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  • New Haven Mass Overdose: 30+ Overdoses, Arrest Made (CT)

    08/15/2018 1:51:23 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 79 replies
    The Patch ^ | 8/15/2018 | Rich Sinto
    Reports of overdoses continue to skyrocket as the day progresses. A Public health alert has been issued. NEW HAVEN, CT — Emergency crews are responding to a mass overdose at the New Haven Green Wednesday. Overdoses have now spread to other parts of the city as well and are pushing emergency crews to the limit. Overdose reports continue to come in rapid fire; there were two additional reports during the span of a short late morning press conference. The city has declared a public health alert after more than 30 overdoses. A local man believed to be connected to at...
  • Mika: "Everyone" Close to Trump Says He is "Not Well"

    08/03/2018 4:11:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 136 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | August 3, 2018 | Mark Finkelstein
    Name names, Mika . . . During Mika Brzezinski’s long, and apparently prepared, statement on today’s Morning Joe about President Trump’s mental health, she made this remarkable statement: “Donald Trump is not well, and everyone close to him says it. They’re all scared of what he’s going to say or tweet next.”Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Official kneels during Pledge of Allegiance to protest Trump [Connecticut]

    07/31/2018 12:24:24 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/31/2018 | Staff
    HADDAM, Conn. (AP) — A town official opposed to President Donald Trump’s policies took a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance at a tense meeting packed with more than 100 people, dividing community residents and furthering an intense debate over protests and the First Amendment. Haddam Selectwoman Melissa Schlag faced jeers while she kneeled during the pledge on Monday and asked residents and politicians to not add words to her “silent protest.” “I appreciate everyone coming out because this is truly town government at its best,” Schlag, a Democrat, said after the demonstration. “We need to continue the conversation or...
  • Gun making drops off in state

    07/30/2018 11:48:40 AM PDT · by cp124 · 14 replies
    CT Post ^ | 7/28/2018 | Sarah Roach
    WASHINGTON — Gun manufacturing companies came to Connecticut expecting a surge in gun sales after the Sandy Hook massacre, but they might not stay for long under a gun-friendly Republican president.
  • Hillary Clinton covers N Korea, Bill Clinton and online trolls in conversation with Julia Gillard

    05/12/2018 4:06:34 AM PDT · by libh8er · 84 replies ^ | May 12th, 2018 | Megan Palin
    She said she had been subjected to countless rape and death threats, as well as profanities on social media such as “b***h” and “c**t”. “The more successful a man becomes the more people like him,” Ms Clinton told the audience at Sydney’s International Convention Centre. “With women it’s the opposite. “Calling a woman incompetent or disagreeing might not be pleasant but it’s fair game ... But when it goes into the most foul, really horrible insults and accusations where there’s no argument or debate, and it’s just name calling of the most vile sort, that’s something different.”
  • Connecticut To Give Its Electoral College Votes To National Popular Vote Victor

    05/07/2018 8:29:42 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 171 replies
    MSN News ^ | May 7, 2018 | Dominique Mosbergen
    Connecticut’s legislature has passed a bill that would give the state’s Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote nationally. The state Senate voted 21-14 on Saturday to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which includes 10 states and the District of Columbia. The state House passed the measure last week, 77 to 73.
  • Mock Shooting Alarms Crowd, Triggers Police Response At Movie Theater In CT

    04/25/2018 8:20:19 AM PDT · by yoe · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | April 24, 2018 | Tony Aiello
    STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – The sound of gunfire and someone shouting “Everybody down, everybody” shocked moviegoers sitting in the lobby of the Bow Tie Majestic 6 movie theaters Sunday night, but the incident appears to have been a juvenile prank. Five children ranging in ages from 10 to 16 were arrested and face both criminal charges and potential school disciplinary action after police say they used toy cap guns to stage the mock attack in Stamford, reports CBS2’s Tony Aiello. Police say three members of the group had noisy toy guns and fired them in the theater while shouting “everyone...
  • Democrat Candidate For Connecticut Governor Refused To Leave Forum Look What Happened

    04/11/2018 6:27:31 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Democrat candidate for Connecticut Governor refused to leave forum Look what happened  
  • Elizabeth Esty Not Running For Re-Election (Dem, CT-5)

    04/02/2018 1:57:38 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 20 replies
    Hartford courant ^ | April 2, 2018
    Congresswoman, Rep. Elizabeth Esty will not run for re-election after facing intense criticism for mishandling domestic violence allegations against her since-fired chief of staff. Here is the full statement from her office: From being a room parent in a first grade classroom to serving on the library board, town council, state house and U.S. Congress, I went into public service to fight for equality, justice, and fairness. It is one of the greatest honors of my life that the people of Connecticut’s Fifth District elected me to represent them in Congress. However, I have determined that it is in the...
  • Fellow Democrats tell embattled Congresswoman Esty to resign

    03/31/2018 7:52:14 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/31/2018 | Staff
    HARTFORD, Conn. — Some Connecticut Democrats are calling for their embattled colleague U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty to step down for not protecting female staffers who say they experienced violence, death threats and sexual harassment by her former chief of staff. Esty is an outspoken advocate for the #MeToo movement. She has apologized for not protecting the staffers in her Washington office but has dismissed calls for her to resign. Former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz (BY'-suh-wits) says the "emerging story regarding battery, harassment and threatening" from Esty's ex-chief of staff and Esty's handling of the response are "very troubling."...
  • Rep. Esty responds after keeping on aide accused of abuse: 'I am not resigning'

    03/30/2018 4:43:42 PM PDT · by McGruff · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | March 30, 2018 | Sunlen Serfaty
    Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who has apologized after she kept on a top aide for several months despite having learned of abuse allegations against him, said Friday that she has no plans to resign. "For those who have asked, I want to be clear that I am not resigning," the Connecticut lawmaker said in a statement to CNN. "I have important work to do in Congress including building on the lessons of this horrible series of events." Esty entered into a nondisclosure agreement with her former chief of staff Tony Baker and wrote a reference letter for him even after...
  • Father in Costa Rica plane crash worked at giant hedge fund

    01/02/2018 8:40:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 2, 2018 | 10:32am | Updated | By Carleton English
    The father of the family killed in a fiery Costa Rican plane crash was a senior investor at Bridgewater Associates, the giant hedge fund headed by billionaire Ray Dalio. Bruce Steinberg — who, along with his wife, Irene, and three sons, Zachary, William and Matthew, was among 12 people killed in the charter plane crash on New Year’s Eve — was a senior member of the Connecticut-based fund’s research team. Steinberg, 50, was also a graduate of Columbia Business School. “The Bridgewater family lost Bruce Steinberg (a senior investor at Bridgewater and a wonderful man) and his family in a...
  • Petition To Grant Three Goshen Elephants Legal Rights As 'Persons' Denied

    12/28/2017 3:36:24 AM PST · by raybbr · 14 replies ^ | 12/27/17 | Sandra Gomez-Aceves
    The petition to grant three Goshen elephants legal rights as “persons” was denied by a judge at Superior Court in Torrington on Tuesday, court records show. In a memorandum of decision, Judge James Bentivegna called the petition “wholly frivolous on its face in legal terms.” The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) had filed the lawsuit on Nov. 13, arguing that Beulah, Karen and Minnie — three elephants captured in the wild and now living at the Commerford Zoo in Goshen — are legal “persons” with fundamental rights and they must be released into a sanctuary. “‘Person’ is not a synonym for...
  • CT: Gun 'Buyback', New Haven 16 December, 2017 and Results

    12/23/2017 4:45:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Gun turn in events, known by the Orwellian term 'buyback' (you cannot buy back what you never owned), have become rare outside of those states which ban private sales. Connecticut requires that every gun sale be granted permission and be registered with the government. New Haven Connecticut is hosting a gun turn in event.  From The New Haven Police Department gun buyback will be at 710 Sherman Parkway in New Haven, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. People turning in working guns will get gift cards for American Express, Stop & Shop, Target, Walmart, Kohl’s or Amazon...
  • Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder After Throwing Man Off Bridge: PD

    12/12/2017 9:24:53 AM PST · by bgill · 30 replies
    nbc connecticut ^ | December 12, 2017 | nbc
    Shelton police say a man was seriously injured after being thrown off the Derby Shelton Bridge when he tried to intervene during an argument between a couple. According to police, Rottjer and Hannum were having an argument while walking over the bridge. The victim, identified as a 30-year-old man from Monroe, got involved to ask of Hannum was ok, then tried to walk away. Police claim that’s when Rottjer and his friend, Dorso, got into a physical fight with the victim. Investigators said that Rottjer intentionally threw the victim over the bridge during the fight. Rottjer, Dorso and Hannum then...
  • In Era of Mass Murder, Second Amendment Advocate An Unlikely Hero

    11/17/2017 12:51:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    CT News Junkie ^ | 17 November, 2017 | Terry Cowgill
    Few things are more painful to me than the abuse of power, or incompetence in the execution of that power. The consequences for those affected by such malfeasance and clumsiness are so great as to demand a sense of outrage from us all. Over the last year, for example, dozens of men, including the president of the United States himself, have been credibly accused of sexual assault and sexual misconduct. And the fact that they were powerful men made the allegations really sting. That’s why I find misconduct and chicanery on the part of the law enforcement community so troubling....
  • CT: Hartford Turn-In Event 28 October, 2017, Profit Center

    11/04/2017 5:11:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Hartford Connecticut had a gun turn in event on Saturday, 28 October, 2017. They have been using the Orwellian term “buy back”. You cannot buy back something you never owned to begin with. Hartford has been holding these events every few months. Gun turn-in events have become scarce in most states as private purchasers turned the affairs into impromptu gun shows. They are hanging on in those states where private sales are banned. A sale is not private if the government requires the sale to be conducted through a government agent, and to be recorded.Second Amendment supporters have another...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,WTIC AM,EDT,July 11-14,2017

    07/11/2017 5:51:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | July 11, 2017 | Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning And WELCOME To Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich!
  • Tension mounts over CT budget

    06/02/2017 7:26:56 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 31 replies
    Eyewitness News 3 ^ | June 2, 2017 | Susan Raff and Joseph Wenzel IV
    HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Connecticut lawmakers were working at the State Capitol on Friday in the final days of the session. Democrats said they were finding it harder to get bills passed, now that Republicans have more seats and carry more weight. "They said they wanted to lead. They told the voters in the state of Connecticut give us more seats and we will be at the table,” House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said. “And you know what we have heard, we will offer no votes."
  • CT: Bill to Require Carry Permit Holders to "Show Their Papers" Defeated

    04/13/2017 7:49:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Second Amendment supporters won another victory, this time in Connecticut. On Thursday, 6 April, 2017, HB6200 was defeated. The bill would have required individuals who open carry handguns to present permits to law enforcement on demand. This was the second year that such a bill was stopped. It never made it out of committee. In Connecticut, a resident is not allowed to carry a handgun outside of his home without a permit. Permits are not exactly "shall issue" but are granted to most people who apply. Here is the summation of  the bill, from AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESENTATION...