Crime

Church says standard of treatment was different
5:55 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Conn. Supreme Court hears appeal from Hartford Diocese on pedophile priest case

Attorney Hugh Hughes, representing the plaintiff, Jacob Doe, in Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Credit CT-N

The Connecticut Supreme Court heard arguments this week about a priest who was known to be a pedophile when he was appointed to be the director of a Hartford grade school. The Hartford Archdiocese is appealing a million-dollar verdict that was awarded to a man who says he was abused by that priest as a student in the 1980s.

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"pattern" of Latino assaults and robberies
8:30 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Riverhead restarts anti-bias task force

Riverhead, N.Y., is restarting its anti-bias task force in order to address a string of violent robberies against Latinos in the town.

Since its inception in 2007, Riverhead's anti-bias task force has met no more than a few times. But town officials and advocates for minorities say the group plans a public meeting later this month in order to discuss what they call a pattern of assaults and robberies directed at Latinos.

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"Latinos not protected by police"
6:08 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Rights group alleges Suffolk still fails Latinos

The family of Marcelo Lucero surrounded by reporters. Lucero was stabbed to death in 2008 in what prosecutors say was a string of similar hate attacks.
Credit AP/Craig Ruttle

Latino rights advocates are accusing the Suffolk County Police Department of mishandling an investigation into the death of a migrant laborer. While critics stop short of alleging a cover up, they are calling on the federal government to take over the investigation.

The complaint dates back to a 2010 attack against two migrant workers from Mastic. The men went on a drinking binge and, at some point, were viciously attacked by multiple people, who beat and sodomized them.

One of the victims survived. The other did not.

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Gun violence
5:31 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Stamford nightclub owner voluntarily suspends liquor license after Sunday's shooting spree

Stamford Mayor David Martin speaks to Tino's co-owner Alice Li before Tuesday's announcement in front of the former Tino's on West Park Place in Stamford, Conn.
Kaomi Goetz

Officials in Stamford, Connecticut are calling a downtown shooting that left five injured this past weekend ‘random,’ but pledge more police protection in the future. 

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2 killed in Bridgeport over the weekend
6:35 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Bridgeport mayor asks for community cooperation, following weekend violence

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch was joined by law enforcement, state government and community representatives on Tuesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

The mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut is asking his community to work together to prevent violence, following two killings and a number of other shootings over the weekend. A 23-year old man was shot and killed on a city street early Sunday. On the same night, a 24-year old woman was killed in a domestic violence incident. Violent crimes and robberies in Bridgeport are reportedly down so far this year, after a double digit reduction last year. But as the summer weather heats up, there’s generally a spike in violent crime.

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