The subject of gun control is certainly a divisive one across the county. Here in Connecticut, where the Sandy Hook murders took place in December of 2014, it is a particularly sensitive one.
Caring for a young child requires constant vigilance, as anyone who has raised children knows. It takes only a few seconds for them to take off on their own or get into what could be a dangerous situation.
Many of us engaged in some type of Halloween pranks in our youth, whether it was stringing toilet paper from trees or smashing a pumpkin or two. Young people can get caught up in unfortunate activities because their friends are engaging in them. They may also have an added sense of invincibility in the darkness with their identities hidden by masks and costumes.
This fall, thousands of young people are flooding Connecticut's college campuses. Some young people away from home for the first time get caught up in a situation, whether they've done anything wrong or not, that attracts the police.
A Connecticut resident can be arrested for breach of the peace, a crime also widely known as disturbing the peace, for any number of actions. In general, it applies to any type of action or words that compromise others' right to quiet, peace, health, safety or the morals of the community.