Conn. Democrats Propose New State Police Department to Combat ‘Far-Right’ Extremism

Democratic Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney listens to fellow senators during special session at the State Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

by Jessica Chasmar

Connecticut Democrats in the state’s Senate have proposed creating a new state police department that would be tasked with specifically combating “far-right” extremism.

The proposal, which was unveiled Wednesday as part of the state Senate Democrats’ “A Just Connecticut” agenda, would publicly fund a new state police department that specializes in investigating “far-right extremist groups and individuals,” according to a news release.

Senate President Pro Tem Martin Looney said the proposal is aimed at combating “potential” hate crimes but stressed that his caucus has no intention of persecuting people for their political beliefs, the Hartford Courant reported.

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1 Response to Conn. Democrats Propose New State Police Department to Combat ‘Far-Right’ Extremism

  1. Joe Z says:

    Looney, you can’t make this stuff up. Looney truly is loony.

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