• If you haven't already, please download Mayor Boughton's latest Finance Disclosure Report as well as the Republican Town Committees report. We'll have the Democrats breakdown posted online this week.
• Don't think for a second that the parade ordinance saga is over...far from it.
• With school opening in September, I'm going to pose a question to those who claimed to care about the welfare of Danbury's children.
• Another case of irresponsible development is coming to a conclusion and I'll explain why the Republicans in the 1st and 2nd ward, as well as Mayor Boughton should be concerned.
• Did BigT put his foot in his mouth again? Wait and see the latest from the man who wants residents to kill members of the immigrant community and why it might be time for the state to launch an investigation regarding remarks made on that disgusting show.
• Be on the lookout for more episodes of Danbury Live posted online.
• Is HatCityBLOG being picked up in the mainstream media as well as branching over to public access?
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.