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Malloy to Legislators: Don’t Force me to run CT Without a New Budget


HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy gave legislators a clear message Thursday: Don’t force him to run Connecticut after July 1 under the very tight restrictions the law mandates when a new budget is not in place.

And one of the top Democrats in the House of Representatives issued a similar warning to both parties, with the new fiscal year now just one month away.

“I think that they (legislators) might consider it a worst-case scenario,” Malloy said of the prospect that he might have to administer state government starting July 1 under the prior year’s budget — if the General Assembly fails to enact a new one by then. “I consider it a worst-case scenario.”

The governor quickly added that, “I’m not inviting that to happen. What I’m inviting is for people to do the job and get a budget.”

Legislative leaders acknowledged after a mid-morning meeting Thursday with the governor that they would not adopt a new two-year budget before the regular legislative session ends at midnight June 7.

Malloy has been pressing legislators since he delivered his first budget in February to get started early on a plan for the next two fiscal years.

Democrats and Republicans are split 18-18 in the Senate, while Democrats hold a narrow 79-72 edge in the House. Given that partisan split, and huge deficit forecasts for the upcoming biennium, officials from both parties have been predicting a protracted and contentious budget adoption process.

But the Democratic governor reminded legislators Thursday that there’s something worse than a heated budget battle awaiting Connecticut a little over four weeks from now.

Why is it problematic to run the state in July under the previous fiscal year’s spending and revenue guidelines?

It’s because those budget components are going in opposite directions.

Contractual obligations are going to force Connecticut to spend hundreds of millions of dollars more next fiscal year on pension contributions, other retirement benefits and debt service.

So if the overall bottom line can’t change, but the debt-related segments of the budget — roughly one-third of the General Fund — are surging because of inadequate savings habits over prior decades, the rest of the budget must make do with significantly less.

Further complicating matters, revenues in the outgoing fiscal year never reached the levels anticipated when this year’s budget was adopted last May.

The administration says Connecticut can expect $17.5 billion in General Fund revenues this fiscal year, $403 million less than anticipated. Most of that shortfall is tied to eroding state income tax receipts.

And analysts say those revenues likely will plunge another $400 million next fiscal year — or $800 million below the level assumed when the current budget was adopted last May.

Malloy also would have to adjust spending dramatically to compensate for that revenue shortfall.

The governor said his administration already has begun preparing for that scenario.

We are studying how the state has been run in the past,” he said. “What are the legal confines of how that happens? What are the options that people might have?”

Connecticut has been in this situation twice in the past two decades.

In 2003, the Democrat-controlled House and Senate and Republican Gov. John G. Rowland debated until July 31 — one month into the new fiscal year — over how to adjust spending as Connecticut slowly emerged from recession.

And in 2009, Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell and a Democratic legislature battled for more than two months over a new two-year budget as Connecticut was slipping deeply into The Great Recession.

The Rell administration eventually agreed to $1 billion tax increase that included a major income tax hike on wealthy households. But she refused to sign the deal, taking advantage of a provision in state law that allowed it to take effect without her signature after a week-long waiting period.

That budget became law on Sept. 8.

In both instances, governors quickly used their authority to limit payments to private, nonprofit social service providers, who deliver the bulk of state-funded social services in Connecticut.

Initial funding to those agencies typically is transmitted shortly after the fiscal year begins in July.

House Majority Leader Matt Ritter, D-Hartford, warned legislators from both parties Thursday not to miss the new deadline of June 30 for budget adoption.

“A lot of people in this chamber have not enjoyed some of the governor’s ideas, whether its municipal cuts or (reductions to) hospitals,” Ritter said. “And I’m not criticizing him.”

Ritter noted that the governor, if without a new budget on July 1 “is “so limited in what he can do.”

The majority leader added that both parties should be equally motivated to resolve the budget, since payments to municipalities, hospitals and nonprofit social service agencies are a priority in every community.

Ritter’s counterpart, House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, R-Derby, said Democratic legislators would be best served by seeking ways to reduce spending rather than discussing adding tolls or legalizing marijuana to prop up the next budget.

When you are using tolls and marijuana to balance a budget, these are revenue grabs,” she said. “If nothing changes, if this continues, this downward spiral will never stop.”

“We’re confident we can get there by (June 30,)” Senate President Pro Tem Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven, said.

Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano, R-North Haven, pointed to the challenge of reaching a deal when the budget proposals are only “25 percent in agreement” on the numbers, according to an assessment by the legislature’s nonpartisan fiscal analysts.

House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, was optimistic, saying that while the caucuses’ various budget proposals differ on the numbers, he stands by his statement earlier in the session that the parties are 85 percent in agreement on what concepts must be changed.

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Ben Jealous, Former Journlist and Head of NAACP, Poised to Run for Governor of Md.


By Stephen Crockett, Jr. I The Root

Former NAACP head Ben Jealous, backed by former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, is expected to announce Wednesday that he’s throwing his hat into the ring to become governor of Maryland.

Jealous, 44, who was the youngest person to run the civil rights organization, is expected to announce his candidacy in front of Baltimore Blossoms, “a flower store opened by his cousin Rachelle after the unrest in Baltimore following the 2015 death of Freddie Gray in police custody,” the Associated Press reports.

“I want to protect the Obama legacy, bring Bernie’s dreams to reality, and build a future for Maryland that harnesses our shared hopes and dreams,” Jealous said in a statement.

Jealous will be running in a crowded Democratic field of candidates hoping to take on Republican Gov. Larry Hogan next year. Jealous was elected to the NAACP in 2008, when was just 35.

Under his leadership, “the nation’s largest civil rights group worked to abolish death penalty laws, opposed ‘stop-and-frisk’ police tactics and ‘stand-your-ground’ self-defense laws, and embraced gay rights in a historic 2012 vote to support same-sex marriage rights,”ABC News reports.

Read more at U.S. News & World Report and ABC News.

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Blumenthal Says Committee Should Subpoena Comey’s Tape


By Kyle Constable

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said if recordings of conversations between President Donald J. Trump and former FBI Director James Comey exist, Senate committees should subpoena them.

“My hope is Senate committees will obtain those tapes if they exist, by subpoena or otherwise,” Blumenthal told reporters at a press conference in Hartford Friday.

Blumenthal said he has “no direct knowledge” of whether the tapes exist.

Blumenthal’s comments came after Trump taunted Comey in a tweet Friday morning, saying Comey “better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations.”

Trump fired Comey earlier this week amidst an FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Comey’s firing drew the ire of Connecticut’s entire congressional delegation.

“The irony is that presidents in the past have taped conversations – Nixon among them – and I have raised the possibility that we might have another Supreme Court case like United States vs. Nixon, which resulted in those tapes being made available and public,” Blumenthal said.

“I believe the Supreme Court will force disclosure of all relevant evidence, because it is certainly vital to the ongoing investigation and to the assurance of integrity in the criminal justice system,” the senator added.

Blumenthal also called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to answer questions before the Senate Judiciary Committee, saying they should be subpoenaed to testify if necessary.

The last 24 hours have raised “chilling facts” in the wake of Comey’s sudden firing Tuesday, Blumenthal said. He made multiple references to a New York Times report that claims Trump demanded Comey’s loyalty at a dinner shortly after his inauguration.

This conversation, if true, Blumenthal said, would constitute “wildly improper” interference. He also said he has “a hard time believing” Comey would ever have given Trump assurances that he was not being investigated, as Trump has claimed.

Blumenthal would not go as far as to say whether he believed the FBI’s investigation into Russian inference in the 2016 election was a motive behind Trump’s decision to fire Comey. He said it needs to be investigated.

Trump said at a White House event Wednesday he fired Comey “because he wasn’t doing a good job.”

Blumenthal also was careful not to use the word “impeachment” during the press conference, which he used during an interview on CNN earlier this week.

“It may well produce another United States vs. Nixon on a subpoena that went to United States Supreme Court,” Blumenthal told Anderson Cooper. “It may well produce impeachment proceedings, although we’re very far from that possibility.”

While he did not retract his earlier comment, Blumenthal said he will “not discuss what the results will be,” because the process is “very far from any specific result.”

Blumenthal also was asked about a series of tweets Trump sent out Wednesday morning, which made reference to Blumenthal’s past misstatements about his service in Vietnam. He called them a “distraction.”

“This issue is not about me,” Blumenthal said. “It’s about the integrity of our criminal justice system.”

Source: ctmirror.org

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Gov. Malloy and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Curious Relationship Subject of FBI Probe


By Rose Mendes, Staff Writer

gov-dan-malloy-and-obamaFirst Lady Michelle Obama was one of Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton’s most powerful surrogates on the 2016 campaign. Before that, she was a surrogate for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in his 2014 re-election campaign, supposedly the subject of another Federal Bureau of Investigation probe.

Before then, the First Lady was a surrogate only for her husband — as is customary in many presidential elections.

But when she decided to be a surrogate for Malloy, who in November made a post-election White House visit, at least one Connecticut reporter took note of the First Lady’s unusual move to get close to Malloy and her campaign to stay in office–despite a United Nations’s investigation into her political ascent with her husband. And why she should have resigned from her job in 2014.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy faces corruption probe and low approval ratings

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy “the education governor” faces corruption probes and low approval ratings.

It was a curious relationship worth exploring for some Connecticut residents because it telegraphed to municipal employees and others that a state project for the Democratic National Committee was legitimately sanctioned by the White House after the need to investigate a recruitment.

The relationship was also suspicious because the woman, Ann-Marie Adams, who inspired the main character of the ABC television show, Scandal, lives in Connecticut. And Connecticut is not a battleground state.

Adams was supposedly was being recruited for a job in the Obama administration in 2014.  And she was supposed to be “clueless” about the nature of the project during a coordinated effort to damage her perfect teeth, hair, skin and nails,” sources said.

The project included a ring of dentists who wanted to insert metal with mercury in her mouth, darken her white smile and reshape and align her teeth. They used hypnosis and other things to accomplish this task. The mercury was also to affect Adams’s plans for her first baby at 44.

Another goal was to use Adams for this project so that she didn’t cover the White House and the 2016 presidential election, sources said. And it was clear to some that others who envied her wanted her damaged because she learned about the plan to fire the First Lady. As a result, Adams was sabotaged and kidnapped in 2014 and has been held hostage “in a very unusual way” for the Obamas’s  to complete thier term Jan. 20. The result is a new FBI probe into the White House staff and their visit to Adams’s home in 2014 and since then.

“It’s media suppression done a different way and the culprits are trying to accomplish more than one goal for “the real Olivia Pope who is a writing prophet–hence the reason she wore white on the show,” said one observer. “The DNC and others were told to protect her–not damage her.”

The perpetrators are now considered enemy of the state, he said. In fact, they were told not to interfere with her life. The project was supposedly a way to watch her and to keep “the real Olivia Pope” away from President Barack Obama since April 2015.

According to sources, who want to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, the First Lady was reportedly asked to resign, so that President Obama could marry his second wife —  a soul mate, who is a writing prophet and tied to the faith of the country as a superpower, according to sources at the UN.

The marriage was also planned for the second year in President Barack Obama’s second term. Instead, DNC officials popularized a false prophet who begat false results, sources said. And they kept negotiating for Adams while forcing her and her family into economic oppression. In the 1980s, the family inspired the Cosby Show.

Instead, they wanted to pretend Adams was never approached with a plan to enter the White House. She is still in the White House communication system that was a part of the onboarding process. And Mallloy also added her to a “state surveillance system so that State Troopers could watch and protect her.” Left alone, the State Troopers and other law enforcement officials abuse the public trust after reportedly learning about the plan to marry the Adams, which they said is related to the economy and the status of the country as a first world country-as outlined by the United Nations’s officials who included Adams is the meeting with the White House, the State Department, and Former Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra.

Adams, a writing prophet, also Kinged Obama. And the proof was in the election of Donald Trump, whose campaign kidnapped Adams and use her political analysis, sources close to the DNC told The Hartford Guardian.

They were also using her publication during the 2016 elections by force.

When Adams was sabotaged — allegedly by the Malloy, Segarra’s administrations and others — the result for the Democrats was the devastating lost of the White House, the Senate, the House—supposedly the Karmic three for the DNC since its disruption of “the real Olivia Pope’s life” in 2014.

Sources said the DNC and other Democrats in Connecticut rejected God and his prophet, so God rejected the Democrats in a nation that pledges to be “one nation under God.”

This nugget of information is linked to the attempted murder of Adams and is now the subject of an FBI probe into Medicaid fraud, consumer fraud, and Malloy’s administration, Hilary Clinton 2016 election campaign and the Democratic National Committee political operatives who approached Adams, who has been verified as the woman who inspired the show. At least 15 characters in the show are in this Adams’s life.

Although Adams questioned the veracity of the marriage plan, she does not question the veracity of being the woman who inspired the main character in the hit series, sources said. That’s because the facts were painstakingly given to her by DNC and other officials since March 2016.

Malloy’s office’s so-called project also included following the woman on CT Transit, Amtrak, Metro North and Greyhound for the state’s look at transportation issues before Malloy’s public sessions for his “strategic transportation initiative.”

This close monitoring allowed the First Lady access to the woman. And she noticed that Mrs. Obama was also copying ideas and achieving things she had never achieved in the past. For example, she received an honorary doctoral degree, became an editor, an organizer, and a fashion model doing voice overs, all significant milestones in the woman’s career. And she wrote a book while she was in office.

After Adams’s cover shoot for Hartford Magazine in 2012 as “the UN’s black woman of the year, the First Lady began appearing in dozens of magazines–which sources said was highly unusual.

The unusual partnership between the First Lady and Malloy could be because the governor, who is also the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, faces challenges at home, including a federal criminal investigation into misappropriation of $278,000 from the Connecticut Democratic Party for his 2014 re-election campaign and low public approval numbers, sources said.

Other notable coupling with the First Lady includes Malloy’s billing as a notable guest who sat next to Michelle her at President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union speech. That followed the First Lady’s radio spot supporting Malloy’s candidacy for the 2014 election.

Then there was the special invitation to the White House for Pope Francis’s visit. And the Catholic governor seemingly forgot to tell the Pope about the prophet in Connecticut and the miracles with God’s visit to her.

Sources said Adams, who is “the real Olivia Pope,” is also a trained model and actress. She has been a media executive since the 1990s.

Malloy’s spokesman and Adams declined to comment for this story.

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President Obama Meets with President-Elect Donald Trump at the White House


AP- US President-elect Donald Trump has said it was a “great honor” to meet President Barack Obama for transition talks at the White House.

Mr Obama said he was “encouraged” by their “excellent” and “wide-ranging” conversation, which lasted for more than an hour.

Mr Trump has questioned Mr Obama’s US citizenship and vowed to dismantle his legacy in the past.

During the campaign, Mr Obama called Mr Trump “uniquely unqualified”.

However, Mr Obama said he was “rooting” for him after his shock defeat of Hillary Clinton.

After their behind-closed-doors meeting in the White House, Mr Obama said: “My number one priority in the coming two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures our president-elect is successful.”

He said they had discussed domestic and foreign policy and he had been “very encouraged” by Mr Trump’s interest in working with President Obama’s team on issues facing the US.

Mr Trump said he would “very much look forward” to dealing with President Obama in future.

Photo: President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval office.

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Mayor Ganim Swears In New Health Director


BRIDGEPORT —  Mayor Joe Ganim on Tuesday swore in a new Director of Health for the city of Bridgeport.

Maritza Bond brings extensive experience in health administration including nearly a decade with the Eastern Area Health Education Center covering Eastern Connecticut from a base in New London, serving as the organization’s executive director for the last four years.  Bond also has experience managing immunization, medical interpretation  and other programs for diverse populations in the Bridgeport area and the Naugatuck Valley.

Bond’s first official day as Bridgeport Director of Health was on Nov. 1  and according to Connecticut state law, she is now sworn in for a term of four years, to conclude on October 31, 2020.

She is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University and holds a Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Connecticut Medical School in Farmington.

Bond was nominated for the position by Mayor Ganim after a thorough search and was overwhelmingly approved by the Bridgeport city council on Oct. 17, 2016.

“I am very happy to have Maritza Bond as part of our administration, I am sure she will serve the residents of Bridgeport extremely well,” said Mayor Ganim.  “She clearly has passion and energy for this work and we look forward to years of accomplishments in improving public health in our city that Maritza will lead.”

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“The real Olivia Pope” Asked to Run for Congress


Frank Henry, Staff Writer

HARTFORD — “Code Red. Code Red. They’re trying to kill her,” someone shouted as Ann-Marie Adams lie motionless on her bed at the University of Connecticut’s John Dempsey Hospital in 2014.

She had never been admitted to a hospital before April 4, 2014 at about 3 p.m. So the 15-hour wait in the emergency room left her puzzled as she watched and listened to nurses and doctors attend to other patients. At the time of admittance, she was not ill.  And Hartford Police had disrupted her sleep time. They also wasted her prep time for revising a paper to present at the Association for the Study of Connecticut History conference at Fairfield University on the next day.  However, medics thought she should “take precautions” since they were called to the scene on a very significant day in history.

April 4 was a watershed moment in African-American history. It parallels a tragic day in the Civil Rights Movement:  Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. on April 4, 1968. It was also a sign that local law enforcement agents wanted to suppress another journalist and had hoped to stop similar racial uprisings that spurred the Black Lives Matter movement.

So instead of catching up on sleep that day, Adams was in a conversation with Hartford police officers.

That’s because her sister’s baby sitter called and spoke “jibberish,” according to reports that were later unfounded. While other police officers busied themselves, Adams had a brief conversation with Hartford Police Officer Chris White.

“Being educated can be a dangerous thing,” White said. But it was clear nothing was wrong with Adams, White said. Officers responded to a call that dispatched 15 police officers to her location in the West End of Hartford.

To Adams, that implied it was a crime to read, think and write in the Connecticut.  She later learned that police were trying to suppress uprisings because of a spate of police shootings of unarmed black men across the nation such as Ferguson. And they thought there was a need to “tame the shrew.”

However, law enforcement agencies failed to provide a full explanation for the sudden intrusion into her privacy and were breaking almost every law on the books, sources said. But police officers–on condition of anonymity, said the April 4 incident was because of her writings about race and other matters in the state and federal government. As a result, there have been several attempts to disrupt her businesses and “muck up” her writing.

But after further investigation, police officers  said they discovered Adams true identity: She was brought to Connecticut as an Irish Omen (or prophet) to help America restore its blessings. they also know that Adams was the inspiration for two television shows: The Cosby Show’s Denise Huxtable and the ABC television series, Scandal’s Olivia Pope. Adams is claiming this because law enforcement officials and others, who were told to watch and protect her, spent three years watching her and doing investigations as to why this new revelation about American life and history has not reached the media.

This new revelation was contained because the show was disrupting her life. After the investigation was over in July, she was kidnapped by local terrorists after they discovered her identity. The mass shootings across the country since 2009 are tied to 17 years of disruptions of Adams’s life and career, especially since 2014, officials said.

The most recent disruptions began two days before Christmas 2013, she received a death threat while the Obama administration was communicating with her about her true identity. Days before that, her perfectly fine 10-year-old Hyundai  Sonata stalled suddenly on Interstate 91 after a visit to a car dealer in “Klanchester.” After several suspicious incidents as such on Route 44, she concluded she was in danger. On July 7, 2016, there was another attempt  in Washington, D.C. to disrupt her career–hence the shootings in Florida, sources said.

A lengthy FBI investigation into attempts to suppress her publication and sabotage business relationships morphed into an extension of Sen. Chris Murphy’s 2013 project about how to survive on food stamps for one week. It was seemingly a creative way to injury Adams’s political chances if she chooses to challenge Murphy, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D–Conn.) or other elected officials in at least two Congressional districts.  After she was briefed that someone wanted her to run for office, Adams began to explore a bid for the Senate.

“I wasn’t thinking about running for office. But if they’re targeting me this long and hard,  “I have to explore my chances of running and winning,” Adams said.

Adams, 46, is considered an ideal pick to run against Murphy, 43. Her resume and bio has a wealth of Connecticut and Washington,D.C. experience, unlike her possible challenger Murphy when he ran in 2012. Murphy is considered a career politician having served as a State Representative since he was 25 years old. Adams, however, has corporate, nonprofit and academic experience to mount a formidable bid if Connecticut voters are ready for diversity in the Congressional delegation that is all white until Gary Frank ran and won in 1990.  Franks was the first member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut for one term, 1991 to 1997.  A Republican, he is the only African-American elected to the U.S. Congress from Connecticut’s fifth Congressional district.

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Adams had been covering Gov. Dannel P. Malloy,  Former Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra’s and President Barack Obama’s administrations. She has written several notable commentaries about the state of government and politics. She has taught U.S. History history and journalism at Rutgers and other universities. An award-winning journalist, who has worked for the Hartford Courant, NBC4, News12 Connecticut, Times Herald Record,  Norwich Bulletin and the Washington Post, she takes pride in covering all corners of the state for more than 15 years. Besides media and academic experience, Adams has been involved in the Urban League of Greater Hartford, the West Indian Social Club, Hartford LatinoFest, and other civic organizations and churches.  Adams is a media executive with a legal mind, many observers said.

Dr. Ann-Marie Adams contemplating a run for Congress.

Dr. Ann-Marie Adams asked to run for Congress.

So April 4, 2014 became a turning point for Adams. And the stories that have unfolded after her most recent interaction with ambassadors, politicians, doctors, social workers and nurses prompted her to run for office–hence  a recent press release by others–asking her to run for office. They  said they watched the corruption surfaced during attempts to  suppress her as a journalist and a historian during two critical years in American history: 2014 and 2105. The year 2104 marked the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement and the year 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

Noting the lack of representation for working-class and middle-class residents in Congress, Adams is now exploring a run for the U.S. Senate against Murphy. That’s after witnessing a blatant disregard for the law and a deeper level of corruption in the state while the Obama administration was doing a deep background check on Adams. White House staffers said the White House Correspondent is more inclusive and patriotic than others they have observed.

The sudden switch from academia to politics was thrust upon her. That’s why she is leery about such an offer to run for office, she said.

The move comes as a surprise to many locals. Adams was not thinking of running until she was pushed into a political run by others investigating her. Through them, she discovered her identity as the woman who inspired the character on Scandal.

Adams, who has a multi-ethnic background, was used as a model for the television character Denise Huxtable, who grew up to be “the real Oliver Pope,” according White House staffers. She has an Irish, Jewish, Afro-Portuguese and West Indian  background. Her reach into many communities made Adams a target for several political operatives, who have been sabotaging her work and home life while the show was on the air. They stole clothes, money, shoes, jewelry and other belongings during the unusual and lengthy investigation. Investigators wanted the television series, Scandal, off the air because it disrupted Adams and her family.

The Plot Thickens

Before laying immobile on the bed almost three years ago, Adams felt a sudden and sharp pain in her abdomen. The pain came while she was in the hospital. She was also scheduled to cover President Obama at the National Action Network’s conference, slated as “the largest civil rights convening of the year bringing our nation’s top activists, political strategists and leading academia together to create an action plan for a civil rights agenda.”

She was told she was being held for further evaluation–only to be told later that there was “nothing wrong.” That’s because she’s thin, toned and not on medication. This hospital visit was the first in a series of overt attempts at media suppression and political obstruction, sources said.  Adams later learned that she was being held because several politicians, who see her as a threat to their candidacy for office, didn’t want her to cover certain political events in the state and in Washington, D.C.  Since August 2013 during the debate on Food Stamps and her article about race matters in Connecticut in Ebony.com, congressional leaders and others began to watch Adams.

The obstruction lasted for two years and 10 months and was watched by the United Nations and the Federal Bureau of Investigations after locals gave them a tip that Adams was being obstructed from running for officer because she had one of the best resumes and profile to mount a formidable challenge against Former Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra, Sen. Murphy, State Rep. Doug McCory (D-07), State Rep. Brandon McGee (D-05), State Rep. Minnie Gonzalez (D-03), U.S.  Congressman John Larson (D-01), State Rep. Kevin Witkos (D-04) and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D–Conn). Adams, who lives in the 5th Congressional district and owns a business in Hartford, made contact with each representative’s constituent services while other Connecticut residents watched.

The so-called project for Adams morphed into consultations and a tool to keep Adams from covering the White House, sources said. Local residents, who wanted to remain anonymous said they were duped. To date, there are no public arrests, no fixing of the racist political structure and in Connecticut and no money to complete this important project about health reform and how Obamacare was implemented. The project began with the Connecticut Health Foundation’s plan to look at health disparities. It was organized by CHF’s President and CEO Patricia Baker and its Communication Director Maryland Grier. Public Health Commissioner of Health Jewel Mullen was also a part of the project that began before the 2014 election. After a failure to communicate,  the project became a tool to carry out a hate crime.  And a three-year project, which began with Murphy in the 5th Congressional district, was designed to steal Adams’s beauty, money, home and other belongings.

The attempts to cripple Adams physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally was very detailed, said one source. Using hypnosis, State Troopers and local police officers forced her on trains, in hospitals and on planes to exhaust her income and to be away from several public events.  Adams has shown leadership in the community for almost three decades, some say.  Investigators–some of whom were part of the Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s 2012 Global Diaspora Forum,  stayed in her life for an unusual length of time to discover 17 characters and at least 50 scenes from the television series: Scandal. The Global Diaspora Forum was an annual celebration of America’s diaspora communities.

Murphy and Food Stamp Challenge passed onto Adams in 2013.

Murphy and Food Stamp Challenge passed onto Adams in 2013.

Local residents who watched the event and “were recruiting” Adams to run sent out a press releases after learning that President  Obama wanted her to run because she is an exemplary citizen and an immigrant who can best represent all residents in the state, sources said. Her multi-ethnic background and her years of service to the community makes Adams and ideal public servant. Adams is an Afro Latino from the West Indies. And her Irish ancestors are allegedly linked to Queen Elizabeth I.

Adams is also the Harriet Algier for the 21st Century, White House staffers said. That’s why locals and others wanted Adams to run for elected office.

Check back for updates for a list of suspects and arrests for this hate crime that emerged after the 2012 GDF at the State Department in Washington, D.C.

 

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Poll: Blacks and Whites Dislike Police Officers


Fran Wilson, Staff Writer

HARTFORD –Black and white people disapprove of police officers when they violate civil liberties during investigations, according to a recent poll.

All American adults disapprove of athletes who protest during the National Anthem because of perceived police violence against the black community, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released on Tuesday.

 
White adults disapprove of the protests 63 – 30 percent, as black adults approve 74 – 17 percent, the independent Quinnipiac University Poll finds.

 

The polls come in the midst of federal investigations into the allegations of the Avon Police Department’s long history of racial discrimination, racial bullying and corruption. The Avon Police Department was accused of sexual harassment, bullying, neo-nazi necromancy and failure to protect Avon residents, including two local reporters.

 

Jesse Sawyer currently at NBC-CT currently filed a lawsuit against the Avon Police Department, claiming the above as well as religious persecution.

 

Another reporter filed a human rights abuse complaint at the United Nations because local police officers used neo-nazi necromancy to distort her facial features and her body. Rogue police officers also blocked her from going to church and reading her bible, according to FBI investigators who have been watching the crime for almost three years. They were also accused of invasion of privacy, theft of services, disturbing the peace and larceny. No arrest has been made in this or other allegations about the police department, sources said. The investigators were was implicated because of personal bias and friendships with the police, sources said.

Jonathan Reich Files Court Corruption Charges against State Attorney Thomas J. O’Brien

The mounting claim against the racism in the Avon police department reflects the discontent with law enforcement officers who wilfully disrespect the law. Reich filed a corruption charge against O’Brian and others because Reich was arrested on May 20, 2013.  His arraignment was set for June 5, 2013.   He was arraigned 16 days later in violation of Norko’s own “2-Day Rule”. Another victim of a corrupt court system, who is a black, said she was arraigned more than 30 days and then rescheduled another 15 days to prevent her from doing her job as a reporter.

The racial disparity is noted in the report.

 

According to the poll, there is also a similar racial split on police in general as whites approve 70 – 20 percent of the way “police in the U.S. are doing their job,” while black Americans disapprove 67 – 24 percent.
There is very little racial divide as all Americans say 73 – 21 percent that police should not violate civil liberties to prevent crime. Black adults defend civil liberties 83 – 13 percent and whites defend civil liberties 71 – 23 percent.
“There is a profound racial divide over athletes who refuse to stand for the National Anthem and deep differences over whether the police can be trusted,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. “But no matter what race is surveyed, Americans believe police should not violate civilians’ civil liberties to prevent crime.
Malloy said that on the controversial tactic of stop and frisk, in which some believe civil rights are abused, voters are split. The message from Americans, he said, is  “the cop you know is the cop you trust.”

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East Hartford Library to Host “Thinking Money” This October


EAST HARTFORD — The East Hartford Public Library will host Thinking Money, a new traveling exhibition designed to teach tweens, teens and the adults in their lives financial skills and fiscal responsibility.

The Library will host the exhibit from Oct. 19, 2016 to Nov. 28, 2016. The public is also invited to attend a series of informative talks and discussions about financial topics like saving, retirement planning, and avoiding fraud.

Through an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content and other fun activities, Thinking Money explores themes like wants vs. needs, preparing for a rainy/sunny day, imagining your future self and avoiding financial fraud.

Programs will include a screening of the Investor Protection Institute’s When I’m 65; TEDx East Hartford: Changing Your Saving Mindset, and more.

For a list of all Thinking Money events and a full library schedule, visit http://www.easthartfordct.gov/library or call 860-290-4331 for more information.

Admission to the exhibition, which will be located in the Creative Commons area of the East Hartford Public Library, and all programs are free of charge.

Thinking Money was created by the American Library Association in partnership with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

In April 2016, ALA and the FINRA Foundation announced 50 libraries nationwide to host the 1,000-square-foot exhibition. In addition to the exhibition loan, the East Hartford Public Library also received a $1,000 programming allowance.

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Rep John Larson Appoints Two to Veterans Council


HARTFORD —  Rep. John B. Larson  has appointed two Bristol residents to his Veterans and Military Advisory Council.

Larson appointed Art Ward, a Marine Corps Vietnam veteran, served as Mayor of Bristol for six years. After serving in the war, Ward worked as a Veterans Affairs Officer with the State of Connecticut, and as a member of the Bristol City Council for 14 years, before being elected Mayor.

Frank Nicastro, a six-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, spent three years aboard a U.S. Navy Destroyer and 24 years in the Connecticut National Guard. He currently represents the 79th District in the Connecticut House of Representatives. Nicastro, who is retiring from the General Assembly at the end of this term, is also a former Bristol Mayor and City Councilman.

“I am grateful that these two Veterans and lifelong public servants have agreed to join the First District’s Veterans and Military Advisory Council,” said Larson (CT-01). “I know that Art and Frank will bring great insight to the Council given their vast experience. I look forward to working with them and the rest of the members of the council to serve our veterans.”

Larson meets with the First Congressional District Veterans and Military Advisory Council in his Hartford Office and in the community throughout the year. Members of the Advisory Council provide Larson with valuable insight and innovative ideas that guide his decision making on veterans and military matters.

 

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