Conn. Mayor, Convicted Felon, Sues for Public Money in Gubernatorial Bid

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday claiming election regulators are trampling on his free-speech rights by blocking his participation in Connecticut’s clean-election system, which bars convicted felons from receiving public campaign funds.

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Police Takedown Over Stolen Beef Patty Heads to Trial

A federal judge ruled that two Connecticut police officers must go to trial on a mother’s claims they used excessive force by deploying a stun gun on her teenage son until he foamed at the mouth for taking a beef patty from the high school cafeteria without paying.

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