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Monday, August 3, 2015
For a list of key decisions in civil rights cases along with brief summaries of their implications, please check the link below. This is a list compiled by The Leadership Council.
CHRISTINE DEMPSEY AND DAVID OWEN OF "THE HARTFORD COURANT" REPORT AS FOLLOWS:
"HARTFORD — Tiffany Stevens was sentenced to probation Monday after she pleaded guilty to inciting injury to persons, bringing her murder-for-hire case to an end.
Her plea came in Superior Court shortly before 10:30 a.m. before Judge Edward J. Mullarkey. He then gave her a suspended, 10-year sentence followed by five years of probation.
She is not to have contact with the person she had targeted, her ex-husband.
Stevens' murder-for-hire trial ended in December with a mistrial after the three men and three women on the jury said they were hopelessly deadlocked.
The former Bloomfield resident was accused by Simsbury police of paying handyman John McDaid $5,000 to kill her former husband, Eric Stevens. Tiffany and Eric Stevens are engaged in a contentious dispute over custody of their daughter, and Eric Stevens told police and, according to trial testimony, McDaid that a large amount of money would go to the custodial parent.
Evidence presented during the trial indicated that the money did not exist..."
Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
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Thursday, December 3, 2015
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Thursday, January 7, 2016
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Sunday, August 2, 2015
KATIE MCDONOUGH OF SALON REPORTS AS FOLLOWS:
"The women of the men’s rights movement are an interesting lot. Anne Cools, who delivered the opening remarks at A Voice for Men’s inaugural conference, is the founder of one of Canada’s first domestic violence shelters, the first black person appointed to the Canadian Senate and the first black woman to serve as a senator in all of North America. But as Mariah Blake of Mother Jones pointed out in a piece on several of the movement’s most prominent women, Cools also believes that “behind every abusing husband is an abusing mother” and that feminism is a “personality disorder” that seeks to “dominate and terrorize.” Janet Bloomfield, the social media director for A Voice for Men, writes quite a lot about the respect she has for women and their many choices, but also thinks that single mothers are “bona fide idiots” who don’t “give a shit” about their children. (Bloomfield included these observations in a blog post on why men should never date single mothers. Most men, according to Bloomfield, prefer women in possession of a uterus with “no previous occupants.”)..."