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The Danbury election lineup

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Time: 7:51 PM

Here's a side by side breakdown of the 2019 municipal election lineup. The order of the candidates will be determined by the Registrar of Voters at a later date.

NOTE: The Danbury Democratic Town Committee did not run a full slate of candidates for Board of Education (three out of six) and Zoning Alternate (two out of three), therefore, technically as in the case in 2017, the DDTC is incorrect in stating that they presented a full slate to the voters.

One on one with Bethel First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker

Time: 7:26 PM

As someone who at one time reported on Bethel matters extensively, I've had the pleasure of following the career of Matthew Knickerbocker as First Selectman since his 2009 victory over incumbent Bob Burke.

A lot has changed in Bethel in the last ten years and at the Bethel Democrats Democratic Town Committee picnic, I had an opportunity to ask Knickerbocker about the differences in the town throughout his time as the town’s top elected official.

Uncle Sam returns to Danbury

Sunday, July 28, 2019
Time: 11:04 AM

Last Thursday, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the return of the Danbury Fair's Uncle Sam to the city.

Here are highlights from the ceremony...I highly recommend that you view the video footage of the entire ceremony which includes remarks on the history of the Danbury Fair by the event's former Vice President Jack Stetson.


WLAD: Ribbon cutting ceremony held for Uncle Sam statue in Danbury.

NEWSTIMES: Danbury’s Uncle Sam stands tall again.

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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.



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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