In Feb. 2012, I singled out a “stunningly clever” series of stories in the South Florida Sun Sentinel that exposed dangerously reckless driving by hundreds of off-duty police officers across the state. I named it an investigative-reporting “best of the week.” Today, the Pulitzer Board declared it the best of the year.
The Sun [...]
The intense battle over universal – or not-so-universal – background checks for firearms purchases further illustrates the deep cultural divide over guns, pitting those who see the checks as a profoundly obvious common-sense step to stem the supply of deadly weapons to criminals and the violence-prone against those who see it as an expensive hassle [...]
The Courant’s Jenny Wilson has put together a fascinating nationwide map showing the status of gun legislation in every state. Half a dozen locations, marked below in yellow, are considering multiple initiatives, some of which favor gun rights and some which favor gun control. But the other 44 states and the District of [...]
A New York newspaper’s decision to publish a map with the names and addresses of area pistol-permit holders continues to generate backlash, with officials in one county now saying they won’t comply with a state law mandating that such information is public.
As reported here last week, the Journal News, a paper covering [...]
Are there guns in your neighbors’ homes?
What about the homes where your kids play?
It’s a point of curiosity in many cities and towns, and the massacre in Newtown has sparked fresh debates over the proliferation of weapons in seemingly quiet communities. But one New York newspaper’s decision to map the exact [...]
Every one of the state’s judges, it can be fairly presumed, heartily opposes drunken driving. So may a judge with a especially strong record on the issue accept an award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving?
That question fell to the state Committee on Judicial Ethics after a judge was invited by MADD to receive an [...]
A veteran Danbury prosecutor accused of secretly photographing and videotaping women in the courthouse has been fired.
Senior Assistant State’s Attorney David M. Holzbach was terminated after an investigation found he had secretly recorded women, viewed pornography on his work computer during work hours and collected in his office “voluminous pictures of women, some [...]
Last week, The Scoop wrote about a Danbury News-Times article revealing disturbing allegations, dating back 20 years, against a prosecutor in the Danbury courthouse. In the article, current and former officials refused to comment on incidents involving the prosecutor, citing – as officials often do – a purported prohibition on disclosing information about [...]
The Danbury News-Times has a curious story this morning reporting that a local prosecutor is in hot water for transgressions that include, according to the paper, “using a camera concealed in a pen to take pictures of a female attorney’s legs and feet.” If true, that sort of behavior is, naturally, frowned upon. And the [...]
As my colleague Rick Green reports, Senate candidate Chris Murphy is calling on television stations to stop running an ad from opponent Susan Bysiewicz that incorrectly claims Murphy is the biggest recipient of hedge fund cash among Democrats in Congress.
The Bysiewicz campaign has acknowledged the error but said [...]
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