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  • Democratic CT State Representative Busted on 19 Charges of Voter Fraud

    09/29/2014 8:05:24 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 38 replies
    RedState ^ | Sept. 29, 2014 | Jake (Diary)
    Time and again, we hear from the Democrats that voter fraud is not an important issue. Despite their ardent insistence, we continue to see people getting arrested for voter fraud, usually from their own party! Today’s news continues that trend. Democratic Connecticut State Representative Christina Ayala has been arrested on 19 counts of voter fraud.
  • Bridgeport State Rep. Christina Ayala arrested on 19 voting fraud charges

    09/28/2014 6:28:41 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 38 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | 09/26/2014 | New Haven Register
    HARTFORD >> State Rep. Christina “Tita” Ayala, D-Bridgeport, was arrested Friday on 19 voting fraud charges. Ayala, 31, is accused of voting in local and state elections in districts she did not live, the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office said in a press release. The arrest warrant affidavit also alleges Ayala provided fabricated evidence to state Election Enforcement Commission investigators that showed she lived at an address in a district where she voted while actually living outside the district, according to the release.
  • Senate Democrats Block Ted Cruz Bill Revoking U.S. Citizenship of Terrorists

    09/27/2014 5:36:40 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday ripped U.S. Senate Democrats for blocking his bill that would revoke the U.S. citizenship of those who join the ISIS terrorist organization, noting that they are abandoning something Hillary Clinton supported when she was Secretary of State. The Democrats blocked Cruz’s bill on Thursday, a bill that would revoke citizenship from Americans who join ISIS. Cruz’s bill is very similar to one that then Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA)—who is now running in New Hampshire against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)—and then Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) offered a couple of years ago.“As then-Secretary of State Hillary...
  • Connecticut governor’s Sandy Hook Advisory Panel targets homeschoolers

    09/25/2014 11:23:42 AM PDT · by walford · 42 replies
    Education Action Group Foundation ^ | September 25, 2014 | Kyle Olson
    HARTFORD – A 16-member commission of educators, local and state officials and behavioral experts assembled by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy after the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre is calling for more oversight of homeschooling. Sandy Hook School SignMalloy “charged the panel with making recommendations to reduce the risk of future tragedies,” according to the New Haven Register. Its chief recommendation is “tighter scrutiny of home-schoolers … to prevent an incident such as the December 2012 slaughter of 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown,” the Connecticut Post reports. “Given the individuals involved in the tragedy that...
  • Liam Neeson speaks out in favor of gun control (Hypocrite Alert!)

    09/20/2014 11:41:43 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 104 replies
    Facebook/TakenMovies Liam Neeson, legendary Irish actor and star of such films as Takenand Non-Stop, does not identify with the hardcore, gun-toting action heroes he so often portrays. "I am totally for gun control in the U.S.," Neeson said in an interview with The Independent. "The population of America is roughly 300 million and there are 300 million guns in this country, which is terrifying." Neeson criticized the National Rifle Association's response to the 2012 shooting in Newton, Connecticut, which the actor summarized as, "If that teacher had been armed..." "It's crazy," Neeson said. "I'll give Britain its dues, when they had the Dunblane...
  • Dems block Cruz bill to strip U.S. citizenship from Islamic State defectors

    09/18/2014 5:08:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz tried to get the Senate to consider a measure Thursday providing that any American who joins the fight with terrorist groups such as the Islamic State would immediately renounce their U.S. citizenship, but a Democratic senator objected, saying more time is necessary to weigh the significant constitutional issues it raises. Ahead of the Senate’s scheduled consideration Thursday afternoon of a proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels, part of President Obama’s strategy to combat the terrorist group, the Texas Republican asked for unanimous consent to pass the Expatriate Terrorist Act he introduced earlier this month. The measure...
  • Breaking: (New) Gov't Report: Obamacare Funds Abortions

    09/16/2014 5:24:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 62 replies
    CBN ^ | September 16, 2014 | John Jessup
    A new government report confirms what pro-life advocates have long feared: President Obama's health care reform law allows for taxpayer-funded abortions. In a report to Congress, the Government Accountability Office found 28 states with no laws restricting qualified health plans that limit abortion coverage. In Massachusetts, only two of the 111 state-approved plans comply with the historic Hyde Amendment, which prohibits abortion funding except in cases of rape or incest. Five states (Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont) don't offer any qualified plans that follow Hyde's precedent, in place since 1977. That directly contradicts the president's 2010 executive...
  • VA Supervisor Made Her Employees Renovate Her House, Used Gov’t Money To Do It

    09/16/2014 9:26:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 15, 2014 | Tristyn Bloom
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A former Veterans Affairs supervisor has been sentenced for stealing up to $20,000 of government property, a recent Justice Department release announced. From 2010 to 2013, 48-year-old Venita Godfrey-Scott directed her employees to use materials and supplies intended for VA medical center upkeep on her own house. These taxpayer-funded home improvement projects included “a deck in her backyard, carpet installation, and various kitchen, bathroom and basement improvements.” She also instructed employees to buy other necessary materials with her government-issued credit card, and had them work on these projects during normal work hours, when they were being paid by the VA....
  • Liberals press Pelosi, Obama for vote on Syrian air strikes

    09/14/2014 4:16:18 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    A growing chorus of liberal Democrats is pushing President Obama to get Congress's explicit approval before launching missile strikes into Syria. The pressure from supporters on Capitol Hill is not only a headache for Obama, but also puts House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top Democrats in the difficult position of bucking a broad segment of their own caucus in order to protect an ally in the White House. Scores of Democrats had signed letters a year ago advocating against military strikes targeting the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad without congressional backing. Thirteen months later the enemy...
  • Fairfield police search for man wanted for home invasion and sexual assault case

    09/07/2014 7:53:52 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 4 replies
    FAIRFIELD, CT (WFSB) - The Fairfield Police Department is searching for a man wanted in connection with a home invasion and sexual assault that happened on Sept. 1, 2014. Edibaldo "Eddie" Duran, 25, also known as Eddie Guerrero, is wanted in connection to these crimes. Duran is identified as Mexican nationality, 5'2", approximately 150 to 160 pounds with dark hair that is possibly spiky. He also has facial acne, "grayish eyes" and spoke with a Hispanic accent, according to the victim.
  • What’s the Matter With Connecticut?

    09/04/2014 7:34:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    New Yorker ^ | Septembet 1, 2104 | Annie Lowery
    A funny-sad back-and-forth appeared in the pages of the Hartford Courant last month. It started when one Christopher Edge wrote into the letters section to say he had had it and was moving out in a brief tirade entitled “Farewell, Connecticut.” More positive residents then chimed in with their support for the Nutmeg State. “Running away is not the solution,” chided one Patricia Karwoski. But what problems could Edge possibly be trying to duck by bailing? Who would run away from Connecticut in the first place? It seems a state not afflicted, a lovely, hilly green hamlet nestled between Boston...
  • 49ers, Giants Respond to Alleged Dog Beating Video

    08/30/2014 7:19:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Aug 29, 2014
    The San Francisco Giants and 49ers both said Thursday they are "disturbed" by allegations that the CEO of the company that provides concessions to AT&T Park and Levi's Stadium was caught on video kicking and abusing his dog. Media reports have circulated surveillance video of a man identified as Centerplate CEO Desmond Hague kicking a frightened puppy and choking it with its leash in a Vancouver elevator last month. The Connecticut-based company handles food and beverage sales at numerous entertainment venues, including for the Giants and 49ers. Its Board of Directors said in a statement that it has censured Hague,...
  • Police put on alert for possible threat to Obama

    08/29/2014 5:14:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | August 29, 2014
    Several news organizations have reported Friday night that the Connecticut State Police have been put on alert for a possible threat to President Barack Obama.
  • Coalition Urges Malloy, Foley To Consider Taxes, Tolls to Raise Transportation Money

    08/20/2014 12:08:04 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | August 19, 2014 | GREGORY B. HLADKY
    HARTFORD - A broad coalition of environmental, economic, regional and construction groups urged Connecticut's gubernatorial candidates Tuesday to conduct a debate focused on transportation issues, and to consider higher taxes and tolls to pay for the state's dire transportation needs. The activists put out a four-point program they said the state's next governor must consider, and expressed concern about the possibility that massive federal funding for highways and mass transit might dry up in the next few years. The coalition's key issues are: •Making certain that state revenue that is supposed to be devoted to transportation - such as gas...
  • Husband Of Connecticut Judicial Candidate: 'I Am Pro-White' [Democrat]

    08/08/2014 8:51:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | August 8, 2014 | Ahiza Garcia
    A Democratic candidate for a judicial seat in Plainfield, Conn. was forced to answer questions about her husband this week after a watchdog group exposed his ties to the white supremacist movement. The Norwich Bulletin newspaper reported on Thursday that attorney Anna Zubkova, who is running for a seat as a probate judge, said she does not share the views of her husband, who runs a blog called "Mindweapons of Ragnarok" where he waxes about his views on race and white pride. The newspaper reported that the couple have been married for 17 years. "He did not have those views...
  • More than 320 migrant kids placed in Connecticut

    07/24/2014 10:01:07 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jul 23, 2014
    More than 320 of the thousands of immigrant children who have streamed across the U.S. border from Central American countries have been placed with relatives living in Connecticut, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said. Some activists in New Haven have pressed the administration to make the former Gateway Community College property available to house the children. In a statement released Tuesday night, Malloy said officials are exploring the possibility of using the property, which is owned and controlled by the Board of Regents.
  • Number calling illegal immigration 'most important problem' grows SIX-FOLD, tops all other issues

    07/16/2014 2:41:25 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 16 July 2014 | David Martosko
    The number of Americans who see illegal immigration as the nation's most pressing problem has spiked from 3 per cent to 17 per cent since May, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. That percentage now tops government corruption, the U.S. economy, jobs, health care and every other hot-button issue, driven by a flood of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border. 'We are all connected. We can't just build a wall or a fence and say no more,' Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis tweeted on Tuesday. 'This is America. Our doors are open.' The...
  • Glitch or Censorship? Connecticut school blames software for selective blocking conservative sites.

    07/18/2014 7:01:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | July 17, 2014 6:12 PM | Spencer Case
    Weeks after an apparent case of politically motivated Internet censorship at a Connecticut high school, officials are still blaming the incident on technical malfunctions — even though evidence suggests human culpability. On May 27, shortly before his graduation, Andrew Lampart, an 18-year-old senior at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Conn., set out to research gun control on a school computer in order to fulfill an assignment for a basic law course. He found that the website for the National Rifle Association was blocked, while websites supporting gun control remained accessible. Over the next five days, Lampart spent more time on...
  • Connecticut Gun Company Turns to Texas

    07/13/2014 5:01:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 13, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    America’s oldest family owned and operated gun manufacturing company O.F. Mossberg & Sons, has its eye on Texas. The company was founded in Connecticut in 1919; however, after Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) passed one of the strictest gun-control legislations in the nation last April, Mossberg & Sons is looking to expand in a more gun-friendly state. CEO Iver Mossberg told Forbes: “Investing in Texas was an easy decision. It’s a state that is not only committed to economic growth but also honors and respects the Second Amendment and the firearm freedoms it guarantees for our customers.” The gun company will...
  • Teen held against her will by hospital for 16 months describes her ordeal.....(Justina Pelletier)

    06/29/2014 1:40:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    FULL TITLE: 'This should never happen again': Teen held against her will by hospital for 16 months describes her ordeal after finally being released Justina Pelletier, the Connecticut teenager 'kidnapped' by hospital staff 16 months ago, has described her traumatic ordeal in her first interview since her release. The 16-year-old was admitted to Boston Children's Hospital in February 2013 with the flu but was locked away in a psychiatric unit until this month after two hospitals clashed over her diagnosis. 'This should never happen again to anybody. To any kid or any person. They should never be put through what...
  • Censoring Vatican Website Cannot Stand

    06/20/2014 2:23:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Catholic League ^ | June 19, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on the response by Jody Ian Goeler, Superintendent of Schools for Regional School District 14 in Connecticut, to accusations that the Vatican website has been blocked in district schools because it promotes “hate speech”:Yesterday afternoon, I asked Superintendent Goeler to “please identify examples of ‘hate speech’ found on the Vatican’s website.” He responded last night saying that he never “stated or implied anywhere that the Vatican website promotes or has examples of hate speech.” This resolves nothing. In a public letter released today, Goeler admits that access is provided to liberal websites, but not conservative ones. Nowhere...
  • Student Accuses High School Of Blocking Conservative Websites (Connecticut)

    06/18/2014 5:41:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WTIC-FM ^ | June 18, 2014
    WOODBURY, Conn. – A high school student claims that a firewall is blocking conservative websites at his school. Andrew Lampart, a senior at Nonnewaug High School, discovered that he couldn’t get on the National Rifle Association’s website while on campus as he was doing research for a classroom debate on gun control in May. “So, I went over to the other side,” Lampart told WTIC. “And I went over on sites such as Moms Demand Action or Newtown Action Alliance and I could get on these websites but not the others.” The 18-year-old decided to investigate further by broadening his...
  • CT high school filters conservative websites, allows liberal pages

    06/18/2014 11:01:33 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 23 replies
    A high school student in Connecticut is accusing administrators of political censorship after the school restricted access to conservative news outlets and websites while allowing students to visit liberal sites. Andrew Lampart, a student at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Connecticut, was assigned an in-class debate on gun-control during his "Law & You" course. While preparing for the debate during study hall Lampart logged onto the school provided Internet and found out that students were forbidden from visiting The National Association for Gun Rights website or the news outlet TheBlaze.com. "I used my study hall to research gun control facts...
  • Justina Pelletier’s Father Says Her Health is Failing: “She Doesn’t Have Much Longer”

    04/21/2014 6:45:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 48 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    On Good Friday, the Pelletier family delivered over 700 “Get Well” cards for Justina Pelletier, the sick teenager who state officials wrongfully took custody of away from her parents. The Pelletier family was not allowed to visit their daughter on Easter Sunday. The news comes after attorneys working with her family released a letter Justina reportedly wrote saying she is not being treated well. Today, pro-life attorney Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel told LifeNews that Justina’s health continues to deteriorate. justinapelletier3“On Good Friday, Justina Pelletier received cards adorned with encouraging scripture and powerful messages of hope from concerned Americans across...
  • ‘Shocking Note’ Apparently Penned by Justina Pelletier to Her Parents

    04/16/2014 6:53:25 AM PDT · by No One Special · 80 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 15, 2014 | Liz Klimas
    The Connecticut teen who has been in state custody for more than a year after her parents were accused of medical child abuse after disputing a diagnosis has apparently penned a note, giving a look into how she says she’s being treated. “They hurt me all the time push me all the time and more,” the purported note from Justina Pelletier says. It also says “[they] do not let me sleep vary [sic] much. “Hury [sic]!” Keith Mason, president of Personhood USA, a group helping lead the Free Justina Coalition, told TheBlaze that Justina gave the note to her parents...
  • Alan Dershowitz offers to help #FreeJustina, says law is CLEAR and on the side of the parents

    03/29/2014 8:20:27 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 32 replies
    http://therightscoop.com ^ | March 29, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Alan Dershowitz told Huckabee tonight that if everything we know about the #FreeJustina case is true, then this is a horrible abuse of human rights and of civil liberties. He said that Massachusetts law is clearly on the side of the parents, pointing out that if there is a conflict in medical opinion over a child under Massachusetts law, the dispute is settled by the parents, not the hospitals or the state. He even offered to help the parents get custody back of their daughter. Watch:
  • Massachusetts DCF denies Pelletiers weekly visitation with Justina

    03/28/2014 6:01:56 AM PDT · by No One Special · 22 replies
    Personhood USA ^ | March 28, 2014 | Personhood USA
    For the past several months, the Pelletiers have met face-to-face with Justina once weekly in supervised visits of no more than one hour. Now, Massachusetts DCF is denying the Pelletiers visitation with Justina in another blatant act of vindictive punishment. This new act demonstrates DCF's unwillingness to reunite the family and exposes the agency's lack of interest in the welfare of Justina or the Pelletier family. Instead, DCF is concerned with getting back at a family that spoke out against their heavy-handed custody grab. By prohibiting Justina from seeing her family, DCF is treating her differently than all other minors...
  • "Free Justina!" Why Did Massachusetts Take This Sick Girl From Her Parents In The First Place?

    03/27/2014 3:30:19 AM PDT · by suspects · 72 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Graham | Michael
    At the center of the seemingly incomprehensible case of Justina Pelletier lies one very simple, and unanswered, question: What did her mom and dad do to lose custody of their daughter in the first place? Gallons of ink have been poured on this story since last November, when a Connecticut TV station first reported the story of a sick teenager ripped from her family over a medical dispute between two hospitals. But having read every report on the case, including Judge Joseph Johnston’s ruling Tuesday, I can’t find a single claim — substantiated or otherwise — of bad behavior by...
  • Judge Delays Justina Pelletier Ruling While Armed Guards Sit in on Visits

    03/24/2014 7:56:22 AM PDT · by Harmless Teddy Bear · 26 replies
    Liberty Voice ^ | March 23, 2014 | Penny Swift
    Massachusetts Judge Joseph Johnston delayed his promised Justina Pelletier ruling for the sixth time on Friday, stating that he will now issue the ruling on Tuesday March 25, 2014 in a facsimile message. The critically ill teenager’s family has been fighting a custody battle against the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) for more than a year. Meanwhile her older sister Jennifer is pleading with friends and campaigners to do all they can to support Justina. Devastated by the delays in getting medication for her sister, she tweeted Friday that armed guards sit in on visits while she is...
  • Justina Pelletier Case Reaches Its "Watergate" Moment

    04/24/2014 4:15:37 AM PDT · by suspects · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 24, 2014 | Michael Graham
    We’ve now reached the “Watergate” stage of the Justina Pelletier debacle: What does Gov. Deval Patrick know and when did he know it? Justina is the former Tufts Medical Center mitochondrial patient seized by Boston Children’s Hospital and the state Department of Children and Families, who turned her into a somatoform subject. After reports in these pages Friday that she was being denied the opportunity to attend Easter Mass with her devoutly Catholic family, Patrick rushed out a letter to state Rep. Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica) about accommodations DCF was making. “I see in your letter that you continue to misunderstand...
  • MA's "Reunification" Plan For Justina Pelletier Just A Political Ploy

    05/07/2014 4:35:50 AM PDT · by suspects · 14 replies
    “Why can’t Justina just come home?” Of course that’s the question Lou and Linda Pelletier are asking about the daughter taken from them more than a year ago. As a parent, isn’t it the question you’d ask? That’s not the question the Patrick administration wants people asking in the Justina Pelletier case. They want you asking why Justina’s parents won’t just accept Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz’s family reunification plan. The Patrick administration doesn’t want you asking parenting or medical questions. They’re handling Justina like a political issue. How do I know? Because I saw Justina’s “reunion” plan...
  • Motion Filed Today in Court Requests Justina Pelletier Be Returned Home

    05/30/2014 2:51:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Today a significant motion is being filed in the Juvenile Court requesting that Justina Pelletier return to her home to be with her mom and dad, Linda and Lou Pelletier. The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) has indicated that it will not object to the Motion for Relief from Judgment filed today to return Justina home. The case is drawing national attention, as Boston Children’s Hospital filed a “medical child abuse” complaint against Justina’s parents last year, leading the state to take custody of her and hospitalize her for almost a year. justinapelletier19The motion comes a week after...
  • Video Shows Conn. Teen Begging Mass. Judge To Let Her Go Home

    06/11/2014 8:39:44 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 16 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | CBS
    Video Shows Conn. Teen Begging Mass. Judge To Let Her Go Home BOSTON (CBS) – The family of a Connecticut teenager at the center of a custody dispute with the state of Massachusetts has posted a video showing the teen pleading for the judge to let her go home. The video shows Justina Pelletier asking Governor Patrick and Judge Joseph Johnston to let her move back with her family. “All I really want to be with is my family and my friends and that’s all I want is to be with my family and friends back home,” she says. “You...
  • Justice for Justina: Judge orders Connecticut girl to be returned to family

    06/17/2014 2:39:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 17,2014 | Fox News
    Justina Pelletier is going home. A Massachusetts judge ordered the 16-year-old Connecticut girl, who was taken from her family by child welfare advocates more than a year ago, to be returned to her mother and father effective Wednesday. The ruling caps a long-running medical custody dispute that began when two highly-respected Boston hospitals clashed over the girl's diagnosis. The case sparked national outrage, and led Lou and Linda Pelletier, of West Hartford, Conn., to wage a bitter legal battle. “To hear the news is overwhelming," Lou Pelletier told FoxNews.com moments after learning of the ruling. "Now we can certainly begin...
  • Boston Globe: Judge Orders DCF to Return Justina Pelletier to Parents

    06/17/2014 2:33:35 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    boston.com ^ | 6/17/14 | Roberto Scalise
    juvenile court judge has ordered the Massachusetts Department of Children and Family to return Justina Pelletier to her parents, according to the Boston Globe. The Globe reports: “I find that the parties have shown by credible evidence that circumstances have changed since the adjudication on Dec. 20, 2013, that Justina is a child in need of care and protection pursuant to G.L. c. 199, 24-26.,” Judge Joseph Johnston wrote in the ruling. “Effective Wednesday, June 18, 2014, this care and protection petition is dismissed and custody of Justina is returned to her parents, Lou and Linda Pelletier.” Pelletier was placed...
  • Justice for Justina: Judge orders Connecticut girl to be returned to family

    06/17/2014 5:14:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    FOX ^ | Cristina Corbin and Perry Chiaramonte
    Justina Pelletier is coming home. A Massachusetts judge ordered the 16-year-old Connecticut girl, who was taken from her family by child welfare advocates more than a year ago, to be returned to her mother and father effective Wednesday. The ruling caps a long-running medical custody dispute that began when two highly-respected Boston hospitals clashed over the girl's diagnosis. The case sparked national outrage, and led Lou and Linda Pelletier, of West Hartford, Conn., to wage a bitter legal battle.
  • Judge Orders Massachusetts DCF to Return Justina Pelletier to Her Parents

    06/17/2014 2:39:39 PM PDT · by Domandred · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/17/2014 | Jason Howerton
    A juvenile court has ordered the Massachusetts Department of Children and Family to return Justina Pelletier to her parents, the Boston Globe reports. “I find that the parties have shown by credible evidence that circumstances have changed since the adjudication on Dec. 20, 2013, that Justina is a child in need of care and protection pursuant to G.L. c. 199, 24-26.,” Judge Joseph Johnston wrote in the ruling, according to the Globe. “Effective Wednesday, June 18, 2014, this care and protection petition is dismissed and custody of Justina is returned to her parents, Lou and Linda Pelletier.”
  • Justina Pelletier spends Father’s Day with family

    06/17/2014 8:08:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Patricia Wen
    A Connecticut teenager at the center of a 16-month custody battle involving the Massachusetts child protection agency was allowed to spend Father’s Day at home without any state supervision, a sign that her parents may be on the brink of getting full custody of her. “She came home, and we did a barbecue,” Lou Pelletier, her father, said in a telephone interview Sunday night from the family’s West Hartford home. Pelletier said his wife, Linda, who has been staying at a hotel near Justina’s residential treatment center in Thompson, Conn., drove the 16-year-old to the family home early Sunday afternoon....
  • Random violence in New Britain mirrors 'knockout game'(Three cases)

    06/14/2014 9:18:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WFSB-TV ^ | June 11, 2014 | Matt Campbell and Kaitlyn Naples
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) - New Britain police are investigating senseless violence among random victims in the city that police said mirrors the knockout game that has been a problem throughout the country. Over this past weekend New Britain police said they are investigating at least three cases of unprovoked, random violence, and in at least one case, the victim was attacked by teenage girls. The way the attacks have happened is a victim was walking down the street when they are hit from behind, by a person or maybe an object. When the victim turned around, the victim said...
  • Conn. Mom Arrested After Son Brings Grenade To Show-And-Tell

    06/10/2014 3:45:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 73 replies
    The mother of a 12-year-old Connecticut boy has been arrested after police say her son brought a grenade to school for a show-and-tell related to 70th anniversary of D-Day Lisa Miguel, of Stratford, was charged with risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment and illegal possession of an explosive. Stratford Academy was placed on lockdown Friday. Students were sent to the back of the school. A bomb squad determined the grenade was a simulator used for training and still had the pin inside.
  • High school teachers lured our kids into a ‘death’ cult: parents

    05/24/2014 5:09:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 5-23-14 | Bob Fredericks
    It was reading, writing and religious brainwashing at this top Connecticut high school. Staffers at Avon High indoctrinated three once-happy girls into a death-obsessed religious cult that had them speaking in tongues and acting like zombies, a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by their parents charges. Three Spanish teachers and a guidance counselor “taught students to believe in superstition, magic and a non-scientific, anti-intellectual world view,” the suit says. “They lost their humor and their empathy. They began speaking in a bizarre new language. They became unable to think critically or independently. They became dependent on the school teachers and...
  • Popular Restaurant Chain to Gun-Owning Customers: Don’t Bring Your Firearms in Our Stores

    05/19/2014 6:09:37 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 118 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5-19-14 | Ap
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle is asking customers not to bring firearms into its stores after it says gun rights advocates brought military-style assault rifles into one of its restaurants in Texas.</p> <p>The Denver-based company notes that it has traditionally complied with local laws regarding open and concealed firearms.</p>
  • Rand Paul tops 2014 campaigns’ wish list

    05/19/2014 2:59:16 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | May 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Titus
    Challengers see themselves in the Texas senator, even in races where their odds of an upset are considered steeper than Cruz’s surprise victory over a GOP establishment figure two years ago. He’s made endorsements in the Oklahoma and Nebraska Senate races, plus the Nebraska gubernatorial race, and sent almost $26,000 to federal candidates through his leadership PAC. “Ted Cruz would be extremely helpful as an endorser and a fundraiser,” said C. Edmund Wright, a consultant to longshot South Carolina Senate hopeful Lee Bright, in an email. “Rand Paul and Mike Lee would be great also.” But, he said, “the reason...
  • Sharon, Conn. Couple Dropped from Affordable Care Act Plan

    05/14/2014 11:15:49 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | May 13, 2014 | Jeff Saperstone
    John and Dawn DiMarco signed up for an Affordable Care Act plan through the state health insurance exchange during open enrollment. They received their insurance card and were covered but their bill was thousands of dollars more than advertised. They spent weeks going back and forth with various state agencies and the insurance company to try and get answers. Then, this month, their carrier, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, sent them a cancellation notice. NBC Connecticut contacted Access Health CT on Tuesday and they told us it has to do with a computer issue with their vendor. UPDATE: A spokesperson...
  • Vermont governor signs GMO food labeling into law

    05/11/2014 12:01:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 200 replies
    CNN.com ^ | May 8, 2014 | Dana Ford and Lorenzo Ferrigno
    (CNN) -- Vermont's governor on Thursday signed a bill into law that will require the labeling of genetically modified foods -- hailing it as the first such law in the nation. Under the new law, food offered for retail sale that is entirely or partially produced with genetic engineering must be labeled as such by July 2016. "Vermonters take our food and how it is produced seriously, and we believe we have a right to know what's in the food we buy," said Gov. Peter Shumlin. "More than 60 countries have already restricted or labeled these foods, and now one...
  • Ron Howard lists East Coast estate with farm at $27.5 million

    05/05/2014 5:07:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 76 replies
    la times ^ | may 3, 2014 | lauren beale
    Ron Howard, the Oscar-winning director, has put his family home and farm up for sale near Greenwich, Conn., for $27.5 million. The lakefront estate is made up of 32 acres of land straddling the Connecticut and New York border. In addition to a working farm, the property includes a more than 17,200-square-foot main residence, a guesthouse, an indoor sports complex, an observatory, riding trails and woods. Howard and his wife, Cheryl, raised their family in the classic New England-style home. Among the rooms are a two-story office/library, a 14-seat theater, six bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The guesthouse has two bedrooms...
  • CT senators take new aim at gun control

    05/04/2014 11:14:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Connecticut Mirror ^ | May 1, 2014 | Ana Radelat
    A year after a modest proposal to change gun laws failed in the Senate, Connecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have switched tactics. They plan to introduce a bill that would forbid anyone under a temporary restraining order from owning a gun. “It’s just common sense that someone who is the subject of a temporary restraining order shouldn’t be able to buy a gun,” Murphy said. Under current federal law, those under permanent court orders are barred from owning firearms, but not those under temporary court orders. Blumenthal said that those under temporary court orders, often imposed when there’s...
  • ABC News inundated with porn spam after tweeting interview requests to relatives of shooting victims

    12/19/2012 8:28:11 AM PST · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12-17-2012 | David Martosko
    Full Title-"ABC News producer inundated with porn spam after tweeting interview requests to relatives of shooting victims" A spokesman for ABC News told The Daily Caller on Monday that an influx of emailed pornography led the network to close down an email account and several social media profiles belonging to an editorial producer, in the days following the Friday mass-murder at a Connecticut elementary school. “We’ve had to change all of her accounts,” ABC News Senior Vice President Jeffrey Schneider said of Nadine Shubailat in a voicemail message left Monday morning. Shubailat sent tweets Friday to at least two people...
  • ‘Praise Darwin!’ UConn Professor Goes Ape During Campus Preaching

    05/03/2014 5:12:40 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    STORRS, Conn. – A University of Connecticut professor asserted that he came from an ape on Tuesday as he went wild during a campus gospel presentation that included discussion on evolution. James Boster, Professor of Anthropology at University of Connecticut, spent over two hours attempting to draw students away from several evangelists that were open-air preaching and distributing gospel literature on campus. Evangelist Don Karns of Hampton, Virginia told Christian News Network that Boster approached him as he was holding a sign about evolution and became condescending and confrontational. “He asked me if I had accepted Darwin as my lord...
  • Paul Simon, Edie Brickell charged with domestic violence

    04/28/2014 8:02:30 AM PDT · by bkopto · 109 replies
    NC Advertiser ^ | Apr 28, 2014 | Joshua Fisher
    Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell were both arrested and charged with disorderly conduct on Saturday night, April 26, after an apparent domestic dispute, according to New Canaan Police. A call to police about the incident at the couple’s New Canaan house was made about 8 p.m. Saturday night, police said. But details over what were not immediately released. New Canaan Police hold a weekly press briefing with local media late each Monday morning. Simon and Brickell, who have been married for more than 20 years, have lived in New Canaan with their three children for years. New Canaan Police...