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Tribuna newspaper sinks to a new low by making State Sen. Mike McLachlan an "American Dream Leadership Award" recipient

Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Time: 3:05 PM

Ugh...the Tribuna is at it again!

The family-run immigrant newspaper with close ties to Mayor Mark Boughton (which includes providing thousands of dollars in contributions to Boughton's campaign while failing to inform their readership about the donations in their endorsements of the mayor, have sunk to a new low with their latest act of hypocrisy.

Earlier this year, Tribuna Editor in Chief AND current Republican Board of Education candidate, Emanuela Leaf, and her family held an award ceremony entitled "American Dream Awards" in which the newspaper presented awards to members of the immigrant community that they described as "like Tribuna’s founders, have overcome tremendous odds and adversity to make their American Dreams come true."

While the stories of the members of the immigrant community who received an award that night are quite compelling, one award recipient stood among the others...because he's one of the most well-recognized anti-immigrant political at the State Capitol who was also the chief architect for the city's ICE ACCESS program...State Senator Mike McLachlan.

Their own words...

During the gala, community leaders were also honored. The American Dream Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Attorney Americo S. Ventura. State Senator Michael McLachlan (R-24), Alessandro Piovezahn, founder and creator of The LivelyUp Project, an intergovernmental organization in support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) were honored with the American Dream Leadership Awards.

Faced with this insanity, one has to wonder:

With their history of questionable and unethical practices, one has to wonder if Tribuna is really a newspaper are another form of propaganda for Boughton.

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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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