The program is Mr. Lawlor’s brainchild, and he is determined not to heed his many critics, who include the Republican minority in the General Assembly, Senator Len Suzio, now targeted by the administration of Governor Dannel Malloy for elimination in the upcoming elections, Ms. Cruz and, among other victims of Connecticut’s Byzantine judicial spider’s web, Mrs. Barrett, whose daughter was murdered in an arson fire. In her case, still under investigation, justice in Connecticut moves at a snail’s pace.
“Ms. Cruz’s four year term as Victim Advocate was up in April 20212. She wrote the governor [who easily could have reappointed her] asking him where her position stood. Governor Malloy did not have the courtesy to reply. However, six months later her job is being posted; this after Michelle had the courage to speak out against the risk reduction program. [How, indeed, is the public safety advanced by the retro-active application of the program to more than seven thousand prisoners?]"