Confronting racsim 101

Saturday, July 17, 2010
Time: 3:34 PM

This video is required viewing for those who want to learn how to deal with racist people/politicians in Danbury.

LOCAL ACCESS VIDEO: Spotlight On 07.13.10

Friday, July 16, 2010
Time: 11:46 AM

LOCAL ACCESS VIDEO: Progressive Soup 07.14.10

Thursday, July 15, 2010
Time: 6:00 PM

Danbury residents show support for Wilson-Foley

Time: 2:52 PM


Someone can't be happy about seeing these lawn signs in town....

...nor is he happy with the fact that his opponent is flooding the airwaves with ads.

LOCAL ACCESS VIDEO: Community Forum 07.14.10 broadcast

Time: 2:20 PM

CT 04, 05: Himes and Murphy released 2Q fundraising numbers

Time: 12:40 PM

With the 2nd quarter campaign cycle behind us, here's the latest fundraising figures from Jim Himes and Chris Murphy.

In the race for 4th congressional district seat, an official with the Jim Himes campaign released the freshman congressman's fundraising numbers for the 2nd quarter.

Himes raised 505,000 in the 2nd quarter with 1.85 million cash on hand. To date, Himes has raised $2.7 million raised toward his re-election campaign. Himes will face either Dan Debicella, Rick Torres, or Rob Merkle after the Republicans have their primary in August.

In the 5th district, the Chris Murphy campaign announced that the congressman raised 480,000 for the 2nd quarter, with 1.5 million dollars on hand. For the 2010 cycle,

Murphy has raised a total of 2,094,000 to use in his campaign against the winner of the 5th district GOP primary in August.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Time: 4:38 PM


Hey Mike, regret picking Boughton as your pick for Lt. Gov. yet?

Today, the CT Supreme Court denied Tom Foley's request for an injunction to stop the Fedele/Boughton campaign from spending their public finance cash.

Look at what the last honest man in Danbury tweeted about the ruling.


Whose your daddy?!? Is Boughton back in high school? This simple-minded crap is coming from the mayor of the seventh largest city in Connecticut who wants to be YOUR next Lt. Governor.

With this type of nonsense, I wonder how long it will take for Fedele to have second thoughts about picking this dishonest, juvenile for his ticket?

The case against John McGowan, day nine: DNA

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Time: 9:28 AM

The court case that's making everyone shake their heads in disbelief continued last Wednesday…here's the latest on the rape case against Greater Danbury's leading anti-immigrant activist John McGowan.

McGowan, the former treasurer of the Greater Danbury chapter of the Connecticut Citizens for Immigration Control, co-founder/Vice President of United States Citizens for Immigration and Law Enforcement hate group, 2007 candidate for mayor, and Pseudolaw lunatic was charged with first degree sexual assault as a result of an investigation by the New Milford Police Department.

Here's some background the case that's been recognized as one top 10 crimes of 2009:
Here how the News-Times detailed the horrific assault.
In the 13-page affidavit, the woman describes a variety of sexual encounters to which she consented, but she claimed that on Oct. 20, 2008, after attending a meeting at McGowan's church, he assaulted her anally at a house he was building on Juniper Road in New Milford.

The woman told police she said, "What are you doing?" and "Stop," but McGowan instead "put his right arm around her neck and put her in a headlock," according to the affidavit.

After speaking with counselors at the women's shelter in Danbury, the victim went to New Milford Hospital on Oct. 22 and hospital personnel called police, according to the affidavit.

...the police report’s write-up on the incident is more graphic.
…he [McGowan] pushed his penis into her anus. When he did this, Victim stated that she asked "What are you doing" and "Stop." Victim states that she arched her back as she initially struggled to to get him out of her. When she did this, McGowan put his right arm around her neck and put her in a headlock.

According to the affidavit, after speaking with representatives at the Women's Shelter in Danbury, the victim went to New Milford Hospital and a police investigation was conducted, which resulted in McGowan's arrest.

According to CT Defense Lawyer website, first degree sexual assault is a CLASS B felony, if found guilty, the local xenophobe could be sentenced to 1 to 20 years in prison and fined up to 15,000 dollars.


If you've followed this case from the beginning, then you know that McGowan's bizarre antics in court are nothing new….what IS new is the fact that the judge is indicating that he's had enough of anti-immigrant extremist’s nonsense.

After irritating the marshals by resisting to rise when Judge James P. Ginochio called for recess, once court was reconvened and his name was called, as usual McGowan initially refused to come forward citing his Pseudolaw claim that the court (and state) had no jurisdiction over him.
MCGOWAN: "I do not grant you jurisdiction either knowingly or unknowingly…"

JUDGE: Come forward or else I'll have the marshals escort you forward

At this point, it seemed like Judge Ginocchio had enough of McGowan's antics. Stating that the court already ruled on the matter of jurisdiction, the judge issued a standing order that McGowan enter the come forward when his case is called.

After McGowan finally complied with the judge's order, the issue of McGowan providing a DNA sample came up.

According to prosecutor Dawn Gallo, the lab has conducted some analysis of material that was provided to them (I'm assuming from the rape kit that was conducted on the victim). The lab has completed their analysis and the prosecution issued a request from the court for a swab sample of DNA from McGowan.

Acknowledging that they were together that evening, McGowan didn't understand the need for him to provide a sample.

McGOWAN: There's no reason to take it because there was no dispute that she and I were together.

Oh course, there had to be conspiracy their conspiracy theory behind McGowan's rationale in not providing a sample.
McGOWAN: I don't trust the state taking the DNA because they could use it against me 20 years from now.

JUDGE: It's that your argument sir?

McGOWAN: For now.

Ultimately, the judge ruled in the favor of the prosecutor and informed McGowan to go with the marshals to a room and comply with the order. He then asked McGowan if he had any questions.

Claiming that a "party of interest" hasn't filed a case against him, although the judge already ruled on the issue of jurisdiction, like clockwork, McGowan went back into his Pseudolaw mode and continued his claim that the state is a corporation.
McGOWAN: The prosecutor represents the corporation and anything she says is hearsay.

JUDGE: What exactly are you asking?

McGOWAN: I'm asking for someone who has a real claim, a real party of interest, to stand up and present that claim with the evidence…

JUDGE: That's why we have a trial.

Although McGowan tried to rehash his theories regarding the government being cooperation, the judge again reminded McGowan's "issue" was addressed and repeated him to go with the marshals and submit a DNA sample.

…but McGowan had more questions.

McGOWAN: I'd like to see a copy of the prosecutor's bar registration to make sure that she's authorized to be here.

JUDGE: Do you want to be heard on that Attorney Gallo.

GALLO: "No."

JUDGE: Denied.

Finally McGowan requested something that was so bizarre and incoherent that neither the judge or prosecutor could make out what he was talking about.
JUDGE: I'm going to ask you to put that in writing and submit it to the court.

After McGowan was done with his show and provided a sample of his DNA, the judge continued the case for November 3rd at 9:30. Hopefully, now that the Judge has put his foot down when it comes to McGowan's ramblings, the case can move forward and justice can be served.


REGISTER CITIZEN (07.09.10): Tough time in court for former Danbury mayoral hopeful accused of rape

LIVE VIDEO STREAM: Ned Lamont comes to Danbury

Monday, July 12, 2010
Time: 6:01 PM

Tonight at 7:30, Lamont is scheduled to address the Danbury Democratic Town Committee and I'll provide a live video stream of the meeting.

LOCAL ACCESS VIDEO: Spotlight On 07.06.10 broadcast

Time: 2:25 PM

LOCAL ACCESS VIDEO: Community Forum 07.07.10 broadcast

Time: 2:09 PM

LOCAL ACCESS VIDEO: Bethel Today 07.06.10 broadcast

Time: 2:08 PM

GUEST: State Rep. Jason Bartlett

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The Mercurial (RIP)
Danbury News Times
Danbury Patch
Danbury Hamlet Hub
Danbury Daily Voice
Tribuna Newspaper
CT News Junkie
CT Capitol Report

10.03.18 (PDF):
"Approval of Danbury Prospect Charter School"

10.30.20 (HatCityBLOG VID): Charter School discussion during 2020 interview with Julie Kushner

2018 (RADIO): WLAD
"State Board of Ed signs off on Danbury charter school proposal"

08.20 (VID): CT-LEAD
"Stand up for Education Justice" Rally

08.20.20 (OP-ED): KUSHNER: "Charter schools are not ‘magic bullet’ to improving Danbury schools"

09.13.20 (OP-ED): CHAPMAN
Candidate for state Senate supports charter school for Danbury

01.15.21 (VID): CT-LEAD
Danbury Prospect Charter School press conference

03.19.21 (OP-ED): CT MIRROR
"Danbury leaders do not want a charter school"

04.01.21 (OP-ED): CT-LEAD:
"Why did Sen. Kushner vote against us?"

05.06.21 (VID): Danbury rally to fully fund public schools

10.07.21 (VID): Danbury City-Wide PTO "Meet the Candidates" education forum

10.07.21 NEWSTIMES
Danbury candidates quarrel over charter school, education funding

01.10.22 NEWSTIMES
"New operator named for Danbury charter school: ‘I’m a huge advocate for parent choice’"

01.10.22 NEWSTIMES
"Some Danbury Democrats ‘open minded’ about charter school after new, CT operator named"

01.21.22 (OP-ED): CT MIRROR
"Lessons from Danbury: Ending the dual process for charter school approval"

02.09.22 NEWSTIMES
"Proposed Danbury charter school won’t open in 2022, governor leaves funding out of budget"

02.18.22 NEWSTIMES:
Danbury residents plead for charter school funds in 9-hour state budget hearing: ‘Just exhausted’

03.05.22 (LTE):
Time has come for Danbury charter school

03.12.22 (OP-ED): TAYLOR
"Why I am excited about the Danbury Charter School"

03.16.22 (LTE):
"Why a Danbury Charter School?"

04.02.22 CT EXAMINER:
"Crowding and a Lack of Options for Danbury Students, But No Agreement on Solutions"

04.04.22 (OP-ED): DCS
"Danbury Charter School plans debut"

04.07.22 (PODCAST): (CEA)

04.18.22 (VID): CT-LEAD
Protest press conference

04.25.22 (RADIO): WSHU
Latino group call on Connecticut lawmakers to open a Danbury charter school

06.03.22 (OP-ED): KUSHNER:
"Career Academy ‘a great deal for Danbury"

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

trans_button 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



11.15.23 Recanvass return
(Head Moderator Return Format)

11.07.23: Election night returns
(Head Moderator Return Format)

11.07.23: Initial returns

Oct 10 2022
Jan 10 2023
Apr 10 2023
Jul 10 2023
Oct 10 2023

Apr 10 2023
Jul 10 2023
Oct 10 2023

Dem/GOP slate/ballot position

VIDEO: DRTC convention
VIDEO: DDTC conveniton


(VID) DDTC nomination convention
(PDF) DDTC campaign slate flyer

(VID) DRTC nomination convention
(PDF) DRTC campaign slate flyer

(VID) 2021 Danbury City-Wide PTO educational forum

First quarter
Alves Apr 10th SEEC filing

Second quarter
Alves Jul 10th SEEC filing
Esposito Jul 10th SEEC filing

Third quarter
Alves Oct 12th SEEC report
Esposito Oct 12th SEEC report

Alves "Jan 6th" attack mailer 10.21.21
Esposito "you can't trust Alves" attack mailer 10.20.21
Alves mailer 10.20.21
Alves mailer 09.30.21
Esposito mailer 09.28.21
Alves mailer 09.27.21
Esposito mailer 09.27.21


Danbury 2005 election results
Newstimes Dean Esposito profile (10.25.05)

Danbury 2007 election results
(VID) Helana Abrantes TV ad
(VID) BRT tax deferral presser
(VID) Helena Abrantes "Community Forum" interview

Danbury 2009 election results
(VID) 2009 Danbury City-Wide PTO educational forum
(VID) 2009 Danbury Chamber of Commerce mayoral debate
(VID) 2009 DDTC nomination convention

Danbury 2011 election results
(VID) Saadi/Nero campaign kickoff

Danbury 2013 election results
(VID) 2013 DDTC nominaiton convention

Danbury 2015 election results

Danbury 2017 election results
(VID) Al Almeida concession speech
(VID) 2017 Danbury City-Wide PTO educational forum
(VID) Al Almeida nomination acceptance speech

Danbury 2019 election results
(VID) 2019 NewsTimes Editorial Board interview with Mark Boughton and Chris Setaro
(VID) 2019 Danbury City-Wide PTO educational forum
(VID) 2019 Danbury Chamber of Commerce mayoral debate
(VID) 2019 convention endorsement speeches from Mark Boughton and Chris Setaro