crime

Legal
3:41 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

Raymond Clark III Sentenced to 44 Years

Uma Ramiah

A former lab technician was sentenced to 44 years in prison today in the 2009 murder of a Yale University graduate student.

Raymond Clark the Third told the courtroom that he, alone, was responsible for the death of 24-year old Yale pharmacology student Annie Le.  Clark pleaded guilty in March to murder and attempted sexual assault.

Le disappeared in September 2009.  Her body was discovered five days later behind the wall of a high security, university research building. DNA evidence linked Clark to the crime.

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State Legislature
3:51 pm
Tue May 31, 2011

Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Prisoners to Earn Credit for Early Release

The state House of Representatives has approved a bill that would allow some prisoners to get out of jail early. The Senate passed a version of the bill last week. 

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:28 pm
Tue May 31, 2011

A History of Connecticut's Death Penalty

Flickr Creative Commons, yamrock83

Thirty-four states use the death penalty. Sixteen do not. Connecticut does, but most of its neighboring states -- New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Maine and Vermont -- do not. New Hampshire does, but the state has had no executions since 1939 and currently possesses no means of executing anyone. Only recently did the ranks of its death row swell to one.

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Human Rights
3:13 pm
Tue May 31, 2011

Sex Trafficking: a Growing Problem in the U.S.

Photo by Chion Wolf

When you hear about the human trafficking of young girls and women, third world countries in Asia and South America come to mind but law enforcement officials and advocates against exploitation say its as pervasive in this country as overseas. On VanityFair.com, writer Anne Fine Collins profiles a Connecticut case that was one of the first to be tried under the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act.

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Human Trafficking
3:13 pm
Tue May 31, 2011

Sex Trafficking: a Growing Problem In the U.S

Photo by Chion Wolf

When you hear about the human trafficking of young girls and women, third world countries in Asia and South America come to mind but law enforcement officials and advocates against exploitation say its as pervasive in this country as overseas.

On VanityFair.com, writer Anne Fine Collins profiles a Connecticut case that was one of the first to be tried under the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act.

The case was investigated by a task force of local law enforcement and prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's office in Connecticut.

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Legal
7:40 am
Thu March 31, 2011

Thomas Ullmann Speaks Out About Cheshire Murder Case

As jury selection continues for the second trial in the 2007 triple murder in Cheshire, the attorney who represented the first defendant is speaking out about his client’s case.  

Attorney Thomas Ullmann says zealous legal representation in all cases is a foundation of our criminal justice system.

"Its what differentiates our system of government and the protection of individual rights from many other countries."

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Financial Reform
8:32 am
Fri October 29, 2010

UConn Law Professor to Oversee Mortgages in Financial Bureau

A prominent UConn law professor has been tapped to advise the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, founded under the Dodd-Frank financial reform act. Patricia McCoy will be working on mortgages. McCoy is the director of UConn law school’s Insurance Law Center and an expert on consumer finance issues. She’s been a prominent commentator on the foreclosure crisis, and an advocate of protecting the rights of homeowners who were the victims of predatory lending.

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