Now that the municipal election season is over and leadership of the Danbury Democratic Town Committee are shamelessly attempting to whitewash their incompetence during the recent election cycle (incompetence that certainly cost Democrats victories last week), I'll say it again...
When will the enablers on the Danbury Democratic Town Committee admit that gambling on the "leadership" of the grossly incompetent, unreliable, disgraced former mayor Gene Eriquez and his egomaniacal, dishonest side-kick Ken Gucker was a horrific mistake?
The lies, dishonesty, and self-serving spin from the inept Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Danbury Democratic Town Committee has to end...and end now.
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.