The whole point and purpose of the Office of Victim Advocate (OVA) is, as the title suggests, victim advocacy. Any defense lawyer or reporter will tell you that advocacy hurts and involves incalculable risks to the advocate. Such is the case with the OVA, which can most accurately be described […]
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President Barack Obama’s past has come up several times in the national debate. Is this a legitimate issue? The disreputable pasts of other presidents have been noticed in other campaigns. President Bill Clinton, some people recall, had a “bimbo”problem. President John Kennedy had serious health problems, and he also wandered […]
It cannot be a good sign that Michael Lawlor, Governor Dannel Malloy’s undersecretary for criminal justice policy at the Office of Policy and Management, seems incapable of making a proper distinction between violent prisoners under his jurisdiction and non-violent prisoners. Purely as a practical matter, the distinction was dramatically illustrated […]
The repeal of the death penalty has produced some aftershocks. Of course, the real aftershocks will arrive after the next heinous murder, though it should be said that the multiple murders of Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky have set a high bar. These two worthies beat a husband with a […]
Upon signing S.B. 280, the General Assembly bill abolishing the death penalty in Connecticut, Governor Dannel Malloy issued the following press release: GOV. MALLOY ON SIGNING BILL TO REPEAL CAPITAL PUNISHMENT (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today released the following statement after signing S.B. 280, An Act […]
STATEMENT BY GOVERNOR MALLOY ON REPORT ALLEGING DISCRIMINATION DURING TRAFFIC STOPS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today issued the following statement regarding reports of possible discrimination during traffic stops by law enforcement officers: “The apparent discrimination by police officers undermines our resident’s confidence in the criminal justice system. These statistical findings are very troubling, especially considering the fact that […]
The U.S. Marshals Service has announced the addition of Edward Salas to its 15 Most Wanted fugitive list. A convicted child killer, Salas escaped from the Curry County Detention Center in Clovis, New Mexico, on August 28, 2008, and has been on the lam ever since. At the time of his escape, he was serving a life sentence plus 56 years for his role in the murder of 10-year-old Carlos Perez.
I have the honor of knowing Dr. William Petit, Jr. personally, and pray that the justice served today will provide him some small measure of closure and peace. While no sentence will erase the horror of what happened in July 2007, there are no doubt some crimes so heinous that […]
By Chuck Baldwin July 21, 2011 Archived column: http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?p=3781 In a letter to President Thomas Jefferson in 1805, John Adams wrote, “All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise not from defects in the Constitution or Confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much as downright ignorance […]