Official Connecticut, Too Little, Too Late?
by Christine Stuart | March 26, 2007 10:38 PM
Posted to State Capitol
The General Administration and Elections Committee passed a bill Monday that would give a legislative panel supervision over law enforcement lists like the one which prompted Ken Krayeske’s arrest during the governor’s inaugural parade.
The bill 6249 was passed 9 to 4 and now heads to the Judiciary Committee for approval.
Rep. John Hetherington, R-New Canaan, one of the four Republicans who voted against the bill, said the legislation is a “disproportionate” response to the arrest. He said the charges against Krayeske were dropped and he now has the right to pursue a civil lawsuit against those involved in the arrest. Using this logic, Hetherington concluded the system is already set up with checks and balanced.
GAE Co-Chairman, Rep. Christopher Caruso, D-Bridgeport, said if a group of legislators hadn’t immediately spoken out on this issue it may have had an entirely different outcome. He advocated the need for legislative oversight.
Posted by: Steven G. Erickson | March 27, 2007 6:46 PM
Ken has opened up the gates.
For police to feel that comfortable passing out memos of who to arrest and then the subject is arrested on sight, it says they have had a lot of practice at being this arrogant and Unconstitutional, probably for decades.
How many prison cells are filled with those that would not be if they were not on the secret Connecticut State Police "Enemies List"?
What about them?
Should legislation be passed so they get justice and relief?What about their families and children?