If anyone attended the anti-immigration forum
Send me an email, I'd like to talk to you.UPADATE (03.03.06):
Thanks those who attended and emailed me. I'm still working on a couple of stories but I'll get the post on the forum online soon.
Don't think I forgot about commenting about last Saturday's forum on illegal immigration (or what I'd like to call hatefest). I'll have a full roundup on the forum soon. We've received so much information on the speakers at the event from various organizations who attended the event. They have a rap sheet on the various speakers that's a mile long and it makes me wonder if all the people who attended the event did their homework (including the public officals who applauded after the speeches).
Anyway, we'll get the everything set so you can watch and judge for yourself.
Ned Lamont comes to Danbury area
From My Left Nutmeg
Ned Lamont, described as a “successful businessman and progressive Democrat,” will appear in Ridgefield at a party on Sunday, March 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the home of Harry and Lynne Sewell, 138 Haviland Road. The party on March 5 is not a fundraiser, is designed to introduce Ned Lamont to Ridgefield, said Ms. Johnson-Lundberg.
To RSVP, call Karen Schuessler at (203) 438-4962.
138 Haviland Road
When: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Democrat Ned Lamont is challenging Joe Lieberman for Senate and everyone should come out and hear what he has to say.
For more informaion on Ned Lamont, check out the following sites:NedLamont.comMy Left NutmegConnecticutBLOGLaResistance
I was trying this new blogging software out and I deleted my last post by mistake. I'll just comment on the anti-immigration forum later.
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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
Barrera v. Boughton, No. 07-01436
(D. Conn. filed Sept. 26, 2007)
(02.25.08) Court Docket
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
Santos Family Story
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