Yesterday, Joseph DaSilva, the Democratic Town Committee Chairman of Danbury formally announced his endorsement of Democratic Candidate for Governor Dan Malloy, Stamford's four-term mayor.
"After 12 years of Republican rule, we have seen our state deteriorate across just about every measure -- jobs and the economy, education, transportation, health care, and the list goes on. I believe we can win the gubernatorial election by choosing a Democrat who can actually defeat the Republican regime in November. That candidate is Dan Malloy," said DaSilva. "Throughout his 20 year public service career, Dan Malloy has never lost against Republicans, in the second largest Republican stronghold in the state...With outstanding big city credentials and a socially progressive but fiscally responsible record, Dan Malloy will run well in cities and swing suburbs alike."
"I'm very grateful for Joe DaSilva's support," said Malloy.
Let me get this straight. I live in Danbury and I had to learn about this from a press release. Good grief...I need better sources.
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.