People have emailed me wondering why I haven't posted in some time as there are alot of issues I need to address. Well, the site is being upgraded so I can post video and audio files without filling up the web space. As you know, I have a large archive of videos that I want to share with you but until I upgrade the site, I will be unable to post anything.
I should have things going smoothly very soon and I'll be back on track with the posts. Sorry for the brief inconvience.
I attended the Cindy Sheehan vigil at the Edmond Town Hall and I was surprised over the size of the event (I counted 150 but people left by the time I started counting and The News Times reported the crowd at 200 which seems accurate.
Due to technical problems, I was unable to blog live from the Airport forum at City Hall last night. I have video of the event and I'm currently converting the footage to digital format and once it's done, I'll post it on the site with my commentary.
Sorry but I'll get things worked out so that I'll be able to blog during meetings in the future.
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.