The Day: Court far too lenient to violent offender
Karen Jamoc, CCADV Executive Director, wrote an op-ed for The Day in New London.
Here's an excerpt:
"I was deeply concerned by the Sept. 10 article ("Man gets suspended sentence in gun incident") describing the lenient penalty a New London Judicial District Court handed down to a violent criminal.
The man, Paul Carrier, is reported to have strangled his former girlfriend to the point that she passed out. Authorities also reported that on the day Mr. Carrier strangled her he was violating a court order forbidding him to contact her, and that he also had access to a loaded pistol that he used to threaten a neighbor. Earlier in the year authorities said Mr. Carrier fired a shotgun inside a home after another incident with his girlfriend."