Month: March 2016

Hartford Gets Shot Spotter, NOT Bridgeport

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that an expansion of the ShotSpotter gunshot detection system in Hartford will become operational by today as a result of a $300,000 state grant.  The technology detects and conveys the location of gunfire or other weapon fire using mounted audio sensors.  Those sensors triangulate signals and identify the point of origin of a gunshot, immediately communicating that information to law enforcement.   The expansion of the technology allows the city increase the technology's coverage to 11.25 square miles, up from just 3 miles.  The expansion will now cover most of the city, including all residential areas and schools.   “We’ve made significant strides reducing crime statewide, and this grant will play a…

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Governor Bans Travel To North Carolina

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has signed an executive order banning state-funded travel to North Carolina in response to its recently adopted HB2 legislation, which discriminates against members of the LGBT community.   “When we see discrimination and injustice, we have to act.  This law is not just wrong, it poses a public safety risk to Connecticut residents traveling through North Carolina.  That’s why I have signed an executive order banning state-funded travel to the state.  This law endangers the welfare not just of North Carolina’s citizens, but of all people visiting that state,” Governor Malloy said.  “Nearly two decades ago, Connecticut was among the first states to pass a comprehensive anti-discrimination law concerning…

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