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 [...]
Individuals with severe developmental disabilities often require specialized care to address specific medical and behavioral issues. But every year, dozens in Connecticut are placed in nursing homes designed to serve a different population. It is a situation that both state officials and advocates oppose but it continues, sometimes with tragic consequences.
The Courant today wraps [...]
In East Lyme, a resident of a group home for the developmentally disabled was sexually assaulted by a worker for more than a year by before the assaults came to light, according to police.
In East Hartford, a mentally frail woman was kicked, whipped with a belt and dragged across the floor by her hair.
They are among the most vulnerable of the state’s citizens – developmentally disabled adults living in facilities large and small under the supervision of the Department of Developmental Services. But in a scenario all sides agree occurs too frequently, those vulnerable citizens lose their lives to neglect.
From 2004 to 2010, investigators cited [...]
Quick quiz: Which of the above firearms would be covered by Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposed assault-weapon ban?
Easy question, right?
But here’s a tougher one: Which is a .223 caliber semi-automatic capable of taking a 30-round magazine?
Following the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, many called for a renewed discussion of gun violence in America, predicting that the tragedy would bring the nation closer to agreement on solutions to keep deadly weapons out of the wrong hands.
But the Courant, in collaboration with the PBS show “Frontline,” found that [...]
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney gave Steven Spielberg a bit of a history lesson this week, taking exception with the legendary director’s depiction, in the film “Lincoln,” of congressmen from Connecticut voting against the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery.
Courtney watched the movie over the weekend, and scratched his head at the thought that representatives [...]
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 [...]
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