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Why you can't trust anti-immigrant politicians

Saturday, September 04, 2010
Time: 8:18 AM

As someone from Danbury, I know a thing or two about people who spread lies about the immigrant community, which is why the following video from Arizona Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry Goddard is a homerun.

Capitalizing on Jan Brewer's god-awful debate performance, Goddard goes after the anti-immigrant governor's lies about beheadings by undocumented immigrants.



When it comes to the history of misleading statements about undocumented immigrants from the Republican's choice for Lt. Gov., the Connecticut Democratic State Party can learn a thing or two from this clip.

LOCAL ACCESS VIDEO: Community Fourm 09.01.10 broadcast

Friday, September 03, 2010
Time: 1:02 PM


Arizona anti-immigrant Gov. Jan Brewer=FAIL


Time: 11:14 AM

From Arizona's only gubernatorial debate, here's Gov. Jan Brewer in action...this is painful to watch...


Anti-immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio sued by Justice Department

Thursday, September 02, 2010
Time: 1:08 PM

LONG OVERDUE!
The Justice Department on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Arizona for refusing to fully cooperate with the department's investigation of alleged national origin discrimination in the course of immigration enforcement.

DOJ has been looking into whether Arpaio is in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act since March 2009. The controversial Arpaio passed a deadline last month to provide DOJ with the documents they requested, and his lawyer met with DOJ last week.

The Justice Department said at the time it was "hopeful" that Arpaio would cooperate following the meeting, but in a statement said on Thursday that it had "[exhausted] all cooperative measures" to gain access to the requested documents and facilities.

DOJ is unaware of any other police department of sheriff's office that has refused to cooperate with an investigation in the past 30 years, making Maricopa County "an extreme outlier," said the department.


From TPM, here's the PDF of the complaint against Sheriff Joe.


Danbury DTC annual picnic highlights


Time: 12:50 PM

From the Danbury Democratic Town Committee annual picnic, here's video highlights of some of the speeches at the event.


Murphy secured federal funding for homeless veterans

Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Time: 4:30 PM

On Monday, Congressman Chris Murphy paid a visit to the Vet House in Danbury to announce that he's secured funding for those homeless residents who served our country. Danbury is set to receive 15 federal housing vouchers for homeless veterans as well as funding for Vet House II, a housing project that provides shelter for homeless vets in the area.

Via Congressman Murphy's press release:
"These new housing resources will change lives.  No one should have to go without a roof over their heads, but veterans in particular deserve a place to call home given all they have done to serve our country.  I'm thrilled to see Danbury get its first dedicated housing vouchers and I'm looking forward to seeing how these resources will impact our homeless veterans," said Murphy.

[…]

Housing vouchers for veterans are allocated under a joint initiative between the VA and HUD called the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH).  Murphy was joined by Vet House and HUD-VASH officials.
Vet House I is part of the "Housing for Heroes" Program in Danbury, and provides temporary housing for veterans in need.  Vet House II is currently under construction, and Murphy secured $190,000 for that project.

From Monday, here's video footage of Murphy's presser.

LOCAL ACCESS VIDEO: Danbury Live 08.28.10 broadcast

Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Time: 2:36 PM

...I'll have PLENTY to say regarding this outrageous ad-hoc committee meeting later.


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Monday, August 30, 2010
Time: 11:55 AM


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Sunday, August 29, 2010
Time: 9:22 AM


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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. )

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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

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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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View Boughton's campaign finance statements from 2001-present (COMING SOON)

When questioned, Boughton fails to address the issue of anti-immigrant racism in Danbury

City admits mistakes in firefighter lawsuit, taxpayers forced to pay 450K settlement, and Boughton offers no comment, no details of accountability

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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

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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

Photo of City Clerk standing next to skinhead holding anti-immigrant death threat sign

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

Transcript of Minority Leader Tom Saadi criticizing Jean Natale's performance.

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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