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HatCityBLOG Music Club: Three Legged Dog at the Taste of Danbury

Monday, October 16, 2017
Time: 7:57 AM

It's been a while since I've done a video posting on the amazing musical talent we are fortunate to have in the Greater Danbury area.

From this summer's Taste of Danbury festival at the Green, here's footage of Three Legged Dog.

Almost ready

Sunday, October 08, 2017
Time: 3:04 PM

SOOOO close...

Sorry for the lack of posts...I've been VERY busy making some LONG overdue upgrades to my computer and video arsenal as well as my twelve-year-old local political archive (e.g., I had to place 1,000 DVDs and 200 DV tapes of video and data of Danbury politics alone onto my new server...not an easy task).

While I'm almost at a point where I feel comfortable getting back to business, I have a few more tweaks to take care of as well as get the ball rolling on some LONG overdue legal matters before I'm up to full speed.

Hang tight folks, I'll be back to business reporting on Greater Danbury and state political affairs very soon.

Mayor Boughton gives his take on state budget crisis and it's impact on Danbury

Time: 2:57 PM

This morning, Mayor Boughton was a guest on WFSB's Face the State; the mayor talked about the state of his campaign for governor, his thoughts on the state budget stalemate, and how the inaction at the State Capitol has impacted Danbury. WFSB 3 Connecticut

Memories of 9/11

Monday, September 11, 2017
Time: 9:05 AM

Never forget...

Hillary Clinton is coming to town

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time: 9:19 AM

Do you want to ask Hillary Clinton a question? Well, here's your chance...

According to Clinton's website, reformer presidential candidate will be making an ppearance at Costco on Federal Road in Brookfield on September 16 to sign copies of her upcoming memoir, "What Happened?".

In her upcoming book, Clinton provides the public her viewpoint regarding her failed presidential campaign. Last week, Clinton released an excerpt from her book where she reflects on her now infamous close-up encounter with Donald Trump at the second Presidential debate.

The book signing event is scheduled to start at noon.

Eclipse over Danbury

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time: 9:31 AM

At the moment of totality in Danbury...

Still keeping you informed about news in Danbury...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time: 9:49 AM

...while documenting and highlighting misinformation/distortions in the Greater Danbury area since 2005...more later...

The image tells the story...

Monday, August 14, 2017
Time: 2:49 PM

From last night's vigil for Charlottesville held at the Danbury Public Library...

Danbury Democrats nominate candidate for third ward council seat...who does not live in the third ward

Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Time: 11:21 AM

The gross incompetence of the Democratic Town Committee's leadership strikes...AGAIN.

Last Monday, former mayor and disgraced town committee chairman Gene Eriquez continued his on-going con job on the public when he announced his "full slate" of qualified candidates for the upcoming municipal election. Unfortunately, like most of the Eriquez's statements during his term as party chair, his claim that his slate is "full" and qualified is a bit of a stretch.

Since there are SOOOOOO many questions regarding Eriquez's "full slate" of candidates, I'll take on the easiest example of the chairman's questionable judgment first and save the rest for future posts.

Last week, Danbury Democrats nominated political novice Jessica Ellul (pictured to the right) to run for the position of City Council in the Third Ward.

There's one simple problem which any chairperson prior to Eriquez would had caught in a nanosecond...Eriquez's choicefor the city council's seat in the third ward DOES NOT LIVE IN THE THIRD WARD.

According to the Certification of Party Endorsement form submitted to City Hall, Ellul listed her address as 84 Great Plains Road...

According to the City of Danbury Street listings record, available online at the City of Danbury Registrar of Voters website, 84 Great Plains Road is located in the second ward.

Pictured below to the left is Ellul location at 84 Great Plains Road (to the right) and the City of Danbury's street listing/ward locator map (to the left). The red line in the image to the right is the border between ward two (left) and ward three (right).

Ellul's house is located to the left of Great Plains Road...which is in ward two.

The fact that Ellul is not qualified to run for office in the third ward is not her fault but the fault of the party chairman Eriquez, vice chairman Ken Gucker, and members of the committee who were in charge of the vetting process.

A simple address verification procedure (which was common practice among DTC chairperson in prior election cycles) would had picked up the discrepancy in a matter of seconds...but again, this is the "new and improved" town committee whose leadership would have you believe that the sun is shining in the middle of the night.

More later...

VIDEO: Al Almeida mayoral nomination acceptance speech

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time: 10:45 AM

From last night's Danbury Democratic Town Committee convention, here's video of Al Almeida's mayoral nomination acceptance speech.

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On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.

The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.

Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.

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