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  • Surveillance video prompts Connecticut elections officials to investigate Bridgeport primary

    09/22/2023 6:20:22 AM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | September 20, 2023 | SUSAN HAIGH
    ... excerpts posted by the Gomes campaign purport to show a woman visiting a drop box outside Bridgeport's City Hall Annex three times between 5:42 a.m. and 6:38 a.m. on Sept. 5 and stuffing documents inside. The video also shows the same woman inside City Hall Annex handing papers to a man, who then deposits them in the absentee ballot box just before 7:20 a.m. Under Connecticut law, people using a collection box to vote by absentee ballot must drop off their completed ballots themselves, or designate certain family members, police, local election officials or a caregiver to do it...
  • CT to subpoena Bridgeport absentee ballots amid fraud allegations

    09/21/2023 2:01:19 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies ^ | September 20, 2023 | Dave Altimari and Andrew Brown
    The State Elections Enforcement Commission on Wednesday voted to open a sprawling investigation into Bridgeport’s recent Democratic primary and to subpoena all of the absentee ballots that were cast in the contest between seven-term mayor Joe Ganim and his challenger, John Gomes. The commission said it received at least four complaints from citizens and two referrals from the Bridgeport Police Department regarding possible misuse of absentee ballots, including the distribution of those ballots at senior housing complexes in the city. The commission intends to subpoena the city of Bridgeport for lists of all of the absentee ballot applications that were...
  • Disputed Connecticut election may not be certified

    09/19/2023 5:15:21 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 7 replies ^ | 9/19/23 | Jazz Shaw
    [N]ew evidence that [John} Gomes introduced may wind up proving that some dirty dealing may have taken place and his complaint could be valid.
  • Connecticut Democrat Primary Election Scandal: Police Launch Investigation into Fraud After Video Evidence Uncovered of Town Clerk Dumping Multiple Illegal Absentee Ballots Into a Drop Box (VIDEO)

    09/17/2023 6:05:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep. 17, 2023 9:30 am | Jim Hᴏft
    Mayoral candidate John Gomes’ campaign released a damning video on Saturday showing evidence of election fraud in the recent Bridgeport Democratic primary. The video has prompted an investigation by the Bridgeport Police Department for “possible misconduct.” The video on the Gomes campaign’s Facebook page shows a woman dropping stacks of ‘illegal’ ballots into an absentee ballot box outside the Bridgeport government center, where the city’s Registrar of Voters office is located, CT Mirror reported. The Gomes campaign was able to identify the woman in the footage as Wanda Geter-Pataky, the Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic Town Clerk and a vocal...
  • Gomes alleges election tampering in Bridgeport primary; police investigating [CT]

    09/17/2023 10:27:12 AM PDT · by CFW · 15 replies
    CT Mirror ^ | 9/16/23 | Andrew Brown and Dave Altimari
    Hours after John Gomes’ campaign released a video Saturday which he alleges shows evidence of election tampering in the Bridgeport primary by a supporter of Mayor Joe Ganim, the city’s Police Department confirmed it was investigating the actions in the footage. Gomes challenged Ganim in the Sept. 12th Democratic primary, losing by 251 votes, according to the most recent preliminary count posted on the Secretary of the State’s website. The video, which was posted to the Gomes campaign Facebook page, shows a woman dropping stacks of papers into an absentee ballot box outside the government center in Bridgeport, where the...
  • Scandal: Connecticut Police Caught Faking Thousands of Traffic Stops to Boost Numbers

    09/04/2023 3:14:49 PM PDT · by CFW · 64 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/4/23 | Jeff Charles
    Connecticut’s law enforcement has been rocked by a potential scandal involving how its officers have been reporting traffic stops. An audit exposed a troubling pattern of state troopers manipulating records to make themselves appear to be more productive. The report reveals that at least 100 officers were fabricating traffic reports to boost their numbers. The revelation has raised questions about the credibility of officers tasked with upholding the law and has led some to question whether they can be trusted to handle more serious criminal cases.
  • I found a bag with $5K cash on the ground — now I’m being charged with grand larceny

    09/01/2023 6:29:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 79 replies ^ | August 31, 2023 | Brielle Burns
    A man who felt like he had won the lottery after finding a bag containing nearly $5,000 in a car park has been charged with larceny. Robert Withington, from Trumbull, Connecticut, said he found the bag of cash on the ground outside a local bank in May and decided to keep it, thinking it was his lucky day. “Everything was in the moment and it was like I hit the lottery. That was it.” According to Trumbull Police, the 56-year-old, who turned himself into police last week, believed he had no obligation to return the bag to its rightful owner....
  • Judge Upholds Connecticut Ban on Semi-Automatic Firearms

    08/26/2023 4:58:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 66 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | August 18, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    On August 3, 2023, Judge Janet Bond Arterton of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut ruled on whether the recent Connecticut law banning the possession of common semi-automatic rifles and pistols under the appellation of “assault weapons” and of standard capacity magazines which hold more than ten rounds. Judge Arterton ruled the law is not prohibited by the Second Amendment. She does not see it as an infringement because, she claims, “assault weapons” and magazines over ten rounds are not arms protected by the Second Amendment. Magazines that hold more than ten rounds are referred to...
  • Here’s a police officer who waited too long to shoot at the man who was running toward her with a hammer

    08/20/2023 5:25:18 PM PDT · by grundle · 87 replies
    Wordpress ^ | August 20, 2023 | Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)
    Here’s a police officer who waited too long to shoot at the man who was running toward her with a hammerHere’s a police officer who waited too long to shoot at the man who was running toward her with a hammer.This video is from the police officer’s body camera: news article about the incident is from NPR and PBS:
  • Middletown Police Detective Shoots Man As She's Attacked With Hammer

    08/15/2023 3:53:12 PM PDT · by T.B. Yoits · 45 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/15/2023 | Police Activity
    Middletown, Connecticut — On Saturday, August 12, 2023 at approximately 6:33 a.m., the Middletown Police Department received a complaint of excessive noise and breaking glass at 195 Liberty Street, Middletown. Detective Karli Travis was working a routine shift in patrol uniform and responded to the call in a marked police cruiser. Detective Travis parked her police cruiser at the intersection of Liberty Street and Park Place and approached the subject premises on foot. Near 195 Liberty Street, Detective Travis was confronted by 52-year-old Winston Tate. Tate was in possession of a hammer. Tate charged at Detective Travis and knocked her...
  • Federal judge bizarrely contends that most firearms can be banned without violating the Second Amendment

    08/04/2023 9:44:47 AM PDT · by CFW · 43 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 8/3/23 | Cam Edwards
    Last month, U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton tossed out a lawsuit challenging Connecticut’s ban on concealed carry in state parks, ruling that the plaintiff in the litigation didn’t have standing to sue because there was no credible threat of him being arrested or prosecuted for violating the ban. That was an exceedingly odd decision, but it kept the ban in place (at least for now), which counts as a win as far as anti-gunners are concerned. Now Arterton has followed up with another legal doozy, rejecting a preliminary injunction against the state’s newly-expanded ban on so-called assault weapons and...
  • Former President Bill Clinton makes a stop at Newtown's Papa Al's Pizza

    08/02/2023 12:03:00 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    newstimes ^ | 08/02/2023 | Andrew DaRosa
    Former President Bill Clinton was spotted grabbing a bite to eat at Papa Al's Pizza in Newtown on Sunday. According to Dritan Hodza, a chef at Papa Al's, the former president came into the restaurant with a security detail and ordered a couple of slices of pizza and garlic knots. Hodza said that Clinton was kind and had a "smiley face" during his visit.
  • Lowell Weicker, Connecticut governor and U.S. senator, dies at 92.

    06/29/2023 6:12:45 AM PDT · by PallMal · 25 replies
    CT Mirror ^ | June 28, 2023 | Mark Pazniokas
    Lowell P. Weicker Jr., who swaggered through three terms as Connecticut’s last Republican senator, challenging Richard Nixon over Watergate and the GOP’s rightward shift under Ronald Reagan, then willed the state’s income tax into existence in a second act as a third-party governor, died Wednesday. He was 92.
  • Babbling Biden tells Connecticut crowd 'God save the queen, man’

    06/16/2023 4:29:54 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 55 replies
    babbling President Joe Biden gave a speech Friday where he joked about being 110, told the crowd 'God save the queen' and deployed some of his greatest hits - such as the verbiage: 'don't make me a dog-faced lying pony soldier.'
  • This is a joke that will be repeated over and over by the media and other Dems: 'No one is above the law'

    06/10/2023 8:52:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/10/2023 | Jack Hellner
    Here is a short list of people who have essentially been above the law, no matter how many lies they tell under oath or how many crimes they commit. Hillary ClintonLois LernerEric HolderJames ClapperAdam Schiff Fifty-one former intelligence officials who vouched for a fictitious document to elect a corrupt Democrat. Andrew McCabeJames ComeyJoe BidenThey can commit fraud by lying to the FISA Court to illegally spy on political opponents. They can lie to Congress and hide documents and the corrupt Justice Dept will let them off. They can illegally target political opponents at IRSThey can mishandle classified documents and destroy...
  • Connecticut joins the pedophile promotion club

    06/10/2023 7:19:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/10/2023 | David Strom
    Yes, the headline is just a bit hyperbolic, but only a bit. Pedophilia will remain illegal in Connecticut, but non-practicing pedophiles (do such people actually exist, or are they simply not-yet-arrested pedophiles?) may soon become a protected class in the state.I’ve written about the battle over changing human rights laws in Connecticut before, in two separate articles. The first is on the law itself, and the second is on a gay rights activist who has joined the battle to defeat the law.Well, the law has moved forward despite a significant battle in which even some Republicans have joined the radical...
  • The U.S. Is Giving Away Lighthouses for Free

    06/09/2023 9:17:05 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | May 30, 2023 | Teresa Nowakowski
    ...This year, the General Services Administration (GSA) will give away six of the historic beacons, including the Warwick Neck Light, at no cost. An additional four will be sold via public auction. The goal of the transfers is to preserve the historic buildings, even as technology renders them obsolete...Since the passage of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act in 2000, the GSA has been transferring ownership of lighthouses... to groups willing to preserve them, according to a statement from the agency...At many lighthouses, upkeep is challenging: Two of the structures up for auction, the Penfield Reef Lighthouse in Fairfield, Connecticut,...
  • Group plans to sue over Connecticut open carry ban

    06/06/2023 5:42:21 AM PDT · by Puppage · 8 replies
    H Television ^ | Jun 5, 2023 | Braley Dodson
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Connecticut group said it plans to file a lawsuit as soon as Gov. Ned Lamont signs new sweeping gun legislation into law.
  • Gov. Ned Lamont poised to sign state’s most sweeping gun measure since post-Sandy Hook laws

    06/05/2023 6:17:42 AM PDT · by Puppage · 43 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | Jun 4, 2023 | Associated Press
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A slate of gun control measures was headed Saturday to Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont’s desk, after an all-night state Senate debate and early morning vote to approve the state’s most wide-ranging gun legislation since the laws that followed the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting.
  • Left Seeks to Extend Voting to Prisoners, Noncitizens to Expand Base

    05/30/2023 10:54:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | May 26, 2023 | Fred Lucas
    Inmate voting, noncitizen voting, and even mandatory voting have been among the initiatives pushed in Democrat-led jurisdictions this year to expand their voting base. “The Left wants to normalize voter classes that nobody took seriously a generation ago—criminals, foreigners—to help them win elections,” J. Christian Adams, president of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, an election integrity group, told The Daily Signal. As I noted in my book “The Myth of Voter Suppression,” Democrats long have sought to change election laws to gain a political advantage. The nation’s capital, the District of Columbia, adopted noncitizen voting this year for local elections...