McLachlan mailer: “Mike would like to introduce himself...”
Me: “Dude, you’ve been in office since 2008...”
In all of my years living in the third ward of Danbury and covering the numerous State Senate races in the 24th, I’ve NEVER received a mailing piece like this from Mike McLachlan...never.
Since it’s fairly common knowledge that McLachlan is not known as a person who does a fair amount of door knocking in his district given the highly conservative breakdown of the 24th district, I think it’s fair to say that someone might be taking President Barack Obama endorsed candidate Julie Kushner seriously...and that would be a smart thing since local politicos in the area are whispering that for the first time since his first win in 2008, McLachlan could be in very serious danger of losing his seat.
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.