Wednesday Night News Briefs

  • A man has been set free two decades after his conviction after the Connecticut Innocence Project used DNA evidence to show that he had not committed the crime he was accused of. Said Rep. Mike Lawlor (D-East Haven), co-chair of the Judiciary Committee:

    This is yet another Connecticut example of an innocent person having spent two decades in prison for a very serious crime while an actual rapist and murderer has been roaming free since 1986. This is not acceptable. The legislature, working with the Advisory Commission on Wrongful Convictions, must determine whether any state laws need to change and whether the law enforcement community is using best practices in the investigation of cases in order to avoid wrongful arrests and convictions.

  • Apparently a shooting range in Connecticut was a terror training ground. Yikes.
  • ConnecticutMan captures a small number of anti-Dodd activists who think that suggesting Sen. Dodd drink liquor with painkillers to “cure” his cancer is funny and cute. It isn’t.
  • The National Journal has released its Senate race rankings. Guess who’s sitting right on top?
  • Caregivers and their allies gathered yesterday to protest the closing or privatization of group homes. Dan Malloy weighed in on nonprofit cuts, as well: he is not amused.

What else is going on?

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5 responses to “Wednesday Night News Briefs

  1. ConnecticutMan captures a small number of anti-Dodd activists who think that suggesting Sen. Dodd drink liquor with painkillers to “cure” his cancer is funny and cute. It isn’t.

    However when a Democratic former Governor of Colorado said:

    “We’ve got a duty to die and get out of the way with all of our machines and artificial hearts and everything else like that and let the other society, our kids, build a reasonable life.”

    That was okay because after all Dick Lamm’s a Democrat!

  2. Back in the 1980s, we couldn’t use DNA in evidence because we didn’t have the technology. Now that we have this technology, the false imprisonment rate should go down. Furthermore, if there is DNA evidence that implicates you, that means that either you are guilty or that someone did a heck of a job planting evidence.

  3. ACR… you and other conservatives from around the state may be interested in this…

    The Cheshire GOP may be getting a real special guest for a fundraiser this fall… read the post… and click thru to the linked photos… it’s a small world.

    http://timwhitelistens.blogspot.com/2009/08/special-guest-for-cheshire-gop.html

  4. The Cheshire GOP may be getting a real special guest for a fundraiser this fall… read the post… and click thru to the linked photos… it’s a small world.

    I spoke to your Chair this evening – I think I’m more pleased about it than she is.

  5. you guys should push for a live performance of Let The Eagle Soar: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woLQI8X2R6Y)

    seriously though, that’d be a nice “get” for an RTC. congrats.

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