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HatCityBLOG EXCLUSIVE: Danbury Fair Mall festival

Friday, March 21, 2008
Time: 1:54 PM

Since this is a slow weekend, I've decided to do a little catch-up and post my footage from the Danbury Fair Mall festival

As you're aware, the Danbury Fair Mall has been completely renovated and an indoor festival was held to kick off the opening of the newly remodeled place.

NOTE: Don't worry, the high-flying acrobat, who scared the living hell out of everyone, was not hurt.



Later I'll post before and after pictures of the interior of the mall and you can judge the renovations for yourself.

Uncounted: The new math of American Elections

Thursday, March 20, 2008
Time: 12:52 PM

Tonight at the Bethel Cinema, the Connecticut Blue 2 PAC will screening the latest documentary from filmmaker David Earnhardt entitled "Uncounted: The new math of American elections.

This film recounts the tales of election fraud in the 2004 presidential race as well as tales of voter disenfranchisement in 2006 elections. This movie should be a wake-up call for everyone and be a reminder of things to come as we approach the 2008 elections.

UNCOUNTED is an explosive new documentary that shows how the election fraud that changed the outcome of the 2004 election led to even greater fraud in 2006 - and now looms as an unbridled threat to the outcome of the 2008 election. This controversial feature length film by Emmy award-winning director David Earnhardt examines in factual, logical, and yet startling terms how easy it is to change election outcomes and undermine election integrity across the U.S. Noted computer programmers, statisticians, journalists, and experienced election officials provide the irrefutable proof.

UNCOUNTED shares well documented stories about the spine-chilling disregard for the right to vote in America. In Florida, computer programmer Clint Curtis is directed by his boss to create software that will “flip” votes from one candidate to another. In Utah, County Clerk Bruce Funk is locked out of his office for raising questions about security flaws in electronic voting machines. Californian Steve Heller gets convicted of a felony after he leaks secret documents detailing illegal activities committed by a major voting machine company. And Tennessee entrepreneur, Athan Gibbs, finds verifiable voting a hard sell in America and dies before his dream of honest elections can be realized.

If you're not a fan of the NCAA tournament, stop on by the Bethel Cinema and catch the screening of this important movie.

Click here for a viewing of the movie trailer.

Zoning Board of Appeals: March 13 2008 broadcast


Time: 12:23 PM

From City Hall on March 13th, here's the City of Danbury's broadcast of the Zoning board of appeals.

NOTE: The city experienced problems with the sound as it appears that the microphone for the speakers was not turned on.



AGENDA – REGULAR MEETING
March 13, 2008
COMMON COUNCIL CHAMBERS
7:00 PM

ROLL CALL:

NOTE: THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR March 27, 2008.

CONTINUATION OF PUBLIC HEARINGS:

#07-77 – CONTINUED - Antonio A. Ramos & Antonio C. Narciso, 2 Broad Street (K12270), Sec.6.A.3.a., to reduce rear yard setback from 30 ft. to 3 ft., to reduce side yard setback from 20 ft. to 3 ft., to reduce front yard setback from 30 ft. to 27.7 ft.; Sec.8.C.1.c., to allow continued parking in front yard, for ironworks operation (IL-40 Zone).

#08-08 – CONTINUED - Pamela Equities Corp., Candlewood Pines, Lots 1 – 5, Winnebago Trail (H03069), Sec.4.G.1., to permit parking in req’d. front yard (RA-80 Zone).

NEW BUSINESS:

#08-09 – Richard Rizzo (Agent for Colonial Ford), 126 Federal Road (L08024), Sec.8.E.3.a.(3)., to very requirement allowing only 1 free-standing sign for each 300 ft. of street frontage for proposed 2nd sign (CG-20 Zone).

#08-10 – Elizabeth Ryder, 47 Westville Avenue (G14152), Sec.4.C.3., to reduce min. req’d. lot width from 75 ft. to 66 ft.; to reduce min. E side yard from 15 ft. to 10.9 ft.; to reduce min. W side yard from 15 ft. to 12 ft.; Sec.8.B.1.b.(4)., to reduce 2-way driveway width from 20 ft. to 8 ft. to legalize 2-family residence (R-3 Zone).

#08-12 – Victorian Associates, LLC / Robert Botelho, 24 Granville Avenue (I13227), Sec.4.B.3., to reduce min. req’d. front yard setback from 20 ft. to 16 ft. for architectural entrance overhangs (RMF-4 Zone).


Five years


Time: 10:26 AM

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Five years, countless lives lost, and no end in sight.


That's the thought which comes to mind when I think about the war in Iraq and it's the overwhelming response I heard from people I talked to in my travels last night at the various anti-war vigils held across Connecticut.

Unlike years past when I attended the Connecticut Opposes the War rallies in Hartford (2006, 2007), for this anniversary, I decided to travel to smaller vigils in Connecticut and get a sense of what people are saying in their communities about our present situation in Iraq.

With thousands of lives lost, more proof that the war was based on fear and untruths, and the sense that conditions in this country are worse than when the war started, people I talked to had a great deal to say about the failures of the Bush administration as well as their desire that the next president has the wisdom to bring our troops home as quickly as possible.


HatCityBLOG EXCLUSIVE: Richter Park Authority meeting highlights

Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Time: 10:34 PM

Members of the Richter Park Authority gather for their monthly meeting to discuss the park's future
Richter Park: 03.18.08. Photo by CTBlogger


The Richter Park Authority (RPA) held their monthly meeting on Tuesday to discuss various topics including the preliminary 20-year plan that was unveiled last week. With residents alarmed by the authority's attempt to close the Richter House, and the increase criticism over the management of the park, I decided to sit in on the meeting and hear what they had to say.

NOTE: Background noise was due to people dining at the restaurant.



BONUS: For those interested in obtaining a copy of the preliminary copy of the 20-year master plan for the RPA, you can download a copy by clicking here.

Another bank robbery...


Time: 10:19 PM


This is becoming an alarming occurrence.
Police are on the scene investigating a robbery at a Chase Bank at 111 Newtown Road. Police are looking for a black male with dark clothing in relation to the investigation.

Police say a weapon was displayed during the event but there are were no injuries reported. Police are describing the investigation as "an ongoing event." Canine units have been dispatched to the scene.

The suspect was described as having a medium build and between 20 and 40 years old. He was wearing a charcoal gray T-shirt under a black sweat shirt and a black parka. He exited the bank through the Payne Road exit.

Danbury Live: March 8 broadcast

Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Time: 11:24 AM


A blogger's guide to the 2008 State Legislative Agenda

Monday, March 17, 2008
Time: 9:05 AM









As we reach the midway point in the 2008 session at the State Capitol, MikeCT over at My Left Nutmeg has put together an excellent package that summarizes the legislative agendas of a variety of state leaders and organizations.

For those of you who are not up to date on what's happening in Hartford, this post is a must read.

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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.

CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD MAYOR BOUGHTON'S DEPOSITION

CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD MIKE McLACHLAN (then MAYOR CHIEF OF STAFF) DEPOSITION

Danbury Area Coalition for the Rights of Immigrants v.
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3:06-cv-01992-RNC ( D. Conn. )

(02.25.08) Court docket

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(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

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(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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APPEAL HEARING: 10/21/14 @ 09:30 AM

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Decision Day: GUILTY!

Day Ten: Moving forward

Day Nine: DNA

Day Eight: The seven trillion dollar man

Day Seven: Jury Trial

Day Six: Motions denied

Day Five: Endless subpoenas and bizarre motions to dismiss

Day Three/Four: He's competent!

Day Two: Excuses, excuses

Day One: Strange behavior, disturbing arrest warrant affidavit

McGowan arrested, charged with first-degree sexual assault


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Watch Jean Natale's misleading, questionable, and outrageous testimony in front of the charter revision commission

Natale moonlighting during City Hall business hours

Republcian Common Council member claim City Clerk of being "racially motivated" in the Hispanic Center ad-hoc committee case

Danbury News-Times editorial criticizes City Clerk "racially motivated" involvement in Hispanic Center ad-hoc committee case

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Public complains that the City Clerk is never available in her office / spends most of her time in the Registrar of Voters office

City Clerk confronts and yells at her critics at City Hall

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Freedom of Informaiton ruling on a complaint filed against Jean Natale.


Elise_Deer Highlighting the disturbing mind of a hate group leader and her xenophobic followers...

Exposing lies from Marciano regarding death threat made against yours truly

VIDEO: Marcaino shows her anti-Muslim side

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TOM "Big(o)T BENNETT HAS ONLY HIMSELF
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