The Senate voted 31-5 early Friday to approve and send to the House a bill that overhauls Connecticut’s sexual harassment and assault laws and gives lawmakers an election-year claim of solidarity with the Time’s Up and Me Too movements.
The bill would eliminate the statute of limitations for prosecuting many serious sexual assaults, bringing Connecticut in line with most other states, and impose new training standards to address sexual harassment in the workplace.
The state House of Representatives approved a bill Tuesday that would ban bump stocks, moving Connecticut one step closer to a number of other states that have prohibited the devices used in the deadly Las Vegas shooting last October.
Bump stocks allow semiautomatic rifles to fire at a rate similar to that of machine guns. The bill also would ban trigger cranks and other so-called rate-of-fire enhancements.
States including Massachusetts, California, Vermont, New Jersey, Washington and Florida already have enacted their own bans. The U.S. Justice Department also proposed a federal regulation in March banning the devices.
American voters overwhelmingly support universal background checks for gun purchases by a margin of 95-4 percent. Support is 94-5 percent among households where there is a gun.
"With each American gun massacre, there is stronger voter support for tighter gun control measures," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
There was also support 74-24 percent for a ban on the sale of gun modifications that can make a gun work more like a fully automatic weapon. The question comes after 58 were killed and 546 injured following a mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas where the attacker used bump stocks to make his semiautomatic weapons fire at a rate close to a fully automatic weapon.
Bill Curry hints at Congressional run during Danbury visit
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Time: 10:23 AM
Since Elizabeth Esty announced that she will not seek re-eleciton for Congress, several people have expressed interest in running for the fifth Congressional seat...and one of those individuals is Bill Curry.
Last Saturday, I attended a candidate meet and greet held at the Lebanon-American Club in Danbury where the two-time nominee for Governor and Presidential adviser to Bill Clinton addressed the audience and talked his interest in running for Congress as well as his thoughts of the present state of the Democratic Party.
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On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.
The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.
Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.
Plaintiffs request declaratory relief, damages and attorneys fees.