"The more we understand about our ugliness, the better chance we have to overcome that ugliness. Suppression of horrific conduct, as this bill dictates, invites history to repeat itself. … With sadness, I say that history will show that this well-intentioned bill is a large mistake."
— Connecticut state Sen. Edward Meyer, D-Guilford, one of two senators who voted against a bill blocking public disclosure of photos of homicide victims. The state Senate and House overwhelmingly approved the legislation, which was drafted in reaction to the Newtown school massacre. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is expected to sign it.
"Let’s throw away the key and have them spend the rest of their natural lives in jail."
— Gov. Dannel P. Malloy after the state House voted to repeal Connecticut’s seldom-used death penalty late Wednesday. Malloy has pledged to sign the bill.
"I’m dealing with whore here who sells his soul to AIPAC [American Israel Public Affairs Committee]."
— U.S. Senate candidate Lee Whitnum of Greenwich directing her remark at “pro-Israel” U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, during a televised debate Thursday night.
"There are some things that you just can’t imagine happening in your life. This is one of them."
— Mitt Romney, on Donald Trump endorsing him during a joint appearance in Las Vegas. (via officialssay)
An immigration reform group is planning to send a taco to East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo's office every time a person sends them a text message with the word “Taco,” the Courant reports.