Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, August 02, 2020

Gov. Ned Lamont signed a comprehensive police accountability bill Friday, surrounded by supporters who said there is still extensive disinformation about the new law. After emotional and divisive debates that lasted into the early morning hours, the bill was approved by the state House of Representatives and Senate with Democrats largely in favor and Republicans against.



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...The two sides remain split on the issue as supporters say the measure will improve policing across the state. At the same time, police chiefs and rank-and-file officers say they are concerned the new law will lead to difficulties in recruiting new officers and prompt some older officers to retire at a time of low morale.

Lamont, though, views the situation differently.

"I want to say, first of all, to the police ... you're my heroes," he said before signing. "I saw after that George Floyd murder, I looked around the country. I saw arrests and what was going on in Portland, vandalism and looting -- and that didn't happen in Connecticut.

That didn't happen because the protesters were there representing the very best of our values, and the police were there with respect.

That's what makes for a great police force and community policing -- and often they were there taking a knee or walking arm in arm. I think we led by example as a state." ...

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