Many of us are going to be out looking for bargains in the coming weeks as the holiday season descends upon us. Besides looking for deep discounts at Connecticut retailers, many people expand their search for gifts to thrift stores, swap meets and online to sites like eBay and Craigslist.
Everyone expects Connecticut law enforcement to be out in force once the holiday season begins and, with it, holiday parties and drinking and driving. However, many people may not realize that the night before Thanksgiving is actually among the top nights of the year for heavy drinking. There's even a name for it — Black Wednesday.
You wouldn't think that you could get arrested for your choice of a persona for Halloween. However, that's what happened to two Connecticut high school students. The Litchfield High School sophomores were arrested the week after Halloween and taken to a juvenile detention center. They were charged with breach of peace and infliction of injury to persons or property.
Stalking laws are a relatively recent addition to the Connecticut statutes. The first one dates back only to 1992. Our stalking laws have been updated since then to take into account activity via cellphones and the Internet in addition to physical stalking. Make no mistake -- law enforcement officers and prosecutors take stalking allegations seriously.