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HatCityBLOG VIDEO: City Council approves SNAPP 2020 bond

Monday, May 11, 2020
Time: 12:54 PM

Last Tuesday, the city council approved the SNAPP 2020 bond proposal that addresses school overcrowding concerns and infrastructure improvements.

For those who missed it, here's video footage of the city council deliberations on the bond.

(NOTE:The following video is a combination of two video feeds the city provided. The video was re-mastered to fix audio and video problems from the Zoom broadcast).

Danbury PD address human trafficking rumors

Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Time: 9:21 AM

The Danbury Police Department issued a press release that addressed recent postings on social media that alleged a human trafficking problem at the mall.
It has come to our attention that there have been numerous recent postings on social media alleging a human trafficking problem at the Danbury Fair Mall. The posts also allege that the incidents of human trafficking have been confirmed by both the Danbury Police and mall officials. There is no validity to these allegations at this time.

This past weekend there was one complaint of a suspicious male who was allegedly following a group of youths in the mall. Both Danbury Police and Mall Security responded and concluded that there was no criminal aspect. The male in question has no known criminal history.

While we acknowledge that human trafficking can take place anywhere we have no evidence or information at this time to support any allegations that it is a problem at the Danbury Fair Mall.

As a general rule, the public is encouraged to employ the following crime prevention tips in an effort to avoid becoming crime victims:

• Be aware of your surroundings at all times and trust your instincts. If you think you are in an area you should not be, you probably are

• Walk in well-lit areas avoiding short cuts through alleys and parking lots

• Keep purses and packages tucked securely between your arms and body

• Vary your route while jogging/walking and/or go with a friend

• If you are being followed, change directions, cross the street, go into public buildings, call the Police Department

• Carry some type of noisemaker (i.e. whistle) to deter an attacker and attract the public’s attention

Released by Det. Lt. Mark Williams.

HatCityBLOG VIDEO: 2019 State of the City address

Sunday, December 15, 2019
Time: 10:47 AM

From the Danbury Chamber of Commerce Annual Leader's Luncheon, here's video footage of the 2019 State of the City Address.

Post-Election Night Interview with Matt Knickerbocker

Thursday, November 07, 2019
Time: 9:52 PM

After the election results came in and Matt Knickerbocker won another term as Bethel's top elected official, I made a trip to Bethel Democratic Headquarters and filed the following interview with the First Selectman...

ELECTION DAY 2019: Final remarks from Chris Setaro

Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Time: 5:29 PM

Here's highlights of Chris Setaro's final remarks to his supporters at his GOTCV rally at the Danbury Public Library before Election Day...

ELECTION DAY 2019: One on one with Mark Boughton

Time: 5:10 PM

Earlier today, I had a chance to interview Mayor Mark Boughton after he cast his vote at Westside Middle School Academy.

ELECTION DAY 2019: One on one with Chris Setaro

Time: 4:04 PM

While visiting the polling locations in Danbury, I had an opportunity to meet up with Democratic Mayoral candidate Chris Setaro...


Time: 8:09 AM

The day has finally arrived!

Today, residents in Danbury will be casting their vote for Mayor, Town Clerk, Treasurer, City Council, Board of Education, Zoning Commission (and Alternate), and Constable.

I will be posting throughout the day with reports from the polling locations, updates on turnout, interviews with candidates...and later, my thoughts and predictions on the mayoral race.

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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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