This is the same mayor who's was VERY careful not to inform the audience that he giving less than ONE PERCENT increase in aid to education (which is NOTHING when it comes to the minimum amount needed to keep education in the city at it's current level).
With his city budget proposal showing a total increase of THREE percent, bonding increasing by three million dollars, and revenue proposal full of gimmicks such as the recycled proposal to sell 13 acres of land, when it comes to a bloated budget, Boughton should be careful when it comes to running off at the mouth.
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.