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Mentioning a Tragedy...Edit

BackgroundEdit

Recently, I included a sentence that has been removed for rather reasonable possibilities. This is the sentence:

Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters were raped and murdered, while her husband, Dr. William Petit, was injured during a home invasion in Cheshire, Connecticut on July 23, 2007.[1]

The reasons stated for remove were:

While tragic, [the editor saw] no evidence that the [event added] to Connecticut has had any lasting impact on the state itself…

That was not a rather disagreeable statement, but I shall try to make a civil case against it to defer future judgement.

PresentationEdit

According to the article on the event:

The Hartford Courant referred to the case as "possibly the most widely publicized crime in the state's history".[2]

The murders later became tied to the state's debate on and process of repealing the death penalty. Both the vetoed 2009 and successful 2012 bill had provided special exceptions to allow for the execution for the eleven people on Death Row before the bill's passing.[3] Two of those convicted were the perpetrators of the event.[4]

Not only is that the case,

But in May 2016, [Dr. William Petit] announced a bid for Connecticut's 22nd House District.[5] Petit was elected, ousting 11-term Democratic Representative Betty Boukus, and currently serves as representative in the Connecticut House of Representatives.[6]

ConclusionEdit

I feel in light in this evidence; that the original sentence, as may edited in the future, should be re-included in the article. If needed, I can present even more evidence of this tragedy's effect including (1) the state's continual news coverage of the perpetrators, (2) the work of the Petit Family Foundation, (3) national debate involving the state and the event, and (4) more if needed.

So, should the addition be included in the article?

Matthew J. Long -Talk- 21:52, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Gardner, David. "'Things got out of control': Chilling confession of Connecticut massacre 'killer'." The Daily Mail. September 23, 2010. Retrieved on April 6, 2011.
  2. ^ Kauffman, Matthew. "Fair Trial Seen Likely For Other Cheshire Defendant." Hartford Courant. November 9, 2010. Retrieved on November 11, 2010.
  3. ^ Berman, Mark (13 August 2015). "Connecticut Supreme Court says the death penalty is unconstitutional and bans executions for inmates on death row". The Washington Post. Retrieved 29 November 2017. [Governor Jodi Rell's] decision [to veto the 2009 bill] came as the state was still grappling with a horrifying home invasion in the state two years earlier.
  4. ^ "Connecticut's Death Row Inmates". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  5. ^ Blair, Russell. "Dr. William Petit Running For State Legislature In Plainville". Hartford Courant. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  6. ^ "Dr. William Petit, Father Whose Family Was Killed in Connecticut Home Invasion, Elected to State Legislature". People. November 9, 2016. Retrieved February 24, 2017.

Added {{reflist-talk}} –MJLTalk 01:42, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

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Constitution StateEdit

One section of the article says of the nickname Constitution State "The origin of this nickname is uncertain, but it likely comes from Connecticut's pivotal role in the federal constitutional convention of 1787...."

Later the article says "Connecticut's official nickname is 'The Constitution State', adopted in 1959 and based on its colonial constitution of 1638–1639 which was the first in America and, arguably, the world."

These two statements seem to contradict each other.

Venango (talk) 11:34, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Scotch-Irish vs. Scots-IrishEdit

One section of the article says a small percentage of the population is "Scotch-Irish". I believe the term should be "Scots-Irish".

Pages 8 and 9 of the 1987 book "Our Line" by Kenton McElhattan say this: "People referring to their ancestry as Scotch-Irish will have a different connotation of the meaning in Scotland than in this country. The word Scotch to people in Scotland infers a reference to whiskey. When American's refer to their ancestry as part Scotch, then the Scot will assume they are making some reference to whiskey. The proper word is Scot, Scottish, or Scotsman, not Scotch".

[1]

Venango (talk) 23:20, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

Some proposed changesEdit


Information to be added or removed: I propose adding the below text to the education section of the page: Connecticut ranked third in the nation for educational performance, according to Education Week’s Quality Counts 2018 report. It earned an overall score of 83.5 out of 100 points and a grade of B. By comparison, the nation received a score of 75.2 or a C. Connecticut posted a B-plus in the Chance-for-Success category, ranking fourth on factors that contribute to a person’s success both within and outside the K-12 education system. Connecticut received a mark of B-plus and finished fourth for School Finance. It ranked 12th with a grade of C on the K-12 Achievement Index. Explanation of issue: I believe this text would enhance the page, adding information on the quality of the state's K-12 education which is not currently available on the page. I'm asking your consideration because I work for Education Week. I apologize if I've misformatted this or left out information you need to make a decision - I'm rather new at this. References supporting change: this is the source I'd cite: [2]Csmithepe (talk) 16:43, 11 February 2019 (UTC)Csmithepe

  Done. Thank you once again. I will let other editors take it from here. ―Matthew J. Long -Talk- 17:00, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

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