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Margaret McLean’s It’s A Crime Radio Hosts ROGUE TOWN Authors Dennis Griffin and Vito Colucci, Jr.

To listen LIVE at 12-2 Pacific, 3-5 Eastern CLICK HERE Rogue Town The true story of Stamford, Connecticut, a city under the stranglehold of organized crime, the officials who betrayed the public trust, and the cop who wore a wire to help bring them down. Stamford, CT sits approximately 50 minutes from Manhattan and was the location where summer homes were built by wealthy New Yorkers in the late 19th century. Along with the influx of industry moving out of New York City,  came organized crime. Rogue Town is the true story about a 21-year-old cop who only set out to make a living with the Stamford Police Department to support his growing family. Little did he know what was in store for him. The story of Vito Colucci, Jr. and his under cover work with the Stamford, CT police force may seem unbelievable to some, but every word is true, every name, and every incident he survived. Written by well-known true crime author, Dennis N. Griffin, the tales of corruption and danger in Rogue Town, not only from organized crime, …

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ROGUE TOWN: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Stamford, CT and the Cop Who Cleaned it Up

Rogue Town The true story of Stamford, Connecticut, a city under the stranglehold of organized crime, the officials who betrayed the public trust, and the cop who wore a wire to help bring them down. Stamford, CT sits approximately 50 minutes from Manhattan and was the location where summer homes were built by wealthy New Yorkers in the late 19th century. Along with the influx of industry moving out of New York City,  came organized crime. Rogue Town is the true story about a 21-year-old cop who only set out to make a living with the Stamford Police Department to support his growing family. Little did he know what was in store for him. The story of Vito Colucci, Jr. and his under cover work with the Stamford, CT police force may seem unbelievable to some, but every word is true, every name, and every incident he survived. Written by well-known true crime author, Dennis N. Griffin, the tales of corruption and danger in Rogue Town, not only from organized crime, but within the department …

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SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore “LadyJustice”: CT Victims Advocate, Michelle Cruz

SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice” Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives. Real people, real tragedy, real help. Saturdays at 5pm ET Listen LIVE:  CLICK HERE In Connecticut the Office of Victim Services provides many resources, often unknown, to victims of crime such as victim compensation, victim service advocates and victim notification services, just to name a few. On November 5, 2007, Governor M. Jodi Rell announced the appointment of Michelle Cruz as the State Victim Advocate. In the early 1990s, Ms. Cruz began working with domestic violence victims at various stages of their journey while attending Community College.  Inspired by Attorney Sarah Buel and her ground breaking work and commitment to victims’ of crime in Quincy, MA, Ms. Cruz chose to pursue her bachelor’s degree at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA.  In 1995, Ms. Cruz began working for the Hampshire County District Attorney’s Office as a victim witness advocate.  In 2001, Ms. Cruz graduated from the University of Connecticut, School of Law and for the last six years has worked as an …

Crime Wire Welcomes Mother of Missing Billy Smolinski, Janice Smolinski

Tuesday, August 23, 9pm ET Listen LIVE: http://blogtalkradio.com/crimewire Please visit our Crime Wire Website. Together we can make a difference. MISSING BILLY SMOLINSKI AND “BILLY’S LAW”  In August 2004, Billy Smolinski, a 31 year old resident of Waterbury, CT went missing. His family had difficulty in getting the attention of the Waterbury Police to investigate Billy’s mysterious disappearance. Waterbury Police told the family they had to wait 3 days to file a missing person report. By all indications, Billy was murdered and his body buried. Billy’s family agonized over the delayed police response and began lobbying to change police procedures associated with missing person cases. Recently, the State of Connecticut passed Missing Person Legislation that will remedy the Smolinski family’s experience and alter police procedures and training regarding missing persons. Billy’s Law goes into effect this fall. Billy’s mother, Janice Smolinski, joins the Crime Wire Team to share her son’s story and talk about her legislative efforts. Second Segment TULSA POLICE AND CRISIS INTERVENTION Earlier this month, the nation focused its attention on Tulsa, Oklahoma where the Tulsa …