PNS Weekend Newscast - April 22, 2017
In focus on the rundown: Arkansas keeps the pressure on for more executions; we take you to Earth Day actions in New York and Colorado: and look into whether Trump policies are prompting back-door militarization of local police.
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Mass incarceration of African Americans has contributed significantly to the racial achievement gap in the nation's schools, according to a recent report. The so-called war on drugs vastly expanded the U.S. prison population. But while African Americans are no more likely to sel
HARTFORD, Conn. - U.S. Supreme Court rulings have made prisoners sentenced to life without parole as juveniles eligible for release, but a new report said very few are being granted parole. "False Hope," a national report from the ACLU, found that across the country parole boards rarely consider the
HARTFORD, Conn. – Civil rights advocates say a first-of-its-kind report on the use of tasers shows that police in Connecticut need better training. Connecticut is the first state to require annual reports on police use of the electric shock devices. According to David McGuire, legislative an
HARTFORD, Conn. - A landmark cellphone privacy bill is on its way to Gov. Danell Malloy's desk. House Bill 5640 already had passed in the House by a vote of 140 to zero, and Wednesday night it cleared the Senate also without a single dissenting vote. Since 2005, police have received more than
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The General Assembly is considering a bill that would remove barriers to employment for people with criminal records. Most job applications have a little box to check off to indicate that an applicant has a criminal conviction, and that's usually as far as the application goes.
HARTFORD, Conn. - Preliminary data shows racial disparities in the use of stun guns by police in Connecticut. Connecticut is the first state in the nation to account for the use of stun guns, or tasers, by law enforcement. Though an official report hasn't been issued, David McGuire, legislative an
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The federal Strengthening Families Act is helping children in foster care have some of the formative experiences that children in intact families may take for granted. What Young People Need to Thrive, a report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, says foster children have oft
HARTFORD, Conn. – Gov. Dannel Malloy is proposing reforms to the state's juvenile justice system. He says the changes would put Connecticut far ahead of the rest of the country. Speaking at a Connecticut Law Review Symposium on Friday, the governor said he wants to build on his Second Cha