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LOCAL ACCESS VIDEO: Progressive Soup interview with Jason Bartlett

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Time: 11:01 AM


Petitioning Boughton for a skateboard park? Don't hold your breath!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Time: 9:19 AM

Chesterley Skate Park, Yakima Washington.

@MayorMark were all going to stand in front of city hall until we get a skate park dawg.
YooItsSteven via web

@YooItsSteven No worries, I got a plan.
MayorMark via TweetDeck
I can't stand how this arrogant mayor takes to Twitter to blow smoke up the people's asses...

Currently there is a petition going around asking our dishonest mayor to look into creating a LONG OVERDUE skateboard park...the only problem is that they are asking the one person who could care less about the idea.

Reagrdless of what the Danbury's most dishonest public official is babbling in response to the skateboard petition on Twitter, he has his pawns on the city council have been blocking an ad-hoc committee requested by council Democrats from meeting FOR OVER A YEAR!

News-Times, Feb. 7 2011

Members of the City Council have established a committee to review conditions at local parks and examine future needs. Council member Fred Visconti, who proposed the creation of the committee with council member Duane Perkins, said needs that constituents have identified at Rogers Park prompted the request. Those needs, he said, include more parking and building basketball courts and a skate park. "I realize we don't have the money to address all these needs, but if we could take a look at them then we'd have a plan for the future," Visconti said.

He added that it has been some time since the city reviewed its rules and regulations for the parks.

"It's time to go over the regulations and see if there are any problems," Visconti said.

[...]

The ad hoc committee, which was created during last week's City Council meeting, has yet to meet.

Whenever Boughton wants something he gets his pawms on the council in order and they pass whatever he wants at warp speed BUT when it comes to something he either dislikes or a proposal that didn't originate his his thick skull, the plan will never see the light of day.

In short don't believe Boughton's hype...more later.


Venue closing sparks outrage

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Time: 11:23 AM

Since the News-Times account on what happened is shotty (at best), and reporting from yours truly has decreased due to health issues, here's a cross post from the Mericual regarding what happened at the Heirloom Arts Theatre.




HEIRLOOM ARTS THEATRE, an all-ages independent music venue located in downtown Danbury, Connecticut, is closed until further notice following a police raid that took place on Saturday night.

The venue was holding a hip hop and graffiti art show when police entered the venue to inspect reports of alcohol sales. According to Zoning Enforcement Officer Sean Hearty, the building, located at 155 Main Street, has been zoned as an entertainment center since 2001 and cannot legally sell alcohol. The inspection, which was a joint effort between the police and the Mayor's office, showed the venue was selling alcohol with a caterer's permit and was subsequently shut down by police, Hearty said.

UPDATE, 6:12pm: Hearty called to say that the inspection was a joint effort between the police and the Zoning Department, not the Mayor's Office.

Hearty could not confirm that underage drinking was also taking place at the venue. Calls to the Danbury Police Department for comment were not returned, and police reports about the incident were not available this afternoon.

Hearty explained that the Heirloom's zoning permit has been revoked and a hearing will take place to determine the venue's future.

"At the very least there will be a temporary suspension [of their permit]," he said in a phone interview.

The raid at Heirloom, which has been open since 2008, came just weeks after the Mayor proposed a new license to the Danbury Main Street Partnership that would allow night clubs and bars exactly like Heirloom to open downtown this coming fall. Currently, new bars can only open as accessories to restaurants, so there is no way for Heirloom to serve alcohol and abide by the downtown area's zoning regulations.

When asked if Heirloom's case might be considered in a different light now that a new entertainment license is on the table for downtown Danbury, Hearty said probably not.

"No, there's no grey area here," he said. "It's not like it's a restaurant also being run as a night club. I don't perceive an impact, but that's the Mayor's call."

Staff from Heirloom did not return calls for comment.

UPDATE, 6:55pm: Heirloom Arts Theatre stated that the venue is anxious to meet with Zoning, fulfull any needed requirements and reopen for business.




This story has sparked outrage online with many people accusing the mayor as the master mind behind the raid.

...developing.

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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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(10.24.07) Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant's Emergency Motion for Protective Order

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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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(09.29.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 case deepens

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(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

Directions to Litchfield Court House

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

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

I'm an AMERICAN!!!!!

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