According to the latest buzz on the street, Online Editor and future on-air personality Elizabeth Putnam and programmer Sean Clarke are taking off to greener pastures. If true, you could add these two resignations to the ever-growing growing list of reporters, photographers, and staff that were either laid-off or decided to jumped ship since MediaNews took ownership of the News-Times.
I'm beginning to wonder who will be left to report on anything in Danbury at that place? With the campaign season heading into full gear, will there be reporters that can weed through the local political spin and give us accurate news?
If the reporting and editorial on the so-called parade ordinance are any indication of the type of "accurate" media coverage MediaNews is planning for us, the residents in Danbury are screwed.
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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.