Saturday, October 25, 2014

What’s for lunch? 'more COOL JUSTICE' at John Bale Book & Café Co.

  • John Bale Book & Cafe Co. Facebook page

  • WATERBURY, Conn. – Local author, speaker, and Freedom of Information advocate Andy Thibault will be on hand at a local bookstore to sign copies of his latest book “more COOL JUSTICE,” a second collection of hard-hitting essays credited with helping to free a woman unjustly convicted of first degree murder.

    Thibault, who was presented earlier this year with the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information’s Stephen A. Collins Award, will be at The John Bale Book & Café Co., noon to 2 p.m., on Thursday Oct. 30. The store is at 158 Grand St., Waterbury. Phone: 203-757-2279.

    Novelist Chandra Prasad calls Thibault “Connecticut’s premiere journalistic warrior.” Wally Lamb says: “Thibault is a junkyard dog for justice who bares his teeth at pomposity and institutional unfairness and only bites the truly deserving.”

    In his foreword to “more COOL JUSTICE,” Andrew Kreig states “More than ever, the public needs bare-knuckle advocates...One such fighter is Andy Thibault, author of the superb more COOL JUSTICE. His fifth book exposes injustice much in the style of his Law and Justice in Everyday Life, which he authored in 2002 to much acclaim.”


    Nov. 19, 7 p.m., Byrd’s Books, Bethel;

    Dec. 2, 11 a.m., Gateway Community College, New Haven, w/ Bonnie Foreshaw, contributor to “Couldn’t Keep It To Myself” & “I’ll Fly Away;”

  • Proud 2 stand w/ the women of #illflyaway and #couldntkeepittomyself

  • Jan. 15, 2015, 7 p.m., Oliver Wolcott Library, Litchfield.

  • Flashback: 'The joint was jumpin' -Bob Thiesfield photo gallery #HickoryStickBookshop #moreCOOLJUSTICE 10-10-14

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  • more COOL JUSTICE Facebook page

  • more COOL JUSTICE YouTube

  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    FOI Filing 10-15-14, Re; Hidden State Police Records

  • FOI Commission agenda, 10-22-14

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    FROM: Isaac Avilucea, Andy Thibault

    TO: CT FOI Commission,

    COPY TO: Terrence O’Neill, Asst. AG, Paul Vance, CSP

    Re; Docket #FIC 2013-775

    Avilucea, Thibault and The Torrington Register Citizen v. Schirro, CSP and Vance

    MEMORANDUM, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014:

    The absurdity of Connecticut’s butchered FOI apparatus is manifest in this draft decision allowing state police to hide public records. It is incumbent upon the governor and the legislature to remedy this betrayal of the public trust.

    Isaac Avilucea
    Andy Thibault

  • RegCit: FOI commissioner rules in favor of state police

  • Flashback: Systemic looting of the public's right to know


  • Sunday, October 19, 2014

    Look who's reading #moreCOOLJUSTICE now, outside, on a brisk fall day ...

    CT State Police Det. Sgt. (Ret.) Jerry Longo takes a breather at the #MORRISmarketplace Sunday

    Nearby, poet & prof Ravi Shankar lounges on a bale of hay

  • South Farms, what a hangout!

  • Five dudes hawking books: Bill Murray, Dr. Joe Bentivegna, Todd Wood, Andy Thibault, Ravi Shankar

  • WATR broadcast Friday noted farmer's market event

  • more COOL JUSTICE website

  • Saturday, October 18, 2014

    PODCAST: Det. / Prof Vern Krill #WATR #moreCOOLJUSTICE 10-17-14

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    at bottom of this post

    Vern Krill, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Housatonic Community College and a retired Shelton, CT police detective, discussed a case that never goes away: the rape and murder of a 16-year-old Redding girl on Valentine's Day, 1980. Krill is featured in Ch. 8, 'Good cops are there, you just have to find them,' more COOL JUSTICE. Host for the show was Larry Rifkin.

  • WATR website

  • more COOL JUSTICE is a new collection of hard-hitting essays credited with helping to free a woman unjustly convicted of premeditated murder.

  • #moreCOOLJUSTICE at #MORRISmarketplace Sunday, 10-19-14, 11 am - 2 pm, w/ special guests

  • more COOL JUSTICE website