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Site upgrades

Saturday, August 20, 2005
Time: 11:38 AM

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.

Cindy Sheehan vigil images

Thursday, August 18, 2005
Time: 8:35 PM

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.

You can view my images and video of the event here. Enjoy!

Airport forum update

Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Time: 11:15 PM

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.

Live blogging tonight

Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Time: 11:25 AM

I will blog live from the Airport fourm at City Hall tonight. Hopefully, I will be able to videotape the event but if not, I'll get the audio and post it later.

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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

Amended complaint

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

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VIDEO: Tereza Pereira's ordeal with ICE agents

VIDEO: Danbury Peace Coalition Immigration Forum (April 2006)
featuring Mayor Boughton and Immigration attorney Philip Berns

VIDEO: 2007 Stop the Raids immigration forum at WCSU

2007: Community protest anti-immigration forum

A tribute to Hispanic Center Director and immigrant activist Maria Cinta Lowe

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