Monday, December 16, 2013

Burned-out dispatchers dish on Trooper Smurf follies; Boughton mouthpiece fails at spin on cease & desist order against blogger / laws in play for secret files

Trooper Smurf, the blue call box that has come to symbolize snafus in the state police dispatch system, had a very rough week at the end of a very rough year ...

... The private lawyer fronting for would-be governor and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton took a lot of heat from peers after she threatened a local blogger with a cease and desist “order,” demanding that he remove posts of public records related to a sexual harassment lawsuit – and stop talking about them.

The indefensible act led attorney Johanna Zelman to try a spin with The Connecticut Law Tribune, throwing up the Boughton mantra that they were just trying to protect confidential and privileged information. Trouble is, the posts by Hat City blogger Al Robinson did not contain any confidential information ...

  • Complete column at Register Citizen

  • Also at:
  • New Haven Register

  • Middletown Press

  • New:

    LawTrib admonition to Boughton mouthpiece --

    Don't be an ignorant bully

  • Failed blogger beatdown

  • News Times: Restriction of depositions in civil case against Boughton raises First Amendment concerns

  • Danbury Depogate story hits AP national wire from coast to coast ...

  • WTNH TV8 via AP: Advocates rap Danbury over deposition access

  • More Cool Justice
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