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‘They are trying to keep a lid on this:’ Smoking gun document among items suppressed at FOI hearing on hidden records about a police-involved shooting

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CT Freedom of Information case 2013-775


Hearing conducted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in Hartford

Around the time of a police-involved shooting at the Interlaken Inn in Salisbury, a state police source said: “They are trying to keep a lid on this.”

A state police report was available the night of the incident, Nov. 16, 2013.

Information about the case was requested multiple times by The Register Citizen beginning on Nov. 22, 2013.

State police finally produced the report sometime after April 10, 2014.

Connecticut’s FOI law demands prompt production of documents. Generally, …read more

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Fight photos, Foxwoods, 7-2-14, second annual “50 Cent’s Birthday Bash”

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Photos by JOHN SALATTO for The Cool Justice Report
OK for use w/ credit

New Haven’s Jimmy Williams mixes it up with Stephon Owusu of the Bronx en route to earning a unanimous decision in a 6-round super welterweight bout.
JOHN SALATTO photo via @cooljustice

Williams dropped Owusu in the second round and staggered him in the third, staying undefeated while recording his seventh win.
JOHN SALATTO photo via @cooljustice

Shelly Vincent of New London talks with reporters after winning a split decision over Nydia Feliciano of the Bronx in a 6-round super bantamweight slugfest. Vincent improved …read more

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Post Watergate Motto: ‘We Eat Lawyers’ Bones For Breakfast’

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Cool Justice Editor’s Note:
Watch in The Coming Months for ‘More Cool Justice’
– A Sequel to

  • This will be the last regular installment of Cool Justice for 21st Century Media in Connecticut. I have the pleasure of digging into a couple special assignments and expect to have some work in print with our group over the next few months.

    As Cool Justice concludes this chapter, I thought it would be fun to share a few remembrances …

  • Complete column at New Haven Register
  • Also at:

  • Middletown Press
  • Register Citizen
  • Tweet

  • Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information announces open …read more
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  • Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information announces open government award recipients

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  • Fire and brimstone from CCFOI President Jim Smith
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    HARTFORD — A police chief, a state senator, an FOI Commission employee and two journalists have won the annual open government awards from the nonprofit Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information, which has been advocating for freedom of information for six decades.

    Blogger and Digital First Media columnist Andy Thibault received the Stephen A. Collins Award for his dogged pursuit on virtually every FOI battlefront in the past year …

  • Complete article at Register Citizen
  • Coverage also at:

  • Hartford Courant Alumni Assocation and Refugee Camp
  • The Laurel
  • Loitering in Provincetown, I see the light

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    “Decade after decade, artists came to paint the light of Provincetown, and comparisons were made to the lagoons of Venice and the marshes of Holland … ”

    Norman Mailer tells us this in his fun novel, “Tough Guys Don’t Dance,” about a writer who finds a severed head in his marijuana patch.

    I got my copy at Tim’s Used Books, which is just a few feet from the Provincetown Book Shop on Commercial Street. Pound for pound, these two shops constitute perhaps the best book haven in New England for readers in search of inspiration, comfort and adventure.

    The poet …read more

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