to help relieve the stress of final exams. The dogs will be available for petting at the school’s Homer Babbidge Library from Monday afternoon through Friday afternoon. ... The school says it is keeping the dogs in a space that won’t impact students with allergies who may also need to use the library.
  • Connecticut revises jobs report for 2015, outlook troubling

    03/12/2016 4:55:51 PM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 8 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | March 11, 2016 | Luther Turmelle
    The state’s economic picture took on a completely different look Friday with the Connecticut Labor Department’s latest employment report. Though the state economy added 900 jobs in January, its unemployment rate increased by one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.5 percent. But even more troubling than that were the Labor Department’s revised employment numbers for 2015: Connecticut only added 12,200 jobs last year instead of 26,900 that the state agency had originally reported. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said January’s new employment data and the revised employment numbers for 2015 are “emblematic of our new economic reality.” .... “Connecticut’s economy is...

    12/31/2015 7:16:02 PM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 25 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Dec. 31, 2015 | TEDDY CUTLER
    In a move to increase visitors by 2020, the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has invited three of the world’s leading snowboarders to tour his country’s new Masikryong ski resort in January. Terje Haakonsen, Dan Liedahl—known as “Danimals”—and Mike Ravelson will visit the resort at the summit of the 4,460-foot Taehwa Peak near Wonson, a port city on North Korea’s east coast, according to a press release from Uri Tours, a New York-based company that describes itself as “facilitating travel to North Korea.” The tour is also open to members of the public, with a single ticket (for seven nights...
  • Demagogue Days

    07/09/2015 11:31:16 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 3 replies
    Taki Mag ^ | July 9, 2015 | Taki Theodoracopulos
    The party ended when the you-know-what hit the fan around 2010. Soaring wages and gold-plated pensions had to end. Eternal austerity was the antidote. This was the EU at its best—worst, actually. It was like taking a middleweight boxer, putting him on a very strict diet, and expecting him to become a heavyweight contender. It was and remains an impossibility. ... As a Greek whose family helped finance the war of independence against the dreaded Turks in 1821, I sincerely hope there will be a compromise, and the ill-advised plebiscite will be ignored by the powers-that-be in the EU. Putting...
  • How many gun laws were broken before Dylann Roof went on his rampage?

    06/19/2015 6:16:48 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 32 replies
    vanity | Jun 19, 2015 | BillyBonebrake
    Just curious - the father bought the gun and gave it to his troubled son, who already had a criminal record. So the gun may have been legally acquired, but illegally transferred. And the church was a "gun-free" zone? I'm not sure of the specifics and have no knowledge of the law in South Carolina but would love to see a tally of all the existing laws that were thwarted.
  • Revenues Fall Short, Leaving 2015 Budget In Deficit (Connecticut)

    05/01/2015 11:19:25 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 11 replies
    Ct News Junkie ^ | April 30, 2015 | Christine Stuart
    Nonpartisan legislative analysts and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office agreed Thursday that revenue dropped $67 million below expectations between January and April, adding to this year’s budget deficit. The increase in tax revenue anticipated following the April 15 deadline wasn’t realized, according to budget analysts. In fact, personal income tax collections fell $65.5 million short of projections. Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes had forecasted 25 percent growth in personal income tax receipts.
  • Sen. Chris Murphy: Hillary Clinton’s strength ‘clearly’ foreign policy

    04/01/2015 6:52:00 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 34 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | April 1, 1015 | Mary O'Leary
    “The world is a mess, and while there is no simple pill America can administer to fix things, what we know is that there is significant room for progressives to articulate a foreign policy vision that is truly our own,” Murphy wrote in his op-ed article. A practical outcome, he wrote, could be the transfer of some resources now devoted to military expenditures, to diplomatic and foreign aid “so that our global anti-poverty budget, not our military budget, equals that of the other world powers combined.” ... Murphy said Clinton’s “strength is clearly going to be her experience on foreign...
  • Attorney: Wesleyan students accused in drug case have ‘bright futures’

    02/26/2015 5:35:28 AM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 18 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | February 25, 2015 | unattributed AP
    MIDDLETOWN >> They were studying to be doctors and scientists, but police say four Wesleyan University students arrested this week also are known on campus as drug dealers. The four are charged in connection with the distribution of a bad batch of the party drug known as Molly. Authorities said 11 people, including 10 Wesleyan students, some of whom had attended a rave music show Saturday night, went to hospitals for medical attention last weekend. ... Witnesses said several of the victims were hanging out with Kramer during the rave Saturday night at the Eclectic Society, a co-ed social fraternity....
  • Glock book under the tree

    12/25/2014 3:03:19 PM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 28 replies
    At our annual extended family Christmas gathering my nephew was given "Glock: The Rise of America's Gun", by Paul Barrett. His mother gave him the book having heard "all about it on NPR". Naturally my sister-in-law is all about hard left politics and gun control. My nephew, a high school senior, is in total lockstep. After he'd been reading it for a few hours I asked him if there was a coupon in the back for range time. I wondered aloud 'why just read about something you just as easily put in your hands and experience'. The look on this...
  • Confusion in Hartford Has Malloy Campaign Heading To Court To Keep City’s Polls Open

    11/04/2014 10:11:54 AM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 45 replies
    CT News Junkie ^ | Novemebr 4, 2014 | Christine Stuart
    Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s campaign will go to court Tuesday to ask a judge to extend voting hours in Hartford to accommodate voters who may have been turned away from the polls this morning. Some polling places in Hartford opened at 6 a.m. without a voter list. State Rep. Matt Ritter, D-Hartford, said that he was told by Garey E. Coleman, the Democratic Deputy registrar of voters, that the printer the registrars’ office uses to print its voter lists failed Monday night and there was no backup available. It’s not clear at the moment how long it takes to...
  • Editorial: In wake of Yale-New Haven Ebola scare, emergency response impressive

    10/16/2014 6:31:41 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 4 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | Oct 16, 2014 | Register Staff
    The patient is one of two Yale School of Public Health doctoral students who recently returned from Liberia. The students were not in direct contact with Ebola patients in Liberia, but officials said the student interacted with at least one person who was later diagnosed with Ebola. Workers at the Yale School of Public Health expressed legitimate concerns Thursday about whether sufficient precautions were taken upon the students’ return. The students volunteered to stay away from work for 21 days, but school officials decided that was not necessary. School of Public Health Dean Paul Cleary explained in a letter to...