Thursday, April 25, 2024

Protecting Public Safety


State Rep. Ben McGorty, (R)
122nd District

Just last night in Fairfield, a teenager was car-jacked while sitting in their running, parked car on a busy street just after 6:30 P.M

In my home town of Shelton, police reported more cars were stolen during a three-month period this year than in all of 2019. I recently joined my colleague Shelton State Rep. Jason Perillo in re-raising our call to action for a special legislative session to address these crimes and provide law enforcement with the tools they need to respond.

Responding to the concerns of residents statewide who are alarmed by the rise in juvenile crime, most especially the increase in motor vehicle thefts, we will be holding a Trumbull Juvenile Crime Forum on December 13th at Trumbull Library (33 Quality St) starting at 6:00 P.M.

I will be joined by fellow Trumbull State Reps. Laura Devlin and Dave Rutigliano, as well as State Rep. Craig Fishbein, the lead Republican on the Judiciary Committee, which is tasked with examining juvenile crime issues.

As part of the forum, we will discuss changes to Connecticut’s juvenile justice laws over the last ten years, the most recent data on car thefts and juvenile crime in our state, details of the House Republican plan to address the problem through legislation, and answer residents’ questions about this issue.


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