Month: August 2020

Multiple Crashes

2020-08-31-@3:13pm–#Seymour CT– There are two crashes, unknown if they are related on Maple Street near Rimmon Road.  One of the cars has two infants in one of the cars but they appear unharmed, being evaluated by EMS.

 

#cttraffic– Another crash on the Merritt Parkway southbound near exit 56 a rollover accident reported.

 

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Bridgeport News: 3 Days 3 Homicides

Mayor Ganim UPDATE:

Bridgeport, CT – This morning Mayor Ganim called a meeting with members of his administration, City Council, and Police leadership via Zoom to be briefed on the multiple violent crimes that took place in Bridgeport over the weekend.

The Mayor’s response as well as Council, and Police Chiefs, is that the violence won’t be tolerated and that resources will continue to be committed to make sure that the individuals responsible for these shooting will be arrested and convicted.

The meeting included acknowledgement of too many illegal guns on city streets, the impact of COVID diluting accessibility of productive resources for returning citizens and at-risk individuals, as well as general feelings of sadness, outrage, and frustration.

The frustration stems from knowledge that victims have information about the shootings and/or the homicides of their family members but refuse to cooperate with police.

Any individual with information needs to come forward or call anonymously in order to stop the violence, bring the perpetrators to justice and get the guns off the streets.  Community members that have info are encouraged to call 203-576-TIPS

 

Police UPDATE:  On August 31, 2020 at 0534hrs a ShotSpotter activation was received on Washington Terrace.  As Officers were responding the ECC received a call for a report of two GSW victims at 42 Washington Terrace.  Both victims were treated on the scene and transported to St. Vincent’s Medical Center.  A 22 yr old pregnant female identified as Karla Bermudez of Bridgeport was shot multiple times and succumbed to her injuries after extensive efforts to save her life.  A 23yr old male sustained non-life threatening injuries and is uncooperative at this time.

This investigation is still active, as is processing the crime scene.   At this time, detectives believe that both victims were sleeping in bed when multiple gunshots were fired into the house, striking both of them. Two other adults were in the home at the time of the shooting but were not injured.  Washington Terrace remains closed at this time.

Bridgeport Police are asking anyone with information about this crime to call Detective Heanue at 203-581-5242, or TIPS Line at 203-576-TIPS.

 

2020-08-31@5:35am–#Bridgeport CT–Police responded to Washington Terrace for a ShotsSpotter activation. Upon arrival in the 40th block of Washington Terrace, there were two gunshot victims struck. One confirmed homicide at this time. Police are still on-scene and this is an active investigation.

 

Here is a video of then mayoral candidate calling on the governor to help Bridgeport with the violence when Bill Finch was in office:

“People elect people to lead competently especially in the area of public safety… that starts with a good well funded, well-manned police department” “It’s a result of failed leadership (increased crime). The citizens deserve to be able to live safely in their homes and neighborhoods”.

Candidate for Mayor Joe Ganim July 29, 2015

 

Ansonia News: Homicide Not Car Accident

2020-08-30@4:50pm–#Ansonia CT–The Derby Police Department notified the Ansonia Police Department of an evading motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian in the area of Coe Lane and North Coe Lane.  When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 20-year-old female suffering from upper-body injuries that were not consistent with a motor vehicle accident but rather an assault. The female was transported to Griffin Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The name of the victim will be released once the next of kin has been notified of her death. The Ansonia Police Department is currently working with the State of Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical examiner to determine the cause and manner of death. The Connecticut State Police Major Crime Central District is assisting with the processing of the scene on Coe Lane and North Coe Lane. The Ansonia Police Department Detective Bureau with the assistance of the Derby Police Department Detective Bureau is following up leads to identify a suspect. A black Pontiac Aztek motor vehicle involved in this incident has been located and is in the custody of the Ansonia Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ansonia Police Department at 203-735-1885 or tips can be left anonymously through Tip411 at the link below.

https://www.tip411.com/tips/new?alert_group_id=21553

 

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AG Tong To Challenge Trump…

Hartford, CT) — Attorney General William Tong joined a multistate lawsuit

filed today challenging the Trump Administration’s unlawful final rule curtailing requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) that federal agencies review and assess the impact of their actions on the environment. The final rule also limits public participation in the review process, robbing vulnerable communities of the opportunity to make their voices heard on actions that are likely to have adverse environmental and health impacts. In the lawsuit, the coalition argues that the final rule abandons informed decision making, public participation, and environmental and public health protections in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and NEPA.

 “This rule completely obliterates our bedrock environmental protections, allowing developers to push through major energy and infrastructure projects with no regard to science and environmental harm. This rule would gut public participation, completely ignoring the input of vulnerable and impacted communities. We will not allow the Trump Administration to silence science, facts, and our voices. This rule was pushed through with complete disregard for legal processes and procedures and by an entity with no statutory authority to make these sweeping changes. We join with states across the nation in asking the court to block this rule,” said Attorney General Tong.

 

“I voiced my opposition to these changes at the time the rule was open for public comment,” DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes said. “Now that the rule has been finalized, DEEP will join with other states to oppose the final rule as a natural extension of that effort. NEPA stands as a foundational tenet of environmental law. In addition to the technical environmental impact review of proposed federal actions, NEPA offers vital opportunity for transparency and public participation. I strongly oppose any effort to undermine its significance.”

 

Enacted in 1969, NEPA is one of the nation’s foremost environmental statutes. NEPA requires that before any federal agency undertakes “major Federal actions significantly affecting the quality of the human environment,” it must consider the environmental impacts of the proposed actions, alternatives to the actions, and any available mitigation measures. Numerous federal actions, from the approval of significant energy and infrastructure projects to key decisions concerning the management of federal public lands, require compliance with NEPA.

 

On July 15, 2020, the Trump Administration’s Council on Environmental Quality announced a final rule upending the requirement that federal agencies comprehensively evaluate the impacts of their actions on the environment and public health. This will result in agencies taking actions without fully understanding the impacts of those actions on climate change, overburdened and underserved communities, water and air quality, and sensitive, threatened, and endangered wildlife. In addition, the final rule so severely limits NEPA’s public participation process that it threatens to render it a meaningless paperwork exercise.

In the lawsuit, the coalition argues that the final rule violates NEPA and APA because it:

·      Is contrary to NEPA’s language and purpose and exceeds the Council on Environmental Quality’s statutory authority;

·      Is arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, and otherwise not in accordance with law; and

·      Was promulgated without preparing an Environmental Assessment or an Environmental Impact Statement evaluating the rule’s environmental and public health impacts.

 

Attorney Tong joins the attorneys general of California, Washington, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, the District of Columbia, and Guam, as well as the City of New York, Harris County, and the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection in filing the lawsuit. The lawsuit is being led by the attorneys general of California and Washington.

 

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2020-08-30@1:22am#Bridgeport CT–Three victims were shot in the area of 1052 Howard Avenue. This is the location of the homicide of George John that occurred on August 28, 2020. The victims, all male adults, report that they were attending a memorial celebration for John when they heard gunshots. Three victims were shot and were transported by private vehicles to St. Vincent’s Medical Center. All three victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries and are expected to survive. The victims were unable to provide detectives with additional information regarding this incident. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Bridgeport Police at 203-576-TIPS.

 

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