The Hartford 17 lives

Yesterday, the community court saw the so-called Hartford 17, people who were arrested last Monday for disorderly conduct while protesting in downtown Hartford that Black Lives Matter. The 17 were given three days’ community service, as if what they were doing by protesting was not community service, itself. Prior to their time in court, the …

Mr. and Ms. Smith go to court

Eleven of the 12 protesters who were arrested at Hartford’s action that blocked the Broad St. I-84 on-ramp on Thursday went to Hartford Community Court this morning. The protesters (the 12th could not be in court today and will appear later) were charged with disorderly conduct in violation of Section 53a-182¬†of Connecticut law. Before they …