Long time readers know that I have no love for the Connecticut Citizens for Immigration Control (CTCIC). These pests have been nothing but trouble and bring shame to Danbury with their hate rhetoric.
The guys over at The Danbury Media Center just came out with their latest edition of their newspaper Hat City Press in which they detail the history of this group of wackos. My favorite wacko is Bethel resident and co-host of Big T show, John "The so-called Wizard" McGowan. If I had a penny for every lie that has spewed out of his mouth, I'd be a millionare. We have so much video in which we caught him lying that it could fill a DVD!
Wonder who is going to swear first on Big-T show tonight. Will Big-T freak out and let the N-word slip out of his mouth (again) or will it be Bones (who's on the edge as it is) when he screams about the illegals?
I wish I had more bandwidth so I could post more video clips of this silly show (I've have about a year's worth of stuff archived). We'll get the whole video thing worked out soon (we're working on a server right now).
If there is a show worth recording, send a email and we'll Tivo it.
If you live between Waterbury and New York State, you already know how bad the traffic situation has been on I-84. The problems on the highway have been a thorn in the side to motorists and lawmakers have yet to address the problem.
Mark Langlois of the Danbury News Times did an excellent report on Connecticut lawmakers who are STILL ignoring the highway problem (FYI: the governor lives in Brookfield).
The legislature and governor ignored too many areas of Connecticut in a transportation plan approved earlier this year, according to a report by a group that represents cities and towns.
The report said the state's plan, which devotes $1.3 billion over 10 years to improving Interstate 95 and rail transportation, focuses too much on coastal Fairfield County and ignores greater Danbury and other areas.
"Interstate 84 between Waterbury and the New York border is all too often a multi-lane truck and car parking lot," said the report, completed by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities and the Central Connecticut State University finance department.
The report goes on to say that $1.3 billion is not nearly enough to solve Connecticut's gridlock problems, and that the state should spend $4.7 billion more.
It's obvious that the money approved by the legislature was insufficient to deal with statewide transportation needs, said Newtown First Selectman Herb Rosenthal, president of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.
He served on a task force concerning highway improvements from the New York state line to the Housatonic River region.
"That was roughly 10 miles of road, and it had projected costs of $280 million. So $1.3 billion (for the whole state) clearly isn't enough," Rosenthal said. "If traffic stands still on I-84, or 95, it strangles off economic growth. If there is a wreck on 84, Main Street in Newtown gets backed up."
04.25.22 (RADIO): WSHU Latino group call on Connecticut lawmakers to open a Danbury charter school
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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.