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The quote tells the story

Thursday, November 08, 2018
Time: 8:08 AM

"The voters have spoken but I’m still scratching my head" - Former State Senator Mike McLachlan.

If McLachlan is scratching his head, then it's painfully obvious that he either not paying attention to his opposition, or not taking his opponent seriously.

I'll have my take on what really happened Tuesday, and why the defeats of McLachlan and Boucher should not be as a shock to many...and why newly elected Democrats in Greater Danbury would be wise to get to work for the common good of all their constituents in their districts...the Presidential 2020 cycle is closer than you think.


VIDEO: The moment McLachlan conceded to Kushner...

Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Time: 9:47 AM

I waited 10 YEARS for this moment...from last night, here's video footage of Mike McLachlan conceding to Julie Kushner...

I'll have more on last night HUGE win for Democrats in Greater Danbury later...


Newtown State Rep Duff stumbles to explain pro-gun voting record

Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Time: 8:29 AM

To say that Newtown State Representative Will Duff is out of touch with the will of his constituents would be an understatement...and there is no greater example of the FAR-right Republican ignoring his community than his vote AGAINST banning bump stock gun attachments.

As a representative for a community that is still dealing with the after-effects of the Sandy Hook tragedy, when questioned about his bump stock stance, Duff has routinely ignored the topic while using "mental health" as a scapegoat for his pro-NRA voting record.

At a recent debate in Redding, while Duff stumbled to defend his bump stock vote, Raghib Allie-Brennan set the record straight about the state lawmaker's willingness to ignore his community.

On Election Day...in the 2nd district...the choice is clear...


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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.
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
3:06-cv-01992-RNC ( D. Conn. )

(02.25.08) Court docket

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

(09.26.07) Press Release

(12.14.06) Complaint


Barrera v. Boughton, No. 07-01436
(D. Conn. filed Sept. 26, 2007)

(02.25.08) Court Docket

Amended complaint

Defendants' Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

Defendants' Motion to Dismiss State Law Claims

Plaintiffs' Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

Order on Motion to Dismiss

Defendants' Answer to Amended Complaint

NEW HAVEN REGISTER: Immigrant's 2006 arrest was flawed Danbury mayor testifies

(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

City Clerk Jean Natale standing next to skinhead sparks outrage

(10.03.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 rally

(09.29.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 case deepens

Word of raid spread across the country

(09/29/06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 protest news conference

(09/29/06) Immigrant newspaper "El Canillita" gives best account of ICE day labor raid at Kennedy Park


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VIDEO: Tereza Pereira's ordeal with ICE agents

VIDEO: Danbury Peace Coalition Immigration Forum (April 2006)
featuring Mayor Boughton and Immigration attorney Philip Berns

VIDEO: 2007 Stop the Raids immigration forum at WCSU

2007: Community protest anti-immigration forum

A tribute to Hispanic Center Director and immigrant activist Maria Cinta Lowe


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