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The News-Times proves YET again that they're the worse newspaper in Connecticut

Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Time: 1:43 PM

Oh man, this is RICH

From today's article on the new optical scanning machines.
In Bethel, elections officials have been preparing for the change for several months, said Mary Legnard, Republican registrar of voters.

Optical scan machines were used during the budget referendum in May so officials would be used to them by November.

"We no longer use lever machines. They're gone," Legnard said. "I don't see any problems if there is a primary."

Bethel Democratic Town Committee chairman Joseph DaSilva said he would prefer that lever machines were still in use because of their reliability.

"I think it will be an adjustment for a lot of people. The lines will be longer, because people will take more time to vote. The longer you've been voting, the longer the adjustment will take," DaSilva predicted.

Wow, I didn't know that DaSilva moved to Bethel?

Not only is the News-Times awful when it comes to covering local government news, they can't even get the elected official names right.

Here Marian, let me help you.

The Bethel DTC Chairman is Chris Trodahl while the Danbury DTC Chairman is Joe DaSilva.

I know it really hard remembering the names of the DTC chairmen in the area...with the Danbury Democratic Headquarters being 0.4 of a mile down the street from the News-Times building and everything.

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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.



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