Legislative task force in Conn. adopts look, listen but do not copy (without a trip to the commission) rule
Expert Testimony for the Task Force on Victim Privacy and the Public’s Right to Know
Release Newtown Information

Freedom Of Information Always Under Attack – OP-ED, The Hatford Courant

By J. CHARLES MOKRISKI That Connecticut’s widely heralded Freedom of Information Act is under assault is troubling, but not new. Since the Newtown tragedy in December 2012, we’ve seen relentless efforts to cut back on public access to police reports Continue reading

Tighter Rules OK’d On Public’s Access To Crime Records – Courant.com

By DANIELA ALTIMARI, altimari@courant.com The Hartford Courant 6:53 p.m. EDT, April 1, 2014 HARTFORD — The stage is set for a showdown at the General Assembly on crime victim privacy and the public’s right to know.   On Tuesday, the Continue reading

Victim’s Rights Can’t Trump Necessity of Transparency

In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, it’s understandable that government officials may look for quick fixes, especially those that might relieve some of the victims’ anguish. But emotion-charged quick fixes and knee-jerk responses often bring devastating unintended consequences. Continue reading