Members of Students for a Democratic Society stage demonstrations New Haven Green near area where a rally was being held by Black Panthers and their supporters, May 1, 1970. The Panthers were protesting the jailing of eight of their group in New Haven.
Dozens of librarians in Connecticut rallied at the Capitol building in Hartford Wednesday in opposition to nearly four million dollars in cuts in Governor Dannel Malloy’s proposed two-year budget. The librarians are concerned that the proposed budget would eliminate funding for the state’s inter-library loan program.
Under the Connecticard program, a library patron can use their local library card to check out books at any of more than 800 libraries in the state.
In the early hours of July 4, 1993, New Haven, Connecticut, bodega owner Eugenio DeLeon Vega was shot in the head inside his store. Two local men, Ronald Taylor and George Gould, were jailed for the murder.
Eight years later, a private investigator begins reviewing the case. His investigation leads to their freedom. But the story doesn't end there.
A report commissioned by the state of Connecticut and released Tuesday shows at least five police departments, Granby, Groton, Waterbury, and state police troops in Tolland and Hartford, are stopping Black and Hispanic drivers at unusually high rates.
Ken Barone, one of the authors of the report, says that doesn’t mean racial profiling is definitely going on there – just that there are “disparities” in how often those five departments stop Black and Hispanic drivers compared to everybody else.