UConn's TV network hosted on its website and twice aired a sketch full of rape jokes. In the clip, part of a student-produced “comedy” series, a young woman runs from a masked attacker only to have the blue-light emergency phones call her a “cock gobbler,” “stinky bitch” and “howler monkey.” “[Y]ou blonde bitches don't understand,” the object says in a Siri-like voice, “always crying about being raped. Suck it up.” In the hilarious finale, the rapist strangles the woman and drags her off. Women's groups and other sensible people on campus were outraged and UCTV issued an apology and took the video off its site (though someone sent a copy to the website Gawker).
Police officers' nonchalant use of pepper spray on peaceful “Occupy” protestors last fall (and a Fox News anchor's dismissal of the chemical weapon as “a food product, essentially”) has apparently loosened reservations about when to use the skin-searing substance. A 62-year-old Fairfield man allegedly pepper-sprayed his adult son in a dispute about alcohol being brought into their home, reports the Fairfield Citizen. Also, Mario Simeone of Southington is accused of trying to spray police officers who intervened in a dispute between Simeone, 43, and a neighbor, according to Meriden's Record-Journal.
Parents be warned, there is a new substance your children are recklessly ingesting: cinnamon. No, that's not slang for anything. Kids are apparently daring each other to swallow a spoonful of the spice and often end up coughing and gagging. In fact, the principal of New Haven's Clinton Avenue School was put on administrative leave after she watched a table of eighth-graders undergo a “cinnamon challenge” without intervening, reports the New Haven Register. The school sent parents a note telling them to secure their spice racks.
Racism in East Haven!?! The head of a company that builds affordable housing for homeless veterans wants to construct a 24-unit apartment building in the town, but told Fox 61 that residents are being hostile because they suppose the complex might attract African-American vets. The group's black attorney says he was called the n-word after a meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission. The town rejected the proposal but its decision had nothing to do with race, the P&Z chairman says.
Though the starship captain he played on TV's “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” once commanded a vessel through a wormhole and into the uncharted Gamma Quadrant, actor Avery Brooks apparently could not navigate his car through Wilton in a straight line. The Associated Press reports that Brooks, 63, was arrested for DUI. And Starfleet once entrusted this man with a ship armed with photon torpedoes.
Travis T. Green is apparently a gangster and that means he gets beef chow fun when he goddamn wants beef chow fun. Green, 21, allegedly entered Middletown's China King restaurant, demanded food, tossed a stack of menus and swore at a pregnant employee. Police also told the Middletown Patch website that Green appeared intoxicated and was wearing the red shirt associated with the Bloods street gang.
Police told the Stamford Advocate that 62-year-old Remy Charmoz not only deployed a virus to cripple the computer system of SegMark Solutions, the Wilton marketing firm that fired him last May, but also used a company credit card to pay for $1,400 in personal internet services, including a renewal of his account on Match.com, where he was perhaps hoping to meet a fellow hacking lover.
Tasmeer Boyd was so recently released from the Bridgeport Correctional Center he was still wearing his prison uniform when he allegedly broke into the apartment of Brenda Gutierrez, took a shower, discarded his uniform and changed into clothes belonging to her boyfriend (including his $400 watch). Gutierrez told the Connecticut Post she dreads to think of “what else he may have done there.”
The Connecticut Department of Public Health claims that Dr. Jeffrey H. Lane, an East Lyme gynecologist/cosmetic surgeon, allowed his employees and family free access to prescription drugs and let those allegedly pill-popping staffers administer anesthesia to patients and even perform laser procedures, though they were qualified to do neither, according to the Hartford Courant.
Middletown's Fusion Bakery & Patisserie found a way to profit from the sheer antipathy inspired by last week's Super Bowl opponents, selling cupcakes with “Giants Suck” and “Patriots Suck” written in frosting. Bakery owner Stillianos Pikos told the Middletown Press that the “Patriots Suck” cupcakes slightly outsold the “Giants Suck” ones and they both briskly outpace sales of “Go Patriots” and “Go Giants” pastries.
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