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Boughton speaks on Eriquez (and I guess pigs do fly every once and a while)

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time: 12:50 PM

Mark the date down and make sure that you're sitting when you read this because what I'm about to say doesn't happen a lot...I actually agree with Mayor Mark Boughton on something (well, I agree with him for the most part).

Recently on the I-95 Ethan and Lou morning show, Mayor Boughton commented on the current allegations surrounding former Mayor Gene Eriquez.

Lou Milano, i95rock.com:

You have to agree with Mark on this one. No one wants to see situations like this, but unfortunately we hear about them all the time. What struck me about his answers was the part about Eriquez stepping aside from his duties with the Democratic party. Not stepping down, but aside. You would think what is best for the Democratic party, at this time, is for him to step down. Who am I to say? I do echo the sentiments of Mayor Mark, though. Our thoughts right now are with Mrs. Eriquez.
Although I do not support Boughton's notion that, "after he's paid his debt to society he can get sober and healthy" because getting treatment and help should be paramount and should go hand in hand with Eriquez paying his debt to society, for the most part, the current mayor struck the right tone with his commentary...and everyone's thoughts should be with Mrs. Eriquez at this time.

Now I'll return you to my regular programming of criticizing Boughton over a wide range of issues :-)

VIDEO: Eriquez temporarily steps down as Danbury DTC chairman

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time: 1:44 PM

From last night, here's video footage former Danbury Mayor Gene Eriquez temporarily stepping down as chairman of the Danbury Democratic Town Committee.

UPDATE Text of Eriquez's remarks:

With the underlying events of this past weekend, the issues at hand are ones I am taking very seriously. I have taken steps to address my personal issues and will act accordingly. No one is perfect and every marriage of relationship has its ups and downs. While this event has clearly presented a challenge in our lives, I am committed to weathering this storm and to work with my family on our relationship. I ask for your consideration and compassion, for while I have chosen to often live a public life, my family has not. Although some statements and allegations printed are not accurate, on the advice of counsel and for the sake of my family, I will not comment at this time. Temporarily, I will step aside as I focus on my personal and family issues. Our vice chair will conduct the business of this evening.

Ryser, NewsTimes 05.18.16:

Gene Eriquez stepped aside Wednesday night as the leader of the city’s Democratic Party to focus on personal and legal problems surrounding the domestic violence charge against him.

“The issues at hand are ones that I am taking very seriously,” the 63-year-old former mayor told 50 people at Democratic Town Committee headquarters on Main Street.

“I have taken steps to address my personal issues and will act accordingly,” Eriquez read from a prepared statement. “Temporarily, I will step aside as I focus on my personal and family issues.”

His statement drew a short applause from Democratic Town Committee members and people in the audience — a reflection of the support he enjoys, tempered with concern for the seriousness of the charge.

Eriquez then left the building, declining to say anything more.


While there was nothing contrite or emotional about Eriquez’s written statement, he did pause to collect his composure after he read “Every marriage or relationship has its ups and downs.”

He then repeated what his lawyer told the judge in court on Monday about wanting to reconcile with his wife.

“While this event has clearly presented a challenge in our lives, I am committed to weathering this storm, and to work with my family on our relationship,” Eriquez read.

Eriquez is accused of punching his wife in the face after an argument escalated into a fight, the police report said. He is accused of kicking the victim in the back, striking her with a kitchen bowl, slapping the side of her head, pushing her down the hallway, and tripping her on steps, police said.

Once during the struggle, he chased his wife down and threw her cell phone to prevent her from calling 911, police said. The victim was later able to lock herself in a bedroom and call for help, according to the report.

In addition to the assault charge, Eriquez was charged with interfering with an emergency call and disorderly conduct — both misdemeanors.

He was too drunk to give a statement at the scene, according to police.

Eriquez’s statement hinted that he had not yet told his side of the story, although it did not elaborate.

“Although some statements and allegations printed are not accurate, on the advice of counsel, and for the sake of my family, I will not comment at this time,” he read.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 11:58 PM

UGH!!! Coding issue again! This is what happens when you have an code for your site...trying to fix the problem many people are experiencing when viewing this site on mobile devices. I'll try and get things back to speed soon...

UPDATE 05/19/16: AHHH! Found the problem that is making my site look wacky on some mobile devices...have to run some tests and do some serious tweaking to this 10 year old web code...hang in there folks! :-)

Speaking truth to shame

Time: 1:36 PM

According to an incident report, police were called to the Eriquez home shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday. Eriquez had come home drunk, the report said, and he and his wife began arguing over money.

When his wife tried to call police, Eriquez chased her down, grabbed her cell phone and threw it down the hallway, the report said. She was eventually able to retrieve the phone, lock herself in a bedroom and call 911, police said.

The victim told police her face felt sore where she had been punched and both her arms felt bruised. The arresting officer noted that she had a red mark and swelling on her nose and forehead, but she told police she did not want medical attention and declined to speak with a domestic violence advocate.

Eriquez was too drunk to give a statement, according to the police report. He was escorted by police to a relative’s home in the city and told not to return to his home or have contact with his wife.

The UN-enablers of Danbury speak out against a man who should had resigned as Chairman of the Democratic Town Committee the moment he sobered up after his alleged brutal night of alcohol-induced rage against his wife and mother of his children.

“I think he should step down as party chairman and focus on his personal life. I think he should focus on getting the help he needs.” -State Rep. David Arconti

“I want to be very clear that domestic violence is simply unacceptable, no matter who is involved,” Saadi said. “If the allegations are true, then Mr. Enriquez should tender his resignation as chairman of the Danbury Democratic Town Committee.” - City Council Minority Leader Tom Saadi.

“Domestic violence is terrible and we are all against any domestic violence,” he said. “If the allegations are true, we are going to recommend that the chairman does resign.” -City Councilman Benjamin Chianese.
“I feel horrible for his wife. There’s no tolerance for domestic violence.” -former City Clerk Lori Kaback.

Maxwell ends bid for Congress

Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time: 9:07 AM

Well, that didn't last long...

Matt Maxwell of Newtown is ending his bid for the Republican nomination in the 5th Congressional District.

"I will remain active in Connecticut politics working to grow the party in the cities," Maxwell wrote in an email to supporters Thursday. "I am sure, I will be knocking at your door again in support of our party's local, state and federal candidates."

Maxwell, who purchaes and rehabilitates homes, was among a handful of candidates looking to challenge U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty in November. He said he'd be supporting Clay Cope, the first selectman in Sherman.


Maxwell had raised $4,462 in the first quarter of 2016, and lent his campaign $10,000. Other candidates seeking the party's nomination are Bill Stevens of Newtown and John Pistone of Brookfield.

Republicans will pick candidates for the five House districts and a challenger to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal at their convention on Monday.

Bethel and Danbury polling locations selected for audit

Thursday, May 05, 2016
Time: 1:23 PM

Today, the Secretary of State office announced that Bethel's Bethel Municipal Center Districts 1 & 4 and Danbury's Sixth Ward polling locations have been randomly selected to have their Presidential primary voting results audited.


Secretary of the State Denise Merrill randomly selected voting precincts to have election results audited following the April 26 presidential preference primary. Ten percent of the polling places that use optical scan machines are subject to the audit, as prescribed by Connecticut General Statutes 9-320f. Those hand counted ballots will be matched against vote totals from optical scan machines.

Secretary Merrill said, “There is no acceptable margin for error in an election or primary. The public can be guaranteed that officials are taking every possible step to ensure the integrity of the vote and promote confidence in the process. We have trust in the machines and the results. However, we also require that these results be verified.”

There were 723 polling places that used optical scan machines on April 26 so the Secretary of the State chose 73 primary and 10 alternate locations.

The results of audits will be analyzed by the University of Connecticut, the Secretary of the State’s office and the State Elections Enforcement Commission, and then be made available to the public. The audit can start no earlier than May 11th and will be complete by June 3.

Connecticut boasts one of the strictest audit statutes in the country and was the first state in New England to require a comprehensive audit of primary results.


Ansonia: Ansonia Armory Ward 2

Avon: Roaring Brook School

Berlin: Hubbard School

Bethel: Bethel Municipal Center Districts 1 & 4

Branford: Indian Neck School - District 5

Bridgeport: Dunbar School 124-3

Bridgeport: J.F.K. Campus 124-2

Bridgeport: Luis Munoz Marin 128-2

Bridgeport: Park City Magnet 126-3

Bridgeport: Read Middle School 127-2

Cheshire: Cheshire High School - Dist. 1

Cheshire: Highland School - Voting Dist. 6

Danbury: Park Avenue School Gym - Ward 6

Darien: District 6 / 35 Leroy Ave.

Derby: Irving Elementary School Ward 2 Dist. 104/105

Durham: Korn School 3

East Granby: East Granby Community Center-1

East Haddam: Nathan Hale Ray High School

East Hampton: East Hampton Middle School

East Hartford: Hockanum School

East Haven: Overbrook School 4

East Haven: Woodview 5-S

Essex: Essex Town Hall 01

Farmington: Irving Robbins Middle School - District 1, Precinct 1

Farmington: Irving Robbins Middle School - District 1, Precinct 4

Greenwich: Central Middle School Dist. 8

Greenwich: Julian Curtiss School Dist. 1

Guilford: Melissa Jones School

Haddam: Haddam Neck Firehouse

Hartford: Batchelder School - 757 New Britain Ave - Voting District #15

Hartford: Bulkeley High School - 300 Wethersfield Ave - Voting District #19

Hartford: United Methodist Church - 571 Farmington Ave - Voting District #5

Manchester: Verplanck School

Meriden: Community Towers Area 1 PCT. 2

Meriden: Washington Middle School Area 2 PCT. 6

Middlebury: Shepardson Community Center 01

Middlebury: Shepardson Community Center 02

Middletown: Macdonough School-District 1

Middletown: Snow School-Gym District 8

Middletown: Wesley School-District 9

Montville: Mohegan Elementary School-5

New Britain: Graham Apartments District 5-2

New London: New London High School District 1

Newington: Martin Kellogg Middle School---District---7

Norwich: John M. Moriarty School

Norwich: Samuel Huntington School

Orange: High Plains Community Center District 3

Pomfret: The Pomfret Community School

Prospect: Prospect Firehouse

Scotland: Firehouse/Community Center

Shelton: Elizabeth Shelton School

Simsbury: Tootin Hill School

South Windsor: Phillip R. Smith School - Gym

South Windsor: Pleasant Valley School-Gym

Southbury: Center Fire House

Stamford: Our Lady Star of the Sea

Stamford: Salvation Army

Stonington: Stonington Fire House

Stratford: Lordship School 1st

Thomaston: Crescent Art Gallery

Tolland: Recreation Center Gym - 1

Torrington: City Hall-1

Torrington: Coe Park-1

Vernon: North East School

Waterbury: Washington Park Community House 75-2, SR

Waterbury: Wendell Cross School (3rd), 74-4

Waterbury: Willow Plaza Center 75-1, SR

West Hartford: Hall High School District 9

West Haven: John Prete Senior Housing Voting District 5

Westport: Greens Farms Elementary School Auditorium District 4

Windsor: Oliver Ellsworth School

Windsor: Poquonock School

Windsor Locks: Windsor Locks High School

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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.

Plaintiffs request declaratory relief, damages and attorneys fees.



Danbury Area Coalition for the Rights of Immigrants v.
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
3:06-cv-01992-RNC ( D. Conn. )

(02.25.08) Court docket

(10.24.07) Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant's Emergency Motion for Protective Order

(09.26.07) Press Release

(12.14.06) Complaint

Barrera v. Boughton, No. 07-01436
(D. Conn. filed Sept. 26, 2007)

(02.25.08) Court Docket

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Defendants' Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

Defendants' Motion to Dismiss State Law Claims

Plaintiffs' Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

Order on Motion to Dismiss

Defendants' Answer to Amended Complaint

NEW HAVEN REGISTER: Immigrant's 2006 arrest was flawed Danbury mayor testifies

(10.05.07 (VIDEO) Boughton mislead the public about Danbury's involvement in raid

(09.18.07) Yale Law Students expose Danbury involvement in raid

(12.14.06) VIDEO: Interview with Yale Law Students at FOI presser

(12.14.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 FOI complaint media roundup

City Clerk Jean Natale standing next to skinhead sparks outrage

(10.03.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 rally

(09.29.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 case deepens

Word of raid spread across the country

(09/29/06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 protest news conference

(09/29/06) Immigrant newspaper "El Canillita" gives best account of ICE day labor raid at Kennedy Park

When questioned, Boughton fails to address the issue of anti-immigrant racism in Danbury

City admits mistakes in firefighter lawsuit, taxpayers forced to pay 450K settlement, and Boughton offers no comment, no details of accountability

READ allegations of wrongdoing by Boughton filed by the plaintiffs

Boughton misleads public about World Cup games "spontaneous" celebrations for FOUR years




Why won't Boughton give back Galante money?

Boughton contributor goes to jail

Fairfield Weekly questions Boughton's honesty

Hatrford Courant's Stan Smith not believing Boughton

Connecting the dots

Boughton-Galante connection established

SERVING FOUR YEAR SENTENCE: 60 West Nursing Home Project, Rocky Hill CT (projected release Feb 2017)


Decision Day: GUILTY!

Day Ten: Moving forward

Day Nine: DNA

Day Eight: The seven trillion dollar man

Day Seven: Jury Trial

Day Six: Motions denied

Day Five: Endless subpoenas and bizarre motions to dismiss

Day Three/Four: He's competent!

Day Two: Excuses, excuses

Day One: Strange behavior, disturbing arrest warrant affidavit

McGowan arrested, charged with first-degree sexual assault

Read the full report on
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Watch Jean Natale's misleading, questionable, and outrageous testimony in front of the charter revision commission

Natale moonlighting during City Hall business hours

Republcian Common Council member claim City Clerk of being "racially motivated" in the Hispanic Center ad-hoc committee case

Danbury News-Times editorial criticizes City Clerk "racially motivated" involvement in Hispanic Center ad-hoc committee case

Photo of City Clerk standing next to skinhead holding anti-immigrant death threat sign

Public complains that the City Clerk is never available in her office / spends most of her time in the Registrar of Voters office

City Clerk confronts and yells at her critics at City Hall

Transcript of Minority Leader Tom Saadi criticizing Jean Natale's performance.

Freedom of Informaiton ruling on a complaint filed against Jean Natale.

Elise_Deer Highlighting the disturbing mind of a hate group leader and her xenophobic followers...

Exposing lies from Marciano regarding death threat made against yours truly

VIDEO: Marcaino shows her anti-Muslim side

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