Democratic mayoral candidate Helena Abrantes made an appearance the local access show "Community Forum" to talk about her candidacy, her "issues" with Mayor Boughton, and her vision for Danbury.
The person who wants to give Mayor Mark his pink slip has come a long way from her first appearance in front of the camera and time will tell if her message of change and vision for the future will resonate with the residents of Danbury who are concerned about the direction of the city.
One thing is for certain...if last night's energized Democratic convention was any indication, this will not be like 2005.
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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.